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

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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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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 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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My End Of The Bargain

Tuesday Sime

Two days ago, my kids — still dressed in their pajamas — came bounding down the stairs. In unison, they were shouting, “We want to make slime!” Ahh … slime. I can’t hear the word slime without thinking about Double Dare or You Can’t Do That On Television. Two Nickelodeon game shows that ran in the 80’s and 90’s. Shows that my sister and I used to watch on our summer vacations, as kids. Where Maddy and Collin got the idea for slime … heavens knows....
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This Still Rings True

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I got an email from my buddy, Eric, the other day, with the subject line: And Just Like That …. I Am OUT!! The end of an era. A strong run. For 18 consecutive months, like clockwork, you could expect to open your email each morning and find one of Eric’s Musings — a thought, a quick note, his perspective on life or business. As consistency is one of the traits that I admire most in people, I...
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