STUFF I SAID

“MOST ADMIRED CEO” AWARDS

The Houston Business Journal just held their event where they named the first honorees for the “Most Admired CEO” award. The team was enthusiastic and proud. Friends and acquaintances were congratulatory. In truth, it was both an exciting and humbling experience.  It’s the kind of thing that causes you to become a little introspective. As […]

How Far Will You Go To Make A Difference?

To Guatemala – to Volunteer in the Volcano Relief Effort. What an experience! Guatemala is an incredible and beautiful place. I’m so grateful for the time we had to help with this great cause. First we helped out with orphans at Casa Jackson Hospital.  Then we made our way to San Juan Alotenango.  We manually […]

Do you believe in Work-Life Balance?

A few things from me to consider.  I break my life into the “Four F’s”. Family Finances Fitness Philanthropy (get it… it sounds like an “F”)  😉 These four areas could easily lay on top of Friedman’s work, home, community, and self. The next point to consider is that I don’t think life-balance is practical. […]

Zeus is One of the Best Places to Work!

Here is the Company Gossip!     If I have said it once, then I have said it a million times, “Zeus Mortgage Bank is one of the best places to work”.  AND it all comes down to the amazing people!!! We have a quarterly planning meeting where we review the past, present, and future of […]

The Comedian’s View of Entrepreneurship!

The Department of Labor claimed a farmer was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate him. Department of Labor employee: I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them. Farmer:  Well, there’s my farm hand who’s been with me for 3 years. I pay […]

What Skills Make You a Successful Real Estate Investor

Hello Everyone:   This was an interesting question.  Recently, my ten year old daughter asked me what my strongest attributes were in business and it took me by surprise for many obvious reasons.  Here is a short recap of my thoughts on this question and my interaction with my daughter.   My number one go […]

My Dad Was Pretty Weird – A Tribute

Alan Kaufman My dad was pretty weird! If you never met him then let me create a little picture for you.  Alan was one of four brothers and clearly the black sheep in the family.  He certainly grew up with a slight learning disability and he spent most of his working life as a mechanic, […]