An Uncommon Moment of Clarity

Steady Water

I was introduced to Tim Urban’s article, The Tail End, right about this time last year. A fascinating context of the brevity of life. Ours is nothing but a whisper in a much larger conversation. That article, of course, took on added significance, weeks later, when my father spent 17 days in ICU. And it was one of the first things I thought about this past weekend, when I had an uncommon moment of clarity....
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Following The Path Of ‘Why’

Path of Why

In his book Principles, Ray Dalio talks a lot about his belief that evolution is the single greatest force in the universe. He writes, “evolving is life’s greatest accomplishment and its greatest reward.” And that our goal should be to maximize our own personal evolution as we strive, fail, learn, adapt and grow. Along those same lines, I was listening to an interview the other day with Simon Sinek — heralded author of the books: Start With...
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Never Too Old To Learn A New Language

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Are you familiar at all with the The Five Love Languages? It’s a 1995 New York Times Bestseller, written by Gary Chapman. If you hop over to Amazon, you’ll see 12,279 reviews of the book — more than 10,000 of them 5 stars. Pretty incredible! The root of it is that fulfillment and/or discontent in interpersonal relationships usually stems from the fact that people speak different languages. Not literally. But rather the way in which we prefer...
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Strengthening The Chain Of Inspiration

Daily Observations

Clearly, last week’s message struck a chord. The idea of “struggling well” hit home for folks. Not twenty minutes after I sent out the email, I received text from my friend Kevin “Damn, I liked your newsletter today … I sent it to our whole company.”  Of that, I am honored. Kevin works with/for a premier content producing platform for entrepreneurs and small business owners. He and his colleagues help people who have a message, share that message. As the day stretched...
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Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Fridays

I went back to look and I couldn’t believe that it’s been almost six months since my last “5 Minute Friday.” If you recall, earlier this Spring, I decided to write the occasional five minute Friday email — to casually highlight five things top of mind — and share it buffet-style. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year . . . I briefly alluded to it in my newsletter this past month but aside from perhaps the start of baseball season,...
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The Day I Quit Being A Real Estate Agent

Winners Quit

Did I ever tell you about the time that I almost quit real estate? I know. I know. Quit is a four letter word. A nasty one. I don’t use it often. But quite frankly, I was ready to throw in the towel. I remember it distinctly. Like it was yesterday. The kids were playing on the floor in our upstairs game room. I was slumped down on the couch. Kristin beside me. “What’s going...
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Helping Find Your Stripes

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We spent some time down at ‘the coast’ last week. I tried to shut off work and play defense for a bit. Of course, that’s always a challenge when in the midst of two contract negotiations. But alas, we had a good time. Relaxed. Got plenty of sun and took a number of strolls on the beach. This was Collin’s first time. But Maddy, she’s an old pro. We took her for the first time at...
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