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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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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The Story Of An Empty House

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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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I Already Know How . . .

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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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The ‘Other Side’ of the Coin

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I write often, highlighting my clients. Sharing their stories and triumphs — the successes enjoyed by way of hard work and a firm buy-in to a proven process. There is the flip side though. There has to be, right? Otherwise there would be no contrast. No yin to the yang. No difference in approach. Fortunately, I don’t have to share them often but . . . The stories from ‘the other side’ of the coin are equally...
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The Power of Consistency

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Memorable For All The Right Reasons I’ve been to Las Vegas more times than I care to count. But a couple months ago, when I flew up there to attend a business conference, it was the first time I’d ever stayed ‘off the strip.’ We rented a massive VRBO (vacation rental) about a mile and half from the airport. If that. I mean, we are talking reee-ally close. As I prepped for my trip, I flirted...
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When Exceptional IS The Standard

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After ten years of real estate practice, I could write an entire book about the crazy stuff that I’ve seen, heard and been witness to. There was the one time, late night, I walked in on a would-be tenant having a (ahem) boisterous affair with her mistress, upstairs, in a vacant property I had for lease. A long and bizarre story. There was the one time, just 48 hours before closing, I learned that the gentleman I’d...
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