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Feel Like You Belong – Features Real Estate Broker, Lola Audu ‘A New Way to Sell Real Estate’

Lola Audu is used to creating firsts in her adopted U.S. home. As an international student in college, she had to teach white administrators about unintended racism. As a real estate professional, she became the first black president in the 117-year history of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors. As a graduate of the Cultural […]

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Spreading a little ‘sunshine’ at Sunnyslope Floral in Grandville, MI!

Sunnyslope Floral has been my florist of choice for over twenty five years!  When I first started working as a marketing specialist, a colleague sent over an arrangement from Sunnyslope.  It was a floral arrangement in a mug and it brightened up my day. That one thoughtful gift from a friend has inspired me to […]

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On Paradigms, Power and Perceptions…

Paradigms power perceptions and perceptions power emotions.” Quote from Sarayu to Mackenzie in the book, “The Shack.” What’s the color of anger when you’re color blind and can’t see red? When it comes to emotional heat, each of us experiences the full spectrum of color in a myriad of different ways. Emotions arise out of […]

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Fair Weather Friends and Bell Bottoms… Real Estate Lessons from the Economic Crisis

Editorial Note:  This blog post was first published in 2009 at a time when the real estate industry was facing the worst market that most current practioners had ever witnessed.  Looking back at the sentiments expressed in this blog post brings to mind some of the important lessons that period of challenge created. ***************** I remember […]

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Focus – Lessons on Living Life Well.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Focus.  And the way our focus impacts our lives.  Focus is a magnifier.  It enlarges whatever it is directed towards.  Focus also is an attractor.  It brings to us whatever we pay attention to. Focus is not just a mental activity.  It incorporates just about every dimension of our being.  And, it’s […]

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Focus – Lessons on Living Life Well.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Focus.  And the way our focus impacts our lives.  Focus is a magnifier.  It enlarges whatever it is directed towards.  Focus also is an attractor.  It brings to us whatever we pay attention to. Focus is not just a mental activity.  It incorporates just about every dimension of our being.  And, it’s […]

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T’was the day before Christmas…

It’s Christmas eve.  One thing is clear…we are definitely having a very white Christmas in Grand Rapids, MI.  It’s beautiful to look at.  The pristine snow is unsullied and sparkles in the sunlight.  Very nice, in my opinion if you’re inside! My doorbell has already rung once this morning with a Fedex delivery man dropping […]

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