Baby Steps

All too often, it is easier to complain about something than actually take action to fix it. Taking baby steps simply means taking one small step every day to get a little closer to what you want.

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GPS

Have you ever been lost before? Being lost can apply to your relationship, your career, your schooling, your finances, your religion and so many more areas.

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Automation

I have spent the majority of my career trying to automate the loan process.  The funny part is I’m not sure why. Why do we do this?  We take a human process that requires people to make it work and we try to make it 1% faster by using a million different software platforms, systems, […]

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Close to Homeless

How close are we to becoming homeless? Turns out a lot closer than we think. I recently spent an entire day with my friend Brian Seeley whom I affectionately refer to as the homeless guy. He runs a charity (Gospel, Inc. – http://gospelinc.org/) in Lakeland that works to help homeless people, which by the way […]

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The Value of Guidance

There is a reason why some of the most successful people in the world still seek out guidance from colleagues, business coaches, pastors, mentors, etc. No one knows everything, nor can we ever learn everything. So naturally, we seek guidance from others who may know just a little more than us or may have a […]

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Lincoln Square – Lakeland

During this time of THANKSGIVING, we are feeling super thankful. Yesterday, we had some very special guests at the AMP office!  If you haven’t heard of the great things LCRA (https://www.lakelandcra.net/) is doing in Lakeland, here’s an article from the Ledger ( http://www.theledger.com/news/20160814/from-blight-to-neighborhood-in-lincoln-square ). Lincoln Square was once the location of some distressed apartments, but […]

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No Hidden Fees

To fee or not to fee that is the question. Okay, I may be plagiarizing Shakespeare a bit, but you get the point. Should you pay fees or not pay fees?  This is a big challenge to deal with especially in the mortgage business.   Ok, just kidding! This isn’t a big challenge. Everyone charges […]

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Great Transactions are Done Face to Face

If you truly want a great transaction: Meet! Be human, show up, take the time to drive to a place and interact.   I know it seems hard getting in the car, bringing all the pertinent documents, and being present. We have so much going on (kids, sports, work, etc.), but taking the time to […]

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