Friday, January 22, 2016

Competing for a Private Suite at the Avalanche Game!

Competition is heating up here at Peak-Inc once again, as we're all going head-to-head for the big prize of a private suite to an upcoming game! That's right! A few lucky winners will earn bragging rights plus the privilege of kicking back and enjoying The Avalanche vs  Winnepeg Jets game, on Sat. Feb. 6th, at the Pepsi Center from a private suite! Eric has rented out the entire suite for the best performers, so everyone 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Year Lifestyle Changes for Business Professionals

The turn of the New Year presents a perfect opportunity to make some lifestyle tweaks and changes that will put you on the fast track to your career goals. New Years resolutions tend to fade out quickly once that "new year, new me" attitude loses its gusto. In contrast, small, realistic lifestyle changes tend to have a more permanent standing and will stick with you for the long haul. Here are a few examples of some small but effective changes you can put in place for a happy and successful 2016.

1. Set and write down your career goals for the year. Having clear-cut goals, a time line, and a plan for how you will accomplish them will not only keep you on track, but will provide a constant visual reminder and hold you accountable for meeting your deadlines.

2. Keep your workspace organized. Having a neat and organized physical workspace will maximize productivity and reduce chances of misplacing important items. Additionally, reducing physical clutter will cut down on mental clutter as well.

3. Be proactive. Take advantage of all opportunities available to you, such as training, professional development, meetings and out of office events. Make note of any areas that you need improvement and take any chance you can to develop in those areas, whether from on the job training or out of work research. 

4. Network. Never miss the opportunity to make contacts.

5. Expand your skills. Know your strengths and weaknesses, and then improve upon those weaknesses. Branch out and learn new skills from fellow employees. 

6. Take risks. Apply for that promotion. Ask for more responsibility. Make suggestions. Tell your boss about that idea you have.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It's Time For The Reindeer Games at Peak-Inc!!

It's that time of year again! We're getting into the holiday spirit here at Peak-Incorporated, but that doesn't mean we have lost our competitive edge! We are all taking part in the Reindeer Games! Our office Santa Claus, (Eric), left some enticing incentives under the tree! 

 Here's how the game works; we are each awarded points based on our performance and at the end of the games, the one with the most points gets first pick of the prizes, and so forth. 

But don't forget! Points can be deducted, too! So everyone better stay on top of their game, or you can kiss those points good-bye! 

May the best man/woman win! 

Monday, December 14, 2015

How Successful People Tackle Mondays

Mondays...most people despise them. It’s tough to get back into gear after a weekend off, and it can be daunting to begin the week, thinking of all of the upcoming obligations. How can we turn the dreaded Monday into an exciting and fresh start to a brand new week, or even a brand new life? It’s all about adopting a positive attitude and forming healthy habits. Here are some things successful people do to kick-start their weeks and beat the Monday blues.

1.) They decide it’s going to be a good day. Sometimes all it takes is positivity and determination. Making a conscious, mindful decision to be happy and excited about the day can make all the difference.

2.) They wake up early. The worst thing you can do is drag around all morning. Get up, get dressed, eat a healthy breakfast, sneak in a workout if there’s time and get ready to kick Monday’s butt!

3.) They show up early. Getting to work ahead of time to ensure that everything is organized and ready to go for optimum productivity will help things run smoothly for the remainder of the week. 

4.) They spread the positivity. A positive attitude is contagious, and by simply greeting your coworkers you can spread that happiness and motivation all throughout the office. In turn, you will be able to feed off of the positivity of others! 

5.) They get focused. They visualize success for the upcoming week, prioritize projects and come up with a game plan. 

6.) They tackle the more challenging tasks head on. Getting the more difficult tasks over and done with early on relieves anxiety and pressure for the rest of the week. 

7.) They view Mondays as a fresh start. Instead of dreading the start of the work week, successful people get psyched about the beginning of a brand new week and all of the opportunities that come with it. 

Happy Monday!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Feeling Thankful at Peak-Inc!

We hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend filled with happiness, love, peace and gratitude. We'd like to take this time to share with you some of the things that some of our teams members are feeling thankful for. 

“I am thankful to be with this group of people who consistently search for better and are not accepting of average results.”- Jonathan Biden

“I'm thankful for everyday waking up to a beautiful state with beautiful scenery. I'm thankful for a place I get to go to everyday with positive people. I am blessed to have the opportunity to be able to move to a completely different state at 21 and have a wonderful family to support me in my decision”- Miraya Ortiz

“I'm thankful for my significant other and to be able to find this wonderful man to love me no matter what. I'm thankful for a great career, a strong motivated team, and for the opportunity to constantly grow! Also, I'm thankful for good beer!” -Colleen Buck

“I'm thankful for the amazing opportunity to grow in my work life and my personal life. Working alongside generous people that always want the best for us is priceless.”- Anna Holcomb

“I am thankful for my family, friends and coworkers who push me to be the best version of myself and give me something to work for.”- Mikayla Menard

" I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to meet so many incredible individuals while working at Peak. I am thankful for my right-hand woman, Lindy Mabuya, without whom I would be completely lost! Mostly, I am thankful for my brother, who gave me the opportunity to work for this great company after life threw me an unexpected curveball. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel. Thank you, Eric." - Nicole Norregaard 

“I am thankful for the opportunity to work with so many truly driven professionals. It feels incredible to come to the office every day knowing that I am going to be surrounded by such amazing people with great character. I look forward to a strong close to 2015 and a prosperous 2016”.- Eric Norregaard

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Halloween Festivities With the Peak-Inc. Crew!

As you may know, we love taking part in all of the holiday fun here at Peak-Incorporated, and, of course, Halloween is no exception! We couldn't even wait for the work day to end to join in on the fun, so we jumped right into the holiday spirit while at work! Here are some pictures of us in our costumes at the office!

After work, we all participated in a costume contest as well as a pumpkin carving contest, which was organized by the beautiful Zyle Lee! 
(left with trusty photographer, Lindy Mabuya on the right)

The costume winner was Pete Mckean dressed as Edward Scissorhands and the Jack-o'-lantern contest winners were Lindy and Cici! 

And here are the rest of the photos from Halloween!

We hope you all had a wonderful and safe Halloween

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Making Networking Work for You

In our last blog, we talked about the many ways that networking can benefit us and our businesses. This week, we thought it would be fitting to talk about how you can make networking events work for you, no matter who you are. 

Some people love networking events and are naturals when it comes to conversing in large groups, while others are more comfortable in more intimate settings. Then, there are those who shy away from social settings all together. Never fear, we have compiled some networking tips for the extroverts, introverts, the socially uncomfortable as well as those who would much rather spend the evening hiding out under the buffet table!

All personality types can benefit from following a few bits of advice and come out of networking events feeling fulfilled rather than stressed and uncomfortable.

1.) Manage your expectations. What is the goal of this particular event? Are you going just to make new connections? To gather information? To gain new clients? Go at it with a goal in mind so your expectations will be clearly defined and focused.

2.) Set a time limit. Instead of committing to stay for the duration of the event which can be overwhelming, plan on staying for an hour or so. This takes the pressure off, but if you’re having a great time, stay longer!

3.) Ask for introductions. If you know someone who will be at the event, ask them to introduce you to others who they already know. This holds two benefits. One being that it is an easy way to start a conversation and meet others. The second being that being introduced by someone who is known in the industry typically holds more weight than just walking up and introducing yourself alone.

4.) Practice listening purposefully. Listen with the intent of learning something. Too often, people listen only so they can respond. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn. Those in your presence will pick up on your genuine interest and will likely appreciate that about you and take an interest in you, as well.

5.) Take note of your body language. Body language is huge when it comes to portraying confidence, comfortability and approachability. Keeping your back straight with shoulders back and an open body portrays confidence, whereas crossed arms and fidgetiness portrays a lack of confidence and unapproachability. 

6.) Practice a short bio, or introduction. Not everyone needs this, but for those who are not all that comfortable in social situations, having a go-to intro can be super helpful. 

7.) When you’re stuck, just ask questions! If you’re stuck with an awkward silence, just ask others questions about themselves! “Where’d you go to college? What do you do for fun? Where are you from? Hey! This food is pretty good, huh?” 

8.) Watch those cocktails. A lot of networking events provide alcohol, which can be a GREAT way to loosen things up, but one too many and that can back fire on you BIG TIME.  Nothing is worse than nursing a shame-over after a big event, replaying all of your martini fueled buffoonery. yikes

9.)Most importantly, be yourself and be genuine. Whether you are a social butterfly or more on the shy side, just be you and the more you put yourself out there, the easier these events will become.

Happy networking!