If you have a belief

March 6, 2012

Thought: If you have a belief that’s strong and hairy and big enough, nothing else matters. The speed bumps don’t matter. The “how” doesn’t matter. The haters don’t matter. Let your belief, whatever it may be, guide you. Allow it to keep your mind focused and clear. Use it to keep the drama, the complicatedness, […]

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It’s official. Our second real estate investment property is rented. A lease has been signed and move-in will happen in just two weeks. Finally! It’s been quite the journey from when we closed on the house late last fall. Here is what we learned. Use our experiences and be ye a smarter investor. Ahem. 1) […]


I heard an amazing quote yesterday while watching an interview with Oscar nominee Viola Davis. She said: They say that the two most important days in a person’s life are the day you were born, and the day you discover why you were born. How striking in its simplicity is that thought. Right? I was […]


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Want your business to grow? Want your LIFE to grow? Try these: 1. Burn the boats. If you land on an island and command your squad to start fighting the natives, what’s the surest way to gaurantee that you win? Burn the boats. Put yourself into a situation where there’s no turning back. That way […]


Monday morning reflections

February 13, 2012

My two year anniversary of leaving my corporate job and jumping into a world of time freedom and self-employment was a few weeks ago, and I’ve found myself reflecting quite a bit since then on how my life has changed. Two years. Has it really been that long? Two years. Hasn’t it been more like […]


Have you written this down?

February 2, 2012

My definition of success is being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, without having to think twice about the finances to do so. A checklist for this success would be: – do I have complete control over my time? Yup. – do those that I care about have complete control over their […]

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It’s been 2 years. I am so, so grateful.

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I was recently introduced to an interesting way of defining a business; high-growth and lifestyle. Per, here are the definitions of each: Lifestyle business: A small business that reflects the general lifestyle of the individual entrepreneur. Lifestyle businesses are not high-growth enterprises. The principal objective is to generate “adequate” income while living where the […]

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