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The purpose of this blog is to identify and share topics that are meaningful to Buyers, Sellers, Real Estate Agents, Brokers, Realtors, Affiliates and all individuals seeking knowledge about Real Estate, and anything else in the world. There will be humor and laughter. It's who I am. It's part of my job to make you feel better every day, and to give you something to smile about. It's also part of my job to inspire and motivate you, to do what you enjoy, to become better at whatever you do, and to share your positive thoughts and energy with others. I look for the good and the positive in every situation, and I encourage you to do the same.


  A 32 Second Work Out For Bloggers Too Busy To Workout. Alan May and I have spent a great deal of time perfecting these upper and lower body workouts, specifically designed for bloggers too busy to workout.  Alan presented his Bicep Curl Video today, which was a follow-up to my Leg Exercise Vide...
The Most Terrifying Comment Ever Made On Active Rain. This was unexpected.  I really had no concerns when I released my previous post: Only a few more openings remain for the VBloggers Group (See Below).  But, this morning, I read the most terrifying comment ever made on Active Rain.  Are you si...
Maui, The Enchanted Island: Ocean Views and Romantic Sunsets   What makes an island like Maui enchanted?   Upon arrival at the Kahului Airport on Maui, you don't immediately feel enchanted.  In fact, after exiting the plane, the first thing that I noticed was the unfamiliar feel of humidity.  The...
  I go to Maui for a week and Active Rain gets a facelift.  After being absent for over a week which included a vacation at Maui, I returned to find Active Rain in a complete upheaval.  We have new leaders and there were numerous blog posts about the events that drastically changed Active Rain. ...
Positive Thoughts For Positive Energy   Do not allow others to define you. If necessary, define who you wish to become. Redefine yourself and work toward becoming that person.     Develop and sustain a positive self image.  Become a more positive person by doing good deeds for others. Share your...
Hey, Can you spare a pint?  The American Red Cross can sure use it. Last night I donated a pint of my O+ blood, to the American Red Cross. It was sad to learn, that my last donation of blood was in 1994.  In my defense, I had been taking blood thinners and other medications, which disqualified m...
  It's all in the way we say it.   This is one of the fastest posts that I have ever written, thanks to Judith Parker.  She left me a comment and I went to her blog and found this video, that was linked within her recent post.     I heard about this video, but, had not seen it, until just a coupl...
  Have you ever felt like the Coyote in a Roadrunner Cartoon? When I was young, my parents would take us to see a Drive-in movie, YES, a Drive-in.  One of the most exciting parts of the evening was the cartoons, that proceeded the actual movie.  Cartoons are for kids and for the adults that remem...
  Video Bloopers.  It's O.K. to make mistakes.This Series: Video Tips For Real Estate Agents, is for the Real Estate Agent that is ready to begin working with video, but, needs a little encouragement.  Once you begin to make videos, your confidence will quickly grow and your skills will improve....
  Video Tips For Real Estate Agents: Tip #9 The overall appearance of a video makes a big difference in the entertainment value, which determines how long a viewer will stay interested and be willing to watch.  The quality of a video is a big factor in being viewed or not, so be certain that your...

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