I’ve Become A Bird Watcher

And so can you. When we went to the Galapagos in 2018, I watched a group from California, who were traveling with us, jump up and down when they spotted rare birds. I thought they were nuts. I have to admit, I enjoyed watching them get so excited.

Being a city kid, I never thought I would be interested in what flew by me when I walked down the street, or sat on a park bench. Somehow, somewhere, I read about the app “Picture Bird.” All you have to do is take a picture of a bird and post it on the app. Less than two seconds later, a full description of what you just saw appears on your screen.

I’m not saying I’m a full time bird watcher, but you can be sure I’m taking photos of most of the birds I see with my iPhone. I’m learning a lot, and all of a sudden, I am aware of these flying objects. I’m so sorry I ignored them for so long.

Eliot took the photos of the birds below when we were in the Galapagos in 2018.

Last Night’s Miami Sunset. Photo by Eliot Hess.

Last Sunday our girlfriend Katerina Cozias, along with her boyfriend Aristotle, climbed all the way to the top of Mount Bierstadt, 14,000 feet up. That’s the hikers way of quarantining. Congratulations!!!

LA40 – “Life After 40” The Power of PR

Lois Whitman-Hess was featured on LA40, an internet video show hosted by Katerina Cozias. Lois along with her husband Eliot Hess, own HWH PR, a leading public relations agency in the U.S., for over 40 years. Their company has represented more emerging technologies than most other agencies in the world. It’s been an exciting life for them.

The show covers: 

1-What is the PR business like these days?
2-What are the new emerging technologies that everyone should know about?
3-How important is social media?
4-Do you like to represent start ups?
5-Is it true that you have authored a daily personal blog called DigiDame for over 5 years and why ?
6-I understand that you have attended every CES show in Las Vegas and how has that impacted your life?
7-How long do you think you will continue working?
8-What exciting things are you working on and what can you share with us? 

Meet #31 Out Of 42,000

Darren, Kati, and Larry

Kati, Larry, and Darren

Once again, LA 40 host Katerina Cozias has delved into a topic that many DigiDame readers are interested in: Los Angeles real estate. Is it too late to start investing in real estate when you are 40 or 50 years old? What are the best towns for financial returns? Where should folks 65-plus buy homes and what styles are best? 

Kati couldn’t find a team better than Larry Young & Associates to shed light on the latest news. Larry Young was just named the 31st ranking real estate agent out of 42,000 working for Berkshire Hathaway. 

This is quite an honor. Darren Thomas, Marketing Director, Larry Young & Associates, Berkshire Hathaway, will be the first to tell you that the reason Larry reached this high level of success, is because of his dedication and passion for real estate. Larry will tell you that it’s Darren’s marketing prowess that pushed him to such great heights.

Regardless, Larry and Darren are filled with opinions and important information about the real estate market. Here’s an opportunity to hear it all.

Full disclosure: Larry is my first cousin. Larry and his partner Darren are devoted family members and a good friend to all, despite their big lives in real estate. They share their success with everyone. Congratulations cousins. 

Watch the broadcast here.

An Internet Radio Star Is Born 

Less then two years ago, Katerina Cozias, a former client who became a good friend, announced to Eliot and I that she was leaving Miami to move to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career as a talk show host. Today, she has one of the hottest radio shows on the Internet called LA40. 

We met with Kati last Thanksgiving at the Mondrian in LA to discuss her career strategy.

Kati started her radio show last November.

Kati reinvented herself at 38 and there is no turning back.

We can’t believe the progress Kati has made in such a short period of time. One of the main reasons is that she lives the life she preaches on her show. Unlike many folks, Kati is not afraid of change. 

She believes that you are the happiest when you are challenging yourself. It doesn’t matter how old you are. It’s never too late. 

Kati recently interviewed three actors on why they never give up.

Click here to watch this episode of LA40.

Kati has become so popular that TV talk shows are asking her to make live appearances to share her knowledge on life changes.

To watch Kati’s appearance on a San Diego TV show click here.