Life Lessons

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 →

Why Success Won`t Make You Happy

I am an achievement addict. I have been for all my life.  Is achievement the same as success?  Not sure but it is close enough for me to do some introspection and share my thoughts with you. I will use success and achievement interchangeably in this LIFEies. The Atlantic article by Arthur C. Brooks below talks about some people who choose success over happiness.  Let me… Read more →