Punctuated By Positivity

Punctuated by positivity

I sat across the closing table from a client, a couple mornings ago. At one point, she paused mid-signature, exhaled, looked around and remarked, “Gosh, this buying and selling a home is a lot of work . . .” Rebecca and I started the process way back in February. Thanks are due to my buddy Spencer, a Realtor in the New Braunfels area. He played match-maker, putting the two of us in touch. We listed her house the...
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Shaking My Head … Yes

Impact Club

A buddy of mine, Josh Painter, in Temecula California has been catching some heat lately. He owns a real estate brokerage appropriately named, Impact Realty. In 2016 alone, he and his partners donated $20,000 to the Front Row Foundation — an organization that provides ‘front row experiences,’ for those who are fighting terminal illness. You may recall back in October, I shared a quick video Painter made, introducing us to Jayden, a five-year-old boy battling brain and...
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The One Holding the Gavel

Holding the Gavel

My son, Collin, is going through a phase right now. Not all that unusual for a kid his age. His sister went through it too. And though it’s somewhat predictable, it’s no less frustrating. They often say it’s the “terrible twos” but trust me when I tell you that, the twos have nothing on the three-and-a-halfs. Whoa boy! Everything is a debate. A clash of wills. Simple requests and hints of instruction are often met...
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The Art of Cultivated Resilience

Baseball Picture

I have been knee-deep in client work lately. As the number one priority IN my business, there is no doubt that my clients deserve undivided attention. But it’s a tight rope to walk because on the flip side of that same coin, I know that my ability to produce content [like this article] is the lifeblood OF my business. IN vs. OF … it is the constant battle. The ongoing internal debate. I find that when I...
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A Cardinal Moment

A Cardinal Moment

Last Monday night, we accomplished something that six weeks ago, I might have considered a virtual impossibility.The Cardinals (our t-ball team) recorded three outs in back-to-back innings of the four inning game, holding the Indians to just five runs across the two frames. This, capped off by Madeline fielding three straight ground balls (at pitcher) and throwing to her cousin Luke (at first base), who in turn, caught all 3 outs. The Cardinals held on...
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Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Fridays

A very big and public thank you for all of the birthday responses, texts, Facebook messages and well wishes last Friday/Saturday. I had a great weekend and a busy birth “day” that was filled with baseball and family celebration. Thats the ‘tops,’ in my book. Allergy attacks aside, this is my favorite time of the year. Spring has sprung. Weather’s great. Opening Day for Major League Baseball is just days away. My Fantasy Baseball Team...
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Cheers, To One Year

Cheers to One Year

One year ago, to the day, I sat in front of my computer screen, just as I am this morning. Except for, I was almost paralyzed. Questioning whether I should go through with it. I’d worked on that article for weeks. Start. Stop. Start. Stop. Start. My lizard brain was winning the mental tug-o-war. Sure, I’d been writing the newsletter consistently for five or six years. And even more aggressively for the full year prior....
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