Thoughts on Leadership: Crush your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions

A 2019 study including 800,000 participants by Strava shows that most people abandon their New Year’s resolutions by January 19.  In fact, the results are so dramatic that Strava calls January 19 “Quitter’s Day”.  What makes the difference between the quitters and the winners?  Drawing from my own experience, I’ll share a couple tips below.  Continue reading “Thoughts on Leadership: Crush your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions”

Thoughts on Leadership: Are You Looking Up?

Perspective matters. A big part of pushing yourself and growing as a leader, lies in the ability to shift your perspective and consider things from a different angle. Leaders like to view things from the top down, from a place of control, but what about looking up? Leaders are constantly thinking about their organizational chartContinue reading “Thoughts on Leadership: Are You Looking Up?”

Ranch near Durango, Colorado, asks $33.5 million

Located in Hesperus, Colorado, near Durango, this sprawling ranch has recently come on the market with a listing price of $33.5 million. The vast property in the southwestern corner of the state comes with a campground, RV hookup, and plenty of vast open spaces. The home is being sold by Charles and Gloria Pope. TheyContinue reading “Ranch near Durango, Colorado, asks $33.5 million”

Zillow working to sell off homes acquired under iBuyer program

The Zillow saga continues. Early in November, Zillow announced in a meeting with shareholders that they were shutting down their iBuyer program, Zillow Offers. In the wake of this major shift, they have worked furiously to unload the properties they owned or had under contract as part of that program. As of today, they haveContinue reading “Zillow working to sell off homes acquired under iBuyer program”

How thinking works

The inner workings of the brain is highly mysterious. While we may think we know how our brains work and “who’s in control,” there are numerous systems and processes at play constantly, even in the simplest decisions. In his 2011 book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Nobel-prize winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, pulls back the curtain andContinue reading “How thinking works”

Thoughts on Leadership: Impact Players

What’s the difference between the solid contributor in your workplace and the Impact Player?  In her new book, Impact Players, Liz Wiseman notes 5 practices that distinguish the Impact Players from their less-impactful colleagues.  Impact Players do the job that’s needed.  While their colleagues may do their assigned job well, the high performers assess whatContinue reading “Thoughts on Leadership: Impact Players”

New home sales stay strong going into the Fall

The housing market continues to be very strong according to the latest data from the month of October. Historic seasonal trends where the market tends to cool down in the Fall and Winter months are being challenged by the highest number of new home sales reported in half a year. The breakneck pace of existingContinue reading “New home sales stay strong going into the Fall”

AfterShokz OpenComm headset review

It’s safe to say that two years ago, nobody ever imagined they would spend so many work hours in video conference calls and Zoom meetings. The events of COVID and the rise of remote work have made clear communication more important than ever, and that requires the right hardware. Audio brand AfterShokz recent release ofContinue reading “AfterShokz OpenComm headset review”

Transcending the impossible

One of the most defining aspects of human experience is limitation. You only have so much energy on a given day, and only so much time. At the same time, many scientists, entrepreneurs, and top athletes frequently push and even transcend the apparent limits of human capability. But is there a common thread that unitesContinue reading “Transcending the impossible”