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

hourglass

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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As Vanilla As Peanut Butter and Jelly

as vanilla as a peanut butter and jelly

Do you recall where you were, the night of Sunday, November 4th, 2001? I do … I was stuffed on a college couch with three friends. Watching one of the more epic Game 7’s in World Series history. Yankees vs. Diamondbacks. The Yankees were vying for their 4th straight World Series Title. Like many, I’d tired of watching them win ‘everything.’ I was pulling hard for the D’backs to dethrone the ‘Evil Empire.’ For seven innings,...
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Shaking My Head … Yes

Impact Club

A buddy of mine, Josh Painter, in Temecula California has been catching some heat lately. He owns a real estate brokerage appropriately named, Impact Realty. In 2016 alone, he and his partners donated $20,000 to the Front Row Foundation — an organization that provides ‘front row experiences,’ for those who are fighting terminal illness. You may recall back in October, I shared a quick video Painter made, introducing us to Jayden, a five-year-old boy battling brain and...
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The One Holding the Gavel

Holding the Gavel

My son, Collin, is going through a phase right now. Not all that unusual for a kid his age. His sister went through it too. And though it’s somewhat predictable, it’s no less frustrating. They often say it’s the “terrible twos” but trust me when I tell you that, the twos have nothing on the three-and-a-halfs. Whoa boy! Everything is a debate. A clash of wills. Simple requests and hints of instruction are often met...
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The Art of Cultivated Resilience

Baseball Picture

I have been knee-deep in client work lately. As the number one priority IN my business, there is no doubt that my clients deserve undivided attention. But it’s a tight rope to walk because on the flip side of that same coin, I know that my ability to produce content [like this article] is the lifeblood OF my business. IN vs. OF … it is the constant battle. The ongoing internal debate. I find that when I...
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