Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Long and Foster)

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Michael Jacobs
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No offense to Mr Robbins, his followers or anyone else who may not like my opinion, I'm gonna pass on that figurative walk over hot coals as it relates to my own strategies.  While I like some of his quotes/thoughts - go ahead and call me flawed but my tootsies are safe.   BTW -- nice hair and teeth.   

Aug 12, 2017 10:17 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I'm about to celebrate my 1-year anniversary of an almost 2-year plan to get out of a fundamentally flawed situation and actually DOING IT!  

I couldn't be happier!

Aug 12, 2017 10:54 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
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Knowing what I know about Tony Robbins I would take my life and plan over his a 1000 times over… I love my plan. Not everything you see on stage is the same offstage. 🤐😉😎

Aug 12, 2017 08:47 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
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That reminds me of the expression "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". I don't change strategy so much as I change the way I do business but maybe they are the same thing to you?

Aug 12, 2017 10:15 PM
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Marco Giancola
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I didn't need Tony to tell me that but it did make me laugh.

Aug 13, 2017 03:53 AM
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Stay put and wait for the sunset to come to me by creating the 'net' to capture the moment

Aug 13, 2017 07:21 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I don't know of any strategy as I pretty much know what I need to be doing, just need to do it.

Aug 12, 2017 09:42 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I do rethink strategies from time to time and make adjustments as necessary.

Aug 13, 2017 10:56 AM
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Carol Williams
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You know what they say about the definition of "insanity"... doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  

Just like negative thoughts cannot lead to positive actions or results, a flawed strategy cannot lead to satisfactory results.   We have to adjust our thoughts and move forward from there.  

Aug 13, 2017 10:49 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Lise,

Although, I think some of his teachings are valid, he is not someone that I would embrace wholeheartedly.  Both of us have read and taken a course from him in the early days of his fame.  Now, he is busy acting exactly like another guru figure from the past.  A

Aug 13, 2017 07:22 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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You can be really good at climbing ladders but that does you no good if the ladder is leaning against the wrong building.

I see a lot of people claim they want to be wealthy but they have no real reason for it and therefore are never satisfied. I see others set the goal for wealth so they can be financially free and then focus on giving back and helping others. That makes them more likely to find true success.

Aug 13, 2017 05:49 AM
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Nina Hollander
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Not a fan of Tony Robbins, but I wouldn't disagree with this assessment.

Aug 13, 2017 04:17 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I'm a fan of Tony and sometimes you just need to know when to walk away and not go against circumstances and your intuition. 

Aug 12, 2017 11:25 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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Change the strategy that doesn't work, even if you are in love with your own creation.

Aug 12, 2017 08:42 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
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Sorry but I pay no attention to TR and his cult teachings

Aug 14, 2017 05:26 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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Ross Perot said during the campaign in 1921 ( lol) that it wasnt his plan that made him a better choice, he said use the other guys plan, he said the part that made the plan successful was the excecution .

Aug 13, 2017 08:03 PM
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William Feela
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Stop doing what you are doing because it is not working

Aug 13, 2017 04:19 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
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Absolutely! I agree with Tony Robbins...

Aug 13, 2017 03:45 PM
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Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Lise as an engineer we always look at strategy because what we build (aerospace) is extremely technical and there can't be mistakes. Postive attitude really isn't part of the mix but I am postive by nature.

Aug 13, 2017 02:49 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
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Lise I'm not into Mr T but I do know that for me, having a strategy/plan/clear vision is what works for me. I've shaked things up a couple of times and re-created old plans especially in 08 - we had to shift and fast. Fundamentally I continue to do what always worked best for me and that is pay attention to my a list. And I'm working on something new right now and we'll see what that brings....fun stuff is what I see.

Aug 13, 2017 12:06 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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      He is wrong.  If you run far enough and long enough, east will become west and you WILL see the sunset.

Aug 13, 2017 11:16 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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I'm not sure that I totally get this.

But, if the sun already set, then a super sonic plane going east will get to the new sun rise much faster.   Just a different perspective and maybe a different goal.

Or, if it hasn't set, going on a regular plane towards Europe will get me to the sunset faster, but it will be a shorter sunset.  Or, I can fly west (or even take a fast train to prolong the length of the sunset.

Oh, and wouldn't it be cool to be in a plane and follow that eclipse...I think someone did this for a 72 minute eclipse on video.

Aug 13, 2017 10:33 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I'd run west... well at least look west.

Aug 13, 2017 09:12 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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I guess you would turn and run west.

Aug 13, 2017 07:13 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Make a 180 degree turn?!

Aug 13, 2017 06:27 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Time to change direction.

Aug 13, 2017 06:22 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Not a Tony Robbins fan, but he has a point here!

Aug 13, 2017 06:20 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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There is no formula for living life...if one activates the self and takes it everywhere, you will quickly know what things are or are not and act on it

Aug 13, 2017 06:20 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Has nothing to do with Tony Robbins but a good thought to think over your life & find out what is working & what is not. Yeah, I've been doing that including my real estate business - it's a good thing to take stock every once in awhile.

If it's not working, shuffle the dominos.

Aug 13, 2017 06:10 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I use the strategies that work for MY business.... it's a "test the strategy" process and I've tested it.... what I do works well for me....

Aug 13, 2017 05:58 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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I'd give them a mirror to help them see that they need to change directions to find what they're looking for.

Aug 13, 2017 05:32 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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A basic statement,

Aug 13, 2017 05:02 AM
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Ronald Gombach
The Gombach Group - Morrisville, PA

 Lise Howe — When you say "blow up" your team do you mean enlarging/expanding (like blowing up a ballon) or obliterating, like TNT?

Aug 13, 2017 04:56 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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I read your comment to, Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro,  sometimes a change is a good thing.  Good luck

Aug 13, 2017 04:49 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Thank you. Fortunately I do not have to do it

Aug 13, 2017 03:24 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
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Lise Howe - we all have to go through different seasons of life! And work on the strategies accordingly.

The example of 'Running East....' is a bit to extreme for anyone to get misguided - and lose the trust in oneself!

I am yet to come across someone like that.

Aug 12, 2017 11:12 PM
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Bob Crane
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He makes a very good point, thanks for sharing this Lise.

 

Aug 12, 2017 09:08 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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The sun sets in the west, you are going the wrong way. 

Aug 13, 2017 02:16 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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Lise....the problem with this challenge is I must be BIG ENOUGH to know I have a strategy that isn't working, but confess I'm working it anyway.

The other challenge is my boundaries. like so many others, have been well established and artificially justified. Whether it  is walking the coals, leaping from a perfectly good plane or lacing up the sneakers for that first marathon, we don't see boundaries we have until we have  broken through.

My change will be redirecting more treasure into the consumer tools part of the business. Hey, that may prove to be a fundamentally flawed strategy, but I'll ride that horse 'till it stops runn'n or I realize the sunset ain't in this direction.

Aug 13, 2017 10:48 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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set a plan and go for it

Aug 13, 2017 09:18 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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This is good advice to share.

Aug 13, 2017 05:25 AM
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Joan Cox
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Sometimes these motivational speakers do not work for everyone.

Aug 15, 2017 06:50 PM