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“If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.”
— Abigail Van Buren, Advice Columnist

Think of it that way…the experiences we’re having today are “Million Dollar Lessons”.  That may seem like a cold comfort, but those of us in our prime working years during this time are actually going to be affected for the rest of our lives by what is happening right now.  Much like the folks who lived through the Great Depression (although…come on…we still have it EASY by comparison), we will learn to operate in completely different ways.

For me, that is a challenge to be “fully present” and learn everything I can.  I intend to move through this experience of industry chaos and stress, and come out smarter, stronger and more conscious.

I thank each of my fellow Jackalopes for support and friendship.

Make it a GREAT day,





Oh…I thought this picture was funny. 

Michelangelo's "David" after a two-year trip to the USA (Major Sponsor--McDonald's)

Michelangelo's "David" after a two-year trip to the USA (Major Sponsor--McDonald's)

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.  Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson--Author, A Return to Love

Marianne Williamson--Author, A Return to Love

Hello, fellow Jackalopes!  I’m back from a mini-vacation with my family over the weekend.  What a great reminder that was…I have three children–an 11 yr old boy and boy/girl twins who are 7 yrs old.  Sometimes it seems like a worthwhile time would be expensive or elaborate in some way.  This little trip was neither.  We rented a hotel room for a couple of nights through, spent a wild day at a local waterpark and the next day floating down the Boise river in a 6 person raft.  We all swam in the hotel pool, ate restaurant food, watched Nim’s Island on the in-room movie system and generally had the time of our lives.

I’m starting a challenging new week rested, happy and a little sunburnt.  That’s about all you could ask from a vacation, right?  Maybe Fiji next year…or maybe not!  I had lots of fun with my family for under $500!

Make it a great Monday, my friends

Jacob “The Jackalope” Nordby

OK, guys…my friend and local friendly-competitor, Cathy Leamy, just joined the Club!  She owns The Mortgage Exchange here in Boise, ID.

Welcome, Cathy! 

Today’s quote is…

“if you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it”
— William James, Psychologist


Jacob “The Jackalope” Nordby

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get”
— Ray Kroc, Executive

It’s one thing to get all excited and feeling good about life on a sunny summer weekend.

It’s a whole different proposition to wake up on Monday morning, sit down at the desk and say, “where did all my happy feelings go?”

Let me, Jacob “The Jackalope”, say to you that it’s time to roll up your sleeves (mine are already rolled!).  Attack the one or two top tasks RIGHT NOW that you kind of know need to be done, but aren’t very much fun.

Let’s get ’em done.  I promise you that if you start out with a little hard work this morning, you’ll feel great and be ready to tackle your week.

Love the quote by Ray Kroc.  I guess he’d know better than just about anyone, wouldn’t he?

Make it a great day!

Jacob “the Jackalope” Nordby

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