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 …

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 …

Once we accept our limits

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them – Albert Einstein In the book ‘Manage your day-to-day‘, Scott McDowell writes (in reference to creative limitations and constraints) “Whether or not they’re created by an outside client, or you yourself; a set of limitations is often the catalyst that sets …

Memorial Day: Remembering those who gave all

Remembering those who gave all I don’t know what it’s like to lose a loved one to a war. I don’t know what it’s like to be in the military. I do know what it’s like to be able to exercise the freedoms I have because brave people gave their …

Falling with style into 2017

There’s something I haven’t written about in a while: my life. Not that my life is all that interesting, but I’ve been ‘quiet’ through most of 2016 and haven’t talked or written much about what’s been happening. That’s because there have been major changes that have both kept me busy …

Wrote my first book…literally

This is the first book I’ve written. Literally, I’ll write the first three volumes by hand, because they will go to my teen kids. It’s called ‘The teen survival journal’. The idea is simple. My life experience put into short quotes along with plenty of blank page space to write …

Financial Peace University, is it worth it?

For some, having financial peace ranks up there with having six-pack abs, to the extent that we desire the results, but dread the work involved to get there. That’s my experience anyway. Enter my personal financial advisor, Dave Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey doesn’t know me, but he talks to me all …

Fatherhood and Friendship: walking the tightrope

In my continuing development as a Dad, walking the tightrope of being a father and a good friend has been a challenge for me. What I mean is, there have been situations in my Dad career where my first instinct (not consciously, mind you) is to be a friend and make a …