Permission To ‘Play Bigger’

Change Life

Last Saturday morning, as I was waiting for Collin’s soccer team, the red Flash Dragons, to play their final game of the season, I was casually thumbing through my phone. Somehow I stumbled upon a trailer for a documentary that is coming out in December, called Game Changer. I wasn’t but five seconds into the trailer before I had to press pause, open up a note and jot down the narrator’s opening. As the screen...
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The Best In Class Mentality

Best in Class

The past week and a half, we’ve been working through a bit of a snafu on one of my client’s contracts. Perhaps you’ve seen the meme that goes around every so often — usually around the time that property tax assessments come out. Your Home Value As See By . . . .  And while it’s meant to be tongue and cheek, like most, there is a lot of truth behind the humor. In every transaction, there are always multiple “opinions”...
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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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