the discovery coach: Having a Prosperous 2009 - January 9th (Prosperous Soul) - 01/08/09 03:05 PM


I really enjoy writing these PROSPERITY blogs.  Each time I write I not only help a few people that needed to read this, but I help myself!  With that today I want to discuss BEING A PROSPEROUS SOUL!
"Friends I pray that you will prosper in all things and be in good health, just as your soul prospers." (3 John 2)
This is one of my favorite scriptures because it shares that ITS GOD'S WILL that his followers prosper!  And by reading it you can easily see that the route to PROSPERING in all areas is by BEING A … (2 comments)

the discovery coach: Let it happen... - 12/22/08 04:15 AM
So often we try to force things through.  We want things done at a certain time in a specific and it if does not happen that way we get upset, disappointed or frustrated.
How about LETTING IT HAPPEN!?!?  LETTING IT HAPPEN would mean you would be unattached to the end result.  You still would move forward in the general direction of your goal, dream or desire but you would be doing it in a much different way then most of you are doing it now.
I am just looking through some of the things I am giving my energy to and … (6 comments)

the discovery coach: The Power Of Your Words! - 12/03/08 12:52 AM
REMINDER! Your words are a powerful force.  They are seeds to what happens in your life. 
What do you say about yourself?  What do you say about others?
Are you into talking negatively about yourself or your business?  Do you like to gossip about others consistently behind their back? 
You can speak positive - faith filled words - starting now.
Here was a string of positives I was saying this morning...
"I am certain I am healthy, wealthy, whole, abundant, joyful, peaceful, loving and complete!"
Make up your on affirmation or use this one or a variation of this one! 

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the discovery coach: How many homes do you need to sell in 2009? - 11/29/08 01:08 AM
Lets just say you were someone who set a goal for how many homes you need to sell in 2009...now lets imagine that you set the goal a month or more in advance of 2009 knowing that most likely any new sale you made starting now would close in 2009...
MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU ARE:
1) HAVE YOU SET A GOAL YET?
2) IS IT HIGHER OR LOWER THEN LAST YEAR? WHY?
3) HOW MANY HOMES ARE YOU GOING TO SELL IN 2009?
4) HOW MUCH INCOME WILL THAT LEAD TO?
5) WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COMMISSION PER TRANSACTION BREAKDOWN?
 
Having … (7 comments)

the discovery coach: Personal Development - One Way to Make 2009 Successful - 11/21/08 09:45 AM
Last year about this time I did not have much going on Real Estate wise. I had a solid year but the end of the year was poor in sales and activity.  Because of this I decided to get serious about PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Learning, growing and developing on my own time was something I was willing to do; in fact is was something I was excited to do!  The more I read and listen to audio programs the more I found that most of the TEACHERS of the material had overcome some adversity and now had gone on to being a … (0 comments)

the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies - Gratitude - 11/20/08 01:12 PM
It is interesting to me that an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE now widely being recognized and a success strategy.  I blogged about this about a month ago with this post: Having an Attitude of Gratitude!
In Jack Canfields weekly newsletter he wrote about GRATITUDE as a top success principle.  I told one of my newest coaching clients about how having an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE would draw more business in on our Tuesday call. I don't think he believed me...but hopefully Jack's newsletter that I forwarded him will help.
Complaining and being negative is will negate some of the gratitude effort, so if … (5 comments)

the discovery coach: Sometimes I Race Around Too Much - 11/19/08 03:29 AM
Often I race around trying to get SO MANY things done, and when I slow down I find I still have more to do. I think it rings true for others as well.  Today I am getting the feeling I need to slow down and purge a few things out of my life so that I can be refilled. 

 
By REFILLING then I can LASER my focus just a bit.  That slight adjustment will lead to bigger and better results. I know this message is true for others as well!   

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the discovery coach: Claim Your Free Book Today! - 11/18/08 12:44 PM
My regular readers know how I like to give people ideas to help generate extra income.  I picked up this FREE book about one month ago and now I am about three weeks away from launching a program that no other real estate agent in the country is doing.  In this NEW market I felt it was time for me to take charge and do something different.
I am not going to share what I am personally doing. I will post more about it when it lauches, but I am including a link to the FREE book (s & h $4.95) … (1 comments)

the discovery coach: 2009 Will Be A Great Year In Real Estate - 11/18/08 12:50 AM
Most of the business you get from now until the end of 2008 will actually close in 2009.  Now is the time to start creating a great year.  Someone interested in a great year does not say things like this:
1) "2009 is going to be just as BAD as 2008."
2) "I don't know where the buyers and sellers will come from."
3) "I am hoping to survive one more year until the market turns around."
4) "I don't set goals because I will feel bad if I don't reach them."
You have to be certain right now that 2009 … (12 comments)

the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies - Knowing - 11/17/08 11:19 AM
Once you KNOW that what you set out to accomplish is a done deal your breakthrough is guaranteed!  What do I mean by KNOW?
KNOWING is a trust or certainty that you have in God (or the universe) that what you put forth will come to pass.  In the bible God said to Isaiah that THE WORD SHALL NOT RETURN VOID BUT IT WILL PROSPER THAT WHICH IT IS SENT UPON! 
My last post I talked about beginning with the end in mind. Once you put that END RESULT out to God it will happen.  Most people give up too … (3 comments)

the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies - Begin With the End in Mind - 11/14/08 05:02 AM
What do you really want to accomplish in the next 2 months, 2 years, 5 years...you pick the time frame and be general if you want.  What is the BREAKTHROUGH goal for you? Maybe you have several goals that you just have not set because you fear you might not reach them and then you will feel bad.
To begin with the end in mind you simply pick some goals, dreams, desires that you would really like to see come through and believe that it is possible for you to achieve them.  Then simply start by moving in the general direction … (0 comments)

the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies - Never Give Up - 11/11/08 05:02 AM
Never give up is a must know breakthrough strategy!  Most people don't receive the BREAKTHROUGH they desire because they give up too soon.  Often they give up on the very doorstep of breakthrough because the appearance of the situation did not seem like they were that close to breakthrough.
In Napoleon Hills book THINK & GROW RICH he states, "More then five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them. Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight … (3 comments)

the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies - Thinking Right - 11/10/08 06:06 AM
Thoughts do become the things we see in our lives! If you are going to BREAKTHROUGH then its important you start to THINK in RIGHT ways. 
Part of thinking right is AWARENESS.  I talked about this in an earlier post in this series. The link is attached below.  For those who don't believe thoughts become things look at the RESULTS in your life.  What you are thinking comes about, we often just don't have enough awareness to know this.
Prime example is a something that is happening in my life.  Since I DO BELIEVE THOUGHTS ARE THINGS.  I monitor my thinking and replace the thoughts that don't … (2 comments)

the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies - Giving - 11/09/08 06:48 AM
When you have a need - GIVE!  If you want to breakthrough ask, "What am I willing to give!"
Breaking through to the next level is NOT all about YOU.  Often the great givers are the ones who become the great receivers in love, money, peace, joy and so on!
You can give your time if that is all you have to start.  If your breakthrough is about MAKING more money then at a certain point your will want to commit to systematic giving of money. Typically that would be in the form of a Tithe (or tenth) of what you … (4 comments)

the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies - Learn Daily - 11/07/08 05:24 AM
The people that get ahead in life are the people who are willing to learn, grow and develop on a consistent basis.
In business' related to real estate things are now changing so fast that you have to be aware of these changes and keep up with them.  There is so much to learn in areas like technology, customer needs, marketing, sales skills that LEARNING NEEDS TO BE A DAILY ACTIVITY.  
What can you read to learn something today?  What audio program could you have on in your vehicle to learn something?  Is there an online course you could take?
Most … (1 comments)

the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies - Network - 11/06/08 09:26 AM
You have probably heard  an expert say,"Show me your NETWORK and I can determine your NET WORTH!
The people in our NETWORK is where most Realtors and Mortgage professionals get their business from.  So by adding the RIGHT people to your NETWORK you can quickly improve your NET WORTH!
Size does count when it comes to Networks, but often the key is to have STRATEGIC ALLIANCES who can help you in spectacular fashion.  These people send you multiple referrals and put you in contact with the right people at the right time.  These are people that you can work together on with different business ventures.
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the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies - Awareness - 11/05/08 09:38 AM
If you want to BREAKTHROUGH IN ANY AREA OF YOUR LIFE, ESPECIALLY YOUR BUSINESS, YOU MUST BECOME MORE AWARE!
Most people stay stuck because they lack AWARENESS. Its not hard at all to be more aware.  In fact its very freeing.  To create awareness ask questions such as:
1) What am I doing?  2) Whats working? 3) Whats not working?
When you can become aware of what is not working and dump or delegate that activity, that will free you up to do more of what works.  By spending your time on WHAT IS WORKING you will become more profitable.  At … (2 comments)

the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies (Part 2) - 11/04/08 05:25 AM


Many people think whoever gets elected as the President will save them.  The truth is its up to you to save yourself or change your life.  To BREAKTHROUGH to the next level in your business and in other areas of your life its up to you to take action in the direction of the BREAKTHROUGH you want.
Overall a new President might give people some confidence or more certainty. Ask yourself this?  What can you do to personally be more confident, right now?  What would give you more certainty?
What ever your answers are...its up to you to bring … (0 comments)

the discovery coach: Breakthrough Strategies (Part 1) - 11/03/08 11:07 AM
This week I will talk to you about breakthrough strategies.  What I talk about will help your business, finances, life, health and relationships so subscribe to my blog if you want to find out how to take any of the mentioned areas TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
Lets define what I mean by breakthrough strategies... here is the Websters definition that says it best: any significant or sudden advance, development, achievement, or increase, as in scientific knowledge or diplomacy, that removes a barrier to progress:
To BREAKTHROUGH in your business is to remove a barrier to your progress or to suddenly advance/increase your … (1 comments)

the discovery coach: Don't Coast Now - 11/02/08 12:58 PM
This time of the year can be a time where a lot of agents coast.  We are entering the holiday season soon and many agents find a reason not to work.  They all sound like good reasons, but the truth is that this is not the time of the year to coast.
THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO COAST AND THATS DOWNHILL. This is not the time to let your business slide downhill. Sure if you are in a SNOW state like mine (Minnesota); often the sales might not be as frequent. However, there are still things you can do to … (9 comments)

 
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