The Art Of Struggling Well

Evolution Process

After last week’s email, my dad sent me this note . . . “I’m impressed with your orientation to setting and accomplishing goals . I don’t find that my personality meshes real well with that, so my hat is off to people who take that approach. When you’re in business for yourself, it’s a really good trait to have.” My response to him was . . . “I’ve actually never been a big goal setting person either — in the traditional sense. I relate...
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Continuing To Narrow The Gap

The Sooner You Use It

Last week, I mentioned my trip to Orlando. A trip I feared might not happen, last Wednesday morning, as I found myself in the Starbucks parking lot, sitting behind the wheel of a car that refused to start. Seven minutes before I was supposed to drop Collin off at school and a little over two hours before I was scheduled to be at the airport . . . my world came to a complete and sudden standstill. But...
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This Exercise Got Me To Thinking

Orlando

I’m writing this from 10,000 feet headed to Orlando for the next few days. It’s a conference made up almost exclusively of Realtors but we aren’t going to talk transaction counts, call scripts and lead generation techniques. Instead we’ll discuss movements, message creation, community impact and team building. As much as I’ve always enjoyed traveling, I equally hate to leave home. Hate leaving Kristin and the kids. I get a pit in my stomach every...
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Make Millions . . . But Then What?

Fisherman

A vacationing American businessman stood on the pier of a quaint coastal fishing village, in southern Mexico. He watched as a young Mexican fisherman pulled into the dock. Inside his small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. Enjoying the warmth of the early afternoon sun, the American complimented the young man on the quality of his fish. “How long did it take you to catch them?” he asked, casually. “Oh, just a few hours señor,”...
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Finding Power In Numbers

tug-of-war-team

For most of my life I’ve subscribed to the philosophy that if you want something done right, it’s just better to step up and do it yourself. I’ve always mowed my own lawn. I’ve painted every wall in our house. I’ve written every word I’ve published. And serviced every real estate transaction — from start to finish. As a former competitive athlete and until very recently, a “soloprenuer,” I’ve adopted a mentality of personal ownership. An army...
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Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Fridays

I went back to look and I couldn’t believe that it’s been almost six months since my last “5 Minute Friday.” If you recall, earlier this Spring, I decided to write the occasional five minute Friday email — to casually highlight five things top of mind — and share it buffet-style. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year . . . I briefly alluded to it in my newsletter this past month but aside from perhaps the start of baseball season,...
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You Cant Drown The Human Spirit

His Presence

I had a different article planned for this morning but another scan through my Facebook feed proves that anything I write seems rather insignificant in light of the events that have unfolded over the past six days. Friends from different parts of the country have reached out to ask how our family is doing. Asking if we need any help. And while the sentiments are extremely kind, it’s not me I am concerned about. I...
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