Todd Murphy's (zerocommission) Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Fitts Agency
I have a habit of looking at the obituaries each day in my local newspaper.  If I were to take a random poll of subscribers, I would probably find that my daily habit is not unique only to me. When you look at those who have passed on, you would hope that most would have lived long and productive...
We've all made a few bad financial choices along this journey called life. Heck, a tractor trailer couldn't carry all the "not so good" choices I've made over the years. (20 years ago) - "We would like to offer you a position as a claims adjuster here at State Farm.  In a couple of years you can...
I think that most people, when you get right down to it, know how to improve their lives without having to read a thousand books or attend dozens of seminars. It's not knowledge we lack that causes us to be complacent and unsuccessful in some pursuit.  It's the lack of intestinal fortitude. Guts...
I'm into day number seventy-five of my "fat experiment."  I took a vacation at the end of March, and when I returned, I stopped working out. Period.  After many years of consistent morning workouts, with a few missed days here and there, I simply decided to stop working out and watch the changes ...
"I stopped dreaming thirty years ago, " the old man said, "when I started seeing the world as it was rather than as it could be." I could feel the old man's pain.  My mind, clouded with cynicism, had begun to shut out the dreams of my youth.  Oh, I know some of those dreams were wild and fantasti...
Somehow, as fate would have it, my Uncle Ed ended up in pilot school during the WWII era  in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he met a knockout blond, Marty Murphy.  His silver tongue and Hollywood looks convinced my dad's only sister to marry him.  That's how we got our Uncle Ed, the war hero. A m...
Wow. Sometimes the truth hurts, doesn't it? A friend of mine, Frankie Mann, owner of Office Equipment and Supply, stopped by the office yesterday.  He's quite the businessman.  He's quite the salesman.  He's quite the honest friend. "Todd, you've got to hit the street, at least two to four hours ...
"Who are you going to call when it's the middle of the night and you're standing in your front yard, in your underwear, watching your home burn to the ground?" And who's going to answer the call and say, "No worries, I'll be right over.  You have great insurance coverage, and I'll bring my checkb...
I've come to realize that many people don't mind being average.  It's comfortable.  There isn't much change involved with being average, and the life of an average person is fairly predictable.  It's also incredibly boring for many of us who thrive on getting outside of our comfort zones. It's ha...
Debt sucks.  I hate it.  It causes stress, sleepless nights, divorce, premature death, and many other conditions that aren't helpful to living a happy life. Somehow we've (Americans) become accustomed to carrying the burden of debt, and have become numb to it's throbbing pain. But, for those who ...

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