These Are the 4 Changes I’m Making in 2021. What Are Yours?

Gustavo Grodnitzky Self-Care

Over the past month, several people have asked me, “What are you working on this year, Gustavo?” These people know me well. They understand that I am a lifelong learner who is always trying to change or improve something. There’s a well-known piece of wisdom that three things matter in real estate: location, location, location. Similarly, three things are important …

4 Lessons from 2020 to Carry with Us into 2021

Gustavo Grodnitzky Culture Trumps Everything, Self-Care

For the past two weeks, I have been flooded with questions, comments and exclamations about the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. I am with all of you who are celebrating this new beginning! BUT, in the immortal words of Henry Ford, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” In other …

Want to Make a New Year’s Resolution That Sticks?

Gustavo Grodnitzky Self-Care

I’ve always been fascinated by friends and colleagues who approach me toward the end of a year and ask me how to make — and, more importantly, keep — a New Year’s resolution. Our culture seems to love new beginnings and self-improvement. I’m a big fan of looking at where we are now, where we want to be in the future …

Tony Hsieh and the Double-Edged Sword

Gustavo Grodnitzky Self-Care

Wealth is a double-edged sword. I am in no way opposed to the accumulation of wealth. But, just like a double-edged sword, it must be wielded with care and respect. On November 27, 2020, the world lost an icon way too soon. Tony Hsieh died of complications from smoke inhalation in a house fire. Hsieh had many successes. The one …

The Pandemic and ‘Emerging Adults’

Gustavo Grodnitzky Employee Engagement

The global pandemic affects our culture in myriad ways. There’s one effect of the pandemic that surprises a lot of people when I tell them about it: It’s accelerating the expansion of a new life stage that social scientists call “emerging adulthood.” This culture shift started well before the pandemic. In 2014, 32% of 18- to 34-year-olds lived with a …

A Day for Gratitude

Gustavo Grodnitzky Uncategorized

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is such a uniquely American cultural holiday.  While this Thanksgiving may look differently from those we’ve experienced before, the sentiment will be the same.  It is an expression of gratitude. When I was growing up, my mother and a friend of hers alternated annually hosting Thanksgiving meals at each of their homes.  Of the 20-40 people who attended the …

4 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged While Working Remotely

Gustavo Grodnitzky Employee Engagement

There’s a lot we can’t control right now, like the continuing pandemic and deep divisions in our country. But there are also many things we can control. And it’s a lot more productive to focus on them. One of those areas within our control is helping our teams stay engaged in this new world of remote work. Keeping teams engaged …

What Is Your Self-Talk Telling You?

Gustavo Grodnitzky Self-Care

A friend and colleague called me last week. She sounded in distress. I pushed my work aside to listen. She was gravely concerned about COVID-19, her family and her work (as so many today are). And then she asked another question — one I had heard before: “Is it normal to hear voices in your head?” Please keep in mind, …