Amy Rees Anderson

Notice Each Precious Moment

This weekend I thought a lot about precious moments in our lives.  Isn’t it interesting that we so often don’t relish the moments in life until they have passed?  Things like snuggling with our kids, or playing a game with our family, or a kiss with our sweetheart, or laughing on the phone with a

Remember who you are and what you stand for!

All through my growing up years as I would run out the door of our home, my mother would yell the phrase “Remember who you are and what you stand for”.  I would guess I have heard that phrase literally thousands of times as a child.  Most days she said it I would roll my


“Crying is how your body speaks when your mouth can’t explain the pain you feel.” The truth is that I am not much of a crier, especially at work.  But I have to admit that this week I have cried several times.  As excited as I am for my next phase of life, this week

Trust How Good You Are!

When I started my very first company I was only 23 years old.  I still felt like a little kid at the time.  I remember thinking that everyone was so much older than me and therefore they must be more knowledgeable than me.  I remember thinking that people who had a higher level of education

Forget your stresses, Gangnam Style!

Tonight I came home from work after working late to pack up the rest of my pictures off my office walls, very much feeling the weight of exactly how much I still need to get transitioned before the end of this week.  The stress of the week was weighing heavily on my shoulders.  As I

“If Nothing Ever Changed There Would Be No Butterflies”

As this week represents my final week as the CEO of MCG, I felt it most appropriate to talk about change.  Change is an interesting word.  For some people it represents fear and terror, while for other people it represents adventure and excitement.  In my experience as a CEO I have found that more people


So the story goes that there were these Sneetches – some had stars on their bellies and some had plain bellies.  The Star Belly Sneetches were proud and they considered themselves better than the Plain Belly Sneetches.  The Star Belly Sneetches would walk by the plain belly Sneetches without saying a word to them.  Then

One Clear Voice

Life is so full of decisions that have to be made on a daily basis.  Some are small and insignificant.  Yet, some have huge impact on our lives and our futures as well as the people around us.  So how do you make the right decisions? There are times the decisions can be made by

Forgive and Let Go

All of us have been hurt before.  All of us have experienced being let down and disappointed.  We have all had someone we love betray us, some of us in major ways and some of us in smaller ways, but we have all been through the experience of being hurt by someone we care about.

99 Days until Christmas

You are probably wondering why the heck I would be pointing this fact out to you – well, let me tell you – I point this out because we all need to have something to look forward to in life.   For example, in my life I can look forward to the fact that there is

There are so many reasons to be HAPPY!

First I want to say thank you to all of you who made my birthday so special with your well wishes.  That meant a lot to me and I am truly grateful to have so many good friends in my life. 41 years of life gives a person much to reflect on.  When I look

A Phenomenal Company

As you know, over the last several months I have been working to transition my day to day duties at MCG so I can spend more time mentoring and advising people.  As part of that I have been able to work with Kevin Carpenter from our parent company to help him gain an understanding of


I love learning from a room full of incredibly smart people!   Today I was able to attend a meeting that was put together by Leavitt Partners (founded by former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, also the former Governor of Utah).  Leavitt Partners has formed a group called Health Intelligence Partners, which is a collaborative panel of

Following September 11th

I know that many people thought a lot today about the tragedy that befell our country 11 years ago.  I know that I did.  Just the thought of how horrible that day was makes my heart ache to remember.   But my message today isn’t to recall what happened on that horrendous day, but rather I

It could be worse, you could be one of them!

“Should you find yourself the victim of other peoples bitterness, ignorance, smallness, or insecurities, Remember this, things could be much worse.  You could be one of them!” Today I became aware of a situation that involved a person who had been totally dishonest in an attempt to undermine their managers.  This person sacrificed their own


“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”  -Jim Rohn I attended a meeting this weekend in which there were some amazing speakers.  One of the speakers shared her life story which started with growing up in an upper class family, going to college, getting married, having children, etc.  She was a classy,

Girl Power!

This week seems to be a week full of amazing Girl Power!   First it was my BYU presentation to the Women Entrepreneurs who were all AWESOME ladies.   And then today I sat down and spent several hours with Mia Love, who is running for Congress here in Utah.  She is AMAZING!  She is real and

I am an Entrepreneur!

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen and others make it happen” – Michael Jordan Today was a great day.  I was able to go down to BYU to speak to the students involved in the Women’s Entrepreneurship program at BYU.  First, let me say how much you feel your age


Okay so today’s tweet is really more of a confessional.  I came home from a long day at work to find my teenage daughter busy at the kitchen table working on what was clearly a huge homework assignment.  She was focused and intense and clearly driven to get the project completed. I, on the other

Who Do You Want To Be?

“Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be.”   -unknown. This Labor Day weekend was fabulous because it allowed me that time to sit back and remember exactly what and who I want to be.  I think it is so important to


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