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Updated: Aug 22, 2022

“Grit is that 'extra something' that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.” - Travis Bradberry

What is the one attribute most successful people share according to Eric Schmidt the prior CEO of Google? It’s GRIT!

The ability to weather setbacks, storms, criticism, and pressure ranged at the top and there is no doubt that we all found a little extra deep in our souls these last couple of years.

Tom often entertains the idea of retiring young and spending his days gardening and raising chickens (yawn). In addition to loving all things runway, wearing ridiculously fun shoes, and embarrassing my children and friends in any way possible in public - I've realized I am wired to work. This roller coaster ride in the market isn’t over yet and with Beijing being shut down for almost 3 weeks now on a zero COVID policy we can expect supply chain disruptions to persist. Some speculate that once production ramps back up that prices will moderate and possibly even come down, however, time will tell. Homeownership and real estate appreciation continue to outpace inflation and owning tangible assets is always the go-to hedge against inflation risks.

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