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Welcome to the "Keeping It Real" podcast where we celebrate, appreciate and inspire local entrepreneurs. We 'keep it real' by sharing new perspectives on topics that matter most to business owners, learn some TIPs and TOOLs along the way that will help you succeed and occasionally hear from other resort entrepreneurs about how they create a life they love, in the place they love, doing what they love. This podcast is hosted by Connie Hammond, founder of the Resort Lifestyle Network consisting of Resort Entrepreneurs, Resort Workers and Resort Locals.Thanks for listening! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/resortentrepreneurs/support

Latest Episodes

13: [PERSPECTIVE] 2019 Year In Review

Who's Ready to Roar in 2020? As 2019 winds to a close and the New Year rings in, I spent time taking a look back, a look forward and a look at the here and now to see what’s worked and what hasn’t. For anyone who follows me, Holy Moly, I’m sorry! I planned to take a few weeks off after I posted that last triggering quote in mid-April about giving yourself permission to slow down. Apparently, I heeded my own advice and chilled out in a big way. My short break turned into — much to my surprise — a SEVEN month hiatus. What the hell happened? Well, for starters, I’d spent the last eight years as a caregiver in some form or another. Whether it was my parents, my dogs, my house, or my businesses, I’ve been hunkered down, getting through, surviving, growing and care-giving non-stop while learning how to build websites, first for others and then for me. I checked out because I was teched out! For everything those critical care-giving years gave me (which was way more than I ever coul...

45 sJAN 3
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13: [PERSPECTIVE] 2019 Year In Review

Keeping It Real | Resort Entrepreneurs (Trailer)

--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/resortentrepreneurs/support

23 sJAN 3
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Keeping It Real | Resort Entrepreneurs (Trailer)

12: [PERSPECTIVE] Impacting Lives

How are you impacting others? Today I’m sharing four different stories that I hope will inspire you to consider different ways you can make a positive impact on others as well as encourage you to take a moment right now — not later — to pick up the phone or send a text and thank someone for the positive impact they had on your life. You never know how much one little sentence, one encounter or one act of kindness can change the trajectory of someone's life. Christopher As I returned from my 10 day trip to Texas, all rested and relaxed and so happy and fulfilled, I starting doing the mundane tasks that everyone normally does when they return home. I started to unpack. I plopped the dirty clothes down next to the washer and dryer. I reset the thermostat to a more pleasant temperature. I poured out the spoiled milk and emptied the trash. Then, I mozied on out to the mailbox to get the mail. What came next shocked the hell out of me. On the front page of the local newspaper, glaring ...

15 MIN2019 MAR 28
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12: [PERSPECTIVE] Impacting Lives

11: [PERSPECTIVE] Success Redefined

Have you looked at your definition of success lately? As I look forward to what I've dubbed my 're-entry into life' after being sidelined by choice for seven remote years of devoted care-giving and much needed quiet time, I find myself doing a lot of thinking about success and what that word used to mean to me compared to what it means to me now — especially after so much has changed in my life. I'm settled now in all the good ways. It's so important to take pause every few years to revisit your definition of success or else you run the risk of churning out what actually could be an old, long-forgotten dream. It's a trap that's easy to fall into considering how many people live on auto-pilot. To be totally honest, I never really gave it that much consideration in my life until I was going through a divorce in my mid 30s. Sure, I chose a first college, a first job, a first spouse, but hindsight being 20/20, I should have been much more deliberate in all of those choices. I was livin...

11 MIN2019 MAR 20
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11: [PERSPECTIVE] Success Redefined

10: [PERSPECTIVE] Lemonade

“What are you doing with your lemons?” After several years of rotting lemons, I’ve learned that no matter how much you try to suck it up, a lemon will always be sour when consumed solo. Instead of digesting those unpalatable fruits thrown your way all by themselves, try adding a little sweet surrender to the mix. You may just end up with lemonade. Lemons appear daily. It could be a middle-of-the-night call that leads to despair. It could be an article read that impacts you personally. It could be an uninvited intruder in your home or an uninvited guest at lunch. Maybe it’s a good deal gone bad. Or, simply an unimaginable tweet that ruins your day. When life throws you lemons (which it will — and by the way, expect them to appear one right after another with little respite to get your attention and enact change), you may be tempted to gulp them down, sour face and all, to make them go away quickly. But whatever you do, don’t ignore them. If you set them aside to avoid confronta...

11 MIN2019 MAR 14
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10: [PERSPECTIVE] Lemonade

9: [TIP] Batching

Hatching — then batching — saves you time. It's been a long, draining month for me. For any of you who've followed my posts on Instagram, you know that the month started with the death of my beloved black lab, Lady. That same morning, I found myself stuck in a grand jury, listening to 90 cases of meth and mayhem for the rest of the week instead of bawling my eyes out over the loss of my best friend. (No...they wouldn't release me from jury duty despite my pleas). The following week, the gas line from the propane tank to my Peace Palace had a huge leak and needed to be replaced. By the grace of God, there wasn't an explosion (although my back yard now looks like there was one from all the digging). And as if that wasn't enough to get me stuck off track, I learned that a sweet friend of mine died in one of the avalanches to hit Colorado this month. Man oh man, sometimes life hits you hard. Luckily, I've learned that God doesn't give you more than you handle. Life will return to norm...

9 MIN2019 MAR 7
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9: [TIP] Batching

8: [PERSPECTIVE] Burning Bridges

"Maybe it's time to burn some bridges." Everyone thinks that burning bridges is a horrible thing. But when you’re an entrepreneur in the start up phase of a business, burning bridges is not only a good thing – it’s a necessity for success. As you cross the bridge over the great divide from employee to entrepreneur, you must burn the bridge left behind or else you’ll find yourself constantly distracted, looking back over your shoulder. Burning bridges keeps you from back-stepping intopast illusions of safety and grandeur. When I talk about burning bridges, I’m not advocating that you write off old colleagues or telling an old boss to go jump. What I am talking about is firmly saying 'no' to those nagging options that keep appearing which only serve as tests toyour entrepreneurial resolve. To read the full perspective, go here: https://www.resortentrepreneurs.com/burning-bridges/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/resortentrepreneurs/support

7 MIN2019 FEB 28
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8: [PERSPECTIVE] Burning Bridges

7: [PERSPECTIVE] Competition

“Is competition a mental illness?” On my walk tonight, I was listening to an entrepreneurial podcast like I usually do when I heard a Native American quote on competition that stopped me dead in my tracks: In our tribe, we don't believe in competition. We actually think it's a mental illness. Wow.Think about that quote for a moment, and then consider how much of your time is spent in comparison mode. We must all be nuts. You see a competitoron social media touting their horn about some great achievement, and your mind immediately goes to... — pity-party: 'I can't believe how hard I work to be this far behind." — disbelief: 'How in the hell did they do that?" — jealousy: "I could achieve that too if I was born with her looks and money." — denial: "Whatever." — anger: "Not fair. Her husband gives her unlimited funds for her business." — awe: What…no awe? Well, we are human after all. But, let me challenge you here. Ifgenuine awe and appreciationisn’t one of your first reacti...

9 MIN2019 FEB 21
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7: [PERSPECTIVE] Competition

6: [PERSPECTIVE] Speed Demon

Hi everybody. I’ve been working hard these past few months trying to get all the nuts and bolts nailed down over on ResortEntreprenuers.com since I relaunched the site at the start of the year. Part of that relaunch entails creating content that translates across all platforms. So, one of the things I want to do is re-purpose some of the content that shows up in written form on the website and/or via email and put it into this podcast because I know people like to consume content in different ways. Most notably, I plan to create a weekly perspective on entrepreneurship that is equally suited for listening on a relaxing walk around the neighborhood or during a long drive into town. So, with that said today, today’s perspective is on being a SPEED DEMON – or not. I’m sure it’s something we can all relate to. I hope you enjoy it. Let’s get started. ---------- Flee Devil. I Want To Be A Tortoise. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the whole speed narrative that’s dominated st...

9 MIN2019 FEB 14
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6: [PERSPECTIVE] Speed Demon

5: [STORY] Show Appreciation

Are you a fire-stoker? If not, you should be. This short story is about appreciation and what a difference it can make to an entrepreneur who is grinding away, day in and day out, hoping someone notices. So, offer an entrepreneur some genuine appreciation. Tell them you love their product. Thank them for making your life better in some way. Stoke their fire and watch them shine! It may be just what they need to keep going. To read the full post, please go here: https://www.resortentrepreneurs.com/entrepreneurs-need-appreciation-too/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/resortentrepreneurs/support

4 MIN2019 FEB 7
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5: [STORY] Show Appreciation

Latest Episodes

13: [PERSPECTIVE] 2019 Year In Review

Who's Ready to Roar in 2020? As 2019 winds to a close and the New Year rings in, I spent time taking a look back, a look forward and a look at the here and now to see what’s worked and what hasn’t. For anyone who follows me, Holy Moly, I’m sorry! I planned to take a few weeks off after I posted that last triggering quote in mid-April about giving yourself permission to slow down. Apparently, I heeded my own advice and chilled out in a big way. My short break turned into — much to my surprise — a SEVEN month hiatus. What the hell happened? Well, for starters, I’d spent the last eight years as a caregiver in some form or another. Whether it was my parents, my dogs, my house, or my businesses, I’ve been hunkered down, getting through, surviving, growing and care-giving non-stop while learning how to build websites, first for others and then for me. I checked out because I was teched out! For everything those critical care-giving years gave me (which was way more than I ever coul...

45 sJAN 3
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13: [PERSPECTIVE] 2019 Year In Review

Keeping It Real | Resort Entrepreneurs (Trailer)

--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/resortentrepreneurs/support

23 sJAN 3
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Keeping It Real | Resort Entrepreneurs (Trailer)

12: [PERSPECTIVE] Impacting Lives

How are you impacting others? Today I’m sharing four different stories that I hope will inspire you to consider different ways you can make a positive impact on others as well as encourage you to take a moment right now — not later — to pick up the phone or send a text and thank someone for the positive impact they had on your life. You never know how much one little sentence, one encounter or one act of kindness can change the trajectory of someone's life. Christopher As I returned from my 10 day trip to Texas, all rested and relaxed and so happy and fulfilled, I starting doing the mundane tasks that everyone normally does when they return home. I started to unpack. I plopped the dirty clothes down next to the washer and dryer. I reset the thermostat to a more pleasant temperature. I poured out the spoiled milk and emptied the trash. Then, I mozied on out to the mailbox to get the mail. What came next shocked the hell out of me. On the front page of the local newspaper, glaring ...

15 MIN2019 MAR 28
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12: [PERSPECTIVE] Impacting Lives

11: [PERSPECTIVE] Success Redefined

Have you looked at your definition of success lately? As I look forward to what I've dubbed my 're-entry into life' after being sidelined by choice for seven remote years of devoted care-giving and much needed quiet time, I find myself doing a lot of thinking about success and what that word used to mean to me compared to what it means to me now — especially after so much has changed in my life. I'm settled now in all the good ways. It's so important to take pause every few years to revisit your definition of success or else you run the risk of churning out what actually could be an old, long-forgotten dream. It's a trap that's easy to fall into considering how many people live on auto-pilot. To be totally honest, I never really gave it that much consideration in my life until I was going through a divorce in my mid 30s. Sure, I chose a first college, a first job, a first spouse, but hindsight being 20/20, I should have been much more deliberate in all of those choices. I was livin...

11 MIN2019 MAR 20
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11: [PERSPECTIVE] Success Redefined

10: [PERSPECTIVE] Lemonade

“What are you doing with your lemons?” After several years of rotting lemons, I’ve learned that no matter how much you try to suck it up, a lemon will always be sour when consumed solo. Instead of digesting those unpalatable fruits thrown your way all by themselves, try adding a little sweet surrender to the mix. You may just end up with lemonade. Lemons appear daily. It could be a middle-of-the-night call that leads to despair. It could be an article read that impacts you personally. It could be an uninvited intruder in your home or an uninvited guest at lunch. Maybe it’s a good deal gone bad. Or, simply an unimaginable tweet that ruins your day. When life throws you lemons (which it will — and by the way, expect them to appear one right after another with little respite to get your attention and enact change), you may be tempted to gulp them down, sour face and all, to make them go away quickly. But whatever you do, don’t ignore them. If you set them aside to avoid confronta...

11 MIN2019 MAR 14
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10: [PERSPECTIVE] Lemonade

9: [TIP] Batching

Hatching — then batching — saves you time. It's been a long, draining month for me. For any of you who've followed my posts on Instagram, you know that the month started with the death of my beloved black lab, Lady. That same morning, I found myself stuck in a grand jury, listening to 90 cases of meth and mayhem for the rest of the week instead of bawling my eyes out over the loss of my best friend. (No...they wouldn't release me from jury duty despite my pleas). The following week, the gas line from the propane tank to my Peace Palace had a huge leak and needed to be replaced. By the grace of God, there wasn't an explosion (although my back yard now looks like there was one from all the digging). And as if that wasn't enough to get me stuck off track, I learned that a sweet friend of mine died in one of the avalanches to hit Colorado this month. Man oh man, sometimes life hits you hard. Luckily, I've learned that God doesn't give you more than you handle. Life will return to norm...

9 MIN2019 MAR 7
Comments
9: [TIP] Batching

8: [PERSPECTIVE] Burning Bridges

"Maybe it's time to burn some bridges." Everyone thinks that burning bridges is a horrible thing. But when you’re an entrepreneur in the start up phase of a business, burning bridges is not only a good thing – it’s a necessity for success. As you cross the bridge over the great divide from employee to entrepreneur, you must burn the bridge left behind or else you’ll find yourself constantly distracted, looking back over your shoulder. Burning bridges keeps you from back-stepping intopast illusions of safety and grandeur. When I talk about burning bridges, I’m not advocating that you write off old colleagues or telling an old boss to go jump. What I am talking about is firmly saying 'no' to those nagging options that keep appearing which only serve as tests toyour entrepreneurial resolve. To read the full perspective, go here: https://www.resortentrepreneurs.com/burning-bridges/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/resortentrepreneurs/support

7 MIN2019 FEB 28
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8: [PERSPECTIVE] Burning Bridges

7: [PERSPECTIVE] Competition

“Is competition a mental illness?” On my walk tonight, I was listening to an entrepreneurial podcast like I usually do when I heard a Native American quote on competition that stopped me dead in my tracks: In our tribe, we don't believe in competition. We actually think it's a mental illness. Wow.Think about that quote for a moment, and then consider how much of your time is spent in comparison mode. We must all be nuts. You see a competitoron social media touting their horn about some great achievement, and your mind immediately goes to... — pity-party: 'I can't believe how hard I work to be this far behind." — disbelief: 'How in the hell did they do that?" — jealousy: "I could achieve that too if I was born with her looks and money." — denial: "Whatever." — anger: "Not fair. Her husband gives her unlimited funds for her business." — awe: What…no awe? Well, we are human after all. But, let me challenge you here. Ifgenuine awe and appreciationisn’t one of your first reacti...

9 MIN2019 FEB 21
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7: [PERSPECTIVE] Competition

6: [PERSPECTIVE] Speed Demon

Hi everybody. I’ve been working hard these past few months trying to get all the nuts and bolts nailed down over on ResortEntreprenuers.com since I relaunched the site at the start of the year. Part of that relaunch entails creating content that translates across all platforms. So, one of the things I want to do is re-purpose some of the content that shows up in written form on the website and/or via email and put it into this podcast because I know people like to consume content in different ways. Most notably, I plan to create a weekly perspective on entrepreneurship that is equally suited for listening on a relaxing walk around the neighborhood or during a long drive into town. So, with that said today, today’s perspective is on being a SPEED DEMON – or not. I’m sure it’s something we can all relate to. I hope you enjoy it. Let’s get started. ---------- Flee Devil. I Want To Be A Tortoise. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the whole speed narrative that’s dominated st...

9 MIN2019 FEB 14
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6: [PERSPECTIVE] Speed Demon

5: [STORY] Show Appreciation

Are you a fire-stoker? If not, you should be. This short story is about appreciation and what a difference it can make to an entrepreneur who is grinding away, day in and day out, hoping someone notices. So, offer an entrepreneur some genuine appreciation. Tell them you love their product. Thank them for making your life better in some way. Stoke their fire and watch them shine! It may be just what they need to keep going. To read the full post, please go here: https://www.resortentrepreneurs.com/entrepreneurs-need-appreciation-too/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/resortentrepreneurs/support

4 MIN2019 FEB 7
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5: [STORY] Show Appreciation
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