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Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free. It’s Time to Introduce Myself My podcast, newsletter and social media presence exist to help 1 billion people: Live Better Achieve More Be Financially Free But, you’re probably wondering, Have you done any of those things yourself, Or, are you sitting in a bean bag chair in your mom’s basement eating Cheetos in your underwear as you write this? While I...

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free. Laziness is a Superpower I've always said I'm Lazy. From the outside, people say I'm very productive and when I hear them talk about what I've achieved personally, professionally and financially, I guess they're right: CFO Father Ironman Ultramarathon Wrote a 1st novel Launched a Podcast 29-Year Relationship Achieved a high net worth Started a real...

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and become financially free. Last week, we were in Las Vegas. While we were there to watch our son's basketball tournament, I did manage to sneak in one of my favorite hobbies, poker... As someone who believes in growth, learning, competition and pattern recognition, poker is something I LOVE. It has so many life lessons. Whenever I play, I learn something and file it away....

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free. Big Picture Thinkers You hear it a lot. I'm a Big Picture Thinker. The problem is, it's bullshit, when they say it. What I really hear is I don't want to deal with details. I've talked about it in the past, and I'll continue to talk about it until I'm blue in the face - you need to pay attention to the Forest AND the Trees. Not one, not either. BOTH....

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free. Options A good life is filled with options. The more options, typically the better. I was thinking about it this week when I talked with my youngest son. We listened to a YouTube recording in which I was interviewed about real estate. They asked me whether a new type of housing that gave consumers more choices was a good idea. I paused the show and...

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free. It's Finally Time I'm super excited to announce my next step in life: Frame Properties It’s been a long road: 25 years in Finance 15 years in Real Estate 8 years as a RE Development CFO $2.5+ billion in RE sold or stabilized The road has always led here. I’ve been hinting at it for months now. At least one or two of you have said tell me more. It’s...

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free. The Time We Have 79.5 years It's 954 months That's 4,134 weeks Which is 28,938 days This is how long you'll live. It is the average N. American life span. As our kids age and my wife and I grow older, I think about this a lot. But, before we dive into my thoughts on this, here's a word from our wonderful sponsor this week: Sponsored By: The Flyover The...

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free. Whose Dream I sat down for coffee with a friend and past colleague this week, and we had a great conversation. She reached out on LinkedIn. I hadn't realized she'd left her partnership role at KPMG, and once I had, I wanted to sit, talk and catch up on life. We'd worked together, and she'd been an advisor while I was in industry. Not to mention, our...

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free. Last Day Well, it's official. As you read this, I'm finishing my last day at Mosaic. It's hard to describe the value I experienced in the last 10-1/2 years: Thousands of homes built Billions of dollars in revenue sold or stabilized Growing a team of 30+ colleagues across multiple functions When I started at Mosaic, my boys were two and five years old....

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free. Leadership Lessons For the last 20+ years, I've been focused on leadership. It's changed my life in many ways, including climbing the corporate ladder from a first-year accounting student to CFO. Before we dive in, a word from our sponsor this week: Sponsored By: The Flyover The Flyover offers a refreshing alternative. Delivering quick-to-read,...

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free. Create & Launch Free case study: How to earn a great income doing what you love 85% of people dislike or even hate what they’re doing for a living. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Matt Giaro has discovered the secret to earning a passive income doing what you love. It’s through online courses…especially with Matt’s unique ‘create & launch’ method...