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Arlin Sorensen

I am just a plain old Iowa farm boy who loves technology. Fortunately I have been blessed with a job of putting the two together, living here on the farm and leading our companies in the Heartland family - HTG, HLG, Varvid and HTS Ag. The real fun is the learning shared with peers through HTG Peer Groups.

Peer Power Blog
April 11th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
We're officially 100 days into the year and Q2 has started! HTG has welcomed 112 new members in 2016 through our Face-to-Face, Online, Service Executive and Continuum Peer Groups; making the difference in lives and businesses of over 440 members. HTG is growing and full of opportunity for you to - Read More
April 8th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
The Core Must Reads These are the ten books I recommend as the foundation of a strong business library.  While the Bible may seem like a strange first choice, I find that spending time in that book of wisdom each morning grounds me in truth and helps focus me on the things that matter.  - Read More
April 7th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
In our walk through the book The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan we have been examining the six lies between you and success.  In my previous two posts we examined the lie that jumped out most at me: Lie #1: Everything Matters Equally. We examined characteristics of someone who has - Read More
March 31st, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
It never fails.  A giant falls in the first round.  This year it was Michigan State, a final four favorite and national title contender.  But they call it madness for a reason.  A really fine basketball team is up-ended by a lesser team who on that day played better.  - Read More
March 30th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
In a culture where equality is held in high esteem as a value to be pursued, it’s easy to take that noble ideal that we tout in issues of social justice and try to apply it to all of life.  Yet, doing so with our tasks sets us up for failure. How can you identify if you have believed - Read More
March 28th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
It's April Fools Day! Do you recognize any of your thinking in the in the myth column? - Read More
March 28th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
I’m fortunate to work with hundreds of MSP’s through our HTG Peer Groups each quarter, both here in North America as well as Europe and Australia/New Zealand.  Not only do we facilitate two-day interactions with these great leaders, but we benchmark their financials and have them - Read More
March 18th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Chapter two of The One Thing begins with a great quote from BJ Thornton: “Every great change starts like falling dominoes.” This reminded me of a commercial by Prudential where they demonstrated how the money you carry in your pocket could affect your retirement by visually setting up - Read More
March 10th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
I just launched a radical experiment in the way I work and collaborate.  I sent this e-mail to my colleagues at HTG Peer Groups.   Good morning! Just to let you know…I am going to be trying some things as I do this blog series from The One Thing. The first is calendar blocking - Read More
March 9th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
In my last post I shared about learning to Go Small and how I use the Big Rocks Task Prioritization Tool to focus on the tasks that matter most. Yet I knew there was more.  As I read and re-read chapter one of The One Thing, I kept coming back to the definition of Going Small: ignoring - Read More