Patterns…You Weirdo

There are patterns and connections everywhere. At least it seems that way. Over the years I have learned that human beings are pattern recognition machines, we see patterns where they exist and we even see patterns where there are none. Humans have been doing this for as long as we have been humans, I am always […]

Our People

“Our people.” That’s what I like to call them. Not “Agents.” Not “Realtors.” Not “Real Estate Professionals” Just people, but they are more than that to me, they are the fuel that runs what we do. And I am consistently impressed with just how much they persevere in the face of what seem like insurmountable odds. […]

Embrace The Stumble

I am not a cat person. I have what they call allergies. I also think cats hate people. Notwithstanding this fact I am the owner of 2 cats, this is a result of years of pleading and a moment of weakness on my part. While I am not a cat person, Tia is most definitely a […]

Impostor Syndrome

Sometimes I don’t feel like an impostor anymore. This is a good thing. Back when I started these daily musings I had a hard time defining myself as a writer, even though I have been writing something or another for most of my life, be it music, poetry, or these think pieces. There always seems to […]

Early to bed, early to…whatever

4:22 AM That is when my alarm goes off. I haven’t always been one of these weirdos that wakes up when night owls are going to sleep. To be fair, I was never a night owl, but again I was never an early riser. I fell right in the middle. I went to bed at a […]

On Empathy

I have no idea what you are going through. It’s really how I feel most of the time. Life is happening all around us, and we are all going through so many different things that it would be impossible for me to understand precisely what it is that you are passing through. I can’t do the […]

On Negotiations and Speeding Tickets

It’s like driving. This particular type of competition is very much like driving. I don’t often write blatantly about real estate, for the most part because I don’t think that most people think it is as interesting as I do, but again, my day to day is buried in it. But right now anyone can see […]

Quitter

There are definitely reasons to quit sometimes. Real concrete reasons that you want to give up. Realities that make whatever you are working toward seem impossible. I’m not talking about excuses, I am talking about real valid reasons, things that actually stop us from finishing, or starting, or taking any action at all. Someday y’all are […]

Grandeur

Short and sweet today. Yesterday I hit my traditional first summit hike of the year. For a number of years my first summit has been Grandeur Peak, simply because it typically thaws fairly quickly and I have a special place in my heart for that little mountain. When I was young I was what I called […]

Perfectionism

I typically wouldn’t call myself a perfectionist. At least not in a traditional sense. Whenever I hear people talk about being perfectionists I always interpret that in the most common way, that they don’t want a particular project to see the light of day until it is perfect. And because nothing is ever perfect most of […]