The Day I Almost Quit Real Estate

Winners Quit

Did I ever tell you about the time that I almost quit real estate? I know. I know. Quit is a four letter word. A nasty one. I don’t use it often. But quite frankly, I was ready to throw in the towel. I remember it distinctly. Like it was yesterday. The kids were playing on the floor in our upstairs game room. I was slumped down on the couch. Kristin beside me. “What’s going...
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Helping Find Your Stripes

Friday Beach Email Image

We spent some time down at ‘the coast’ last week. I tried to shut off work and play defense for a bit. Of course, that’s always a challenge when in the midst of two contract negotiations. But alas, we had a good time. Relaxed. Got plenty of sun and took a number of strolls on the beach. This was Collin’s first time. But Maddy, she’s an old pro. We took her for the first time at...
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The Courage To Go First

People Connection

A couple weeks ago, over breakfast, a friend and fellow Realtor asked me how many of my clients I actually stay in touch with. He seemed a bit surprised to hear me say, “quite a few.” “Certainly not all of them,” I told him. Some move out of the area and others drift away, when our time together comes to a close. But regardless of how the story unfolds, at the core of my business...
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My End Of The Bargain

Tuesday Sime

Two days ago, my kids — still dressed in their pajamas — came bounding down the stairs. In unison, they were shouting, “We want to make slime!” Ahh … slime. I can’t hear the word slime without thinking about Double Dare or You Can’t Do That On Television. Two Nickelodeon game shows that ran in the 80’s and 90’s. Shows that my sister and I used to watch on our summer vacations, as kids. Where Maddy and Collin got the idea for slime … heavens knows....
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I Can Sense The Momentum Building

Voices Of Impact Email

Last Saturday morning on our way out the door to a t-ball tournament, I opened my email and found something completely unexpected. It was a message. From my buddy Clark. One of my teammates from UT.  A guy I probably haven’t spoken to in five years. Hey Ryan, in my weekly search for new podcasts to listen to, I ran across Voices of Impact. What an incredible job you have done. I listened to all...
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Coming Out Of The Closet

Voices Of Impact Email

On the morning of my 35th birthday — a little over two years ago now — in a blog entry, I wrote this …. “I’m a firm believer that we are all put on this earth to make a certain meaningful contribution. We all have a calling, a purpose; yours different from mine. The lucky few find that calling from a young age. For others, it may take years or decades. Even some, it may never actually be realized. I’m...
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This Still Rings True

hourglass

I got an email from my buddy, Eric, the other day, with the subject line: And Just Like That …. I Am OUT!! The end of an era. A strong run. For 18 consecutive months, like clockwork, you could expect to open your email each morning and find one of Eric’s Musings — a thought, a quick note, his perspective on life or business. As consistency is one of the traits that I admire most in people, I...
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