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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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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Sam's Real Estate Club

Sam’s RE Club started in May 2003 in Los Angeles. Its parent company, LAREIC, LLC is owned and operated by Sam Sadat, educator, investor, mentor, financier and Realtor. We have the best combination of real estate education and personal development insights designed to help you overcome your fear of investing. In addition to awesome education

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Foreclosure Bailout is a Coverup

Suggests a San Mateo Attorney in the San Francisco Chronicle.

….But unfortunately, the “freeze” is just another fraud - and like the other bailout proposals, it has nothing to do with U.S. house prices, with “working families,” keeping people in their homes or any of that nonsense.

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Whoever said life was easy didn't really know or didn't tell you the truth.

Life is difficult. Life is nothing but a battle between dualities or dichotomies. Each side needs the other to survive, to exist. In fact, one without the other has no meaning, no reality. These days life seems to be getting grim for many good folks. Why it happens is not important because we don't seem to learn from our mistakes anyways. Besides the past of a second ago is just as gone, just as ancient, as the Trojan War! There is nothing you can ever do to bring the past back, no matter how persuasive or pious you may be. So, you might as well live for the moment in order to experience the intensity of existence and carry it forward to the future.

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Banks are adding reserves for the mortgage fiasco - but not enough

Here is a long, but very interesting post Sub-prime? So Over! Part 1 on the banks funding the toxic mortgages, the funds they are setting aside for reserves, and why that may be totally inadequate to cover their losses.

Back in the US housing market, meantime – the source, remember, of all those defaults and delinquencies now hitting investment-bank profits – the trouble looks to have barely begun:

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Creative Thinking...

Creative thinking can also mean the realization that there is no particular virtue in having things done the same way all the time. Creative real estate does not mean some unethical or illegal way of acquiring property. It simply means doing it in a way that defies conformity. It's taking the road less traveled which is now covered with pebble stones but soon will be paved for so many people on their way to homeownership.

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Lead yourself to the top of success ladder...

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.
- Elaine Agather

Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people"—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
- Peter F. Drucker

A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.
- Unknown

Leadership these days is confused by politics and politicians. Worse than this, most people seem to feel that if they are not a politician they must be, and can only be, a follower. Yes, of course, there are business leaders, religious leaders, etc., but with the help of the media and our education system most of us have been indoctrinated into thinking that normal people like us cannot be leaders in any way, shape, or form.

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