Rob Commodari

A Passion to Serve: A Vital Ingredient in the Coming Real Estate Market

Most people look at real estate agents as sales consultants. But the most successful real estate agents are those who feel a passion to serve. And these days, service is as important as sales. If you feel your energy rise to a different level when you think about providing service, then you are in the …

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50 Years in the Blink of an Eye

As I reflected Sunday on my 50th birthday and how the first 50 years of my life have gone, I thought about a book I read several years ago called Halftime, authored by Bob Buford. In his book, he shares how we can look at our lives in two parts. The first part is our striving for success and being all about ourselves, and the second part is about living a life of significance.

Slow Down to Speed Up: Contemplative Prayer and Clearing the Mind

Most of us go through our days checking off things we had set out to do when the day began and very seldom think about the day itself. We are doers.

Thirteen years ago, I was introduced to “contemplative prayer.” It’s a form of meditation where one tries to clear the mind of the spinning thoughts. It’s a nearly impossible task with 50,000 thoughts moving through our brains every day. 

Humble Pie: How a Taste of Humility Can Call Us to Action

You’ve heard the expression, “I ate a piece of humble pie”? Basically, when you’ve been humbled, that’s what you were served. It never tastes good, but its benefits are priceless. In fact, a little bit of humility is one of the greatest gifts we can receive. Because humility is borne from humiliation, it never feels …

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The Real Reason Why Some People Excel More Than Others

I recently had a conversation with a group of business people and the topic of discussion was why some people excel to a greater degree than others. Is it talent or know-how or training or a gift? Those are all helpful assets to have when trying to excel, but the reason why some people succeed to a greater degree than others comes from something more basic than that.