I love my job.
Seriously and passionately.
And 99% of the time what I do IS who I am. But in order to keep that Work-Related seriousness and passion from consuming the Personal Me, I had a switch implanted in my head. This switch cuts off the neural pathway that results in internalizing someone else’s unrealistic expectations.
Examples of how it works follow. And, as they say on Law & Order reruns, “Although inspired in part by a true incident, the following story is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event.”
No, your not-so-custom-built home in a tract home subdivision is not worth $650,000 in a community where the highest priced reported home sale during the past 12 months, by the same builder, is $394,338 and where the median sales price is approximately $275,000.
No, you cannot buy a property to flip with an expected net return of 20%. Well, in Northern Utah anyway. You missed the bottom of the market and a 12% opportunity in August of 2011. Investment = Risk. Home prices are up and investor margins are down. Drastically less risk/reward in 2014.
This switch also has a reverse polarization function for shutting out family drama.