On A Playing Field Of One

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“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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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 . . .

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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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Coming Into a New Awareness

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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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Push, Pester and … Piss Off

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Last Friday evening, around 5:30pm, my phone rang. I had a hot pan of chicken in one hand and was juggling something else in the other. Kristin and I were hustling to get out the door to enjoy a rare adult evening — a belated celebration for her birthday — tickets to see Mama Mia! Having been conditioned by so many spam, scam and robo-calls, I rarely pick up my phone for unknown numbers. It seems I am blocking...
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Stop Searching for Balance

Stop Searching for Balance

I subscribe to the theory that who you become is a direct reflection of the caliber and the character of people that you surround yourself with. And with that in mind, I am always looking for a seat at the table with the best and brightest. A couple days before the turn of the new year, I joined a new online community of entrepreneurs and business owners. Yet, given the recent circumstances with my dad’s health — amongst...
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Goals Are For Losers

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“Goals Are For Losers, Literally.” That’s a direct quote taken from Scott Adams’s book, How to Fail at Anything and Still Win Big. A book that I read at the beginning of 2016 and one that I’d easily count amongst the top 5–10 I read all year. His Rationale: Goal oriented people exist in a state of near continuous failure, that they are hoping will only be temporary. “Goals people,” he says “are fighting the...
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