BLOGS

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...

More Than A Feeling

When you listen to music, do you hear the words? I have friends - Darin, Chet, Shelly, they hear all the words to every song.  They’re up for random concerts on random weeknights.  Obscure band?  They don’t care, because it goes deep.  They can hear it, understand...

Live or Memorex

“Don’t give up, stick with it.”  I’ve talked with my daughter Ryann about this concept many times and this time I may have to eat my words, literally. As I’ve told many, having a 15-year-old daughter is a challenge.  Somewhere around 13, things change and Dad’s...

Same Cattle Shoot, Different Brand

Another hero found!  Another score for humanity in the fight against corporate de-humanization. You can’t miss this guy.  He’s probably 15 or so, 5-foot nothin’, 100 lbs. at best.  You might mistake him for any other kid as you’re forced down his path.  As you glance...

Exchange Student

Saludos desde Cabo Cabo San Lucas.  I arrived early on Monday and had about a 2 Corona wait for the rest of the group to arrive.  We were gathering to stay in a mansion, Real World style, for a few days and further an important mission. On the shuttle drive from the...

…But You Can’t Take The Small Town Out of The Kid

I always knew I wanted to live in a big city.  Growing up, I had two large posters on my wall, one of Los Angeles framed by palm trees in the foreground, the other of New York City's skyline.  As a kid growing up in a small town, I couldn't wait to leave. What I've...

Paying It Backward

I remember setting on the lifeguard stand twirling my whistle over the summer of 89'. As the summer progressed, I found myself mentally slotting the kids into "troublemaker's" and "favorites." There was a kid that was in 7th grade or so, he was known to cause trouble...

Mouse, Cat, Dog, For Life!

The guy looked homeless.  Jacked-up curly hair and grungy clothes but he had a prideful look in his eyes. I ran across him back in 2009, when I noticed a crowd at the corner of Commerce and Weatherford. The man didn’t look like a genius but he created his own scene...

Human’s Only Please…

"There is no such thing as 'business ethics'.”  I heard this from a business school professor in college. "A business is not a person, it does not have ethics, it has a balance sheet, it has a P&L.”  Basically, a business is a piece of paper with a name on it, if...

That’s No Shortcut…

I said to the rest stop attendant, “It’s a shame you have to put this sign up, isn’t it…”  He said, "you wouldn’t believe it…” and we talked a little more, I mentioned to him how this stop always seems clean and how I appreciate that. We were on the way to my mom and...