COLIN GOLD

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©2017 by Colin Gold

It all happened sometime in 2005. We had moved to Florida and were getting acclimated to the warm winters and watching football in shorts. Our new home team was the Miami Dolphins. While I will always be a Giants fan, I needed a team I could watch and root for on Sunda...

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with my speaker friend Jake Thompson who host’s the Raising competitor’s podcast, and he told me I should share this story with my audience. So here it goes. 
 
In May, I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with my wife's famil...

It was around 4 pm after a hectic day, that I asked Joe, one of the managers I supervised, to join me in my office.  I wanted to catch up on a few outstanding items.

Side note before we go any further: I had just purchased my first iPhone, the iPhone 4. The phone is a m...

Lately, my obsession with productivity has taken over. In reality, I was so obsessed with becoming more productive; my passion may have made me feel less effective over the past week. 

It all started when I read Michael Hyatt's new book Free to Focus...

I am not one for patience. Those of you who know me understand — especially Laura, my wife and Madyson, our daughter.

To recenter, I often refer to the words of the famous Jedi Knights, Qui-Got Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi…Patience young Padawan.

There is a point to all of th...

I had the honor of speaking at a conference in Denver last week. Just like every other conference, I received a badge with my name and company. I also got the illustrious speaker flag, which adhered to the bottom of my badge signifying I would be a presenter....

Hospitality people are bubbly, energetic and generally positive. It is what we do. We happily Serve!

Even though this is a general perception, when I was coming up in the hospitality world, at times in my career, our internal culture was full of negativity.

I remember so...

There I was, in a small airport waiting to board a plane. I had some time on my hands and I was talking with a friend when all of a sudden, I heard a commotion coming from the coffee shop.

Did I mention this was a small airport? I could clearly hear everything.

The commo...

Happy Positive Friday {first_name},

Happy New Year! I apologize it has been a few weeks since my last newsletter. I am starting 2019 on fire and with a flurry of positivity. 

The links to articles I found this month will focus on setting and achieving your 2019 goals and...

I love this time of year because I am a sap, I love all the feel-good movies, and I only get to watch them without family judgment during the holidays. Watching "Elf" in July is frowned upon in our family.

I was sitting and watching one of my favorites, Love Actually, a...

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