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Real Estate Broker/Owner - North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate
When I wrote my very first blog post back in October 2011, I had much to learn about the big, wide, wonderful world of blogging.  Well, I've come a long way since then and in fact, I just surpassed my 100th blog post milestone.  Recently, while glancing over my 100+ titles, I discovered a plethor...
Work can be slow at times.  When business starts feeling a bit lackluster, I discover innovative ways to improve and reinvent myself.  Attempt to potentially define unexplored, professional opportunities.  Perhaps even venture off into unchartered territories.  It shouldn't be too difficult to f...
If you’re like me, you took Driver’s Education as part of your sophomore or junior year curriculum.  Back in high school, Driver’s Ed was a semester-long, elective course in which you were qualified to enroll at the age of 15.  Typically, by the last day of class, a student was well versed on the...
Whoever thought of putting expiration dates on groceries was a genius.  It's funny, but I don't remember seeing expiration dates on anything when I was growing up.  Nowadays, they're on everything from eggs to batteries.  You can’t help but notice them as you shop, and they certainly glare at you...
I’ve always heard that the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life are the day he buys the boat – and the day he sells it.  I’ve also heard that it is much simpler to know someone who owns a boat than to own one yourself.  Over the years, I've known several people who have graciously shared the ...
Don't we all encounter folks like this?  I know I do.  Often times, in certain situations, I find it's best to breathe deep, find humor, laugh a little, and take what some people say or do with a grain of salt.  Or, as a good friend of mine once advised many years ago:  "You just have to pray fo...
Men with hair.  Men without hair.  It’s all the same to me.  In my eyes, the content of a man’s character, his personality, integrity, sense of humor, and kindness quotient are so much more important than how much hair he has on his head. That being said, I just couldn’t resist creating this blog...
Admit it.  You know you’ve been tempted to leave before.  There you are – once again waiting on your habitually late friend for the umpteenth time.  Trust me, I know how you feel.  Many years ago, I used to be that friend.  And, no matter how hard I tried – I just couldn't kick the habit of consi...
Jerry Seinfeld once said that out of your entire wardrobe, socks suffer the most boring existence.  Worn on our feet and living in the worst of all possible dresser drawers, socks attempt to cheat fate by planning their own escape on the night before laundry day.  And, while I can neither confir...
Lately, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time working on my LinkedIn profile.  Even though I’ve had a LinkedIn account since 2006, I can literally count on one finger the number of times I had previously updated anything.  That being said, after attending a 4-Hour LinkedIn Bootcamp, I was now ...

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