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If you do it right, December is the month you can interact with more clients than any other month of the year…

December 11, 2018

If you do it right, December is the month you can interact with more clients than any other month of the year.  I’m a big believer in expressing gratitude just because you’re grateful, though I’m also thoughtful about the strategic message I’m sending about my brand this holiday season.  So how do you get the…

3 tips to be purposeful at Holiday Parties

December 6, 2018

I love the holiday party season though, admittedly, I have to pace things or by the end of the month, I’ve burned out of holiday cheer.  I don’t always get it right, though I’ve learned over the years to be purposeful about my partying.  Here are 3 super practical tips I deploy each holiday season…

End of Year Best Business Tips

December 4, 2018

December, it’s a festive and often busy month, hopefully, a time full of friends and family, reflection on 2018 and a look ahead for 2019. It’s also an important month in your business.  Here are two things I pay extra attention to in December each year to ensure I start the new year strong. Financials…

What bothered me about Dubai

November 29, 2018

We are back from our fall trip where we visited the Maldives and Dubai.  The Maldives was stunningly beautiful, Dubai – interesting and controversial. First, a few things to know. Dubai is famously filled with foreigners, 85% of the population is composed of expatriates from all over the world.  It’s also incredibly safe for tourists, with one of the lowest…

The Maldives, cheaper than you think…

November 27, 2018

We’ve gotten a few detailed questions about our trip to the Maldives and how much it actually costs so I thought I’d lay out a few specifics here.  We are committed to taking 3 great trips a year to counterbalance other areas of our lives, namely our busy businesses and like many of you, we…

Give yourself a gift this holiday season – the life you want to live

November 24, 2018

As I was building our businesses I used to think we needed massive, highly leveraged businesses to live the lives we wanted to with the freedom to do things that are important to us.  While that is one path, it’s not the only one.  There are many paths to your best life, but only one…

Grateful For (Mostly) Freedom

November 21, 2018

“Make sure you leave your ring at home,” I said as we were packing for our trip to the Maldives.  With that, both of us took off our wedding rings and left them in DC as we finished packing for our fall trip.  And honestly, I didn’t give any more thought to it until we…

Are You Finding Time For Yourself? A Practical Guideline.

November 13, 2018

Several years ago, I started to experience severe stomach pain in the afternoons.  It got so bad I had to go home every afternoon around 3 pm for a few hours. I went to several doctors and no one could come up with a definitive diagnosis.  Desperate for a solution I started to look at…

Mid-Way through the Metamorphosis, and the Clarity is forming…

November 9, 2018

I’m changing.  At least I think I am.  Or maybe I’m just becoming a more authentic version of who I’ve always been.  Sometimes I’m not exactly sure which, but it’s been 5 months since I changed things around and went from spending 60+ hours a week on my real estate businesses to spending 30-40 hours…