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I am now less than 400 points away from becoming number 7 in my area. Give me three more days. I know this is less than overwhelming but a blog is a blog.
It appears I have become obsessed with climbing the ladder to number 5. My goal had been reaching the tenth position but since I found it too easy, I decided to reach a little higher. I know I can probably never get to number one, a position my friend Roy Peterson holds. Well, in any case, I am j...
We are working an interesting deal which requires a great deal of trust. (My use of the word "interesting" almost always implies high value - 5MM and above) The client is new to us and we are new to her. Things are flowing slowly because of it. They call it due diligence but it's simply the proce...
Sometimes we get a little busy and don't have time to come by. Today was a 16-hour day. I am now number 8 for my city (such as it is) and moving up to number 7. Soon, I will be number five. It's not nearly as hard as I thought. Someone posted here the other day that they had accumulated 400,000 p...
The bad news is spreading. It always spreads faster than good news. They say 2011 will be the worst year for new home sales. I do not sell homes but what affects any segment of the market may come around to haunt me so I am just a little concerned. On the other hand, the little hotel I advertised...
It's a nice problem to have but it requires a solution. As a business broker, I am responsible for delivery of a product to a buyer who can certainly afford it. He insists on paying COD while the seller insists on a 50% deposit. By any measure, the dollar amounts are not small. What to do? I've g...
A week ago, I guesstimated I would be number 10 in this city this week. Actually, I got all the way to number 9. I am now projecting I will be number 8 within seven days. Not bad for the very short time I have been a member. Not that it means anything at all, but the ride up the ladder is fun. My...
Men who wear hats are rare nowadays. I do not wear one myself. The photo shows me wearing a hat – my father’s hat - and I know it looks anachronistic, but, so be it. I wore it for this photo to remember him by. He was a self-made millionaire. He was entrepreneurial before the word became fas...
Ambition may play a part in our achievements but perhaps a better word for it is the search for accomplishment. Most of us have a need to accomplish the utmost with the talents and knowledge we have. Nevertheless, we often fall short and want to kick ourselves for relaxing our efforts, but more o...
This one is in Juarez, Mexico - the most dangerous place on earth, according to what I hear. Actually, Juarez is teeming with business activity despite the mayhem. It is like a beehive by day. However, nightlife leaves something to be desired - people are very cautious. Even if very slowly, the p...