I sometime wish I had a Life TIVO but not a REWIND Button.
I mean how would you use it? If I could Tivo my Life, I could look at things more clearly. Slow down a little and make better Real Estate Decisions, without affecting the eventual outcome.
I could grow and comprehend things in a whole new way and learn from my mistakes but still reach the end at the same destination that is ordained for me.
I mean if you believe, like I do that life is a decision of choices leading you to your ultimate destiny, then why would you rewind and change your decisions. The effect could be disastrous (If I had CHOSEN to turn one block earlier, ten years ago, I wouldn't be married to the lovely Mrs. Bay Vista Today, she was at her mother's house helping her move out of town, we would have never met, but that is another blog)
I am in Real Estate quite by accident. I was an Investigator for the Federal Government and Military, destined to be a career cop. I chose to deviate from my normal jogging path and found a HUD home Open House.
I bought that Open House and moved my family in. ( I wasn't even looking for a house and Mrs. Bay Vista didn't think I had the skill set to turn the dump into a palace.)
My neighbor two doors down was a Realtor and got me in "THE GAME". I was a part timer after work and made 20K (net after taxes and a 60/40 split) when houses were 35 to 50K all over town.
If I could have slowed down and thought things through, I would probably still be chasing the bad guys and enjoying it, but not really doing what I wanted to do.
SO would I like a Life TIVO so that I can slow down, learn from my mistakes and try to make better decisions so that at least I leave the best possible legacy......
But why stop at one. I have three great kids......Let them be my TIVO. Let them be my guide and help me slow down and let me teach them to be better than I was and yes.....let their actions and words and truths be my legacy.
I hope this gets some response because that will let me know that I am not alone.
Tampa-Bay's self proclaimed Funniest Broker
(I voted, it was Unanimous)