Amy Rees Anderson

Learn to Trust People with Firsthand Experience (Forbes Article)

Just over five years ago, my husband and I were married. At the time, I had been a divorced, single mother of two for many years with a daughter who was 11 and a son who was 14. We were married on New Year’s Eve, so winter weather was in full force here in Utah,

Attention all Men: Never Let Your Wife’s Car Run Out of Gas!

So it started like this:  I was leaving the house early the other morning in the middle of that terrible snowstorm.  The roads were horrendous and it was freezing outside.  I had an appointment clear on the other side of town, and then I had to head to the opposite side of town for a

Find Joy In the Ordinary

I came across an article written by Max Lucado, in 2005. It was too good of an article not to share with everyone and the message is amazing! Find Joy In The Ordinary “We played every game we knew. We ran up and down the hall. We played “find me” behind the couch. We bounced the beach

Juggling Glass Balls in a Quest for Balance

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the

It Happens By Choice

Tonight I read something that really touched me and I had to share it because when something inspires me like this did I want to share with everyone I know so they can be inspired too!  I hope you love it as much as I did and I hope it inspires you too – Have

Funny Quote Leads to a Great Reminder…

So I came across the funniest quote that totally made me think of my something my daughter Ashley does (thus her avatar on today’s post).  The quote goes like this: When your home alone and someone knocks on your door:           10% say “who is it?”           64% look through the peep hole.           25% open

Take Time to Have a Little Fun in Your Life

Sometimes we get so caught up in doing “stuff” that we forget to take time to have a little fun in life. Between work, children, cleaning the house, community involvement, doing laundry, church responsibilities, etc, etc, etc, we simply don’t take time to get out and have a good time. Tonight I was reminded how

The Trouble Tree – Leaving Stress at the Door

At the end of a long, stressful day of duties and responsibilities and hard work it can be really hard to disconnect from the office and the stress so that we don’t take it into our homes with us at night.  The last thing our families want to deal with is our stress from the

“We Do Ourselves the Most Good Doing Something For Others”

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of one’s self. We must be purposely kind and generous, or we miss the best part of existence. The heart that goes out of itself gets large and full of joy. This is the great secret of the inner life. We do ourselves the most good doing something

10 Ways to be Happy :)

I came across this list of 10 ways to be HAPPY and I loved it!  My challenge to everyone today is to try and implement at least 5 of them in your life today! They are not difficult and they will definitely help you feel HAPPY and who doesn’t want to be HAPPY??!!??  Have a

Be a Problem Solver and Discover Your Inner Genius!

Some of the greatest inventions in life have come about because someone saw a problem and decided they wanted to fix it!  One doesn’t necessarily have to be a great genius to solve a problem, in fact, some of the most amazing ideas come from people who simply want to find an easier way to

Photo Montage of Grand Opening Event

 Rather than writing a blog tonight I thought I would share a few of the fun photos taken of our Grand Opening Event.  First I will show photos of a few of our friends who attended and then I will post some of the other photos of the inside of our offices as not all

The Start of a Grand adVenture (Forbes article)

We all spend much of our lives working with the hope that one day we will achieve a level of financial freedom that will allow us to pursue our dreams. For me, the Grand adVenture that I dreamed about was starting my own mentoring and angel investing firm that would allow me to take all

“Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Do Is Just Breathe…”

 After working incredibly hard for the last few months to get REES Capital launched, our building construction and renovation completed, and setting up our new offices with furniture and decorations and all the hoopla in order to be ready for our big Grand Opening tomorrow, I definitely needed to hear that quote you just read. 

“Do More of What Makes You Awesome”

There is something amazingly powerful when a person takes their God given talents and puts them to use in a big way. Every one of us came into this life having our own unique talents. Some are obvious talents such as music, or dance, or writing, while others have less visual talents such as the



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