Punctuated By Positivity

Punctuated by positivity

I sat across the closing table from a client, a couple mornings ago. At one point, she paused mid-signature, exhaled, looked around and remarked, “Gosh, this buying and selling a home is a lot of work . . .” Rebecca and I started the process way back in February. Thanks are due to my buddy Spencer, a Realtor in the New Braunfels area. He played match-maker, putting the two of us in touch. We listed her house the...
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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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Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Fridays

A very big and public thank you for all of the birthday responses, texts, Facebook messages and well wishes last Friday/Saturday. I had a great weekend and a busy birth “day” that was filled with baseball and family celebration. Thats the ‘tops,’ in my book. Allergy attacks aside, this is my favorite time of the year. Spring has sprung. Weather’s great. Opening Day for Major League Baseball is just days away. My Fantasy Baseball Team...
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Cheers, To One Year

Cheers to One Year

One year ago, to the day, I sat in front of my computer screen, just as I am this morning. Except for, I was almost paralyzed. Questioning whether I should go through with it. I’d worked on that article for weeks. Start. Stop. Start. Stop. Start. My lizard brain was winning the mental tug-o-war. Sure, I’d been writing the newsletter consistently for five or six years. And even more aggressively for the full year prior....
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Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Fridays

“I just finished reading your weekly email as I always do, even if a couple of days go by after it lands in my inbox. Your stories are always engaging and thought provoking, and I really enjoy reading them!” That was Tracey’s response to last week’s article. Truthfully, it’s the type of response I get often — particularly the, “when I get to it part.” I understand my emails can be lengthy. Then again, it’s time that...
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Push, Pester and … Piss Off

Businessman attracting money with a horseshoe magnet concept for business success, strategy or greed

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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You Do … We Donate #NoBrainer

Burpees 2017 of Everything

That was the headline that caught my eye. It was a post by Jesse Itzler that popped up in my Facebook feed, just a few days before the new year. The text of the post read … THE CHALLENGE: Starting 1/1/17 — you have 31 days to complete 2017 reps of each of these exercises [Burpees, Sit-ups, Push-ups, Squats and Chair Dips]. We will donate $400 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation for everyone who finishes (up to...
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