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WHAT’S INSIDE

FEATURE

Buddhakai: Bernard Quisumbing

HOME

Top 5 Things New Construction Buyers in Erie Need to Know!

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Your Body Will Thank You When You Stop Stressing

FOOD

Hugo’s Beef Wellington

EXPERIENCE ERIE

Introducing Our First Column

SELF

Q and A with a Therapist

PETS

“NO” is a Complete Sentence

BUSINESS

3 Tips to Growing a Healthy and Successful Buisness in 2021

MUST HAVES

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Bernard Quisumbing (aka Buddhakai)

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Tell us a bit about yourself and your family:

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I am probably one of the luckiest guys on the planet! I am married to such a hot-mama that’s not only super amazing at everything she does, but she’s extremely supportive of everything I do; from working up to 60 hours a week taking care of customers and selling cars, to pursuing my passions like music and performing. We’ve also been blessed with an up-beat, highly creative, healthy and happy daughter named Araya… think “A Ray Of Sunshine.” That’s pretty much what she is ;) and now she’s got a little brother on his way.

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What brought you to Erie, CO?

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What challenges did you deal with? What did you overcome to get to where you are today?

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Growing up, I struggled with addiction, and spent over 14 years of my life addicted to crystal meth and cocaine. On top of that, I struggled with obesity and depression. However, I am now celebrating over 14 years in sobriety, and am living the happiest, healthiest life I’ve ever experienced.

Erie is just beautiful. And for my budget, the gorgeous house I was able to buy would’ve been the size of my walk-in closet in Boulder.

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him, I’d probably still be trapped in addiction, in jail, or dead. I also want to thank my cousin Raul and the Francisco family who took me into their home fourteen years ago and helped me in my transition from addiction to sobriety! Special thanks to Jeff Baca and Justin Helmick for being the only company to give me a shot and hire me when I was only six days sober. I’ve been working with them ever since. And lastly, I want to thank my wife Jamie, my brothers, and my sister, for always being there for me.

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How did you get your motivation?

My motivation probably came from my late mom, rest in peace. Boy, she used to light a fire under my butt whenever I sat around being unproductive. Now, I stay motivated from reading a lot of spiritual, selfhelp, motivational, success-driven books, and by eating healthy, exercising, and meditating.

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Do you have anyone to thank for their support and help in the challenging times?

Too many! First and foremost. I want to thank God, Life, the Universe, for this journey I’m on. Secondly, I want to thank my dad. He was always there for me when I would hit rock bottom. Matter of fact, he WAS the rock at the bottom, that I landed on whenever life would crash! If it wasn’t for


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How did you acquire the knowledge or insight to write your book about selling?

B

Fourteen years in the car business. And what I realized most is that it isn’t ABOUT selling… it’s about SERVING. If you’re after the money, then you’ve got it backwards. But if your focus is to truly take amazing care of people, then I promise you, the money will come. I’ve seen too many people come and go, failing at a sales position that offered the opportunity to take care of so many, and becoming financially abundant from it. However, there are too many pitfalls and traps that prevent people from succeeding at it. So I wrote a book. It’s not a process-driven book telling you how to “do” sales, but rather, an inspirational book that gives you insight on how to “be” in sales.

Q B

What are your goals for the next 3 years?

I would like to see one or more of my singles on the Billboard 100! Also, my book, “Stop Selling, SERVE And Get Paid What You’re Worth” on a BEST SELLER’s LIST and most importantly, I’d like to inspire so many and being able to tour the country, while taking care of my previous customers with any vehicle needs for them and their family.


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David Hakimi is lives in Erie, and runs the top producing Berkshire Hathaway Team in The State of Colorado, and his team was recently recognized by Real Trends for being one of the Top 15 Mid-Sized Teams in Colorado amongst all brokerages. David holds a Marketing Degree from Texas A&M and has had multiple articles published by the National Association of Realtors. David was recognized in 2019 for selling the most new Oakwood Homes in Colorado, and achieved this primarily in the Erie Highlands neighborhood. Google ranks David’s website, DavidSellsDenver.com, as one of the top authority sites in Denver for New-Construction.


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Pre-qualify with a builder’s lender early. This is typically a pre-requisite to be added to the lot release waiting list.

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Be prepared for the fact that the base price of the home, the lot premium, and the cost of structural/design center options may increase several times before your turn comes up on the lot-release wait list. Demand combined with massive

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Don’t be afraid to put yourself in a 2nd or 3rd place on the waiting list for a lot. Because we are seeing many people “bow out” and pass on their turn in line, as the multiple price increases often put the home out of financial reach by the time their name is called to reserve a lot and start construction. We’re seeing the 2nd or 3rd person on the list often get the lot lately.

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Be prepared to make a “double move” if you have a house to sell before the new one closes. Most builders require that your current “contingent” home is completely sold and closed, a few months before their new one is complete. So, unless you earn enough to qualify for the new home without selling your current one first, a “double-move’ will likely be required. In fact, Richmond American homes in Collier’s Hill has so many people trying to reserve lots, that they recently began requiring buyers to have their current home under-contract before they will even allow you to contract a lot when your name is called on their waitlist.

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Make sure you still qualify for the home, even if mortgage rates increase substantially by the time you are eligible to lock the rate on your loan. Mortgage rates have nowhere to go from here but up. Therefore, if a buyer enters the nearly year-long process of building a home from dirt, there is a strong possibility that mortgage rates could be considerably higher by the time the home is close enough to completion to lock in an interest rate. Most builder’s lenders cannot allow you to initiate a rate lock until the home is within 90 days of closing. This means that buyers will be exposed to possible interest rate increases for 6-7 months before they can lock down a rate. Therefore, it is not wise to push the price of the home to the absolute maximum amount you qualify for, because even a modest rate increase could mean that you no longer qualify to close on the home once you reach the point where you can lock. *There are some banks out there with long-term construction locks that start 6-10 months out from closing, but those locks are more costly and utilizing them will typically cause you to forfeit the builder’s incentives offered to those who use their in-house lender.




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Hugo’s Beef Wellington Winter is the season for beautiful Beef Wellington. Beef Wellington is a pie of English origin, made out of fillet steak coated with pâté and duxelles, wrapped in puff pastry, then baked. Some recipes include wrapping the coated meat in a crêpe or parma ham to retain the moisture and prevent it from making the pastry soggy. Hugo Meyer, chef and owner of Piripi shares his recipe with us. Piripi 615 Briggs Street Suite C Erie, CO 80516 720.328.0787 piripirestaurant.com


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Hugo’s Beef Wellington INGREDIENTS beef tenderloin

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puff pastry sheets- 1/2 package 2 eggs 12 prosciutto slices (quantities change depending on size of tenderloin)

2 garlic cloves 1 shallot onion 1 lb mushrooms old-fashioned Dijon grainy mustard seasoning (be as creative as you want) fresh parsley and fresh thyme (if possible) bit of butter


INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 2. Season and sear the tenderloin all around until getting a nice char color, let it rest and cool it down 3. Now you’re making the mushrooms duxelles: chop all the mushrooms, garlic, parsley and thyme, melt the butter in a sauté pan, add the garlic and shallots 4. When they start getting color, add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, add the parsley and thyme 5. Cook all together until becomes like a paste, place on cutting board and chop all together until it gets a paté texture, set aside (if you don’t like mushrooms forget about the duxelles) spread the old fashioned mustard and mushrooms duxelles all around the tenderloin. 6. Place your puff pastry on the table, make a bed of prosciutto slices, place the tenderloin on the bed of prosciutto, wrap around with prosciutto, nice and tight. Wrap around with puff pastry, use egg wash to seal the pastry, let it cool in the fridge for a little bit (approx. 30 minutes) 7. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-35 minutes to desired temperature. Let it rest for 5 minutes and enjoy 8. Pair with a good bottle of Rioja wine, make your favorite sauce and sides and have a blast...


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“Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.”-- Lily Tomlin We’ve all been there. You are running late for a meeting and stuck in traffic with no hope of moving anytime soon. Your head begins to throb, and your stomach feels like you did a thousand sit ups (I wish!). The good news is that once you get out of this stressful situation your body recovers quickly saying so long to that head and stomach pain. But long-term stress is another story that can take a toll on your body.

body? The list is really long which will hopefully make you want to figure out how to remove all that stress because who wants to have any of these awful conditions—definitely not me. Here goes—I warned you:

Increased heart rate Increased blood pressure Hypertension Heart attack Stroke Chronic fatigue Metabolic disorder I’m going to get a little technical here so bear Depression with me. I promise to clarify how stress impacts Immune disorders your physical health without causing your eyes Headaches to glaze over too much or at least not as much Migraines Memory loss as your eight-grade science teacher did. Irritability Okay here goes, your central nervous system is Sleep disorders made up of the brain, spinal cord, and a whole Difficulty concentrating bunch of other nerves throughout your body Pain conditions and receives and processes information from Mood disorders external stimuli. Then there’s the autonomic Neurological disorders nervous system which is responsible for sending signals to other parts of your body like your heart, smooth muscles, and the glands within the endocrine system. Now I’m sure you’ve heard this term before the “fight or flight response” --like probably a million times, right? Well, that is thanks to your autonomic nervous system responding to stress. So then next time your boss is yelling at you to hurry up with handing in that assignment you can thank your autonomic nervous system for either wanting to punch him in the face or wanting to scream “I quit.” So how does all this constant stress effect your

So what can you do to avoid delving into this long list of disorders? This list is pretty short, easy and a whole lot less horrific sounding. You can try:

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In the last issue we tackled some concerns about couples and how COVID-19 is impacting these relationships. This issue will be covering about addictions. Question: Why is it that some people become addicted to substances and others don’t? Is there a difference between being addicted to alcohol or to drugs? Thoughts: Great question thanks! Let’s begin with the basics: addiction can happen to anyone, at any point in their life. There is no difference in being addicted to food, alcohol or methamphetamines. The real issue has to do with the person that has the addiction, and how they feel about themselves. While the common perspective that addiction is a disease is no longer used; the “dis-ease” is often the felt sense of filling a hole in a person’s thoughts toward themselves. Let’s look at an example: Stephen is a 45 year-old man in good health. He has been drinking beer since he was about 16. He says that beer was helpful for managing stress and blowing off steam when he was in high school. He had a hard time in college and afterward in feeling like there was too much pressure to be a great person. The beer became a necessary item for his everyday experience when he took his first management-level job. Stephen was drinking 2 six packs per day in 2016 when he was fired from his job and his wife left. In helping Stephen deal with this issue, we discovered that Stephen was masking his need to be seen by others as perfectly successful by driving the stress away with beer. He ended up driving away the 2 things that matter the most to him instead.

Once Stephen was aware, and made peace with this truth, he was able to replace the need for perfection with a more realistic perspective of himself, and the beer was no longer a crutch. If we just tell Stephen “stop drinking”, we are missing the REASON for the drinking, and healing will be temporary if not nonexistent. Another piece of the puzzle is that addicts often have a lack of connection to people that provide the right level of support. Stephen says that he never learned to manage stress from his family and was told to “suck it up” by his very strict and distant father. Once Stephen was able to find a supportive group of people in his life, this helped significantly in his recovery. Healing can happen- it is not easy or fast- but it is possible! (Please read ELIFE’s feature of Bernard Quisumbing for a great success story!) DO YOU have a question for Lisa? Please feel free to reach out: lisa@watershedcounselingboco.com or call 720-500-2918.

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I know how hard it is to tell strangers “NO” when they ask to pet an adorable puppy. But, it is your job to advocate for your puppy’s personal space, especially if they are on leash. People hire me because they want to be able to bring their dog in public and have him be enjoyable on leash. They are sick of the big explosions, the pulling, the spinning, the jumping, the leash biting, the barking, and being pulling towards every attraction in the environment. They are deflated that their dog has zero interest in them when they’re outside because everything else is more interesting and rewarding. When we encourage or ALLOW tons of excited, overstimulated and aroused behaviors, we are teaching our puppies the very opposite of what we expect from our adult dogs. For all you new puppy owners out there, I encourage you to advocate for your dog’s space. This means that you have to get comfortable saying, “NO”. And by the way, “NO” is a complete sentence! Stop letting other dogs approach your dog while on leash. Stop letting excited people greet your dog. Don’t overwhelm your dog. When they cannot get space because they are on leash - they might submissively pee because they’re overwhelmed, or they might bite, or they might love the affection from strangers and now you have a dog that is pulling towards every dog and person and you are competing against these reinforcers in the environment. All of these scenarios are undesirable for adult dogs. Always think about how you want your adult dog to behave... and start setting those patterns and associations and laying the foundation for desirable behaviors now. Don’t wait until the puppy is 5 months old to start changing the rules. If the dog is in your care, they are always learning. Teach them what you want them to do, to be calm on leash and focused on you.

If you want an ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND dog, then when “SOCIALIZING” your dog, focus more on creating a balanced mindset. Focus on EXPOSURE to tons of different sights, sounds, environments, while staying calm, positive and focused on you! They don’t need to interact with everything in the environment and many times, that can bring you away from your goals. Focus on building a foundation of desirable behaviors while you build your relationship with your dog.


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3 Tips to Growing a Healthy and Successful Business in 2021 by Sara Khoudary We’re all in this together. That was pretty much the mantra of 2020. TV commercials and pundits told us this over and over again, at least for a little while. Now that we’re on the cusp of rebuilding our economy, we get to embody that important phrase as entrepreneurs. Together, we get to take responsibility and do our part to ensure that 2021 is the prosperous year we’re all so vehemently envisioning. To do so, will require business owners to make some distinct adjustments in how we choose to do business.

1. Networking: There is a resurgence of connecting to the humanside of business. Some call it nostalgia marketing and the rebirth to old school marketing. It’s in establishing quality relationships with strategic partners and prospects at its core.

Reimagine how you can build the economy by bringing in multiple businesses to be part of a bigger picture. From partnerships with specialists, services providers, local vendors, and sponsorships the viability to establish strategic partnerships is a game changer.

3. Community: Now more than ever being part of an entrepreneurial community is a driving force for success. Explore communities that align with like-minded entrepreneurs that both support and challenge you to grow personally and professionally. Many communities today provide coaching, mentorship, masterminds, and trainings that fosters growth in all areas of business. If 2020 taught us anything, growing a business here forward will require create meaningful cconnection. onnection.

With platforms like LinkedIn and online communities popping-up every day, traditional networking is getting a makeover. Your online profile and digital footprint are now your most effective business card. The opportunities for quality connection are limitless. It’s in establishing real, viable relationships both on and offline that connects to the human side of our brand and opens the gate for exponential growth.

2. Strategic partnerships: It’s time to re-imagine strategic partnerships. Think of it as creating limitless opportunities to build a selfsustaining business ecosystem through a communitybased marketing approach. Cultivate opportunities that invite multiple business relationships to come together to make a much bigger impact on the economy and to serve your clients.

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