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New Year’s Resolutions Time… Systems Vs. Goals

It's New Year’s Resolutions Time... Time to start thinking about what you want to accomplish in the new year. The most common New Years Resolutions include being healthier or losing weight, improving in business or career in some way (most commonly a income target), and a focus on self care.  I have never really been a New Years Resolution kind of guy… I tend to think that if … [Read more...]

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It can’t hurt if they don’t know….

Everyone has a history. For most, there is something they have done at one point or another that they are not proud of. And, no matter how far removed from it you feel, sometimes that thing comes back to haunt you... I see this all of the time with managing rental properties. I had an applicant for a property that I manage one time that got irate with me because his rental application … [Read more...]

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“I’m Deleting My Facebook Account!”

"I'm deleting my Facebook account!"  I can't even count how many times I have said this to myself.    I can imagine many people reading this have had this same exact thought at one point or another.   There are so many reasons to hate Facebook...   ...Trolls, comment wars, the emotionally draining obsession to get more likes comments and … [Read more...]

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“Big Plans…”

I had big plans last Wednesday to get some reading and writing done. Wednesdays are “dad’s night off” from parenting duties. Tracy and I trade one night a week with this… One of the ways we stay sane as parents. It’s great.  Anyway, I had a few chapters that I was excited to read and start implementing. Tracy invited our friend Sy over to help him with a logo for his … [Read more...]

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Fight On Little Spider-Man

I never was into comic books when I was a kid... At first when it became apparent that Eli really liked comic books, graphic novels, and superhero’s, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes.  I just wasn’t interested.  But, in an attempt to be a good parent, I indulged... Admittedly in a begrudging way at first. But as I watched and read more of these stories (particularly … [Read more...]