November 7, 2016
For Rent sign in front of a house.

The Simplest REAL Way to Make One Million Dollars

*Author’s note: It is important that I address the fact up front that there are many variables that I’ve left out of this little experiment, not to skew the results, but to keep the math and the concepts simple. Feel free to run the numbers again and include varying interest rates, average costs of selling a home, different average cash-flow, inflation, etc, if you would like. Here’s a simple way to change the trajectory of your net worth dramatically. As many of you know, a few years back I ended my tenure with a country band called Love and Theft. […]
January 11, 2016
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What I Learned About Leadership From a Snarky Real Estate Agent

As you may know, I work in real estate here in beautiful Nashville, TN. Yesterday I heard another agent remark with an old adage, “Buyers are liars.” I cringed. First of all, to clarify, the spirit behind the phrase is this: It’s not that buyers are actual, miscreant, immoral spewers of deception. It refers to the propensity of people buying a home to be—perhaps unwittingly—unclear on what they want. One day they want this, then you show it to them and they change their minds and they want that. We’ve all been indecisive at some point in our lives, right? […]
December 16, 2015
Not sure what to get that person on your list who is obsessed with success, with self motivation, excellence and growth? That person who everyone knows is destined for greatness? Here is a Christmas list full of items sure to thrill the ambitious entrepreneur.

My 2015 Christmas List for Awesome People

I don’t know about you, but I’m in full Christmas mode, rockin’ day in and day out to Alvin and the Chipmunks. Don’t deny it, and don’t fight it! One thing that I know to be true—and this isn’t theory, this is straight from first hand experience—is that knowledge is power. Your brain is like a shoebox: you get out what you put in. Okay, that analogy needs work, but it’s still basically true. If it weren’t for a specific book I read a while back, I may not even know what passive income is, much less be changing the financial […]
December 7, 2015
In order to achieve success, to reach a vision or conquer a goal, you must first steward the task in front of you with diligence and excellence. This is the process of becoming a leader.

Be a Steward of the Task at Hand

One pillar of mindset that I share with the agents on my team here in Nashville is this: take the next step. But what does that even mean? If you’re like me, you’re an ambitious person. You’re hungry to grow, to excel. You want to be smarter, accomplish more, earn more, conquer more. I can see you nodding vigorously as I write this. Wherever we are, we want to be further along, and we want to be there now! These are fantastic traits—the desire to live this life dialed up to “10” is something that I for one haven’t figured […]