Permission To ‘Play Bigger’

Change Life

Last Saturday morning, as I was waiting for Collin’s soccer team, the red Flash Dragons, to play their final game of the season, I was casually thumbing through my phone. Somehow I stumbled upon a trailer for a documentary that is coming out in December, called Game Changer. I wasn’t but five seconds into the trailer before I had to press pause, open up a note and jot down the narrator’s opening. As the screen...
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The Beauty Of An Uncommon Response

Fire

In his 2014 Bestseller, The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, Ryan Holiday wrote about one particularly fateful night in December of 1914: “At the age of sixty-seven, Thomas Edison returned home early one evening from another day at the laboratory, when shortly after dinner, a man came rushing to his house with urgent news: A fire had broken out at Edison’s research and production campus a few miles...
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The Best In Class Mentality

Best in Class

The past week and a half, we’ve been working through a bit of a snafu on one of my client’s contracts. Perhaps you’ve seen the meme that goes around every so often — usually around the time that property tax assessments come out. Your Home Value As See By . . . .  And while it’s meant to be tongue and cheek, like most, there is a lot of truth behind the humor. In every transaction, there are always multiple “opinions”...
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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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The Art Of Struggling Well

Evolution Process

After last week’s email, my dad sent me this note . . . “I’m impressed with your orientation to setting and accomplishing goals . I don’t find that my personality meshes real well with that, so my hat is off to people who take that approach. When you’re in business for yourself, it’s a really good trait to have.” My response to him was . . . “I’ve actually never been a big goal setting person either — in the traditional sense. I relate...
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Continuing To Narrow The Gap

The Sooner You Use It

Last week, I mentioned my trip to Orlando. A trip I feared might not happen, last Wednesday morning, as I found myself in the Starbucks parking lot, sitting behind the wheel of a car that refused to start. Seven minutes before I was supposed to drop Collin off at school and a little over two hours before I was scheduled to be at the airport . . . my world came to a complete and sudden standstill. But...
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This Exercise Got Me To Thinking

Orlando

I’m writing this from 10,000 feet headed to Orlando for the next few days. It’s a conference made up almost exclusively of Realtors but we aren’t going to talk transaction counts, call scripts and lead generation techniques. Instead we’ll discuss movements, message creation, community impact and team building. As much as I’ve always enjoyed traveling, I equally hate to leave home. Hate leaving Kristin and the kids. I get a pit in my stomach every...
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