Do not FEAR the Budget!

What’s your visceral response to the word “BUDGET”? For most folks, it evokes a primal flinch with the face contorting as it might immediately upon biting into a lemon. Yeah! “Budget” has a bad rap because it represents the tedium of keeping track of what’s coming in, what’s going out, and calculating the difference. Maybe […]

One Less thing to do . . .

My Father Harrison Owen hit THIS nail on the head! I pilfered the following gems from a post he wrote yesterday on the Open Space Technology Listserve: “With increasing age and experience it has become clearer and clearer that the less I do the better things work.” “It is not that I have no agency or […]

The end of the year is coming soon!

You’re all out of excuses. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve heard trash-talking 2012. . . . Talking about how they wish this year were OVER! The implication is that upon waking on Wednesday morning, it’ll be a whole new ball game . . . Poor little 2012 is the sheep-goat – taking the blame […]

Insulating yourself from the Financial Roller Coaster

For many Real Estate Professionals (and other Independent contractors/Self-Employed Folks) Finding a Life Rhythm that insulates them from the financial roller coaster is the pot at the end of the rainbow . . . The Holy Grail of the career. You know the “Real Estate Roller Coaster,” RIGHT? It’s that thing most self-employed folks experience […]

Monday Morning Coffee – Your Life Rhythm Budget

Some folks saw the word “Budget” in the title and have chosen not to read this post. “Budget” has a bad rap for many people because of implications of “Discipline” – “Restrictions” – “Boundaries” – “Rigidity” – “Creativity/Innovation inhibitor” . . . “Budget” often offers the perfect escape hatch from new ideas for PIC’s (People […]