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Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.

         –  Biz Stone

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

         –  Babe Ruth

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

         –  Steve Jobs

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.

         –  Howard Schultz

Always deliver more than expected.

         –  Larry Page

Never give in-never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

         –  Winston Churchill

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now

         –  Chinese proverb

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.

         –  Michael Jordan

Do. Or do not. There is no try.

         – Yoda, Jedi Master

Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

         –  Paulo Coelho

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen as once.

         –  Paulo Coelho

Everything is connected, no one thing can change by itself.

         – Paul Hawken

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

         –  Plato

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.

         –  John Donne

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.

         – Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday

Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.

         – Jodi Picoult

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

         – Mother Teresa

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.

         – George Washington

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

         – George Washington

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.

         – George Washington

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“One Minute With…” Amanda Nealon, Paralegal

April 15, 2022

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“One Minute With…” Amanda Nealon, Paralegal

Amanda Nealon is Paralegal at Core Investments, Inc. She joined the company in March 2019.


What do you actually do for Core?

I track and assist with any and all legal documentation. I’m usually focusing on transactions, leasing documentation, and small projects. I facilitate with outside counsel for legal services and handle as much in house as possible. With Gary, who is my direct supervisor, I assist with all acquisitions and financings regardless of whether we bring in outside counsel, and any legal documents that are related.  [Gary Lilienthal is Core Investments’ General Counsel.]


Amanda, what did you do before Core?

Before Core I was still working in the real estate practice area, at a firm rather than in-house. The firm I previously worked at was Bowditch & Dewey, now Bowditch. I was a paralegal in my last position, but the main difference in roles is that rather than working with the company as a client, I am now working as the client. The perspective changes somewhat. I previously assisted with transactions in different municipalities all over Massachusetts. Since joining Core, my primary focus over the past three years has been the South Boston area.


Where did you go to school?

I graduated Suffolk University with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Legal Studies.


And where did you grow up?

Northborough, Massachusetts.


What do you do to have fun and when you’re not working?

There’s not much fun going on outside of work and school currently, because I am a student in the evening program at Suffolk University Law School. I just started my first year. It’s been a lot to manage, but I love it. I’m enjoying school, and grateful that everyone that I work with at Core has been so supportive. I’m also lucky that my co-workers and supervisors encourage me to laugh and keep things light in the office. No matter how busy we get, my company never fails to keep in mind that laughter is the best medicine. Besides that, I walk around different areas of Boston with my dogs, and that’s three in one – fun, exercise, and a good therapeutic break for my mind. I have two dogs. My boyfriend and I have a German Shepherd and a Maltese. They’re quite the pair. One is 80 pounds and one is five pounds. 


Where do you live now?

I live in the Back Bay in Boston, which I absolutely love. I’m happy that I’m able to walk to work and school.  


What’s a favorite place of yours in the Boston area?

The courtyard at the Boston Public Library is especially my favorite place of late when it’s not extremely cold outside. It’s my favorite place to do work when I can. It’s beautiful and peaceful. Otherwise, the Esplanade is my favorite place to catch a sunrise or a sunset.


Is there anything new in your life?

That’s probably as new as it gets now. Managing law school in addition to my full-time job is luckily the extent of what’s new in my life. 

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