It’s been ten years. I started this blog on February 20, 2009. I can’t believe it. The real estate market was way different then and so was my life. I have two things on my mind today.
1) THANK YOU
I’m so grateful for this past decade. I’ve had a blast and I’ve learned so much from our conversations through the years. I know it sounds dramatic, but my business and life have changed. My kids are now teenagers, my beard has way too much gray for my age, and I feel like I’m now surrounded with a tribe of such supportive people. Our conversations have led to many opportunities, weekly presentations in real estate offices, and doing the type of work I want to be doing. Thank you for adding joy to my life (that sounded way too Marie Kondo).
2) THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT BLOGGING (AND LIFE)
1) Progress is impossible without effort: It’s impossible to make progress if you don’t put yourself out there. In other words, I wouldn’t be at ten years today without my first lame post.
2) You can’t please everyone: It’s impossible.
3) It’s not easy to be brief: Yep. Sorry. Nothing more to say about that.
4) Consistency: One of the most important things is being consistent. This is true for blogging and it’s true for anyone trying to reach others with a message. People say to me all the time, “I could never do what you do because I’m too busy.” I get it. But here’s the thing. We’ll never get results unless we commit to being consistent – no matter how busy we get.
5) Relationships: Ten years ago I started this blog as a way to earn business, and that definitely happened. But most of all I earned friendships.
Thank you for hanging with me for these years.
BLOG BASH: Just a reminder my wife and I are hosting a party at Yolo Brewing on Saturday March 2nd. It’s an excuse to get together and you’re invited. It’s okay if we’ve never met too. I’ll be buying the first 100 beers. Details here.
Question: What is one thing that is different about your life since 2009?