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Surrounded by Positive People - Breakfast With My Work Family - HTG

Surrounded by Positive People – Breakfast With My Work Family


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I recently attended a Business Breakfast with a few of my team members from HTG (aka my work family) at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort. The breakfast featured three motivational speakers; Steve Baxter, Naomi Spies and Sam Webb, who shared their experiences and lessons learned throughout their careers.

Two messages from the guest speakers stood out above the rest. Sam Webb struck a chord with his emphasis on the importance of “Surrounding yourself with positive people.” Steve Baxter added to this with his speech on how “Passions outside of work help create a key balance.” Both of these ideas resonated with me, and also prompted me to take the time to reflect on the people with who I choose to surround myself.

Surround yourself with positive people

Surrounding yourself with positive people can have an incredible effect on your mindset, which is the key to your success. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people who are positive and share similar passions will make you and your team stronger. Positivity spreads, creating a more enjoyable environment for everyone. Personally, I feel incredibly fortunate to work with like-minded people at HTG that share my top values: family, trust and integrity and friendship.

Passions outside of work

The other key message I took away from the breakfast was that passions outside of work help create an essential work-life balance. Having passions outside of your working environment motivates you to succeed, help you to reduce your potential stress and gives you something to look forward to when you’re on the grind.

Breakfast with my work family

As I sat around the breakfast table with my work colleagues from different roles, it was evident that the most common passion outside of work was family. It was touching to hear how passionate my colleagues are about their families and how we are all connected by the same values.

In reflection

Even though it was a business event with a room full of strangers, I still enjoyed breakfast with my HTG family. Having breakfast with my actual family is not an option for me as my family lives in another state. However, I was lucky to have a family breakfast for the first time in quite a while with my work family. These opportunities and experiences are what makes HTG a great place to work and allow me to connect with those I work alongside.

If you’re looking for your next journey with a company with family values, check out HTG’s values, culture and current openings!

Denise Cassidy