March 2014: Remember The First Time…?

The first time is technically the best, even if the results improve in future efforts. When someone asks or says, “Remember the first time…”, her aim is to invoke a warm feeling, like the first day of Spring even when the weather does not warm until the first week of April.

I once looked forward to first times so much that I overlooked what I actually had. Eventually that led to some bad times, and unlike first times, I tend not to repeat negative occurrences.

In actuality, no person should use the reference “first time” for when something bad happened because the goal should then be for that bad event not to happen again. In other words, let’s say, you have a shoulder that pops out of the socket. I am quite sure you can recall the first time it happened, but the hope is that you would have gotten surgery to properly repair it.

Otherwise, the shoulder matter is something you must reframe in your mind as a source of strength, so that you can say, “Remember the first time…” #dwaynewade 

Life is about falling down and first times; that is how I treat my career, parenting and my passions.

This month, I bring you three friends who are entrepreneurs following their dreams through ups and downs. Please visit their respective website to learn more and support.

Monica L. Cook – I met her in undergrad and she’s always been one to fight through adversity. A late bloomer in so many ways, and ahead of her time in others, she’s a true friend who leads by example, in that she gets up and forges ahead, and succeeds.

Michell C. Clark – An artist through outlook, he possesses a keen ear to the music of today as well as the best to draw from that lifestyle. Learn of this man and his brand, so that years from now, you can say, remember the first time.

Edward L. Tarlton – The brashest of personalities usually have the purest of hearts. If your next move involves achievement, particularly in the academic arena for youth and adults alike, inquiring about his services should be your first move.

We made it through a rough first quarter of the year, a winter that would test your resolve and love for New York. If you are not in New York, unless you were in AZ, FL, CA and the like, I am certain you battled the snowiest winter in decades. Normally this experience forces people to rethink their position. Are you looking to buy or sell? It really is hold or fold time. You need real estate. Call, email me or hit me on Facebook: