The Myth of Sisyphus

You’ve probably heard this saga from Greek mythology before. Sisyphus was a King who was punished by the Gods by being made to roll a large boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll down again and having to repeat this throughout eternity. At the end of every year it always seems to me that I get about 48 hours of rest and reflection…and then I’m off to conquer the new year! Each year it always seems to be a little intimidating as well since it seems that there is so far to go and the boulder appears larger than it did before!

For some reason that I can’t quite put my finger on, 2009 seems like an exciting new challenge to me. Mostly because I simply have no idea what this year will bring! I refuse to make predictions. I certainly would have never predicted the last few months so trying to take a stab at what things will be like in Real Estate in June 09 seems silly. I’ve heard talking heads say that in 2010 we will look back at 2009 as the good old days because things will be so much worse and I’ve also heard voices that say we’ll be back to normal by March of this year. I don’t think anybody really knows!

Here’s what I do know. I know that I’m committed to this business and this community. I love what I do and I equally love where I do it. I’m actually excited about a future with lots of possibilites. I think there are investment opportunities in San Mateo County that have not been seen here in 25 years. In every business I can think of, when things go on sale people get excited. For some reason, in Real Estate, when things go on sale most people get nervous and refuse to participate. Every week I see opportunities that are so great they shock me, take 214 Turnstone for example. I want to be a part of helping people create wealth the right way and I want to create some for myself in the process. I don’t think pushing the boulder is meaningless and I wish all of you a really great and prosperous 2009, regardless of what form that properity takes!


  1. Great post. I totally agree. I really don’t think that people have any idea. I am very very hopeful. I am trying to re-evaluate my priorities and focus more on people than accomplishments this year. Happy 2009!

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