I hope you’re having a fantastic week!

You may have noticed that I’ve been away for a couple of weeks. Or maybe you didn’t 🙂 Either way, plenty has been happening in the Welle world…more personally than professionally.

Here’s the quick scoop…

First, I got engaged to my long time girlfriend, JoAnna! Considering I had at least 4 or 5 of my friends (and my brother!) respond with, “Wow, she finally proposed!” I gather many people thought this would never happen. But it has and I’m super excited for the future!

And, in case you're wondering, the proposal happened after a run in freezing cold Minnesota that included looking at Christmas lights, listening to Christmas music and a bunch of random, unnecessary pushups. For anyone that knows us, it had to go down that way. It just did 🙂

Second, on a sadder note, last week we had to put our beloved dog down. Moby was such a solid companion and he supervised MANY of my virtual presentations over the last two years.

It was a hard day but he made it to almost 15, and as an English Cocker Spaniel, he way out kicked his coverage.

But all dogs go to heaven, right?

So, something gained and something lost. Such is life. This may have been TMI for many of you but it's the reason I've been away.

And I usually have a tangible takeaway in every email I send. In this case, I don't.

I simply wanted to get this message out to thank you for being here in 2021 and to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Enjoy the time with family & friends - much more coming as we head into 2022.

All the best and keep Outperforming!