Go Ahead and Try

Happy Day!

A few weeks ago at a city commission meeting a complex issue came up (what is was I can’t remember) but one of the commissioners asked, “What if we set a precedent that we later regret?” The mayor had a good come back, “We can always change it.”

My friend’s company is undergoing a massive reorganization and overhaul, but it’s all getting mired in doubt and stalling out because people are afraid of not getting it right from the start. My friend said as he told me about the situation, “You won’t. No way, no how! You just have to make a decision and commit, you can always adjust and change as you go.”

Starting a business or running a business can be hugely overwhelming. You’re always faced with big decisions, hard choices and the inability to see into the future. You can’t possibly know the best thing all the thing and you’re going to get it wrong. But you still have to move forward by choosing something. Don’t let the fear of making the wrong decision trap you, because you can always use that for learning, growing and information. I heard an awesome suggestion, “Treat life like a test case” If you are worried how something will turn out, try it out. You can always change your mind. It’s true that some decisions are harder to back out of, but for the most part 1) you won’t know until you try and 2) you can always do something differently. It’s your life, and your business or your job, and you can decide the future of both!

I’m super lucky to have a board and a community of businesses that are excited about Lead, excited by what’s happening here and interested in trying new things and seeing how they stick to the wall! We don’t always get it right, but we’re moving forward and making decisions.

_____ Here’s what’s happening in Lead this week

Thursday, 4/1

10:30am – Golden Fold! The Golden Gang meets at the Visitor Center to help us fold our monthly print newsletter. So if you’d like to join, come down! We have snacks, coffee and some visiting and fold at 11am. And if you don’t come down then look for our April newsletter arriving in your mailbox soon!

3pm – Beer Bingo @ Jailhouse Taps!

6pm – Candidate Debates for city commission and school board here at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center in the back classroom! Come see who to vote for the two seats (three candidates running for each board).


Saturday, 4/3

10am – Outdoor Navigation Class & Adventure @ Explore Fitness & Adventures. Ever wanted to take your casual walk in the woods to more hiking mastery level? This is your chance! Meet at EF&A at 10am to get Katrina’s class followed by an adventure. $29/person, email katrina@explorefitnessandadventures.com for more details or info.

10am – Wild Bill & Calamity’s Wild & Wacky Western Pond Skim at Terry Peak. Have you done this event? Me either! But there’s no time like the present! Only 13+ are allowed to participate and it’s free! See more info here: https://terrypeak.com/event/wild-wacky-western-pond-skim/


Sunday, 4/4 HAPPY EASTER!

Terry Peak’s last day! Husband went last weekend and said it was more akin to surfing than boarding with the warm snow but get your last winter fun in today!

Monday, 4/5

5pm – City Commission Meeting. Want to be involved in government? The best and easiest way is to attend your local government meetings. It’s also a great way to hear what’s going on about town.

Tuesday, 4/6

5pm – SCIENCE ROCKS: The Science of Beer! Come down to the Visitor Center to learn about the science behind making beer! Paul McGrane, a scientist and co owner of Jailhouse Taps here in Lead will be giving a talk about how they make their famous Belgium brews. Snacks, and samples to adults. Free to attend.


Wednesday, 4/7

6pm – Trivia @ Jailhouse Taps!


______News & Notes:

Tom Marsing is retiring as general manager from Terry Peak. Terry Peak is a huge part of Lead’s tourism economy and we’re so proud of all that he’s done to make it a destination. Look for an exciting in depth interview in our May newsletter with him.

Spring is full of new things and we’re thrilled to welcome these new members to our roster: 605 Fresh (food truck and catering), Wendy Pitlick with deSales Writing Services, Mind Body Beauty Institute (beauty and holistic training), Ponderosa Pines Inns & Cabins (under new ownership) and Doc & Alic (clothing boutique in Rapid with owners who live in Lead)!  Thanks for investing in your community and all the exciting things we’re doing! (more on the way!)

Have you stopped by Recreational Springs Resort’s newly remodeled restaurant and lodge? The new owners are doing awesome things with the property and if you haven’t been out for breakfast or lunch or just a beer now’s the time before the summer starts!

Are you trying new things in your life and your business? I’d love to hear! No? It’s never too late to start!! I hope you have a wonderful week!

With Love from Lead,
Sierra Ward

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