This post is dedicated to a young man whom I only knew for a moment. We met at a OREI (Oakland Real Estate Investors) meeting, my first and his last. Most people there don't deal with Detroit but he had a property in Redford that was right up my alley. We chatted for a moment, exchanged information and I got the deal under contract. This guy was 30 years young and me and him seemed to be on very similar paths. I didn't know he had a son, as do I.
We began communicating via email, he was very nice and professional and even said "Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for working with me!" It was my pleasure to have worked with him before he left this place. I am thankful to have met his acquaintance; young and successful.
Moral of the story
Death is promised, Life is a blessing. Most of us that are seriously involved in Real Estate it takes up ALL our time. Make time for the things that matter most to you, family, friends and fun. If you leave this earth tomorrow Real Estate won't matter. Take it easy. I encourage you right now as you're reading this, stop for a moment and do something you love, something that makes you happy. Work will be there when you get back.