Hakuna Matata

Title Insurance with First American Title

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 as “Who did this to me?” and “Who is to blame?” aren’t productive.  Instead try asking, “What can I do to solve the problem?” and “What can  I do to make things right?”  This kind of thinking allows us to get creative and to start to think outside the box. 


After making our morning smoothies today I dropped my glass and green smoothie shot all over the kitchen.  My first thought was, (actually I won’t say what my first thought was), but I can tell you it wasn’t focused on the solution.  My 5-year old immediately said, “Akuna Mattata daddy”.  I couldn’t help but smile as I started to work on the solution, the cleanup. 


Let’s make March something to remember.  Hakuna Matata friends; and you know there’s no better office to take care of  your title work.

Posted by



 Max VanNatter


Comments (2)

Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Max, After a crazy weekend, I needed that. I took my 22 year old to see The Lion King when it first came out and the video and DVD have been played countless times for all 3 of my nearly grown kids.  Great reminder.

Mar 04, 2013 12:13 AM
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"

Max, Good point whether we dropped a smoothie or got dropped ourselves. What did the lion say? “Hakuna Matata”, Shake it off.. keep walking.

Apr 01, 2013 02:15 PM