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Thoughts for John Paul Moses

I think this will be the first time that I’ve ever done a “personal” message for readers of the MOB blog. I’m usually very focused on real estate business and productivity. Today, that’s changing.


I’m pretty active on Facebook. It’s really the only social media platform that I frequent. Maybe even a little too much [to the tune of 20 – 30 times per day, I’m guessing]. But today, something showed up in my feed that stopped me in my tracks.


I use Facebook as a social networking tool, keeping in touch with my real estate peers, my mobsters, my closest friends, and even my family.  It’s always fascinating to me how mews travels and how you end up hearing news about someone and just how quickly news can spread.


As I’m scrolling through my feed today, a photo struck me as being awesome. It was a picture of Shae Bynes hugging tightly on our good friend and fellow real estate investor John Paul Moses. Normally I would like the photo and continue scrolling, trying to minimize my time on Facebook.  But I read the post that she made before the photo, and was shocked to hear what happened to him.


On September 12, 2016, our friend JP was in a head on collision, and had to be air lifted to the hospital.  He had major surgery, removing his spleen, he has a broken pelvis, broken ribs, and other injuries. As I write this, he is in critical condition.  All we can do is wait for news about JP and send positive thoughts to his wife, his children, and his family.

JP and I were on a call together just a few short months ago, when he was super excited to interview me for the RealEstateMogul.com website. The call was supposed to be an hour, but we got so caught up in the moment, discussing business and good books to read, that it ended up being much longer than we planned. JP and I have touched based and talked several times since that interview. He is genuinely an exciting person. He is so passionate about life. It  was one of my most memorable interviews that I’ve done.


As I continued to scroll, I see that the news of JP’s accident is showing up in my feed from numerous real estate investors. Everyone is expressing concern, love and care for our friend.


Amongst all of the political negativity, and stupid MEME’s, it’s always nice to see outreach from a community where everyone is pulling together to offer support for someone in our community.

Every time something tragic happens to someone we know, it takes our breath away and somehow makes up appreciate our lives and our family for one more day.  

Today’s message isn’t about real estate at all. It’s a message to tell you something that you probably already know, but don’t practice. 


Life is not guaranteed. Life can be tragic and also full of unexpected wonderful surprises. It’s so terribly easy to get caught up in the race, putting things off that you really want to do because you’re “busy”.

Let’s practice on not living that way and living life for what makes you HAPPY, regardless of what others think.

Every day when you wake up, appreciate your time and your life like it’s your last day.  Don’t do anything that you don’t love doing 100% of the time, and take some time every day to do something that you DO love. Spend time with your family, your spouse, your friends, and your children. 


Tell everyone that is special to you just how much you care. Don’t live with any regret in your life.  Realize that everyone is human and that we are all unique in our own way. 

If something won’t affect you in 5 years, then don’t let it affect you for more than 5 seconds.  Don’t get angry, its a useless emotion.  You can’t control what has already happened. Instead, find something positive out of every moment and every person. Value your time and don’t let anyone take away your dreams and your aspirations.

Most importantly please keep John Paul Moses in your thoughts.  We want to see him back to his normal self, enjoying his life to the fullest, and embracing every precious moment.


2019-08-15T11:51:50-05:00 By |Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , |9 Comments


  1. PaulMarie Simpson September 13, 2016 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Amen To All of the Above Lifted Prayer For Our Brother John Paul Moses ; And laying at JESUS’ Feet As Only HE can bring HIS Beautiful Son Back to Wholeness ; Praying for His Wife and Children as Well That They Will Soon Be Reunited As The Beautiful Family That They Are. We Must Strongly Bond Our Prayers Together As One And YES I Am Talking To All Of You Our Sisters And Brothers Believers and Non Believers As The Power Of Prayer Is And Will Be Very Powerful For Our Young Brothers Life And Coming Out Of this just as Whole as Our FATHER GOD Thru JESUS CHRIST Our SAVIOR Will Allow .

    Not knowing this young man personally; but, knowing having been there Myself with 4 others in vehicle Including My 8 yrs 2 mos 13 day Young Daughter My turning around after taking seat belt off to look at My Daughters School work for the day. Last thing I remember after waking out of two month coma. Being only Survivor And Believing Always In JESUS CHRIST ; Everything Happens For Reasons We May Never Know; Prayer Power Of Prayer Is Miraculous . ! .

    We Will Be In Continuous Prayer As 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 Pray without ceasing. Can we be saved by keeping GOD’S Law? CHRIST- ian Liberty
    Galatians 5:1-6 Pray

  2. Anthony LoCascio September 14, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

    My Prayers are with John and his family…

    • Gert October 29, 2016 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      Great inighst! That’s the answer we’ve been looking for.

  3. Larry Cheshier September 14, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Hated to hear of your accident. Prayers for you and Godspeed in your recovery.

  4. Mohammad Ejaz September 14, 2016 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    May John be blessed with quickest and sustained recovery. Amen.

  5. Joy September 14, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply


  6. JP November 30, 2016 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Hey, here I am, Tracy! I just followed a link to your hilarious “Angry Seller: Get a Real Job” post, then stumbled upon this one as a “related post” – it’s the first time I’ve seen it and I’m blown away. THANK YOU so much for caring enough to follow and share my story. I’m so humbled and sincerely grateful, Tracy. And I wholly agree with your words here now more than ever: LIFE IS NOT GUARANTEED. We’re not promised tomorrow or even 5 minutes from now…which makes our most important job to simply BE HERE NOW. To be the best, wisest steward of THIS MOMENT…to invest whatever time and energy we have as wisely as possible and extract every ounce of value out of “right now” as possible. I even got a tattoo as part of my recovery to always remind myself: https://is.gd/beherenowtattoo

    And here’s the great news: I’m home and expecting a full recovery! Kind of mind blowing, cause based on the severity of the accident and my injuries, I should really be dead right now…but I’m still here for a reason. I still get to be husband to my amazing wife and daddy to my two daughters… I still get to live life fully and care about I’m keenly aware of how much I have to be deeply grateful for.

    Wishing you the very best,


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