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Work Life Balance

  Over the last decade there has been tons of talk about work-life balance. But the new generation of workers actually want to live it not just talk about it.  I have my own take on this (of course).  I believe balance is thought, practice and (here comes the most important part of this LIFEies) an understanding of what work-life… Read more →

Do Less

Do Less

  Prioritization is an important part of The Fantastic Life (Rule #2- Be Crystal Clear on What You Want). This means not just knowing what I want but knowing the difference between good and great.  At this stage in my life, I have worked really hard to clear out all the bad things and relationships in my life.  Every year… Read more →

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Storytelling

We all love a great story.  Humans are actually wired for stories because that’s how information has been passed down from generation to generation.  We know this, yet we try to communicate on facts, features and benefits.  This is fine IF we put stories behind everything. Storytelling taps into a primal relationship with the brain, making way for emotion to… Read more →

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Finding ‘A’ Players

In an economy that is at full employment, finding and hiring A Players is harder than ever.  And A Players are already hard to find in the best of economies.  Here are some guidelines to help as you try to sort the wheat from the chaff when building your team. What classifies someone as an A Player? They are the… Read more →

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Billionaires

  The Forbes World’s Billionaires list is always a hot item.  I love to read about the roots of billionaires and see how they carved their own path to success.  Below is a very cool infographic examining the backgrounds of the world’s billionaires.  Let’s break it down: Toss the first 30—they inherited their wealth.  Good for them. 17 started their own… Read more →

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Two Ways We Make First Impression

  For over 30 years I have been a commission-based Commercial Real Estate broker.  My entire livelihood depends on me closing new business., which comes down to one thing – making a good first impression. What are people looking for when they first meet someone?   Harvard Professor Amy Cuddy says people size you up in seconds and they are mostly… Read more →