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#KarlaStrong

The pink wristbands, headbands, socks and shoes we see athletes sporting in October.  This year it means more.  This year it hit home.   Recently, after a routine check-up, my sister was diagnosed with a terrible form of quickly spreading genetic cancer. As she shared...

Bold 5th-Grade Predictions

When I was in 5th grade, our teacher, Mrs. Andrews asked us all to write a paper on predictions of the future.   I remember thinking my ideas were dumb, I didn’t want to turn in the assignment.I skipped Kindergarten so I was one of the youngest and smallest in our...

10% extra = 100x impact

Not too long ago I wrote a story about Lamar, the new kid bagging groceries at Kroger.  It's most likely Lamar's first job.  Lamar is an awesome kid that takes pride in his work and makes a point to give everyone a high five or shake as they walk by on the way out....

Heroic Insight

You probably noticed the huge Sooner win on Saturday, or the Cowboys win on Sunday night.  There’s something about your team winning that makes everything right in the world (...for at least a week).  Especially when you’re the underdog.   And although the season is...

Heroes Do

Today’s story is not mine.  It’s one of those stories that once told makes the world stand still for a minute.  When I read it, none of my stories matter.  It reminds me that things are never as good or bad as they seem.   The Facebook thread started as soon as the...

They’re Not All 10’s

Nor should they be, and you shouldn’t beg me for it.   There’s a saying where I come from “don’t piss on my boots and tell me it’s raining…”.   Recently a friend called me from the car dealership.   She’s a little rushed and short of breath, she tells me she needs...

Keep The Light ON

I was recently interviewed on the nation’s top podcast focused on divorce and money.  My friend Shawn Leamon is behind the podcast, Divorce and Your Money.  More about Shawn, here, and episode 146: How to Get a new Home After Divorce (Even with Bad Credit) - Interview...

Something Just Like This

Another superhero, found!   Twenty, thirty, forty years ago they were exactly like us.  They did what they wanted when they wanted and today is exactly the same, ...only different.   Today, I bet he would say he sees the same girl he fell in love with many years ago....

The REAL Sharing Economy

When you think of the “sharing economy,” most of us probably think of Uber, Airbnb, and apps on our smartphone.  This is the buzz word Silicon Valley has given to this segment of tech companies.  But if you think about it, in this context the word “sharing" is...

The High Cost of FREE!

With the opening of Legacy West in Plano, I have new office space.  It’s a co-working space, no connection to my brokerage.  Super cool and free beer on tap, but that’s not my reason for making the change from a home office to WeWork. Anytime you’re running a business...