For many years my family and colleagues have urged me to share my insights with you. While not having ever been accused of being modest, shy, or unwilling to provide my own views on all things real estate, I have, finally, decided to sit down with my morning coffee and share my thoughts with you.
While we are all focused on protecting ourselves, family, co-workers and friends from becoming ill, survival for most of us is a near certainty. We, therefore, must look to the future with a view towards recovery from the economic damage that has been and continues to be wrought from the near shut down of commerce throughout the United States and the world.
The slogan "all for one and one for all" feels good, but let's be real, it is, and always will be, the human instinct to preserve and fend for ourselves. My genetic makeup is infused with survival genes, as I am the son of two holocaust survivors ... not the ones that were lucky enough to be hidden by caring families or who survived in the woods while hunting for food and, on occasion, shooting the enemies, but two parents that survived death camps (Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen).
For those of you who know me personally, you may recall my embrace of the slogan “luck and timing are largely responsible for success.” Largely responsible for sure, but worthless without foresight, preparation, intelligence, rational thinking, and action. Sitting back and simply opining on what may or will occur, watching and reading the plethora of reports from all the "experts" on all subjects, absorbing the vast amount of information and data is great, but doing nothing yields nothing.
Rational thinking ... how simple that seems. Sure, many of us believe we are "rational". But the opposite is true more often than not. Intellectual thinking that is not blended with rational thinking ("street smarts") is of no significant value when it comes to survival, progress, and success in life and in business.
I am blessed (as far as I know), with a pleasant balance of intelligence and street smarts. So, with that in mind this morning, here are my insights for today;
Stay tuned for more. Be safe, remain positive, focus on rational thinking, and look to the future with glee and anticipation of the great opportunities for success that are up for grabs.
Lawrence N. Taylor