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2008 

Every weekend comes around and my son Spencer and I venture to do something fun, enjoyable, adventurous, and entertaining. Spencer and I have have done a lot of fun things, and most of them were pretty harmless. Granted he likes to hang out of Ferris wheels, and I don't. However, I like to jump o...
10/31/2008
Yes, it's that time in Wisconsin. Not the time for leaves, and I am not talking about weatherization and winterization; well, not yet. Moreover, it is that time when all the roads, sideroads, highways, and more turn into an arcade game of avoiding deer as they run out in front of your vehicle. An...
10/31/2008
I noticed when I was writing last night and keeping my posts in draft form that I have came up on 200,000. This is mind boggling to me since I found Activerain by breezing through the NAR magazine. For me it has been an absolute joy. I could put a list together from everyone I have learned from a...
10/29/2008
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Halloween Facts The carving of jack-o'-lanterns originated from the tradition of carving the faces of lost souls into hollowed out pumpkins and turnips. A candle was placed inside the carvings making the faces glow. The Halloween lanterns were placed on doorsteps to ward off evil spirits. The wor...
10/28/2008
I knew it was a different day today when I woke up. Granted I don't get up until 5:30 now, but I could sense today was colder and damper than the previous ones. I took a drive down to Oak Creek to see my friend that owns Vertical Works, and talk investments with him. This morning I saw small exam...
10/27/2008
I have been hearing a lot from fellow brokers as to how "hard" they have to work these days. These days? I would like to think that it takes sacrifices to get ahead; at the same time it not only takes a salesperson that works hard, but one that can work smart. Work smart? Being up on technology, ...
10/27/2008
I will always remember a Star Power Coach named Ray saying what I believe will stay with me forever.I have a tendency to remind myself that others that have set a direction for me did it because of their value beliefs, and not so much the money. I come back to write about this thought again. Simp...
10/26/2008
The day I got into Real Estate I went out and bought a cheap suit, showed up at my office. They put me in a chair, put a phone in my hand and said "Go at it son" Which I replied "Well, okay" From that day forward I noticed changes left in right in the forms, the way business was done, laws that a...
10/24/2008
The day I got into Real Estate I went out and bought a cheap suit, showed up at my office. They put me in a chair, put a phone in my hand and said "Go at it son" Which I replied "Well, okay" From that day forward I noticed changes left in right in the forms, the way business was done, laws that a...
10/24/2008
How many times have you heard some snake oil salesman say "Why you can't do better!" or "You better hurry or it won't be my fault. You will lose!" Give me a break. I would like to look at these sales people and tell them to get off the moon, or take a xxxxxxx xxxx. It drives me nuts when people p...
10/24/2008
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