Food For Thought - March 2013

Perception determines reality. Which is to say, how you perceive the outside world becomes reality for you. You perceive through your senses, but your senses are often undeniably wrong. After all, if you listened to your senses you would think that the Earth is a flat, stationary object. You would vehemently deny that the Earth

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When Your Dreams Die

It’s been said that there is not much to do but bury a man when the last of his dreams is dead. A person is as young as his dreams – for it explains why some people look old at 40, and others young at 90. As Emerson said, “We need not count a man’s

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Take Charge

Americans are losing their life's savings to big business. The only way you can reverse this course is to take charge of your own financial destiny. That means creating a residual income stream that would last for the rest of your life. What other option besides real estate could get you there the quickest? You

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The Life That's Waiting For You

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell Often people are so stuck in a rut and so concerned with the immediate survival needs that they never stop to think about their true calling in life. No wonder

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Be Real With Yourself

As you may know, one of my life mentors is Ralph Waldo Emerson. I was reading one of his essays again when I came across this awesome excerpt. "The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which

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Food For Thought

2012 is fast approaching. Taking a look back at the events that shaped your life this last year is a good way to gain a better perspective on what you can do now to give yourself a better future. We all know that life is dynamic and the future is unpredictable. But life does operate

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Where do our thoughts come from?

Scientists say that an average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. That is just remarkable! I wonder who has the time to count them. What is disconcerting is that 95% of our daily thoughts are the same as the ones we had yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that! New thoughts

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SAM'S FOOD FOR THOUGHT

September 2011 I remember a chapter in the bestselling book “The Road Less Travelled” by Dr. Scott Beck, in which he referred to laziness as the Original Sin. Well, I’m not sure it is but I am certain it’s the cause of much underachievement and low morale. Part of what makes a person sublime is

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Have Faith in Real Estate

Have you had enough of real estate? Are you completely disillusioned about the state of our economy? Well, you are not alone. In fact, it’s not just real estate that has us spinning on our own axis at dizzying speeds. It’s our collective attitude about the state of our country, and to a lesser degree, the world. The catch word of today is “confusion and uncertainty” instead of “carpe diem” during the Baroque in the 17th century Europe. No one wants to seize anything unless it’s a bagful of cash and a free trip to Hawaii.

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Heal the past, live the present and dream the future.

I mean your real estate past, present and future to be specific. We have all made the wrong decisions in our real estate lives. We did or didn't buy that property, sold in a bad market and lost money or bought at the top of the market and suffered for years, etc. The past for many of us is made up of "failures" or setbacks. These events shape our attitude in the present time and influence our future greatly.

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