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real estate recruiting: Do you ever feel like giving up? - 09/28/12 04:45 AM
Have you ever had a time in your life when everything seemed to be going wrong and you just felt like giving up? Several times in the past few years I have found my self in a situation where everything just seemed to be bad and getting worse and worse. I had people who were close to me telling me "don't worry, everything happens for a reason and that sooner or later I would find out what it was". Of course, as depressed as I could be, I doubted it. When it's YOU, the whole world can tell you it will get better, but you don't believe it till you see it with your own eyes. (9 comments)
real estate recruiting: Is it good business to do business with you? - 09/27/12 04:42 AM
Do your customers and clients think it's sound business to do business with you? How do you establish a relationship of trust where people know it's good business to do business with you. It's easy if you will follow these two simple but important rules. Rule #1. Under-promise and over deliver. Don't build your people up with unrealistic expectations just to let them down later when those expectations aren't met. Instead create moderate expectations and then perform above those expectations. Rule #2. Always do what you say you are going to do when you say you are going to do it. If you tell your customers you (4 comments)
real estate recruiting: The market is moving what about you? - 09/24/12 05:00 AM
Housing rebound is gaining steam! The housing market’s rebound is gaining strength as foreclosure sales slow and more people who are not in trouble put their homes on the market. New signs are adding to recent evidence of housing’s upward momentum. According to the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales in August were the strongest since May 2010. They rose 7.8% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million. August housing starts rose 2.3% from July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 750,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Home builders are starting to get excited. On (6 comments)
real estate recruiting: Planning to launch an attack? - 09/17/12 09:45 AM
Are you planning to launch a new strategy to attack a goal or objective, but can't quite motivate yourself to get started? What are you waiting for? Most of us are hesitant to start anything new because we are afraid we might make a mistake or fail. Go ahead make mistakes! Don’t wait for more experience or to be good enough to start. You don’t have to be good to start, but you have to start to be good. Don't allow "perfection paralysis" to stand in the way of making a little progress every day. Once you muster up the courage (5 comments)
real estate recruiting: Do you love your job as a real estate agent? - 09/07/12 04:52 AM
Did you wake up today excited about a transaction you are working on? Do you have a new listing that you can't wait to get processed? Do you have a new buyer you can't wait to get into their new property? I guess what I am really asking you is, are you excited to be in the real estate business? Do you see real estate as something you have to do until you can find "something better" or is real estate a career you are excited because it is something you always wanted to do? The answers to these questions will play an important (9 comments)
real estate recruiting: A lesson from Ben Franklin - 06/27/12 04:37 AM
In the year 1723, a seventeen year-old boy arrived in Philadelphia without a penny to his name. At age 42, he retired, wealthy. Few men, before or since have ever been as successful as Benjamin Franklin. He gave credit for his many inventions and business successes to this list of 12 principles. 1. Temperance: Eat not to dullness; drink not to elation. 2. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself, avoid trifling conversation. 3. Order: Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have it's time. 4. Resolution: Resolve to perform what (9 comments)
real estate recruiting: Why are you so negative? - 06/26/12 04:31 AM
The situation of the world is such that we're faced with many odds or challenges which tend to expose us to negative thinking and beliefs that can pull us down. This negative input comes in different forms, sometimes it’s negative information and beliefs passed to us by people around us, or the negative things we see regularly and the negative thinking that keeps coming to our mind during challenging times. We do not have to equip ourselves with armor or a bullet proof jacket to shield us from these negative influences. All we really require is a positive mind-set to help (12 comments)
real estate recruiting: Do you have too many good ideas? - 06/25/12 04:29 AM
Ideas. They’re at the heart of every creative process. However, almost no really good ideas are flashes of inspiration. They may start that way—a single glimmer of something special—but in order to work, they need to be honed. Like a really good cheese, they need to mature. Indeed, the “flash of inspiration” idea—the Eureka moment—is only part of a longer process that, if ignored, will see most ideas simply fizzle out. So, how do you “have” ideas? Sit about and wait for them to pop into your head? If only most of us had the luxury to do so. No, for (2 comments)
real estate recruiting: What are you worried about? - 06/21/12 04:51 AM
Worry is probably one of the most self-defeating things we can do. Worry is natural when we face challenges but so often our minds replay the worst scenario over and over again and this is what prevents us from acting. I learned that worry can work for you if you manage it. To do this, you must learn to manage your worry. I have a solution that I know sounds crazy but it will work for you if you use it. Discipline yourself to set aside 30 minutes of time each day (at an appointed time) to worry. I used to (9 comments)
real estate recruiting: Three Ways To Stop Depression And Burn-Out - 06/20/12 04:43 AM
Our industry seems to be experiencing an epidemic of problems such as depression and burnout, with estimates of more than 10% each year being common. In my coaching and training programs, people have come to me with different levels of these problems, from depression bad enough to keep them bed-ridden, to more vague thoughts of whether it is worth staying in this business or not.. Sometimes it's been more about losing confidence with what they are doing, or even having full-on panic attacks. As I've explored their situations I've found there are 3 key factors to stopping their state of depression (4 comments)
real estate recruiting: Do you have to love your job? - 06/18/12 04:41 AM
Do you love your job? Is real estate something you have to do or something you get to do? The answers to these questions will play an important part in determining the level of success you achieve in this business. If you love your job and see each day as an opportunity to do something you want to do, your level of success will be extremely high. Don't like your job, guess how successful you're going to be? Oh by the way, prospecting is part of your job as a real estate professional. You cant love real estate and (90 comments)
Mirror mirror on the wall who’s responsible for it all? Take a good look in the mirror right now. The person you see staring back is the only one responsible for your success or failure. Deep down inside you know that’s true. You need to realize right now that your success boils down to one thing - YOU! True success and happiness comes at a price. Nothing worthwhile comes without effort and potential challenges. Get excited about paying the price for success now instead of paying the price for mediocrity for the rest of your life for. I believe the (7 comments)
real estate recruiting: Do you have the motivation you need to succeed? - 06/13/12 04:53 AM
One of the questions I am frequently asked in my real estate training is; what is the secret to instant and lasting motivation? Do you have a list of goals and desires that have yet to be fulfilled? Do you find yourself generating exciting new ideas only to find that you lose the motivation to complete them shortly after you get started? Perhaps you talk yourself out of that great new idea even before you even begin to pursue it. The good news is that there is a very simple yet powerful technique that you can adopt immediately to help you (7 comments)
Do you believe? I believe in my future with all its beauty and promise and hope. We cannot change the past but we can shape the future and that's the beautiful thing about life. The rain will fall, the unexpected will occur but it's your attitude about what card life deals you that makes the difference. Will you see the clouds or the sky? Will you see problems or solutions? I claim the promises of opportunity in believing in myself and trusting in the plan for my future. I know I am bound to make mistakes, but I will learn (6 comments)
Do you have BIG dreams?Having a dream is like owning a lighthouse; it is a beacon that guides your future. At every turn we encounter its mystery. At each new level we become more of the person we were meant to become. In tough times, when we pass through a storm of disappointment, we find our commitment is unshaken, our strength renewed. We must all believe in our power to accomplish something better. We need to awaken to the idea that each moment holds new possibility and begin once more to see the world as a child does; wide-eyed and (7 comments)
real estate recruiting: Are you an optimist or a pessimist? - 06/08/12 05:03 AM
Are you an optimist or a pessimist?There is a story of identical twins. One was a hope-filled optimist. "Everything is coming up roses!" he would say. The other twin was a sad and hopeless pessimist. He thought that Murphy, as in Murphy's Law, was an optimist. The worried parents of the boys brought them to the local psychologist. He suggested to the parents a plan to balance the twins' personalities. "On their next birthday, put them in separate rooms to open their gifts. Give the pessimist the best toys you can afford and give the optimist a box of manure." The (10 comments)
real estate recruiting: Does your success depend on luck? - 06/07/12 04:37 AM
In my real estate training I always ask my All Stars, "Would you say success in real estate depends on luck or hard work?" There is an old saying “The grass is always greener on the other side of the valley.” The saying is used ironically to point out that there is a temptation in us all to insist that others are more fortunate than we are. Nowhere is this truer than on the question of luck and hard work. When faced with perceived failures or setbacks some gain comfort in the idea that their degree of misfortune is greater than (7 comments)
real estate recruiting: Are you wearing a life vest? - 06/06/12 06:27 AM
Life is not always smooth sailing! Many a times we find ourselves right in the middle of a storm. We see nothing is working in our favor. We grow apprehensive about our own abilities. We get this feeling like our life is not going where we would like it to go. All of us go through such a time at some stage of our life. Many call it a rough patch but is it really as rough as we are making it look? Maybe not. How do we decide if a time is a rough patch for us or a good (4 comments)
real estate recruiting: Are you on a mission impossible? - 06/04/12 04:33 AM
Is it possible? Let's face the facts. Most times we see impossibility in the challenges life presents to us. But let's get this important fact clear, in every impossibility, there is a possibility. Even the word 'IMPOSSIBLE' says 'I M POSSIBLE'. Impossible cases are not lost causes. While it is impossible for one, it is possible for another. Everything is possible; it's just that the impossible things take a little longer to figure out how to make them possible. Someone said this: "Success belongs to those individuals who can look at the complex challenges offered by the World as inspiration." Your (7 comments)
real estate recruiting: Is hard work necessary for success? - 06/01/12 06:44 AM
Can you believe it’s the first day of June already? In 30 days we will be half-way through 2012 and taking time to determine where we are compared to where we all said we wanted to be! Are you happy with your progress towards your 2012 goals? Are you on track to have the year you are capable of having? I would like to challenge you to push a little harder, reach a little higher and give everything you’ve got in June to be your absolute best. And why is challenge important? Why not just do what’s easiest? Most people will do (8 comments)
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