So 2017 was flat out the Best…. Year….. Ever….. for HPN !!
This was the best year in the company’s history for revenues booked; The largest number of individual bookings; The largest year-end sitting funnel on the backlog in company history; and again I think we set the bar for the BEST CONFERENCE EVER in San Fran !!! (except for that super smelly live chicken !) Oh yea, and a Million room nights booked ! That’s a big deal all, for real.
You all should be proud of yourselves and we here in Scottsdale are proud to be associated with each and every one of you. This is absolutely the best team in the business.
It was truly another great year! Awesome new associates and friends and we are more like a family than ever and too much fun …….. Thanks to everybody !!
So here again are those basic founding ideas of the company, and our culture to set out a basis for our combined success in the new year.
Love you all and let’s go have an absolutely awesome 2018!!!!
Family First – for most of us our family and loved ones are why we do this, they are why we get up in the morning and go do what we do, time with them is the most precious thing we have. Hug them every day.
Have FUN – Have fun every day doing what you do. If you enjoy what you are doing, it pretty rapidly ceases to be work, it’s pretty cool to do something every day that you are having fun at! A lot of people go thru life without ever having that opportunity. We are in the best business in the world! I’ve never met a happier, more fun and successful group of people in my life !!
Be Nice to People – It’s a basic fact, People are nice to people who are nice to them, we are in the service business, people buy from people they like!
Be Passionate and Enthusiastic – Both are absolutely infectious, I put on a positive attitude every day first thing in the morning like clothes, Every day is the best day of my life because I choose for it to be that! Be passionate and enthusiastic about what you do and success will certainly follow.
Life is all about Relationships – Relationships, Relationships, Relationships! At the end of the day, nothing else matters but the connections we make with other people, people we work with, people we love, people we do business with.
Change is our Friend – It’s another fact, everything changes, We are going to continue to see a ton of that in 2018 for sure. No matter what you think is the status quo, it is in fact, going to change and increasingly rapidly. The people that can assimilate and appreciate, and perhaps even lead change, are the ones who are successful, the ones who hate change are rarely successful.
Do what you say you are going to do – Business (and our competitors) are full of people that say “yea, I can handle that” and then drop the ball or don’t follow through. Nothing is worse in business than relying on somebody to get something done and then having it not happen, most especially in the service environment. Do what you say you are going to do every time !! Success will follow!
Let go of Negativity – Stuff is going to go wrong, somebody is going to make you mad, deal with it and then let go of it and move on. Harboring ongoing negativity hurts you, not them. I’m by no means saying to put up with bad behavior from toxic people, but get over it and realize life is too short. The past is the past, the only things we can affect are in the future.
Be a “Kid” as much as possible – Laugh easily and often, run around and play with your kids, set off fireworks, travel and marvel at the wonder of the world, do silly things with your family and loved ones, learn something new every day, cook something you have never cooked before, just have fun…….. life is short ☺
Thanks again to everybody and here’s to an absolutely phenomenal 2018!!!!! Let’s go do some epic shit!☺
Love you all!
William J. Kilburg CPA
Chairman and CEO
13825 N. North Sight Blvd
Scottsdale AZ, 85260