Present: Year in Review

My word of the year for 2019 was Present. The idea was to be more focused on being in the moment. Setting aside distractions so that I was really being engaged in what was going on. I wanted to be more present when spending time with family, working, exercising, etc. Whatever I was doing I … Continue reading Present: Year in Review

Rich Dad Poor Dad Reread

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki has become a classic in investing literature. It was a book that I had heard a lot about for years but didn’t end up reading it until just a few years ago. It now is usually the first book I recommend to someone that is looking to get … Continue reading Rich Dad Poor Dad Reread

Working on Vacation

It has become that time of year where the leaves have dropped, and I like to escape the chilly wet weather and find myself in warmer climates. I have read articles about how it is necessary to unplug when you get away. Turn the phone off, don’t check e-mails, and just leave it all behind. … Continue reading Working on Vacation

Change

Change, that big scary word everyone is afraid of. Even people that say they love change, only mean they love change that they get to control. Change is the piece of life that strikes fear into those young and old. It doesn’t matter if it is going from preschool to kindergarten, switching careers, moving, or … Continue reading Change

Mowing Grass

A couple years back I had an interesting interaction that lasted for about a year. I got a phone call about someone interested in discussing the feasibility of building on a lot they owned. This is a very common call for me to get so I scheduled an appointment and out I went to look … Continue reading Mowing Grass

Grit

The book Grit, written by Angela Duckworth, had been high on my reading list for quite a while but it never seemed to make it to the top. When my daughter entered kindergarten last year her school motto was “Let’s Get Gritty” which I was excited about and now I knew I really needed to … Continue reading Grit

Repacking My Bag

A friend of mine recommended that I read the book Repacking Your Bags by Richard Leider and I’m glad I took his advice. While reading the book I instantly knew I would be doing a blog post about it. The book is about simplifying your life and uses a backpack as the metaphor that if … Continue reading Repacking My Bag

Lessons Learned: Tennis Tournament

Growing up my parents were constantly trying to find ways to keep me busy. I didn’t realize it at the time but I’m sure my energy level was nothing short of exhausting. In the summer’s they were always trying to find things to keep me busy. I went to day camps and summer school. I … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Tennis Tournament

Ride It Don’t Fight It

I’m currently sitting at Alta Lake, in Eastern Washington, watching the waves as my neighbors for the night get ready for bed. We are on a family camping trip and today my daughter and I were out on our paddle board. It wasn’t the calmest day on the lake and the ski boats were adding … Continue reading Ride It Don’t Fight It

How’s the Weather?

Before you start reading this do me a favor and turn on the weather channel, check the weather on your phone, and take a look outside to see what the weather is up to. Great! Thanks for doing that, now you are prepared to have a conversation with someone because it seems like the weather … Continue reading How’s the Weather?