Amy Rees Anderson

In Memory of A Great Motivator

Those of you who know me know that I am a huge fan of great motivational speakers and I rely on their quotes and words to help inspire me on the days when I find myself getting down.  Zig Ziglar is one of those great motivators who spent the bulk of his life lifting others

Fairy Tales, Princesses, and Happily Ever After’s

I am a huge fan of fairy tales.  I absolutely love Disney movies.  I adore princesses.  I love the idea of “Once Upon a Time” and even more I love the idea of “Happily Ever After”.   And what girl doesn’t love the thought of finding her Prince Charming who will carry her away on his

Success Will Come and Go, But Integrity is Forever (Forbes Article)

If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what

“FIRST WE MAKE OUR HABITS, THEN OUR HABITS MAKE US”

That is a quote from Charles Noble, and how true it is!  I am realizing that my bad habit of being a workaholic is not getting better…the fact that it’s almost 9pm and I am still at the office working would evidence this fact!  Clearly balance is something I really need to work on in

Giving Thanks!

First and foremost I am thankful for my faith in God.  My faith and love for my Heavenly Father is at the very core of who I am and it helps me know that I am the daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me and who believes in the very best of what I

Don’t Look so Shocked!

“Don’t look so shocked that I know how to use a screw driver and a hammer and that I am willing to get dirty hauling boxes in from the storage unit and assembling furniture!”.  That is what I wanted to say to all of the surprise visitors (and there were a lot) that dropped in

Move In Day!

Monday morning we are officially starting to move-in to our new REES Capital offices!  I can’t believe the day has finally come!  It feels like we have been doing construction forever on the build-out of our new space.  Between city zoning issues and getting permits it has been a long process, but it is so

You are Smarter Than You Think and More Amazing than You Realize!

Today I had the privilege of speaking down at UVU.  Can I just tell you that I LOVE talking to the students at the colleges.  They are so incredibly amazing and they don’t even know it yet. My goal, when I go and talk with the students, is to help them realize that they are

Give It Your All

From the time I was young I was dedicated to the idea that if I was going to do something in my life I was going to do it 100%.  I never wanted to be the girl who did things halfway.  I just felt that if I was going to put my name on something

Helping is a Perfect Way to Express Gratitude

Today I became a member of the Board of Directors of the South Davis Community Hospital.  They had asked me to join the board several weeks ago and today was my first board meeting with them.  I had driven by the hospital in Bountiful, Utah many times when my parents lived in Bountiful for a

Entrepreneurs, Investors, and a Choir of Heavenly Angels (Forbes Article)

While I have been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years of my life, I have been an angel investor for less than one.  As such, I have a pretty unique position of still being able to understand exactly how entrepreneurs feel, while now sitting on the other side of the table negotiating against them

The Magic of Three Nice Things

When my two children were little kids I came up with the rule that if they ever said anything unkind to each other that the person who said the unkind thing had to immediately stop and say three nice things to the other person.  The three things had to be sincere, and unique, and heartfelt. 

Thanksgiving Countdown and the 12 Days of Thanksgiving

As I write this blog tonight there are only 13 days until Thanksgiving!  I LOVE Thanksgiving!  The turkey, the gravy, the pies….mmmm…pies…Can you tell I have been dieting for the last month?  I figured I better diet before the big day so I can be ready to take advantage of eating all the goodies with

GO SPEED RACER!

Today I was a speed racer, but luckily there were no police officers pulling me over to give a ticket because I saved my speed racing for the Larry H. Miller raceway, where you get to pretend to be a real race car driver for the day!  I went with my husband and a group

Dealing with Disappointment

“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” ~Unknown I have to say that I was disappointed to see the Presidential race end with four more years of the same Presidential leadership we have had as it causes me HUGE concerns for the economic future of our country.  I struggle to see how

Cherish the Right to Vote (Forbes Article)

As we are all aware, Tuesday is Election Day. Despite the importance of this day, it is often easy to throw it by the wayside and think, “Argghhh! I really don’t want to wait in those voting lines,” or “My one vote probably won’t make any difference,” or “I know that my candidate has enough

You Always Have A Choice

Every day we make choices.  Some are minute. Some are major.  Some choices we make without even consciously thinking about them.  We are constantly making choices every second of every day:  We choose to get out of bed or not get out of bed. We chose to brush our teeth or not brush our teeth. 

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

Today I had a really great day.  I was able to go down to BYU in the morning to do a mentoring session with the female students.  I absolutely loved meeting with the girls and getting to know them.  It was so fun to hear about their hopes and dreams for the future.  The one



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