Sunday, August 24, 2008



"Where have you been?!?!?!?" was the subject line of an email I got about a month ago. RIGHT HERE!!! Well, that's true in the physical sense, at least; it's not been so true in the mental sense. As many of you know, I own a real estate company here in Southern California. The past 24 months have been -- well, they've been an excellent opportunity to learn and grow as a business owner. Especially in the last 6 months, things have been very busy, but not quite as productive as we would have liked. Instead of retract, I made the decision to expand. Adding new employees (and training them right!) takes a lot of time, effort, and mental energy. It also has a bit of a delayed impact.

Fortunately, we're now starting to see some of the benefits of that hard work payoff. That has quite a few implications. Most importantly, I'll have a little more time and and money for work on the house (yay!). But, what it's also done is highlighted a desire to do a bit more, to think a bit bigger. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but I'm sure I'll let you all know when the time comes.

In the meantime, it looks like we will be doing some basic landscape projects coming up: new block wall with neighbors and an actual front entry.

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