Saturday, August 3, 2019 / by Rick Kendrick
Six Mistakes to AVOID When Moving Up to
Your Next Home.
Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you’re looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It’s very important for you to consider these issues before you list your home for sale. Not only is there the issue of financing to consider, but you also have to sell your present home at exactly the right time in order to avoid either the financial burden of owning two homes or, just as bad, the dilemma of having no place to live during the gap between closings.
In this Summer edition of InHouse, I outline the six most common mistakes homeowners make when moving to a larger home. Knowledge of these six mistakes, and the strategies to overcome them, will help you make informed choices before you put your existing home on the market.
*Feel free to share these SIX mistakes with anyone you know considering moving up to a bigger home; ...
Saturday, September 22, 2018 / by Rick Kendrick
Living by Values
Everyone has values. Although from some of the programs on television nowadays, just what those values are is a question.
Recently we read a great book by Ken Blanchard, Managing by Values, that is written for business people primarily, but the life applications I got out of it were equally beneficial to anything I discovered on the business front.
By committing to a common purpose and shared values, any family can adopt a way of living out life that allows all those who the family impacts to WIN! One of the things I regret as a parent was not helping my children earlier in life lay out a life plan centered around certain core principles. Sure, we did and still do parent around a set of values like, always be honest and always give your best, but tying this in to a WRITTEN life plan early I believe would be better than good.
Most everyone reading this has some so; ...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 / by Karey Kendrick
From STUCK to UNSTUCK!
I am a big history buff. Most adults of reasonable success are too, they learn from it and try to avoid repeating mistakes they have made and that others have made.
One of my favorite stories from history is Nehemiah and his life. This guy was DRIVEN to solve problems. There is much written on this man and much can be learned especially in the way of getting unstuck.
You know what I mean by STUCK, right? Maybe your routine has become unproductive for your health or finances or relationships. In my work, I coach my team from a position of ‘your routine = your results’. Want a different result? Change your routine. Want to be SUPER successful? Help others who want it change their routine.
Nehemiah is famous for quoting “In Judah it was said, ‘Th; ...
Monday, March 20, 2017 / by Rick Kendrick
When Work and Family Collide
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For almost everyone, the word cheating has negative connotations, especially if you've ever been cheated. But allow me to use this unpleasant word in a broader sense. Try thinking of it as simply choosing to give up one thing in hope of gaining something else of greater value.
Daily we all decide to shortchange one thing in order to more fully experience another. It's especially true with our schedules. We face a variety of responsibilities and opportunities-work, family, hobbies, clubs, sports. The list is endless. Each competes for our attention. Each competes for our most valuable resource: our time. But to give each the time it demands or deserves would require more time than any of us have.
So we "cheat." We give up certain opportunities for the sake of others. We invest in some relationships while ...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / by Rick Kendrick
The Greatest Lesson Ever Learned
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If it’s OK with you, I want to share something that has had profound impact on my life. I won’t be able to cover all the ways I’ve been impacted by this lesson in this newsletter, but this one thing undoubtedly has resulted in my personal growth, success in business and loving relationships more than anything else.
In a word the lesson is GRATITUDE. In a few words the lesson is: ‘Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.’
I’m not here to judge anyone today, but I am here to share. I made a vow awhile back to share things that positively impact me with those I care about and just about anyone else willing to listen.
In the hustle of to-do lists and work deadlines, sometimes it’s (too) easy to block out the details of the day, forgetting that each and! ...