Life is Simply a Series of Events

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A while back I flew to Dallas to spend some time with my mentor and a few colleagues around the country talking about business, money, and life.

One of the most powerful thinking exercises I took from our discussions was this: Life is simply a series of events.

Over the course of a day and throughout an entire year, we experience thousands and thousands of “events”.  Yet, it is WE who choose to label these events as good or bad, positive or negative, sad or happy, etc.

My daughter occasionally misses the school bus in the morning chaos of getting ready.  I can get frustrated and label this as “bad”, or I can decide to appreciate the unplanned opportunity to spend some additional time with her as I drive her to school instead.

A new home-buyer chooses to work with another mortgage company.  Is this bad?  Or is it an opportunity to work on improving the value we provide to the next client?

When you can take pause, and sum things up as just another “event”, you will find that the emotional roller coaster many of us are on throughout life…suddenly settles down.

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By Trevor Hammond

About Trevor Hammond

As a veteran of the mortgage industry, Trevor Hammond is the co-author of "Borrow Smart, Retire Rich," a Certified Mortgage Adviser and a founding Faculty Member and Contributor to the National Institute of Financial Education ( And he has provided thousands of homeowners with the clarity and confidence to make smarter decisions when it comes to their mortgages and money. In 2013 he launched an entirely new kind of mortgage company: Aspire Mortgage Group, which is committed to educating and empowering homeowners to increase savings, eliminate bad debt, and safely increase net worth. The specialized group of mortgage professionals at Aspire Mortgage Group have redefined what homeowners should expect from a mortgage company. To learn more about Trevor Hammond and our team of mortgage advisors please visit our website at or email Trevor directly: Aspire Mortgage is a Sierra Pacific Mortgage Partner.
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