by Greg Hague
Quite a story – my first real estate appointment in Arizona. Julian Rawls. $89,900. 82nd Street, just south of Chaparral. Success or failure?
1981. We had just moved from Cincinnati a few weeks before. I didn’t have a clue how to get around this town and knew nothing about the local real estate market.
I needed to get something going . . . quickly. I know it seems hard to imagine now, but back then we barely had enough $$ to exist 2-3 months (and only if we lived really tight).
I knew that even if I made my first sale right away, it would likely take at least a month, probably longer, to close the deal and get paid the commission. If the sale fell through, I would be in serious trouble (you too my sons). There was no time to waste. I was motivated, to say the least. READ MORE
Life lessons from Chubby (my dad) and other smart folks I’ve met on the road.
We all have frogs; difficult or unpleasant things we must do.
We tend to put them off. The problem? They rarely go away. In fact, they often grow into green monsters — harder to do, tougher to face.
Facing a frog today?
Take Chubby’s advice.
Swallow the frog. Do it early.
“If you know you have to swallow a frog,
swallow it first thing in the morning.
If there are two frogs, swallow the big one first.”
*Chubby Rule courtesy of my good friend and savvy dad, Bruce.
**Photo of boy with frog in mouth courtesy of strangecosmos.com