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What a fun couple of weeks here in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, NOT!  It has basically rained every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the last three weeks, and it looks like this one will be no exception.  Look, I’m not one to complain in general.  I also almost never complain about the weather.  I’m making an exception this time, because it is starting to interfere with my kids football!  So, enough is enough! With that said, I thought I’d talk about Continue Reading…

Priorities and lost time

September 13, 2018 — Leave a comment

It’s quite interesting when you start adding up the costs of “missed opportunity”. Many of these costs aren’t just financial. Many of us entrepreneurs miss the opportunity of a lifetime to be a good parent or spouse. We spend countless nights and weekends “grinding” away at our dreams. We tend to keep growing and growing, creating and solving, wanting more and more. It never stops.

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That’s it.  I said it on the internet, so it must be true!  It’s on Facebook too, so you should all stop buying houses immediately and send your leads to me!  Below this text, you’ll see a fun “dialogue” I had with someone on Facebook yesterday.  It was started by a Dallas/Fort Worth REALTOR® that was commenting on price drops and increased days on the market.  Unfortunately it was followed by Continue Reading…

So, I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past.  I’m sure I’ll keep making them until I learn to listen to my wife!  One of my largest mistakes since founding 2020 REI was rapid expansion.  Not only of office space, but also expenses and personnel.  Operating under the standard entrepreneur ideology that if you build it, they will come.  We’ve gone from a 300 square foot office with two couches, two people and a desk; to 5,000 sqft overlooking downtown with 50 people; and back to 1,300 sqft in the corner office with five people.  Should we have Continue Reading…