Yesterday I celebrated my daughter’s college graduation. Victoria is a tenacious young woman who dug in and worked hard to receive her bachelor’s degree at the tender age of 20. And I’m one proud papa – she graduated Summa Cum Laude which is the highest recognition a student can receive. It is only issued to
Will You Have No Regrets at 102?
This weekend my youngest daughter, Rebecca, played violin at a retirement center. She wasn’t alone. There were a bunch of other kids who joined in. It’s a nice outreach program that brings an extra ray of sunshine into the resident’s day. As I sat there watching the kids play, I was struck by the dichotomy
Five Candy Bars and a Bottle of Wine
Australia is an odd country. Their creepy, crawly critters are enormous and scary, most of the country is a desert, and it seems like people get lost in the backcountry all the time. Just the other day a 48 year old woman named Lilian took a wrong turn, got stuck in the mud, had no
It’s All Between Your Ears
I love Utah. It’s a beautiful state and one of my favorite places to visit. The small towns, rugged hikes, and breathtaking scenery always make me want to come back for more. And it just so happens I’m back in Utah as we speak! But I’m not here on vacation. This week I’m meeting up
The Government Would NEVER Waste Your Money
Over the years I’ve taught a lot of people from all different walks of life how to work probate. What has amazed me is the range of age of people looking to get into real estate. Lately, I’ve seen more and more folks who are either at retirement age or are getting closer to that
There’s a quote I heard years ago from Robin Sharma that made a huge impact on my life. He said, “Ordinary people have big TV’s. Extraordinary people have big libraries.” Reading is one of the tools I’ve always had in my toolbox and it has served me well over the years. But there’s something even
Hot On Al Capone’s Treasure Trail
Chicago is one of the places in America I really love to visit. Sure, the crime is terrible, the weather can’t hold a candle to our beautiful weather here in L.A., and its politicians are as crooked as a 2×4 from Home Depot. But the history of the city is amazing. Every time I visit,
The Power of THREE
I was talking with my Probate Growth Accelerator students during our weekly Thursday coaching call and the question of what to do when a seller ghosts you came up. This is an important question because without a clear strategy, you can end up either wasting too much time chasing questionable leads, or forget about them
Ok, Is NOW the Right Time to Panic?
It seems like the whole world is in a panic. Bank failures, recession, deadly shootings, war in Ukraine. And the news (and our government) loves to keep us strung out in a panicked haze. And the sad reality is that this perpetual state of anxiety can really affect how we approach our real estate business.
Musk’s Latest Fantastic Failure
Last week Elon Musk’s Space X launched the biggest, heaviest rocket that has ever taken flight. I love watching stuff like this – it allows my inner nerd to come out. The launch was immense and impressive. It had 33 Raptor engines pushing it to the sky, although a few of them were damaged during
Automating Probate With Chat GPT
Ok, I feel a little guilty about that headline. Can you automate probate real estate with a bunch of fancy software and AI? Sure you can. But it’s most likely not going to get you the results you hoped for. Now don’t get me wrong – there’s a place for automation and AI. You should
How Did He Know?
This past Saturday, My son, Ernie, and I went to a friend’s house to watch the big Davis vs. Garcia fight. I do like combat sports. I love watching Ernie during his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions, but boxing will always have a special place in my heart. Although Garcia came out strong in the first
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