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Loving Monotony

When I was a hard charging young broker, I wanted to negotiate every deal to the absolute final deal point.  My first real lease I completely over negotiated, almost killed the deal and got schooled by Jim Watkins. Prior to becoming a broker, the first 22 years of my life were a nonstop thrill ride with two older brothers and playing sports.  When I finally got into the business world, I had a huge wake-up call.  Life… Read more →

The Days are Long But the Decades are Short

I am amazed at the wisdom of some 30 year old’s. Below my comments is a blog by Sam Altman about what he has learned in his 30 years. I am sure I didn’t have this kind of wisdom at that age. I had focus, grit, and was working my ass off, but little wisdom.    Here are a few nuggets from Sam’s blog that still resonate with me, though… Read more →

Are We Born to Wander?

The title of the below article (which is from last month’s National Geographic) hit me hard.  After a year of being locked down, and not able to travel, my answer to the question “Are we born to wander?”  is an unequivocal yes. I have written several LIFEies about the benefits of travel over the years.  Today, I want to add some thoughts that hit me… Read more →

Training Models to Get Smarter

It is really crazy how many resources are available to help you get smarter. I thought I was pretty engaged in the self-improvement arena, but I am always trying to get smarter, grow, learn. When I saw the article below and clicked on the diagram, I realized I was just a novice (which shows over 650 ways to get smarter organized). Do yourself… Read more →