kingwood texas: Be an Encourager - 09/21/15 11:52 PM
Saturday was one of my “less than glorious days” on a bike.  While riding out in Dayton on a county road, a pack of dogs came out of a yard after us.  The lead dog jumped into my bike, causing me to flip end over end.  My bike was totally mangled, and I sustained some pretty good cuts and bruises that will keep me out of training for a week or two.  Nothing too serious, and hopefully not too much of a setback for my next Ironman race which is in November.
 Last night my 8-year old daughter Phoebe asked “daddy are … (17 comments)

kingwood texas: Service and Marketing Consistency - 07/13/15 12:01 AM
A few years I attended and graduated from The Disney Institute of Learning.  I’ve shared with many of you the specifics of that training.  Recently while attending a Real Estate seminar I was again reminded of the priorities of things, something that was drilled into us at Disney Training.  And once again this morning in our team training we touched on it.
The most effective, long term process to grow your business is organically.  This means you don’t lose customers.  These customers help recruit other customers who you likewise keep, never allowing a customer to flee “the nest of safety” which you’ve … (7 comments)

kingwood texas: 5 Common Traits of Top Producers - 06/22/15 02:03 AM
A few weeks ago a broker asked me how it is that I have so much confidence in the Realtors I work with.  She found it surprising that I seem to have a fundamental belief that anyone can make it in this tough business.  I’ll tell you how I answered after sharing the following story:
Last week I read an article that the BYU football team had just recruited a young man from Tonga, 6’7” 410lbs.  The team has never seen him play.  The media asked the football coach how they could recruit and give a scholarship to a kid that they’ve … (10 comments)

kingwood texas: A Purposeful Approach - 11/02/14 11:15 PM
I absolutely love this time of year.  November brings unbelievable weather and welcomes in our most cherished holidays.
I had several experiences this weekend that caused me to reflect back on training I received from the Disney Leadership Institute a few years ago.  The theme of this particular training was “PURPOSE”.  Are we PURPOSEFUL in our daily actions.
My youngest son Parker and his football team, the KFL Senior Chargers, won their playoff game this weekend.  Next week is the Super bowl, leaving them just one win away from the perfect season.  I knew they would be a … (0 comments)

kingwood texas: Asking the Right Questions ... Max your title guy - 06/23/14 12:15 AM
This morning my wife Cindy left town for a week, volunteering as a leader for a Christian youth girls camp in Dallas.  My two teenage daughters leave tomorrow for the camp, leaving me with two boys and our youngest daughter Phoebe.
After sending Cindy off I had breakfast with Phoebe.  She said, “Dad, we need to talk”.  I couldn’t help but smile and then told her I was all ears.  Here’s the conversation:
Phoebe:           Dad, I want a white BMW
Dad:                 You better start working right away
Phoebe:           Kellen got a car
Dad:                 Kellen did not get a car. … (1 comments)

kingwood texas: All In - 09/30/13 01:55 AM
In July we as a family came up with a family theme.  We wanted something that would be easy for the kids to remember.  Something that would bind us together, something we could state out loud that would serve as a powerful reminder as to how we approach challenges, commitments, and the love we have for each other.  The theme is “All In”. 
 Fast forward to this weekend, Saturday morning at 4:30am.   Our freshman daughter at KHS, Kendall, would be racing a 2-mile event on the JV Cross Country team.  Every week she gets faster and grows in confidence.  Saturday … (0 comments)

kingwood texas: Real Estate_ A great service to others - 07/15/13 12:33 AM
21 years ago, at the age of 19, I left the safety of my home in Kingwood TX to serve a two-year service mission in a very poor part of Mexico.  It was the scariest thing I had ever done.  I had never been away from home for more than a week, I did not speak Spanish, my self-confidence was low, and I really doubted if I had anything to offer this world and the people in it.
My first home in Mexico was a cardboard house that had been painted with oil to make it waterproof.  The roof was … (0 comments)

kingwood texas: Hakuna Matata - 03/03/13 10:54 PM
My wife had “girls date night” on Friday and so I watched “The Lion King” with my five year old, Phoebe.  A line we all remember, “Hakuna Matata”, is behind today’s message.
As professionals, it’s important to remember that problems are in the past, and solutions are right now.  It’s tough to find solutions while pointing fingers at others, in part because we’re stuck in the past.  Whatever happened, happened.  It’s over and done.   Focusing on finding solutions rather than finding scapegoats brings us into the present.  We can only move forward by living right here, right now.  Questions such … (2 comments)

kingwood texas: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone - 01/23/13 11:26 PM
Yesterday I received a phone call from a Realtor that brought a huge smile to my face.  As she explained how she had just sold a home I could literally feel her jumping up and down with excitement.  Like so many, she struggles a bit with calling prospects.  A few months ago her client, a buyer, made an offer on a property and then backed out as they decided the price was just a bit out of their financial safe zone.  The client fell off the radar and she’s had no recent contact.  We’ve been talking, working on sales skills, and … (4 comments)

kingwood texas: Reflections of a Runner - 11/26/12 10:55 PM
In final preparations for my Boston Marathon qualifier to be held on January 1 2013 I ran the San Antonio Rock-N-Roll Marathon two weeks ago.  It was supposed to be a hard, but not leg-busting event that would prepare my mind for the pain I will certainly endure on January 1st.  It was supposed to be a confidence building event.
A week after the event I found it difficult at best to maintain my normal workout pace.  Doubt has started to set in about my ability to run a 7:15 average mile over 26.2 miles in order to qualify me … (2 comments)

kingwood texas: Sharpen Your Vision - 10/01/12 11:39 PM
I'm one of the few crazies who wake up at 5am to run the tree covered, dark morning trails of beautiful Kingwood TX.  With a full work schedule and a family of 7 it's the only time I have if I want to run.  My goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon this January. 
A few weeks ago I discovered a new 11 mile loop and was excited to show it to my wife on our regular Saturday morning run together.  This particular loop includes several turns and if you're not careful, you can easily shorten or significantly lengthen the run.  During our Saturday … (30 comments)

kingwood texas: Mojo moment - 09/09/12 11:34 PM
Mojo is the moment when we do something that's purposeful, powerful, and positive.  It has the power to influence us to continue to move forward despite all the challenges we face.
A couple of weeks while on my morning run I came across a little old lady who I have come to expect to see, each and every morning as she walks her yorkshire terrier on the greenbelts of Kingwood TX.  This day was different however.  She was standing off to the side with a leash in hand but no dog.  I slowed, removed my head phones, and noticed she was crying.  … (4 comments)

kingwood texas: The brick walls that block our way are there for a reason - 08/05/12 11:54 PM
Many years ago as a Police Officer I was chasing a young man who had committed a serious crime.  He was tall and fast; it seems almost movie-like thinking back on the chase.  I ran after him through an alley, over a dumpster, and through a convenience store.  When he went over a 12' cinder block wall I felt I had no choice but to go over it myself.  Just as I was clearing the wall he looked back and our eyes made contact.  He stopped running, he laid down, threw his arms out in front of him and yelled, "I'm not running any more". 
Back at the station during the interview I … (84 comments)

kingwood texas: What did you learn yesterday that you will never forget? - 02/13/12 01:17 AM
In real estate you have to deliver the numbers. Of greater long term importance, is to be a student of the game. We have to think back each day for the lesson of the day. Reviewing positive accomplishments is perhaps the most important learning skill you can acquire.
Last week I showed up to a client meeting, pen and paper in hand with a set plan.  The agenda was to review the Realtors business plan, determine how I could be of help, and set forth a strategy going forward.  As the meeting started however I could sense we were headed in a different direction.  The … (8 comments)

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