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Gum and Roses

I love Christmas for all kinds of reasons. The most important of which is the birth of the Christ child. But there are other things I love about the Christmas season too. Take the Rose Bowl parade for instance. Living in Pasadena gives me a front-row seat to a real sensational event. One of the

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Business, Mindset

10 Million Barrels of Oil

Gas prices are going up again. It kinda sucks to have to pay so much to fill up my Escalade, but I feel really bad for the average Joe whose discretionary income is already getting gobbled up by inflation. Why is it going up? OPEC decided to cut production. And on top of that, our

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Business

Archeologists Discover Vampire Burial Site

Archeologists discovered a 16th-century grave that had a woman buried with a sickle around her neck and a padlock on her toe. Apparently, the citizens of the town where she lived were afraid of this lady coming back to life. I guess people were paranoid even back then! Zombies and vampires have been all the

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Business, Mindset

Remember That Time They Fired Steve Jobs?

In 2005, Steve Jobs gave the commencement speech for Stanford University. If you haven’t heard this speech before, do yourself a favor and google it right now. There’s a reason it has become the most watched commencement speech in history. It’s undeniable that Steve Jobs was a visionary. The success he created out of thin

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Business, Mindset

What Room Are You In?

I’m in Italy for a couple of weeks. It’s actually a work trip. I belong to a group of really sharp entrepreneurs from around the world. We get together three times a year to mastermind. We usually meet somewhere in the United States, but since most of them are from Europe, we decided to make

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Business, Mindset, Probate Business

My Gas Station Hookup

I was at the gas station yesterday reluctantly putting another hundred bucks in the tank. As I was sitting at the pump sadly watching the total roll past a hundred bucks, I noticed a guy going talking to people filling up about car wax he was selling. I could see that I was next in

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Business

Work Smarter, Not Harder

What’s more important – quantity or quality? It really depends on what you’re talking about. If you’re talking about paper money, I’d rather have a trunk load of slightly used, crumpled 100 dollar bills than a couple of stacks of crisp, freshly minted bills. When it comes to real estate, I’m all about making more

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Business, Probate Business, Probate Investing

Work is For Suckers

It’s no secret that America has a huge labor shortage. In fact, I saw a huge banner plastered on a Taco Bell down the street from my office that was offering $18 an hour to anyone willing to show up for work. It’s weird though, isn’t it? There was a labor shortage before the pandemic,

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Business

Was Yesterday the Most Unproductive Day of the Year?

I was talking with a friend of mine earlier this week about getting together for lunch. I asked if Thursday or Friday would work. His answer was a resounding no. He works for a big law firm which means he’s a cog in the wheel of corporate America. I figured he had a big case

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Business

It’s The Stupid Ones Who Get Eaten By Alligators

I’m finishing up a week in Orlando. I always try to maximize every trip and this time I got to spend some time at Disney, meet up with some key real estate investors and I have day 2 of my mastermind today and fly back home to good old Los Angeles tomorrow morning. One thing

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Business

Have You Been To Little Tokyo?

California is an AWESOME place to live. And I live in the heart of it all – Los Angeles.California is beautiful. And I love the diversity and culture here. The other day I was with Kathy and the kids in Little Tokyo. After sharing some sushi rolls and some sake, we headed to browse through

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Business

Ordinary People Have Big TV’s

I heard a quote a while back that stuck with me. “Ordinary people have big TV’s, successful people have big libraries.” But why are books the hidden secret to success? In the Old Testament, God told King Solomon to choose any one thing he wanted. If he asked, God would grant it to him. He

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