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  • Ordinary People do Extraordinary Things Every Day

    Ordinary People do Extraordinary Things Every Day

    I first remember reading or hearing this in a quote from Jim Valvano, the North Carolina basketball coach who said “Every Single Day, in Every Walk of Life, Ordinary People do Extraordinary Things.” In 1983, his underdog team was pitted against the heavily favorited Houston Cougars in the NCAA Men’s Basketball championship game. They won right at the end of the game. He later passed away from … Read More

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  • Can I Fly with My CBD Products?

    Can I Fly with My CBD Products?

    There is a growing interest in the use of products containing CBD (Cannabidiol). These are products containing oil that is derived from the hemp plant, the same plant that produces marijuana.  Unlike medical marijuana, CBD products contain little or no THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana.

    In 2018, Congress passed a new Farm Bill (Farm Bill) known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.& … Read More

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  • Be Fearless

    Be Fearless

    We all know that life is full of worry and stress about success and about failure. This seems to be an integral part of climbing your way to the top of whatever trail or ladder you are on. These types of emotions can help motivate you, but they also slow you down if you let them. It is an art to learn from your past while looking forward.

    Everyone who is successful has failed many times. After each failure, they … Read More

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  • Get Out of Your Office!

    Get Out of Your Office!

    Sitting in a chair all day and not moving is bad for you physically, bad for your brand, and bad for your business. You may be thinking “I don’t have a brand.” But you do. We all do, and it is intertwined with our reputations. And if you stay in your office all day, how are you going to generate new business?

    Almost all of us generate business by interacting and dealing with other people. You … Read More

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  • Hard Decisions = Easier Life - Easy Decisions = Harder Life

    Hard Decisions = Easier Life - Easy Decisions = Harder Life

    I also look at this as being true to yourself. I say this because many times when you are faced with a difficult decision, part of the difficultly is that you will be letting someone down who you care about. Some great examples are taking a job for more money and no opportunity versus less money and the opportunity for growth.  Or simply staying in a job for the money. We all have faced these decisions … Read More

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  • Dragnet Clauses and Priority

    Dragnet Clauses and Priority

    A “Dragnet Clause” in a Deed of Trust is a provision that states that the Deed of Trust secures any and all future debt owed by the borrower to the lender, in addition to whatever debt the Deed of Trust originally secured. The use of the terminology “dragnet” symbolizes that such a clause causes the Deed of Trust to “spread” like a net, so as to “capture” within its … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Blog

  • Clean Up Your Own Mess

    Clean Up Your Own Mess

    If you spill something, don’t just stand there, because you need to clean it up. Don’t expect or wait for others to clean up for you. This correlates with taking responsibility when you create a mess; don’t blame others for issues you cause or expect them to clean them up for you.

    This was brought home to me this morning by a mess I made. I was in a hospital waiting room and spilled a large cup … Read More

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  • My Track

    My Track

    We live in a society where meritocracy is rewarded, both financially and emotionally.  How to be more “productive” has become an obsession for many.  Productivity and profitability go hand in hand with enormous profits for those who succeed. Law firms have not escaped this phenomenon; in fact, they have fully embraced it.   Sociologists now refer to law, accounting … Read More

    Categories: Culture, Blog

  • Remedies for a Breach of Contract

    Remedies for a Breach of Contract

    Most people understand that for a binding contract to exist there must be a meeting of the minds between two or more contracting parties whereby the parties agree to provide something of value to each other. What many people do not fully understand however, is what their available legal remedies are in the event a contract to which they are a party to is breached by another party.

    While there are various legal … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Blog

  • Follow Through is a Double-edged Sword

    Follow Through is a Double-edged Sword

    People are fast to commit, but then what? Some do exactly what they say they will. They e-mail or call the next day. Others don’t.

    This leads to two quick thoughts: (1) some people are organized and follow-up and (2) some people are disorganized and don’t. I think there is a third thought that has to be acknowledged.  Many people say they will follow-up when they have no intention of doing … Read More

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