Monthly Archives: July 2013

Calculating Appreciation

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”  ― Voltaire It’s been a few months since I encouraged people to join me in a quest to run #EveryDayInMay. I know many people had great intentions to run at least 1 mile each day that month and…

Battling the Bull

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. “Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. “~W. Clement Stone Isn’t it a miserable feeling when you’re scared…

What Loss? Moving on from Failure

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. Sunday Night in Suburban Columbus It was a fun cookout and pool party. The entire team was invited and…

When It All Lines Up

Sometimes things just seem clear. You understand the instructions. The directions just seem to make sense. The words come out right. Sometimes the exercise seems effortless, the beer hits the spot or the traffic lights all turn green as you’re approaching. Isn’t it awesome when things just seem to line up in your favor? A…

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Now I know what Tony Bennett meant in his famous song. Last week I was in San Francisco attending one of the pre-eminent gatherings in the real estate industry. It’s called Real Estate Connect and it is hosted by Brad Inman and produced by his awesome team from Inman News.  It is the “premiere event…

Time Limits Strictly Enforced

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. Paying to Park 68 years ago this week in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the first parking meter made its debut….

And It Was Good

Someone asked me to chat today and I said yes. We chatted and it was good. Someone asked me to touch base w/ them on things and we discussed. It was good. Today I had the opportunity to talk to several peers, mentors and people who inspire me. We talked about things that are now…

Are You the Chair Man of Your Business?

I love it when I am caught off guard by people delivering truly remarkable service. It’s even cooler when the person you catch isn’t doing it in front of an audience or a customer. In these instances, you know they are truly focused on doing things right because it’s the right thing to do. I’m in…

Bacon Brings Us All Closer

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. [Disclaimer: My headline might have dragged you in the way the smell of sizzling bacon drags you out of…

Every Day Gets Us Closer

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. Most people set goals for the year. Nobody really aims to finish by October 31st or November 15. No, most…