Recession Proof: Building a Defensible Portfolio and Doing Social Impact

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Recession Proof: Building a Defensible Portfolio and Doing Social Impact Real estate investing is my calling and being able to impact lower income neighborhoods (in partnership with nonprofits and community organizations) has been an amazing experience that I can only be grateful for.  Since 2007 I have directly created over 50 jobs in three states across the USA (not to mention …

Reflections at Yale

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3 minutes of gratitude: I wanted to express my gratitude for the amazing people I have been fortunate to be #activated by over the last few months. I decided to not tag anyone because there are too many wonderful people who have been extremely generous with their time and I wouldn’t want to miss anyone in this post. Know that- …

The Secret to Great Recovery

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Getting good sleep has always a priority but it never seemed to materialize with all the daily stressors. Over the past few years I have been waking up multiple times in the middle of the night, usually around 2 to 3 o’clock in the morning and spending a couple hours thinking through the many things that I needed to tackle or the meetings I needed …

On Stress and Anxiety

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One of the challenging parts about starting anything new is that you are venturing into the unknown and inevitably there will be unknown-unknowns that you will face in the process. “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also …

The Paradox of Goals and Outcome Orientation

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Starting a business has been one of the most grueling and challenging experiences I have ever felt in my life. There is a certain paradox that we experience, on one hand we need to be extremely goal oriented while at the same time not being dependent on the outcome. Trust the process, let go of your need to be in control. When …

Fuck it, let’s do it.

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It was June 2014 and I was sitting at my desk at a major Wall Street bank in New York wanting to gouge my eyes out of sheer boredom. I loved my coworkers but the work was hardly engaging. I had to make a change and after two weeks of sleepless-nights contemplating what the consequences of my actions would be, I said …