business coaching in westchester county ny: GREAT NIGHT AT IPIC THEATER - 04/18/18 09:15 PM
For some of you out there like Hannah Williams this is no big deal.  However, my wife and I rarely go to the movies.  Date night at the iPic was a pleasant experience.
We had a pleasant dinner and then walked into the theater.  The large reclining lounge seats were great and we ordered desert from those seats.
The movie was Chappaquiddick.  It is very interesting and I recommend seeing it.
Now if you would like see your local business thrive I be happy to help.
Grant Schneider, Performance Development Strategies
Contact us to learn more or call 914-953-4458

business coaching in westchester county ny: BE FOCUSED ON YOUR BUSINESS - 04/08/18 07:53 PM

Are you laser focused or are you a multi-tasker? Being a multi-tasker in running your business may create problems.  However, if you stay focused and stay sharp on the things necessary to grow and change you will achieve the best results.
Sometimes we get lazy and in a rut. We stop seeing the big picture. Maybe our business has had years of successful sales and profits. Since the business is still making money and continuing to operate the reasoning is, if it’s not broke don’t fix it. Eventually, the business could reach a stage on leveling off or declining sales or … (38 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: WHY IS CHANGE SO DIFFICULT? - 02/11/18 08:35 PM

Although things are always changing many of us say we hate change. We know we must change but we don’t like doing it. We are creatures of habit and we will explore that thought later. We also have heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.
We must face it … we live in a changing world. EVERYTHING changes and it’s time to acknowledge the cold, hard truth … much as we’d like to, we cannot control everything that happens to us in life. We can, however, change the way … (44 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: GROW A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS IN 2018 - 01/21/18 08:18 PM

Beginning February 8th we are working with business owners in Westchester County who are working on making their businesses more successful. Some of these businesses are real estate brokerages.
These businesses define success through their vision, their values, and goals. Then to stay on top of their business they monitor and measure results.
Once you set your goals you need to make sure you are on track. You would not take a cross country car trip without using your GPS to make sure you are on track. So similarly, if you want to have a sustainable business you need to have a strategic … (23 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: YORKTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NETWORKING EVENT AT CLUB FIT - 01/17/18 08:13 PM
The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce will hold a night of networking next Monday night at Club Fit.
Come out and network with other business owners while enjoying the hospitality of Club Fit fitness center.  This should be an enjoyable evening.
You are encourged to bring your kids to this event.  Kids care and other activities with be provided by the Club Fit Staff while you network.
Here are the details:
 Date and Time: Monday, February 22, 2018 at 6pm
Location: Club Fit
600 Bank Road
Jefferson Valley, NY
Information share with you by:
Grant Schneider, Performance Development Strategies.
Would you like to help your Westchester Business Grow?
Contact Us or call 914-953-4458

business coaching in westchester county ny: HIT THE NEW YEAR RUNNING - 01/07/18 06:58 PM

Is this the year that you are going to take real estate practice or your  business to the next level?  Many great business ideas never happen because of a lack of commitment to get started.  It is a law of physics.  It takes more energy to start a car or turn on a light than to continue operating them.  This is also true with starting a project or starting a business.  It takes more effort to get started.
For that reason, people tend to have the paralysis of analysis.  I won’t start until it is perfect even though it never is.  “I … (39 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: YOU CAN'T HAVE ACCOUNTABLE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT OWNERS - 12/25/17 10:13 PM
Real estate agents who have a serious are achievers.  Achievers are always accountable for results.  If you are an achiever you know that.  Congratulations!
However, if you want to build a team of achievers then you need to read on.  Creating a culture of accountability requires collaboration, communication of goals, and understanding the nature of motivation. 
Having conversations about accountability should be combined with empowering your team to take ownership of their work.  You need to communicate the goals and the desired outcomes, but they need to be a part of it.  Be totally transparent regarding challenges and obstacles.  Your team should … (46 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: START WITH THE WHY - 12/17/17 06:39 PM
Can you answer this question?  Why are you in real estate or whatever business you are in? 
Without knowing this how will you find you motivation to overcome obstactes and achieve your goals?  Motivation comes from within and that means that you cannot motivate another person.  You can, however, help create a spark to ignite their inner fire.  That inner fire will drive motivation.
That inner fire or passion is your WHY.  If you do not have the WHY then the HOW will not matter.  Knowing what motivates you is a key to achievement and knowing how to find motivation in others is … (36 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: JUST ADD ONE TO YOUR BUSINESS IN WESTCHESTER - 12/05/17 08:15 PM
On Monday morning I had the opportuntiy to do what I love.  I spoke to members of the Business Council of Westchester who are solopreneurs; that is they are people who can conduct board meetings in their shower.
At their last meeting this group explained that many were interested in growing their businesses and I was invited to talk them about growing.
I spoke to them about their strategic planning and going from doing everything in their business to working on their business and delegating. 
If you are a business owner including real estate broker owner and have a goal to add an … (26 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: YORKTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLDING HOLIDAY PARTY - 11/28/17 08:24 PM
The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual holiday party on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
This is always a very festive occasion with lots of food and good will.  It is a way for the Chamber to says thanks to its members for a year of support.
This is a free event to both members and guests.  The food will include:
"Savannah's Holiday Buffet" * Dessert Station * Wine
Cash Bar
R.S.V.P. - Strongly Recommended
Here are the Details:  Thursday, December 7 from 5:30 to 8 pm.
Savannah's Southern House
3901 Crompond Road
Courtlandt Manor, NY  10567
RSVP to 914-245-4599
Information provided by
Grant Schneider, Performance Development Strategies
Would you like to know how … (19 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: FIVE KEYS TO MANAGING YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS AND YOUR LIFE - 11/12/17 05:51 PM

Since real estate tends to be a 24/7 business you may be overwhelmed to the point of feeling like a hamster on a wheel. You may be spending too much time working in the day to day minutiae you are missing the big picture. Many blame the rapid pace of technology for this dilemma. Technology, while automating things that used to take much more time has also created new pressure. Instant communication on handheld devices gives us the sense of urgency and feeling that we must always be working. Everything seems to go faster, leaving everyone feeling overworked, overloaded, and overwhelmed.   … (29 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: BUSINESS COUNCIL OF WESTCHESTER HOLDS CIRCLES OF INFLUENCE - 10/31/17 12:47 PM
I have been a proud member and ambassador for The Business Council of Westchester.  This organization is the gold standard for business organizations.  It's members include companies like Pesico, Mastercard, but also mid size companies and solopreneurs.
The organization also has sub groups for:
Solopreneurs Not for Profits HR Professionals Small Business Government Action (Advocacy)
If you fit any of those catagories and would like to learn more about this organization here is your chance:
Here is the info:
Attendance is free for all interested prospective members.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 2, 2017  5 to 7pm
Location:            Crowne Plaza  66 Hale Street  White Plains, NY
Information … (19 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: EXCEED EXPECTATIONS - CREATE RAVING FANS - 10/22/17 08:56 PM
Consumers do not buy real estate.  They buy you!
Regardless of what we sell we are all really in a service business. People do not buy what we sell. They buy us. If they truly buy us they are a loyal customer. Nothing is more important to a business than a loyal customer. You can be making a lot of sales and have a good income but you will not have that for long if you don’t have loyal customers.
What is the best way to have a steady stream of loyal customers?   Under promise and over deliver.
Customers generally have a level of … (32 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: BALANCE YOUR TIME BETWEEN WORK AND LIFE - 10/08/17 07:06 PM

How can you manage your time, live a stress-free life and have balance? Two things stand out for me. Be guided by your values and have a purpose then stay on course. You can stay on course with your personal GPS.
The comparison to using a GPS is an easy one. We have them in our car and on our phone. We use them to order a car on Uber or we use them to find a restaurant nearby. We have become more productive and less stressed because we have used this very simple tool to help us navigate.
What is so remarkable … (53 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: DO YOU KNOW WHO YOUR CUSTOMER WILL BE IN 2020? - 09/20/17 03:08 PM
Business is constantly changing and what works today will not necessarily work tomorrow.  Do you know who your customer will be in 2020? Wondering who is going to be your client in 3 years, or 4 or 5? Does it matter what type of business you are in?  
This is the subject of next Friday's Business Council of Westchester Power Breakfast.
The speaker is Andi Simon, PhD, Principal and Founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants.  She is author of "On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights."
She will tell us:
• Three things you can do right now … (32 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: FIND SOMEONE WITH SHARED VALUES TO HELP DRIVE YOUR BUSINESS - 07/23/17 09:03 PM

How has your Westchester County NY Real Estate business  grown?  Are you ready to hire an administrative person or two.  Maybe you are talking to agents to have them join your team. You might be tempted to reach out to someone with whom you have had friendship.  Be careful.  Choosing someone solely because of friendship ignores the purpose for hiring someone in the first place—the fact that you need someone with specific qualifications to do a job.
Many businesses find that selecting and hiring of the right employee is a daunting task. The same is true for choosing 100% commission people … (18 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: ATTITUDES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SKILLS - 07/16/17 08:00 PM

Look at your real estate business an ask yourself this question about your organization.  Do I spend most of my time developing my team in the areas of skills and knowledge?  I am guessing the the majority said yes.
It seems that when many managers hire people they spend a tremendous amount of time on resumes, skills and knowledge. And yet people usually don’t fail because of lack of skills. It is usually bad behavior, bad actions, or bad attitude.
Several years ago, I heard Zig Ziglar speak. He said, “Your attitude determines your altitude.” What do YOU think about when you … (60 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: BEING AMBASSADOR FOR THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF WESTCHESTER - 06/21/17 10:02 PM
I love to take an active role in community groups and business groups.  You get out so much more than you put in.  In my case I joined the Business Council of Westchester when I started my business.  Being an active member of this organization has helped me put my company on the map.
Since developing relationships is about farming rather than hunting I have looked for every way to farm by being a volunteer.  I love the role of ambassador because I get assigned new members and it is my job to help them navigate and get the most out of … (14 comments)

business coaching in westchester county ny: YOUR BEST FORM OF ADVERTISING - 05/14/17 05:50 PM
Your best form of advertising is your current clients.  That's right, and it is also the most economical.
Peter Drucker said that the purpose of business is to create and keep a customer. It is really that simple. Creating a customer is done through a clear message and marketing but keeping a customer is based on performance. Not enough of us really focus on the retaining customer part of that equation.
How many times have you heard, "what separates us from others is our service."  I hear it all the time but does the speaker really know what that means? And also, … (78 comments)

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