Many Houston newcomers drawn to inner-city living

Original article published in the Houston Chronicle: On the Move. In recent years, there has been a significant emphasis on urban renewal here in Houston.  Likewise, inner-city living continues to attract Houstonians and newcomers alike. From popular areas such as The Heights and Montrose, to up and coming areas like EaDo (East Downtown), newcomers have many choices when it comes to urban living in Houston. With a growing focus on walkability, many people prefer to live in an area where […]

Monday Motivation?

Monday Motivation

What’s the deal with Monday Motivation? I see posts about this throughout social media and all over the web. And, I have to tell you, I rarely feel very motivated on Mondays. The reason? Let’s face it. Mondays are hard. I will even go a step further and say that sometimes they downright suck. But, I have found that it helps to begin each day with the right mindset. This is especially true on Mondays. Monday Motivation you can actually […]

Relocation Spotlight on Greenwood King Properties

Greenwood King PropertiesRenee Eads

Original Article Published in the Houston Chronicle: Relocation Spotlight Agents who specialize in relocation often do much more for their clients than provide real estate services.  Just ask Renée Eads, vice president of relocation for Greenwood King Properties. During a recent interview, she said that because of the unique nature of relocation, that agents are selling much more than houses; they are selling Houston. Eads added that agents who regularly assist relocation clients, understand the importance of being advocates for […]

I don’t always have time to read, so I make time to listen

Recommended Reading

We’ve all heard the statistics about how the most successful leaders and innovators are also avid readers. I think the saying is: “Leaders are readers.” Well, I don’t always have time to read, so I make time to listen. In fact, I listen to about 25 books a year, thanks to Audible, and I try to read at least 5 actual books. I know that my reading goal is a really low one, but it works for me. When to […]

Setbacks are there to remind you, not define you

Overcoming Setbacks

I have said many times that setbacks are there to remind you, not define you. I first wrote these words a few years ago, but I think they are worth repeating today. January Promises I made a lot of promises to myself for January. I was going to hit the ground running at the first of the year, and I had a plan to basically kick ass and take names. As the saying goes, “People plan, God laughs.” By the […]

Digital vs Analog: Which is better?

Hey kids! Do you know what this is? It’s called a Rolodex! It’s what we used for decades before the digital age to keep track of our contacts. They were invaluable! Sometimes I would even flip through my Rolodex just to spark some inspiration. It was a tactile, active experience. No mater how convenient and easy digital is, we can’t have a relationship with digital information the way that we can with a physical repository of information. That’s why I […]

When are you the most productive?

When are YOU the most productive? Experts say that’s when you should do the bulk of your work. I learned long ago, that my most productive time is not 8:00 AM. It’s also not 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM. More often than not, my productivity doesn’t seems to peak until the sun goes down. So, after struggling with so-called “regular business hours” for nearly two decades, I shifted my work schedule to match my body’s natural rhythm. The results? Not […]