Bought a Big Bat

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

– Dr. Seuss, Writer, 1904-1991

You just have to love Dr. Seuss!! There is no better way to start off a New Year than with an “ain’t nothing gonna break my stride” attitude.

Welcome back to Turn Around Tuesday. I want to take a quick minute to thank everybody who has been supportive through an interesting 2009. I’ll be taking you to lunch in 2010.

2009 was interesting for a good many people. I myself watched one business die, another one blossom and opportunities unfold. Lighthouse Leasing & Management has grown to over 200 properties in 4 counties. We are busy but we enjoy serving our owners by taking great care of their tenants. I received my long worked for brokers license in October. That allowed me to add a Keller Williams affiliation to my real estate tool bag. Possibility is bubbling like champagne for 2010!

However, some things got off track in an effort to create a laser focus and trim the fat, so to speak. Some things needed to derail and I will leave those in the train graveyard. Others are patiently awaiting my attention. TAT is one of those things. The conversations started over at MLWFY and Beautiful Chaos are others. Connection with people outside of my client/tenant list is a huge priority. I am appreciative for the patience and the boot in the butt I got from the folks who know how.

Today I encourage you to pick up your bat and swing away into 2010. I have a list of things I want to remember because I learned, leave in the past because they are useless or worse, distracting and stars I am shooting for in 2010. Most importantly, I have decided to get out of my head, over myself and on the ball. Granted, this is a work in progress and some days will be better than others. Yours will be too. Know what that makes us? Just like everybody else! Sing it with me – “Ain’t nothin’ gonna to
break my stride. Nobody’s gonna slow me down, oh-no, I got to keep on movin’…”

What’s Going On

Still For You
This section serves the same purpose as the sidebar did previously. Events, activities, promotions – whatever – submit them to me and I will do my best to get them listed here.relevant content, and they get exposure.

Anticipation Celebration & Burning Bowl Ceremony
Vicki Manibusan of Capstone Financial Partners in Savannah will be leading this event at Asbury Memorial United Memorial Church on Saturday, January 2, 2010, 2:00 pm.

Vicki describes the event as “a guided exercise to help you think about what you want to accomplish in the coming year.” Bring pen, paper, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Vicki can be reached at (912) 222-9410 for info and RSVP.

Leadership Bryan County
The next Leadership Bryan County class is slated to begin January 15, 2010. As a graduate, I can tell you this is a great opportunity. Call the Chamber at 912.756.3444 to register.

*Photo from mattc3004


  1. April,
    It’s good to see you getting back into the blogosphere. I just recently made a committment to start blogging again, after a year or more hiatus. I hope you’ll continue to post (understanding of course that life happens, and priorities change….just as they did with me). You were a big influence in my blogging a couple years ago, and I cherished the conversations that you always seemed to generate.

    I hope your 2010 is amazing!!
    -Eric Peterson

  2. Eric – you rock! Now, as always, you know just what to say.

    Thanks for looking forward to me – I am looking forward to you as well.


  3. Keller Williams has a great way of helping people get over the hump and find themselves. I’m glad things have been working for you that way too. KW San Diego is the best thing that happened in my real estate career in a long time!

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