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

Friday Beach Email Image

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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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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Coming Out Of The Closet

Voices Of Impact Email

On the morning of my 35th birthday — a little over two years ago now — in a blog entry, I wrote this …. “I’m a firm believer that we are all put on this earth to make a certain meaningful contribution. We all have a calling, a purpose; yours different from mine. The lucky few find that calling from a young age. For others, it may take years or decades. Even some, it may never actually be realized. I’m...
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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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