team thaxton: Planning the Team Thaxton Annual Christmas Gathering - 12/07/11 02:23 PM
Every year at this time, my team gathers together to celebrate the achievements of the year, hand out awards, exchange Christmas gifts, and write a business vision and business plan for the next year. Part of the reason for our success as a team is that we meet regularly to review and reflect on our progress individually and as a team.

There is much preparation required whenever the team is coming into town - hotel and plane reservations to be made, a speaker contacted, completion of the agenda. My focus for the past week  has been to … (2 comments)

team thaxton: Kick Off Your Flip Flops! The Rallying Cry of "Get Your Boots On" Resounding at Sales Mastery in Palm Desert, CA! - 10/24/11 08:53 AM
My question to you today is this: What pair of shoes, boots, or flip flops do you have in YOUR closet which are truly making a difference in the lives of others? 

Let me share with you how you can change that!  But first - listen to the rallying cry of several hundred mortgage professionals at Sales Mastery in Palm Desert, California:

I was honored to be one of the speakers at the event, Sales Mastery, last week in Palm Desert, California.  The title of my presentation was … (12 comments)

team thaxton: Does Your "Talent" Make A Difference? - 09/09/11 05:08 PM
 "The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions." John Hancock
One of my strengths - or "talents" (since this is a "talent contest") is INFLUENCE. What IS "influence"? When we use our INFLUENCE, we are attempting to have our ideas understood and accepted by others. One of the formal definitions is......
"......the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others...." For several months now, I have felt I should use my talent - my "influence" - and … (11 comments)

team thaxton: Second Largest Employer in the State of Louisiana - Fort Polk, Louisiana! - 09/01/11 08:20 AM
I am honored to serve my clients who are in the United States Army stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana.   One of my offices is in Leesville, Louisiana, the home of Fort Polk Army Base and the Joint Readiness Training Center. And here is a little known fact ....................Fort Polk is the SECOND LARGEST EMPLOYER in the State of Louisiana!

Fort Polk was established in 1941 and named in honor of the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, the first Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana and a Confederate general.  Thousands of soldiers learned the basics of combat here during … (4 comments)

team thaxton: What.....? Profiling? When is it ok to use? When it is PERSONALITY Profiling! (Part 1) - 08/21/11 10:53 AM
What exactly IS "personality profiling"?  It is really just plugging into what OTHERS want!  We all know the Golden Rule, which states, "Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you." 

Dr. Tony Allesandra, a national public speaker, quotes The Platinum Rule™*, "Do unto others as they would want you to do unto them."
This is the first of a five part series on how to use DiSC® testing and personality profiling to perfect and improve your sales approach and build better relationships with your team members and referral partners.  Personality profiling reaches deep … (5 comments)

team thaxton: Is Active Rain the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread? Tell me your AR story! (ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, THE FIRST LOAF OF SLICED BREAD WENT ON SALE!) - 07/07/11 02:19 PM
Is Active Rain the best thing since sliced bread?
I am a "Newbie" to Active Rain - posting my very first blog just a few weeks ago!  Today,  37 days, 38 blogs, one featured post, over 21,800 points, and SEVERAL new friends and acquaintenances, later.....YES - I DO think Active Rain IS the best thing since sliced bread!
To go along with that queston - I will share with you that on this day in history,  the first loaf of “Kleen-Maid” Pre Sliced Bread went on sale in Chillicothe Missouri.  Otto Frederick Rohwedder was the inventor of the “Loaf-at-a-time” Slicing machine.

How would you like to honor our troops and have the opportunity to win a pair of incredibly awesome boots at the same time?!?!  The SAME boots our men and women of the United States military wear!  
Two contests start TODAY!  
Don't believe these boots are "rocking hot"?  Check out how they look on the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders:

Two contests start TODAY!  
First contest -  Go to the link below - post your name and a comment of appreciation of our military.  THEN send all your friends and family to your post … (25 comments)

Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender)

Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996

Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Leesville, LA

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Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender

Address: Experts in VA - FHA - USDA - Conventional , 104 East Texas Street, Leesville, Louisiana, 71446

Office: 8(669) 609-1152

Mobile: (318) 471-6480

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Contact Me Interested in using your VA benefits? Contact me for information on how you can purchase or refinance today! Louise Thaxton Call: 866-960-8115 Real estate in Bossier City



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