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Tips and commentary For Home Buyers & Sellers and REALTORS with primary focus on LIVE - Work - Play - Life Rhythm - Life Performance Oriented thinking for regular folks



Auto-RenewalThis week, 3 Auto-Renewal notices will save me over $500 in 2020. 2 of the 3 were services to which I knowingly subscribed . . . The 3rd was a service I didn’t even know I was paying. Apparently, I opted in to a “Free Trial” and failed to cancel within the prescribed 30 days. That got...
Let’s GO!When you stumble into a fabulous new “concept” that you’re SO excited about that you cannot suppress your enthusiasm, DON’T hold yourself (and others) back. A few weeks ago at the World Open Space on Open Space, I met a cool guy from Portugal. His name is Luis Gallardo , and he is the Ha...
Since 2015 . . . Seth Godin has posted this post on the Monday before Thanksgiving! Every year, I forward this to everyone I know because I believe that, whether you read any part of this message or do the whole gambit of reading it around the Thanksgiving Table, good will come.Happy Thanksgiving...
In short . . . Your “Bearing” is where you are relative to a known point. . . circumstance, condition, disposition . . . and so on. My first exposure to this homonym (Word with multiple meanings) was relative to “Military Bearing” (see below article from the US Army). Even as Boot Camp Cadets (19...
My personal rule is not to buy on impulse. Often, the Universe conspires to cause me to violate this rule. There are some times when I am unsuspecting and vulnerable to these “attacks”. I fall for the “GREAT DEAL!” or “If you don’t buy this NOW, you’re gonna miss a HUGE opportunity because suppli...
Inviting conversationIn your daily interactions, how many of the words you speak are inviting conversation? Monologue or Dialogue? Do you tend to talk TO – AT – or WITH most other people? Do you find yourself conversing differently with different people? For those people you talk TO or AT, why no...
Well – That digital experiment was entertainingIf you’re still playing the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) game, STOP! The odds are VERY slim that you’ll be discovered as a result of the time, energy, and money you’re squandering. Consider Seth Godin’s post this morning: The Google tax Here are ...
Let us do something exceptional today!How might the world improve over time if more people were to make these 6 words the first words spoken each day? This has nothing to do with achieving goals or winning whatever game we’re playing. It’s all about being the best version of yourself and pledging...
DO NOT RELY ON ZILLOW ZESTIMATE! Even your PETS know not to trust the reliability of the internet. So . . . Why would you even fathom trusting the internet to determine the “Market Value” of your house? Through the years, internet information has misguided MANY house buyers and sellers resulting ...
How much time, energy, and money has denial cost you in 2019? I know you know what this is. It’s that thing you know you should be doing but aren’t. This might be something you’re telling other people you are doing, but you aren’t. Or maybe it’s that thing you just can’t seem to find the time to ...

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