Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Great Turnout at the K9 for Warriors Benefit!

     Here at Peak-Inc., we love holding events to give back to the community! As you all may know, we held a fundraiser at Brewery Rickoli this past weekend for K9s for Warriors. 

     K9s for Warriors is an incredible organization which provides service canines to our combat veterans who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and/or military sexual trauma resulting from military service post 9/11. The goal of matching service dogs with warriors is to empower these brave men and women to lead independent lives with the dignity they deserve. Additionally, 95%of these service dogs are rescues! 

     We were thrilled to be able to make a contribution to such a great cause and were able to raise over $500 while having a great time with the community! 

     If you were unable to make it to the event, but would like to contribute to this amazing organization, you can still make a make a difference! There are many different ways to give back to our warriors within this organization. Click here to learn more!

      Here are some pictures from our fundraiser!

Monday, September 14, 2015

K-9s for Warriors Benefit!

Please join us on Saturday, October 3rd at Brewery Rickoli for our K-9s for Warriors fundraiser!

is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. The goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

Please help us give back to the men and women who have given so much for our country. Join us at Brewery Rickoli, located at 4335 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, CO. 
($20 suggested donation)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Correlation Between Making Your Bed and Success?

     There has been a lot of talk about the correlation between making your bed every morning and overall success and productivity. We all know that making your bed in the morning is a good habit to practice, but what can making your bed possibly have to do with anything other then having a clean bedroom? 

     U.S. Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven spoke at a commencement ceremony at the University of Texas, and stated, "If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed." He then elaborated by stating, “If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day.It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.”

     Makes perfect sense, doesn't it? Making your bed every morning will lead to more accomplishments throughout the day, and will also kick-start some other benefits as well! 

-Let's talk about when you don't make your bed. Leaving your room in a messy, disorganized state can lead you to feel disorganized all day. Rolling out of bed, dragging yourself out the door and muddling through the day is not a recipe for success! Make that bed and start out your day like that boss that you are!

-Making your bed instills the idea that the little things matter. Paying attention to small matters is the foundation to tackling larger obstacles. 

-You will likely sleep better! There is nothing better then hopping into an inviting, beautifully made bed at the end of a long day. Seeing a tidy sleeping space, will put your mind at ease, while seeing a messy pile of blankets and a pile of unfolded laundry will make you feel uneasy and pretty bummed out as well. Who wants to have to clean up and make the bed right before going to sleep?!

-Keeping a neat and tidy living space,(or sleeping space), will help keep stress at bay. A clean, comfortable space can be your own little safe haven in this stressful and chaotic world! Visual noise and chaos is an inescapable, nagging reminder of how cluttered and disorganized your space is, which may lead you to feel disorganized as a whole. No one needs that added anxiety!

-Making your bed will lead to other good habits. Having a daily routine is crucial to feeling organized and at peace. Little daily habits will come together and contribute to a structured, productive day! 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

National Conference 2015

     Some members of the Peak-Inc. team recently had the pleasure of attending a national conference in the incredible city of Nashville, Tennessee! The conference is an amazing opportunity to learn, share, and network with other independent offices from around the country.

     Our CEO, Eric Norregaard, spoke at the conference and was nominated for "Promoting Owner of the Year" and received the "Consistency Manager of the Year" award, as well as a "Million Dollar Club" award. 

     "I am honored to have been considered for these awards. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for my dedicated and hard working team, without whom the success of this company would not be possible. We as a team have worked diligently toward the success of Peak-Inc. and are very grateful to be recognized for our hard work."- Eric Norregaard

Check out some photos from the conference!

See it. Learn it. Be it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Leadership and Communicating Effectively

In order to be a great leader, one must possess and cultivate certain characteristics and skills. One of the most important skills to perfect is effective communication. Most leaders spend much of their time engaging in some sort of interpersonal setting each day, and it is impossible to lead and inspire others without communicating in a concise, effective and genuine fashion. 

Of course, there is so much more to communicating that just articulation, grammar and proper speech. The key to effective communication is to develop an awareness beyond yourself. By reading the dynamics of the external situation, you will be able to adjust your delivery for the most effective and satisfactory experience for all who are involved. 

Here are some things to keep in mind when communicating with others.

1. Be genuine. Of course, people will be more likely to open up and receive information and direction from those they trust. Trust is best fostered by consistently aligning your actions with your words, being yourself and showing genuine interest in others.

2. Be open. Practice having an open mind and be open to suggestion. Having a stern, close minded approach is a surefire way to obstruct new possibilities. 

3. Be observant. Try to read the dynamics of the situation. Are people losing interest? Are they confused? Do they seem unhappy? A great leader can adjust their delivery to suit the needs of the situation and those involved.

4. Listen up! When communicating effectively, you’ve got to check your ego at the door. Think dialogue, not monologue. 

5. Focus on contribution. Instead of being concerned solely with receiving what you need from others, focus on transferring and aligning ideas and expectations. When everyone is on the same page, everything will fall into place. 

6. Be authentically you. Don’t try to conform to the stereotypical corporate speech and jargon. Use your own words and be who you are. Of course certain times will call for more professionalism, but never lose your own voice. That’s not to say that you should let grammar and proper speech go out the window, but focus on being real, not just being eloquent and proper.

7. Keep it simple. Find a way to make complex information more easy to swallow. With all the information being thrown at employees all day long, being concise and simple is key. Try to use simple, memorable words to ensure mutual understanding. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Exploring in London!

Our CEO, Eric Norregaard, just got back from a four day trip to London, where he was looking into some international expansion options. The trip consisted of networking with other entrepreneurs and, of course, exploring the incredible city of London! If all goes as planned, we are hoping to expand internationally by the year 2019! 

Check out some photos of this incredible city!