Congratulations and celebrate the coming of age where we as women, (I believe we are all independent women no matter what we do every day) are less inhibited and more enlightened and therefore encouraged to make a difference in our lives and in those around us.
We don’t have to be overlooked if we aren’t in business for ourselves, part of the 5% factor that are leading large corporations, nor any other niche of women who have been able to carve out a piece of the pie for themselves.
We are celebrating our voices being heard, our work being important and our lives being meaningful. We DO make daily decisions that impact many people and they are GOOD decisions. From managing a home to managing a career/work (which is often done at the same time)! We are the ultimate multi-taskers and we should revel in that little statement for a moment.
We are awesome at multi-tasking! We are the Kings and Queens of multi-tasking! Take a deep breath in to your heart center and APPRECIATE that simple sentence. Allow yourself to notice your confidence level rising as you realize, that we as women are at the top of the charts in that category! We can do anything we want to do just because we know how to balance so many things at one time.
So, wrap yourself in that beautiful blanket of confidence on this day, and know that you are not alone and most worthy of wearing it for the rest of your life!
One of my favorite/frustrating topics in the business of protecting the buyers during a real estate purchase is: “what do you do to avoid a bidding war”. Now if I told you all that, right here in this very public arena, it would not benefit my clients, as the secret would be out! However, I don’t want to be like Mrs. Fields and her cookies. So I will tell you this….
DON”T play. Take your money and move on. ALL BUYERS are the most important component in a real estate transaction!! Why? Because the buyer is the one with the money! Have you heard the phrase “he who has the cash is KING?” That is an aspect that gets distorted in the majority of real estate transactions. For decades the consumer has been disoriented by the smoke and mirrors of seller’s agents with subtext like: “how lucky you are that you GOT to purchase that home.”
As you will hear me say numerous times. “THE BUYER HAS THE CASH AND IS THE DRIVER IN EVERY REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION”!!! Now that doesn’t mean that you won’t be running into this type of situation in the future, but that is just one of many ways to take your control back.
There are so many people that I would love to thank for their bravery in many instances; wars or just standing up every day for a good reason.
Not that I want to separate any of them, but I would like to share with you one of my favorite heroes.
Jack Streeter –he was one of my father’s best friends -and I was lucky enough to grow up with his influence and kindness. He taught me to pay attention to every human and their labors. A little about my hero: He was a native Nevadan, longtime Reno Resident and attorney. Jack attended Sparks High School, graduating in 1939 where he was voted most likely to succeed. He then attended the University of Nevada Reno and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, ROTC and Pacific Golden Gloves Champion in the light heavy weight division. During World War II, Jack became the most decorated Nevadan from that war. He served as an officer in the First Infantry division and participated in the D-Day invasion, the assault across the Rhine River and Battle of the Bulge. His decorations include: 4 Silver Stars, 2 Bronze stars, 4 Purple Hearts and the Legion of Merit. The newest tower at the VA Hospital in Reno bears his name in honor of his heroic service. After the war, he attended Hastings Law school then moved back to Reno where he was Washoe County District Attorney from 1951-1954. He represented Harold’s Club during the sale to Howard Hughes and had many other prominent cases and clients. Jack was active in the community and helped form the Nevada District Attorney’s Association, served as President of the World Association of Lawyers, Chairman of the USS Nevada Commissioning Committee and was a member of the Knights of Malta.
To Jack: Thank you for taking the shirt off of your own back to keep us all warmer. We miss you