Our family has now grown by one more heaven sent person, a little girl. Her name is: Sydney Fern Rawson, the daughter of Nikki and Cameron Rawson, our youngest son and his wife. Sydney, “Syd” to family and friends was born at 11:59pm on the 10th of August, 2009. At the time of her birth she weighed 8lbs, 6oz and was 21 inches long.
Syd, welcome to our family. Your Grandmother and I have looked forward to this celebration for sometime now. You’re our tenth Grandchild and no less loved than the other nine. We look forward to the opportunity to see you, play with you and help you.
Congratulations to Cameron and Nikki. You’ve waited a very long time for this particular blessing to come into your life. We know you’ll be great parents!
Welcome to the family Sydney!
We love you,
Decisions on policy like any decision can have intended and un-intended consequences. It’s not possible to understand or anticipate all un-intended consequences. This is why we have public forums to vett ideas, concepts and decisions that have far reaching effects.
On Monday, we understand that the Treasury will make a decision on Real Estate Owned (REO) assets controlled by HUD, FDIC, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The power to liquidate these properties may change. It’s our understanding that they will (the gatekeepers) be able to auction properties. The exact process is not yet known, at this point. There are still many questions that are unanswered but that will change on Monday the 3rd of August when new information will be available. [Read more…]
Have you ever heard that song, 6′ 2″ eyes of blue . . . They were talking about my sister, Diane. I have two great sisters and a wonderful brother. They called us, the four “Ds,” DR, Diane, David and Dale.
Last year, we lost Diane to Cancer. She fought and fought. That was her nature, she fought. You see, Diane was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and like me, an entrepreneur. She had several businesses to her credit before she retired to live happily-ever-after with the love of her life, Roger. If you wanted to put an even bigger grin on her face, talk about her grandson Jack or her daughter Denise.
Diane was a leader and after our Mom and Dad died at a very early age (Mom also died of Cancer) she became like a second Mom, especially to our youngest sibling, Dale Jean. Our sister Dale was very young. Diane stepped up to the plate and in addition to all her other responsibilities, she was a second Mom and a role model for us all.
Today is Diane’s Birthday. She would have been 62 years old today. Her birthday was always a bit funny to me because it is for a few months that we’re both 62. We were almost like twins as children. [Read more…]
The whole purpose of an engaging conversation is to communicate the intended message. Would you agree? Have you ever finished “communicating” and wondered, what don’t I know or “what are the voids?” Most of us that have been selling our whole life continually ask ourselves (usually after the fact) is there anything else that I could have said or done that would have had more impact or caused an even better decision (the purchase).
Recently, I was reading something that was asking the question, “What do you know?” That made me think about the sales process and what we know vs. what our prospect or client knows. It’s always been my position that if you listen, your prospect or client will tell you what they want or need in order to buy. The key is listening. However, we are dealing with human beings and all of us have stress that many of us know nothing about. Therefore, they could “forget” to tell you something. Something that upon close examination could make all the difference. How do you know? [Read more…]