Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sometimes you have to do it

I have turned out to be a poor landlord. I let tenants get away with delinquency in paying rent and my heart melts when a tenant gets sick.

But, I've recently decided to get out of my passionate zone and take action.  Last month, I filed suit against one tenant who said she couldn't pay.  Yet, I bumped into her at a salon...lookin' good and spending' good. So, the lawsuit continues.

Then, my other tenant is so far behind that I'm embarrassed.  But, she has until September 1 to come up with 1/2 and if I don't get it, I commence court proceedings.

It's about time I began looking out for my interests.  About time.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Retaining a professional

OK.  I admit I need my persona life.

Recently, I had a session with a relationship expert who gave me clarity about a situation in which I was involved and one that made me cry.

She was so professional and compassionate and so spot on with her assessments that I've decided to have a monthly session with her.

When your personal life is off kilter, it affects your business life.

And when that began to intrude on my livelihood, I turned to her again.

It's worth it to retain a professional because she keeps me grounded, provides great advice and gets me clear.

That's worth it!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Don't take a chance

Last night, I was going to go Downtown to see one of the films in the Black Harvest series.  I googled Harvey train stop to get the schedule for the train. The show started at 8:30 and there was a 7:01 train.

What popped up, instead, was a story about a recent robbery on the Harvey stop.  Two riders, waiting for a train, were robbed at gunpoint and their valuables, money and cell phones were taken. It happened in the evening.

I got spooked.  While the thugs were caught, the mere thought of this violation was enough to keep me from going.

I just couldn't take a chance.

So, I'll go again next week during the afternoon hours.

At least, I'll feel safer.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Break ups

Suddenly, he stopped calling...seeing me...texting me.  No explanation. No warning.  Just gone.

I am so hurt and trying to absorb and process this.  I am trying not to act like a psycho chick...but I miss him...miss the friendship.

So, right now, I'm trying to get past the pain.

It's hard.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Stop before you press "send."

Herman Edwards once said to stop before you press SEND when transmitting a message.  I agree with that.  Never send anything in haste. Wait an hour.  Email it to yourself and then get back to it.  But, STOP.

These messages never go away and what you send in haste will never go away.  It will reflect on you.

So, STOP, RESIST the desire to press send.

Everything will change but your message will remain out there.