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Why would I say I love the number
5? Well, today the number
five means so many thing, starting with today January 3rd,
see today is my 5 year anniversary on Activerain! Yes, 5 years of
blogging and friendships.
But, let’s look at how the number
five goes way beyond this
5th anniversary today! Back
in June I took a trip to Seattle to
speak at Raincamp and I loved it as I got to meet many new friends, but
was one thing I didn’t like… The pictures, you see, I realized how much
I had gained.
Upon returning to Portland, I got
my personal trainer and
started on a path of weight loss and that is where another 5 comes in
I’ve lost 55 lbs as of today since Raincamp Seattle. Above are the
from Raincamp and below is the picture of me today. (Thanks for the
What is my next connection with
the number 5 on my fifth
anniversary of being drenched in the rain? Between me and
my team we have
closed 45 homes directly from leads and referrals from Activerain. Do
I’m going to stop blogging and commenting?
There are even more connections
with the number 5 Todd? Though
I would say I have made many more than 5 friends in the rain, there are
I would consider close friends now and in some cases I would call
first is Katerina Gasset out of Florida.
She was someone who I met through the
rain and then got to meet in person back in September 2009. (read that story here by Katerina)
But, that wasn’t what made the connection. You see I was making a
change in my
life, I was finding religion and I had lots of questions that Katerina
me answer and with her help, I truly found God and family happiness.
The 2nd person is my good friend Christine
Donovan who we now talk at least a couple times a month
and I love talking to
her and look forward to the calls. We talk about family, business and
it is always a highlight of my day.
The next person who came into my life because of
is my good friend Jill Watts. Jill is
someone that I just have to hug every
time I see her. The best part about Jill is she only lives a few miles
I get to see her often. She is a truly a kind and caring person and I
blessed to have her in my life.
Number 4 is Ken
Rosengren another Vancouver agent who I
actually met because of Jill. Ken and I love to joke and
we actually drive each
other to do better. (Competitive man thing) I love hanging with him and
certainly glad to have gotten to know him and his family.
Now, #5 is Wanda
Kubat-Nerdin and she really has become
family. A few years back we lost a puppy when he dug out
under a fence and ended
up getting hit by a car. Though I had known Wanda through blogging and
commenting, it wasn’t until a few months after the accident that she
our life and household forever. You see Wanda had a couple pigs that
to have had babies. I thought they were so cute and she offered us one
free. We immediately jumped in the Jeep and though it was a rough trip,
back with our beloved family pet Athena the Wonder Pig. So, as you can
and I are now related. (Even if only by pet, but she is still part of
family as far as we are concerned)
Now, this next five is something
that I talked about at
Raincamp. I truly believe that without Activerain this next one
possible. You see, 5:30 is the time for dinner with my
family. This is a time
that I will not miss because it is time I can’t get back. No phone
emails, no business meetings… Nothing, this is family time and thanks
Activerain and the business I have gotten from it, this time has become
that I can afford to do or better yet is something that I can’t afford
I love the number five and I plan
to live and love the next
five years in the rain just as much as I have the past five years.
I hope to
make even more friends and expand my business thanks to Activerain, so
you Activerain for being part of my life for the past 5 years.
I am a licensed Realtor who specializes in Washington County, Oregon and also work in both Clackamas and Multnomah Counties including the cities of Aloha, Beaverton, Canby, Clackamas, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood and Tigard. All information contained in these posts are copyrighted and cannot be used without prior written approval authorization from the author me Todd Clark. If you are looking for an outstanding agent please give me a call I would love to help you with all your real estate needs.
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