Finding Power In Numbers

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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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The Heart Of An Underdog

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One of my favorite things this time of year, leading up to football season, is watching Hard Knocks on HBO. Every pre-season, an NFL Films crew follows one team — providing a behind the scenes look at the intense preparation required to field a competitive team on Sundays. Inside access to the dogged daily grind of August training camp. Usually it’s a team on the rise. One with high hopes and aspirations. A young roster with plenty...
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The Day I Quit Being A Real Estate Agent

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

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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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