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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Is Confusion A Bad Thing?

Are you confused? Congratulations! You can find your way to clarity, but not before you work your way through the confusion. This sounds paradoxical but it’s true. In fact, when Socrates was asked how he had found the light he answered, "through darkness". As a real estate mentor and personal coach, I get to meet

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Sam's Video Blog on "Productivity"

Sure you may be "busy", but are you being "productive"? The reality is that they are not the same.

Are you completing tasks? Productivity is one's ability to finish a task...

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Welcome to 2012!

From the Arab spring to the Occupy movement, 2011 saw great unrest all over the world.  This global upheaval brings to mind the Chinese word for crisis that means “danger” and “opportunity.” Time Magazine says 2011 was the year of the protester with all the danger that implies.  I say, let’s make 2012 the year of the

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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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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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Expect the best and get what you deserve from life...

Yes we all know what's happening. The cost of living is on the rise, the home values are plummeting, people are under pressure, the sky is falling and the future looks bleak. Sam, what kind of message of hope is this? Well, I want you to know that I am in touch with what's happening. Unlike many other experts, I don't live in my bullet proof ivory tower dispensing rhetoric. I feel the pain and emphasize with all of you good folks who are going thru hard times. I'm here to help, so feel free to call me anytime.

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Doubt is the worst enemy of human beings...

Animals have no doubts because they have no minds (ego). A cat does what a cat is supposed to do without any judgments or considerations. It chases a mouse and if unsuccessful it pursues another option to feed itself. Have you ever seen a cat, or any other animal for that matter, to put its paw on its head saying "you're such a bad cat because you couldn't even catch a mouse?"

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Education, Connection & Action: The Keys to Success in Real Estate.

There are three components to our success philosophy at the National Club of Real Estate Investors (NCREI). Some of you who attend our monthly meetings know more about it because we often take time discussing them. But for many others who may wonder about our trinity of Education, Connection and Action, I thought this would be a good time to illuminate.

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