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I'm talking to myself again..... - 04/28/08 02:57 PM
Sometimes its hard to Generate enthusiasm for getting new ideas. And in today's ever changing world, we need to be constantly looking for new ways to perform, make a difference around us, and just be motivated. These steps help me through this challenge: Get connected with your own passion and energy for your ideas - What motivates you? Help people envision the positive results - how things will be better when an idea is implemented. Vision? Don't get bogged down in details until an idea has had time to germinate. Examine it with others. Tap into the shared values and goals (2 comments)
Do you have the 5 "P"s? - 04/27/08 09:59 PM
What would happen if we had the 5 P's outlined below? Its not what happens to us that make up who we are. Its how we respond to what happens to us that matters in the end. May we all strive to have the 5 P's in our life, in every area in our life. Purposeful - Have a strong sense of purpose - be clear on goals and values Proactive - Know the goals, views, interests, and hot buttons of others before issues arise. Perceptive - Position your message to appeal to the needs and goals of the audience - (4 comments)
The art of influencing others. - 04/27/08 09:55 PM
The Do's & Don'ts of Influencing Others If we focus on the do's, this will help us avoid the don'ts. My favorite one is getting feedback from others. This keeps us in check, holds us accountable, and enables us to make things right. May all your doings lead you to influencing others to do what is right all the time. Hope this list help. (2 comments)
"I'm proud to be an American... - 04/27/08 09:48 PM
where at least I know I'm free." One of the best songs every written. I'm thankful on this last Sunday of April to be an American by citizenship, Albanian by nationality, and a Christian by faith. My family moved here 38 years ago, from former Jugoslavia, in the mountains of Montenegro, near the city of Tuzi. They came to the United States to give their children a better place to live. And living better we are. Today, I do the same for my children. Do what we can to provide and make a better life for our children. This is a (8 comments)
Do you have what it takes to..... - 04/24/08 02:59 PM
Build a foundation for influence before you need it. This is how you know if you have the power to influence others. Do what you can do to help others out.Treat people respectfully even if you disagree with or don't particularly want to be around them. (That means every person you meet.)Build a reputation of integrity - be genuine, follow through on your word all the time.Be respectful and supportive of others' ideas - if you disagree, do so respectfully.Show you are credible by knowing what you're talking about. Keep learning and increasing in knowledge. (4 comments)
This is how you know its worth it? - 04/22/08 01:04 PM
What are the steps in determining whether a problem is worth solving? Before you commit to it, that is. Determine "Is this a good use of our time?"Determine "Do we have the right staff to follow through on this problem?"Determine "Do we have the resources to resolve this issue?"Determine "Is this a good use of our money?"Its always good to evaluate something before jumping into something without thinking it through. Hope this helps. (3 comments)
Even the hardest workers need a little pat on the back... Here is to you... - 04/19/08 09:51 PM
Use the motivational approach when your team members seem bored or lack enthusiasm, then you need to inspire them to reach their best performance by encouraging them to have renewed interest, excitement, or enthusiasm for their job roles. •· Set a positive example of an enthusiastic, energetic performance. Leading by example is a powerful motivational tool. •· Catch the team members doing things right, and commend them for it on the spot. This can be as simple as sending out an email to the whole team, pointing out that someone in the group has done well or exceeded expectations, or leading (5 comments)
How to be a Coach even when it involves family. - 04/17/08 02:25 PM
The collaborative approach is when you need to work with a team to generate new solutions together, share ideas openly, find common ground or areas of shared understanding, develop better working relationships with the team, or build trust. 1. Hold frequent collaborative sessions and informal team meetings to share ideas, solicit opinions, and generate new solutions or approaches for business problems. Encourage open discussion and sharing. If possible, ask people to sit at a round table to facilitate open discussion. 2. Encourage the team to share their perspectives on workplace challenges and opportunities. Foster an atmosphere in which people feel comfortable (1 comments)
Is there a difference between Activity and Accomplishment? - 04/15/08 12:52 PM
We all need to WORK HARD. Working hard doesn't always mean working more hours to be successful. Its about working and having something to show for it. You have to know WHERE your work is going. You have to know what GOALS you're working towards. Without clear goals for your hard work, you'll be busy; you'll have lots of activity in your life, but you won't have much in the way of accomplishment.Ernest Hemingway said, "Never confuse motion and action."Yes, WORK HARD, but work with a clear goal in mind. Activity will lead to Accomplishment. ------------------- Except gleaned from: "Reprinted with permission from (5 comments)
Successful people make things happen - 04/15/08 12:31 PM
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Shallow men believe in luck; wise and strong men believe in cause and effect." In other words, successful people cause their own luck ... by doing the right things ... so they get the effects they want. Successful people do not wait for things to happen. They make things happen.President of Highpoint University, Nido Quebein confirms says, "You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams; but remember this, nothing works unless you do." There is no such thing as luck, or coincidence. Everything happens for a reason. ----------------------- Except gleaned from: "Reprinted with permission from Dr. (6 comments)
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March 2008 Stats for Livingston County, MI are in.... - 04/14/08 11:14 AM
Data provided by Realcomp LTd - March 2008 Real Estate Market Trend Categorized by Jurisdiction of Livingston County, Michigan, reported in LAR. http://www.lar-michigan.com/wwwroot/l/lar-michigan/statistics.pdf Based on these numbers, it appears that sales have gone down from last year, and the median price has gone down. Even our listing volume has reduced. Realtors in Michigan, have to work that much harder to increase the volume. Lord, give us the wisdom to do what is right, so we me yield the results that meet the needs of our community. This is my prayer. Lu (1 comments)
Communications 101 - 04/11/08 01:17 PM
•1. Assessing the Climate Understand the Issues Determine Your Role Measure Costs and Rewards •2. Setting the Stage Neutralize the Situation Gather Information Define the Conflict Clearly •3. Fishing for a Resolution Promote a Win/Win Scenario Obtain a Commitment •4. Following Up on the Resolve Encourage Mutual Respect End on a Positive Note (0 comments)
Steps for Managing Poor Performance: Define the ProblemDocument the ProblemAddress it DirectlyMake a SMART plan: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound plan. Know what needs to change and how you plan on changing it. Note the consequences of not following corrective behaviorFollow Up! (2 comments)
Have you heard of "the Brainbench"? - 04/10/08 11:47 AM
I took this assessment last night, called the Brainbench Sales Concepts. Have you hever heard of it? It took me an hour to take a 40 question test. Brainbench said that I passed with a score of 3.73 out of 4. The score demonstrates a clear understanding of many advanced concepts within the Sales process. Also, it appears that I am capable of mentoring others on most projects. The test results confirmed that my strong areas are as follows: 1. Analyzing Business Opportunities 2. Closing 3. Building pipelines and forecasts 4. Sales Essentials 5. Building long lasting relationships Thought I'd share the news. (2 comments)
Focus on the best possible outcome.... - 04/08/08 02:29 PM
Benjamin Carson noted, "Everybody has barriers and obstacles. If you look at them as containing fences that don't allow you to advance, then you're going to be a failure. If you look at them as hurdles that strengthen you each time you go over one, then you're going to be a success." L. Jackson Brown Jr. says, "Hope is a periscope which enables us to see over our present problems to future possibilities." Don't give up hope. Don't give up on what you really want to do. Just remember: THE PERSON WITH BIG DREAMS IS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE ONE WITH (7 comments)
Free Tip for Microsoft Excel - A - 04/04/08 02:22 PM
How to Easily copy specific columns from a filtered list ? When you use the Advanced Filter feature, you have the option to copy the filtered results to a new location. While this is convenient, you may not want the new list to include all of the columns from the original list or you may prefer that the columns are in a different order. Fortunately, you don't have to do a lot of clean-up work to re-order or remove columns. Before you execute the filter, select the destination where you want to create the new list. Then, enter the names of the (2 comments)
Do you talk to yourself....Here is how its done? - 04/04/08 02:13 PM
Check out your "self-talk."Jim Stovall says, "The only sales job you will ever have to do is to yourself." Are you sold on you? Your own self abilities? Bruce Burton noted that: "Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance." Examine yourself. Are you be thinking, reading, and speaking a hope-filled language or a hopeless one? What are you saying to yourself? "I can do this" or "I'll manage"?To have HOPE, you must talk to yourself ... continuously ... ever changing. As psychologist Stephen Covey points out, "Our behavior is (8 comments)
Without a VISION, the People...... Perish. What? - 04/03/08 03:39 PM
Do you know exactly what it takes to get to the top and stay at the top ... .........in your career, your relationships, and your life. the key is HOPE! because hope casts a vision ... at the same time it gives you energy to realize your vision. You need to be plugged into a source of power. It will enhance your hope factor. Where are you plugged in? Where is your source of power coming from? Who can get you plugged in? And once you do get plugged in, Why do you stay plugged in? I'd like to know what you think? (6 comments)
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