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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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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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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