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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The Awesome Power of ‘Different’

Awesome Power of Different

A couple weeks ago, I got a message from my buddy Max. An email. An initiative that he’s begun, to keep in touch, to tell stories, to further his connection and ability to make impact. It was a story about “the underdog,” coming on the heels of the Patriots improbable Super Bowl comeback, one in which they overcame the largest second half deficit in the game’s 51-year history. Following his commentary on the game, Max...
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I Already Know How . . .

I dont know

Last Tuesday, my daughter Madeline and I were in the car together — on our way to t-ball practice — when she piped up from the backseat. “I don’t want to go to practice, I already know how to play t-ball. I’ve eee-ven played in games before, Daddy” From the mouths of babes … She’s right though. She does know how to play t-ball. And based on the three hours that I spent out in the hot sun, last Saturday afternoon,...
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Coming Into a New Awareness

Making Connections

3 Principles I Strive to “Live Into” in 2017 One thing you can probably tell from the titles, topics and length of these Friday articles is that I take an insane amount of notes. Everything from podcast interviews to keynote speeches, from TV shows and books, to conversations with new people I meet. Call me intellectually curious . . . Although, Kristin may have a different name for it. 😉 Some notes live in my phone, some in Evernote and...
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