How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

From overcoming huge struggles that let us appreciate the little things to simply basking in the mundane interactions so many of us take for granted, lessons on gratefulness, joy and what really matters can come from any source, any time, any place and anybody.


It was always about the small things Not every inspirational blog needs to be written by a guru. There is absolutely value in hearing the sage wisdom of those who have devoted their lives to enhancing the well-being of others through their words, but the truth is, opportunities to expand our minds and hearts are […]

Why Should They Hire You?

Take a look for yourself, and determine whether you not only embody, but exude the traits likely to lead to loan officer success. If not, note the direction of the wind and adjust your sails.


In this market, customer satisfaction is priority #1 Customer service is always the No. 1 priority of FAM and many other service-oriented, sales-driven businesses. That goes without saying. But there are times in the market cycle where customer service isn’t just the top initiative, but absolutely essential to long-term success. Mortgage industry consultant  Stratmor Group […]

Preventing a Q4 Slump

While I would never discourage someone from reveling in holiday cheer, enjoying time off, and spending quality hours with friends and family, I want you to be cautious of how easy it is to slide through time. This is particularly true of the second half of the year.


Don’t let holiday fun detract from your personal success There is always something on the horizon. Whether it’s Memorial Day weekend, an upcoming vacation or end-of-year celebrations, it seems our schedules are always packed with distractions. Don’t get me wrong. Holidays and celebrations are wonderful! They break up the monotony of the day-to-day grind and […]

Putting the ‘FU’ Back in Fun

The idea that happiness really is all around us is an accurate one. Whether we choose to see – and act – upon that happiness is another thing.


Opportunities for fun are endless Our daily grind can really wreak havoc on that little three-little “F” word. Yes, I’m talking about “fun!” We may not all be Tom Hanks in the movie Big, but that doesn’t mean we can’t seek out and recognize joy whenever, however and wherever we can. Happiness isn’t just found […]

Message in an Already Packed Bottle

To take action immediately when you come across an email that needs your attention or will only take a few minutes. Forwarding the email to someone else who can handle it is also an option.


Incessant inbox checking is not actually “working” Our inboxes are one of the major sources of distraction throughout the day. Whether we’re at our desks, in the car, at the gym, waiting for a train or find just a few moments to ourselves, email joins other culprits like social media, texting and mindlessly web surfing […]