Sunny Shakhawala
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The ONE Thing

Gary Keller is co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Keller Williams (KW). KW is the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count. KW also ranks number one in units sold as well as total sales volume in the United States.  When I decided to learn more about real estate back in 2016, Gary’s name popped up […]

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Atomic Habits > New Year’s Resolutions

81% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. Yikes! Das not gud… I used to romanticize the idea of making New Year’s Resolutions. I’d go to a local cafe between Christmas and New Years Day. I’d order a latte, then sit in an oversized leather armchair with a pen and notepad. I wouldn’t leave until I wrote down […]

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I Don’t Drink Alcohol: Here’s Why

I had my last alcoholic drink on December 28th, 2014. I remember the date because that’s Dia’s birthday. That year, her birthday fell on the Sunday after Christmas. It also happened to be the day my entire extended family came together to celebrate the holiday.  After dinner, Dia and I gathered everyone in the kitchen. We […]

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Personal Capital

I have a not-so-secret obsession with personal finance. I love to talk about taxes, retirement accounts, credit card points, etc. I geek out on tracking our income and expenses. It sounds ridiculous, but I treat our personal finances like a business.  Around the 4th day of the month, I download the transaction summary for the prior month […]

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Ego is the Enemy

IntroClinical definition of ego – an unhealthy belief in our own importance. Arrogance or self centered ambition. Marina Abramovic, “if you start believing in your own importance, it is the death of your creativity”This book will help us beHumble in aspirationsGracious in successResilient in failuresAspireTalk talk talkYour belief in yourself must be dependent on actual achievement, […]

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Giving Tuesday: Thanksgiving’s Final Event

Thanksgiving has evolved into a multi-day event that gives us a license to temporarily lose self control.  For many of us, the festivities start the night before Thanksgiving. Friends and family gather for an event commonly referred to as “Blackout Wednesday”. Thanksgiving Eve is believed to be the biggest drinking night of the year. What’s better […]

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Sleep Smarter

The lessons from Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stephenson are written as directives below. Sleep quality & quantity has significant impact on quality of life. Consider the following:Human Growth Hormone releases during sleep. This helps your body maintain and repair muscles.One night of sleep deprivation can make you as insulin resistant as someone with type 2 diabetes.*Insulin resistance […]

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