2022 | Week 16

52 Hikes | 52 Homes

A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence."

This is WEEK at a GLANCE - a glance at 52 weeks of my PNW adventures!

Powered by passion and inspired by the Northwest, join me as I journey through life as an entrepreneur on a mission to make a difference in the lives of others, and in our community… one step at a time, one week at a time.


Out of the 52 weeks, this week is my favorite. Why? Because it's Earth Week!

As you can imagine, I have a bucket list of PNW hikes I would like to summit this year, so this week I decided to explore a place I had never been - Bridal Veil Falls. Upon arriving to the falls, I was immediately impressed by the massive 100 foot rock and how the serene water could fearlessly cascade over it, literally. Nestled above, Lake Serene shares its abundance of water and is the reason for this roaring masterpiece. In addition, I also noticed several trees along the way that were relentlessly growing out of other trees... aka "nurse trees". It was inspiring to see how nature gives back and reminded me that growth takes persistence and that beauty can be found everywhere, especially in the PNW.




Last week, I announced that I successfully helped my buyer get his OFFER ACCEPTED and since then have been guiding him every step of the way. Do you want to learn more? Do you want to buy a home? Click below to check out my STEP by STEP elevated guide.

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Seasons change, your goals shouldn't. This is where adventure meets real estate. 

If you want explore new heights with likeminded individuals, sign up now and stay tuned for more information regarding these upcoming Pacific Northwest group hikes. 

Check out PNW52.com to learn more about my mission to summit 52 hikes and sell 52 homes, one per week. For each home sold, I make a $52 donation to Washington Trails Association in support of our aligned efforts to protect the place we call home, the PNW.

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"My goals have been shifting quite a bit over the last couple of years. Being flexible with your goals, in my opinion, allows you to remain positive during new or difficult times. My professional life has been in a state of constant influx, trying new business ideas, failing quickly, but always course correcting to continue moving forward. Personally, I had to adjust to a new way of life when I found out we were expecting my son, Weston. All of this is to preface my situation, and how my goals are never static, but rather fluid.

Professionally my overarching goal is to create at least 5 different income streams. Now how I do this is where being flexible comes into play.

  • I have a full-time job that I love. This provides me stability for my family, and the appropriate benefits to create a comfortable life.
  • I am a Sales Consultant to a couple of early stage start-ups. Mentoring, Coaching, and Managing the overall sales teams.
  • I’ve invested in a handful of rentals throughout the Puget Sound area that provide additional monthly income.
  • Goal: Flip 4 homes in 2022.
  • Goal: Identify another passive (or as little work to manage) income stream.

Personally, my goals are always changing. My core character is solid but does need to be re-evaluated from time-to-time to make sure I’m remaining true to myself. My personal goals are more nuanced as they can be hard to quantify.

  • My top goal is to be the best possible partner, and father.
  • Take better care of my physical & mental health. This one can be tricky as work/society can put stresses on me that are out of my control, but the trick is to identify these situations early and adjust.
  • Read more books. I’ve never been a big reader, so for me it’s finding something that grabs my attention in the beginning.
  • Develop a hobby. I’ve dabbled in several hobbies but haven’t stuck with one. I would like to find something that I can get lost in.
  • Be the most positively authentic version of myself.

I appreciate this opportunity to share my goals, and hope they inspire others to reflect on what is most important to them and then go for it!"

THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your goals Ben! These are incredible and I have no doubt you will summit each and every one of them, one step at a time, one week at a time!



Hi! I'm Rachel Lloyd, a licensed local Real Estate Agent and outdoor enthusiast who loves helping people establish deep roots in the Pacific Northwest.

I also created PNW52 LLC – a company dedicated to helping people in the PNW by inspiring them to summit their goals, one step at a time, one week at a time.

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