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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The Story Of An Empty House

Empty House

Last Friday afternoon, I couldn’t have been more excited to go take pictures of an empty house. The sale was closed and funded. My kids were thrilled with their ice cream cake. The last truckload of furniture was packed up and gone. All that was left to do was to take down the sign & lockbox, and hand off the last key. … Oh, and take those pictures. You’re probably asking yourself, “Why in the...
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On A Playing Field Of One

playing field

“How much you going to ask for rent this time around?” He caught me by surprise, an older gentleman who’d snuck up behind me last Friday morning. When he introduced himself as “the neighbor,” I kindly explained that I was not the property manager and was simply diagnosing the property, to help the owner unlock the potential of the home, should she decide it was in her best interest to sell. “We like homeowners around...
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Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Fridays

“I just finished reading your weekly email as I always do, even if a couple of days go by after it lands in my inbox. Your stories are always engaging and thought provoking, and I really enjoy reading them!” That was Tracey’s response to last week’s article. Truthfully, it’s the type of response I get often — particularly the, “when I get to it part.” I understand my emails can be lengthy. Then again, it’s time that...
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