Fun in the Sun...WHILE MY BUSINESS IS ON THE RUN!! SUMMER FUN CONTEST

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Mortgage Banker with Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage

This is an entry for the Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group Contest! | Fun in the Sun While the Business Still Runs!  Join in on the Challenge!

So I have my first summer of vacations (yes that is a plural word) We'll have a lot of Beach Time in Canada and Michiganin years.  Usually we go to one spot or another, but I'm doing three awesome vacations this summer.  The first is just a daddy/son weekend up by our farm in Wisconsin.  The second is my two older boys and me heading to Northern Canada with no cell, no internet...NO NADA!!!  And the third is a family vacation for 10 days to northern Michigan.

I have 5 kids, so my getting away has to be real.  I mean real. I can't afford to not be a dad.  Why bother having kids if I can't, right?  I hate when parents put their finger to their mouth and say "Shhhhh, I'm on the phone."  Really?  Are you a parent or are you an employee.

When I get home, I throw my phone into my cubby hole and turn the ringer off.  No vibrating either.  I'm a dad until they go to bed, and then I boot back up and return my calls. 

For Canada...I won't be able to boot back up.  No internet.  No phone.  No nada.

FOR 10 DAYS!!!!

My secret???  I have hired a Loan Officer as a managing partner of my team.  She's awesome and she's gonna run the ship.  Zero contact or interface with anyone...and for me...that's the treat!

 

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John McCormack
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Larry - You have your priorities straight and sir you will never regret the dad time!  I look at our grand-kids and wish we could just scoop them up and run to the mountains with no communication spending just quality time with them.  You're a winner my man!

May 29, 2012 09:43 AM
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Steven Cook
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Larry -- have a fantastic time with the kids on your vacations this year.  Just don't let those mosquitos in N Canada carry one of them away. ;-)

May 29, 2012 10:35 AM
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Larry,

What a great story and I love that your priorities are with your kids.  My father worked as a professor which I was in middle and high school.  That way, he was home when I got home from school and we could be together.  That was one of the best gifts he could have given me, and I am thankful and appreciative every day.  I am suggesting.  A

May 30, 2012 09:29 AM
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Jeff Dowler CRS
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Sounds like a wonderful summer of family time, Larry. Hope it's everything you want it to be and more.

Jeff

June 02, 2012 10:43 AM
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Gene Mundt
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Just read this, my friend ... and I just say, you're a very strong man.  And a dad with his head on straight.  You see parents with their cells to their ears all the time.  And I just cringe.  Having 2 older adult sons of my own, I can tell you.  The time goes by too quickly and they are quickly grown and gone.  You are doing it right.  Not an easy thing to accomplish as our business is increasingly demanding.  You have my deepest respect ...

Gene

June 06, 2012 11:41 AM
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