Cheer somebody else up

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up – Mark Twain I try to choose my mood every day, rather than letting outside circumstances choose it for me. Of course, it doesn’t always happen that way. I’ll admit, no matter how hard I …

Reading list 2018

The Imagineering workout – The Disney Imagineers They ask, you answer – Marcus Sheridan Story: Style, structure, substance, and the principles of screenwriting – Robert McKee On Power – Robert A. Caro Past reading lists 2017 2016 2015 2014

Will you change the world in 2018?

Will you change the world in 2018? In the greatest week of willpower that we will have all year, I’m willing to bet money that at some point in your life you’ve made a New Year’s resolution…? Have you ever made a New Years resolution…that you followed through on, that you actually …

What are we holding onto, Sam?

  Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam? Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for. – Frodo and Sam, from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers It’s true. There is good in this world. There’s evil too. lots of it. …

The making of a real estate agent (Part 3)

Continued from part 2 Oh…and then there’s that introvert thing This may or may not seem like it’s related to this post, the introvert readers will get it. Back in my younger days, I thought there was something wrong with me. I wasn’t comfortable around people I didn’t know, was …

The making of a real estate agent (Part 2)

Continued from part 1 The transition wasn’t easy I’ll admit it, going from no gig into a real estate gig was a hard transition both financially and mentally. First off, I didn’t have a traditional ‘pay check’ for eight months, and the savings and emergency funds were pretty much gone. And when …

The making of a real estate agent (Part 1)

It all started when… In October of 2015 my position at Samick Music Corp. was eliminated. I started working at Samick in 2000 and for the most part loved my job. As a matter of fact, I loved my job so much that I (ahem, we) decided to relocate with …

To keep your balance, you must keep moving

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving – Albert Einstein I live my life and keep my ‘balance’ by constantly moving forward…except during the times that I don’t. Except during the times where I get distracted by something that causes me to lose …

The thief that steals time

Don’t let negative thoughts get you down. Sounds so ‘self-help’ and ‘motivational’, doesn’t it? But think about it; we never know how many years, days, or hours we have left, and still it’s easy to let negativity steal moments from us. And sometimes so hard to ‘choose our mood’ and …

Conquering the Colonoscopy

I’m pulling this one directly out of the T.M.I. (Too Much Information) file and I’m writing it for those who, like me, may have some anxiety and apprehension about having a Colonoscopy. I had my first Colonoscopy last week, and as much as I was dreading it, I survived. I …