So if you couldn’t tell already, I’m a numbers kind of guy. There’s this unusual fascination I have with productivity apps, organization and spreadsheets that definitely makes me a little weird, but I wouldn't have it any other way!
As for the type of person I'm looking for. Looks have nothing on someone who’s got their finances in order and goals that they’re working toward. That’s my definition of sexiness.
In addition to my normal job, real estate is a huge passion of mine. I own and manage two rental properties, I own a business which aims to make all information available to homebuyers, and I have a goal to eventually own ten rental units in the next ten years.
And I volunteer. I used to volunteer at SCORE to help small business owners put a business plan together, but I recently shifted to volunteering with the school district as part of their Academy Support Team. I’m also looking for a volunteer opportunity to help community members put together budgets for their families and/or put on financial management workshops. If you know of any opportunities, let me know!
I love all sorts of movies from the 80’s classics to the cult classics like Donnie Darko and Boondock Saints; and everything in-between…simply way too many to list here.
I typically don’t commit to a TV series unless A) it’s already over and B) everyone claims that it’s a must see. Last series I watched was Breaking Bad. I enjoy watching Comedy Central as well, usually The Daily Show, but I’ve also been getting into Big Bang Theory.
I love Pandora! Lately I’ve been switching between three stations depending on my mood. Jack Johnson/Ben Harper, The Fratellis, or Guardians of the Galaxy.
I love trying new foods…or a new ingredient in a classic dish. I love the concept of Tapas because it allows you the opportunity to try many exotic foods at once.
And I have an awesome retro videogame collection/room at my house. Personally, RPG’s have a special place in my heart. I’ve found that the only thing I’m good for in a FPS is cannon fodder.
I also meet (usually once a month) with friends to play board games. Right now my favorites are Cash Flow, Risk, and Settlers of Catan, but I've been getting into Seven Wonders lately.
2) Opportunities, not everyone has them so I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given
3) The ability to see the bigger picture, I sacrifice a lot, but I do it with the hope that those closest to me will be better off
4) Making someone else’s day, seriously, if you haven’t helped someone recently, do it, it’s an awesome feeling
5) My past experiences, the good, the bad, all of it made me the person I am today and I am so thankful for that
6) The thirst and passion to do more, always keep myself challenged, growing and waking up each day a better person
No seriously, I’m usually balancing the tasks I have to do for that particular day with the things I want to do. I really believe life should be serious enough to be productive, but fun enough to be happy. This sense of balance is no doubt a product of my Libra nature, but I stand by it as the ideal mindset to approach life.
Realistically working, but that’s because my usual days off are Sunday through Wednesday. Depending on the day, I might be at a networking event, hanging out with friends or family, going to an open house, the gym, or just getting some well needed R&R.
Really, if you can relate to about half of those, we should talk.