I love the number 5! (Thank you)

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Why would I say I love the number 5? Well, today the number five means so many thing, starting with today January 3rd, 2012. You see today is my 5 year anniversary on Activerain! Yes, 5 years of commenting, blogging and friendships.

My 5th birthday

But, let’s look at how the number five goes way beyond this 5th anniversary today! Back in June I took a trip to Seattle to speak at Raincamp and I loved it as I got to meet many new friends, but there was one thing I didn’t like… The pictures, you see, I realized how much weight I had gained.

Raincamp Seattle (Todd Clark)

Upon returning to Portland, I got my personal trainer and started on a path of weight loss and that is where another 5 comes in to play. I’ve lost 55 lbs as of today since Raincamp Seattle. Above are the pictures from Raincamp and below is the picture of me today. (Thanks for the pictures Bob)

Me 6 months and 55 lbs lighter

What is my next connection with the number 5 on my fifth anniversary of being drenched in the rain? Between me and my team we have closed 45 homes directly from leads and referrals from Activerain. Do you think I’m going to stop blogging and commenting?

There are even more connections with the number 5 Todd? Though I would say I have made many more than 5 friends in the rain, there are 5 that I would consider close friends now and in some cases I would call family. The first is Katerina Gasset out of Florida. She was someone who I met through the rain and then got to meet in person back in September 2009. (read that story here by Katerina) But, that wasn’t what made the connection. You see I was making a change in my life, I was finding religion and I had lots of questions that Katerina helped me answer and with her help, I truly found God and family happiness. (Thank you Katerina)

Katerina Gassett

The 2nd person is my good friend Christine Donovan who we now talk at least a couple times a month and I love talking to her and look forward to the calls. We talk about family, business and life and it is always a highlight of my day.

Christine Donovan

Jill WattsThe next person who came into my life because of Activerain is my good friend Jill Watts. Jill is someone that I just have to hug every time I see her. The best part about Jill is she only lives a few miles away and I get to see her often. She is a truly a kind and caring person and I am truly blessed to have her in my life.

Ken RosengrenNumber 4 is Ken Rosengren another Vancouver agent who I actually met because of Jill. Ken and I love to joke and we actually drive each other to do better. (Competitive man thing) I love hanging with him and I’m certainly glad to have gotten to know him and his family.

Now, #5 is Wanda Kubat-Nerdin and she really has become family. A few years back we lost a puppy when he dug out under a fence and ended up getting hit by a car. Though I had known Wanda through blogging and commenting, it wasn’t until a few months after the accident that she changed our life and household forever. You see Wanda had a couple pigs that happened to have had babies. I thought they were so cute and she offered us one for free. We immediately jumped in the Jeep and though it was a rough trip, we came back with our beloved family pet Athena the Wonder Pig. So, as you can see Wanda and I are now related. (Even if only by pet, but she is still part of our family as far as we are concerned)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin         Athena the Wonder Pig

Now, this next five is something that I talked about at Raincamp. I truly believe that without Activerain this next one couldn’t be possible. You see, 5:30 is the time for dinner with my family. This is a time that I will not miss because it is time I can’t get back. No phone calls, no emails, no business meetings… Nothing, this is family time and thanks to Activerain and the business I have gotten from it, this time has become something that I can afford to do or better yet is something that I can’t afford to miss.

I love the number five and I plan to live and love the next five years in the rain just as much as I have the past five years. I hope to make even more friends and expand my business thanks to Activerain, so thank you Activerain for being part of my life for the past 5 years.

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Todd Clark (broker w/ Ken's Home Team)
Keller Williams Realty
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Gary – It did take a lot of effort and a little bit of pain, but no pain, no gain.

Michael – I hope the number six is even a luckier number for me, but we will see.

Keith – Thank you, I hope it inspires you to reach out to others in the rain as these people have me.

The Christiansen Team – Thank you!

Win-Win Referral Network – The friends we meet here in the rain certainly can change your life in ways we never imagined when we joined this great community.

Donna – Thank you!






January 14, 2012 02:11 PM
Todd Clark
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494
Keller Williams Realty






Dagny – I’m glad you enjoy, I enjoy sharing my community and family with everyone here as well.

Kat – I certainly have had blessings because of this great network that I really am thankful for.

Paul – I have loved the ride and I know that I will continue to enjoy the ride.

Maureen – It really feels good and because of this weight loss I know can enjoy what Oregon has to offer even more in the form of hiking longer and just plain enjoying the great outdoors without getting tired.

Kim – I will gladly give her a hug when she gets back from her little well deserved vacation. 







January 14, 2012 02:13 PM
Todd Clark
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494
Keller Williams Realty


Cal – Thanks for the mention and it really is an awesome community that stands by each other in ways that only friends can.

Evelyn – I have now written a post about it called “Losing it” enjoy.

Rene – Thanks Rene, you are a person that has inspired me in the rain as well and actually changed how I did my business. So, when you coming back to Oregon, we have some hikes we need to take together with your camera!

Winston – No, I didn’t come until about six months after it started, I did discover it by accident, but glad I did. I was member 15,000 something.

Sylvie – I can’t wait to see who the next five years brings in to my life.

Jacob – I’m glad we met through Jenni and hopefully the next couple years we can do a lot of business together.






January 14, 2012 02:13 PM
Todd Clark
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494
Keller Williams Realty

Jane – Just hit 58lbs at the six month mark. Weight loss is slowing down, but that was expected since now my trainer is in muscle growth rather than weight loss.

Bob – I did the same about 6 years ago, but this time I changed how I did it and I don’t have any plans to gain it back.

Patricia – It did take a lot of hard work on the weight loss, as for the blogging, I’m really grateful I discovered dictation software.

Mayra – That is how I made these connections in the first place. If I hadn’t reached out, I never would have made these changes in my life.







January 14, 2012 02:14 PM
Ken 360.609.0226 Vancouver Homes for Sales
Ken's Home Team at Keller Williams


First I want to appologize that it has taken me this long to respond to this blog,

 I am very Honored that I am concidered to be one of your top 5 friends, We have known eachother for over a year now and it truly has been amazing..  You are a very giving friend, and very helpful and I am proud to stand up and say I that the skinny little bean pole is my Friend!!! and one of my best Friends!!!!!

January 16, 2012 11:53 AM

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