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Is Your Vision Bored? Part II – ‘The Buy-In’

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By Anand Patel I received several emails from my last post on using a vision board to help engrain your personal and professional goals, which reminded me of a very important point I did not discuss – “the buy-in.”  Many asked if your vision board should be kept private or shared with others. Well, that is entirely up to you. …

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Is Your Vision Bored?

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By Anand Patel With 2011 coming to a close it seems everyone is talking, blogging, and tweeting about setting new goals for 2012. Well, let’s not jump the gun! What about the goals you already set for yourself that you haven’t accomplished? Whatever you do, if they are worthy goals you truly wish to achieve, don’t abandon them just yet! …

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What Patterns are You Willing to Change?

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By Jared James Patterns are a powerful tool available to you. But just like ignorance of a law or principle does not make that law or principle any less powerful… neither is our ignorance of our patterns. Everything that we are currently and everything that we will become and achieve is directly tied to the daily patterns we have created, …

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

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By Brooke Wolford I have had the opportunity over the past couple of months to take a real look at myself and my business. I dug deep and picked at myself.  I knew I could do better. I can tell you that taking that close of a look at my past wasn’t pretty. I can honestly admit I made a …

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Mid-REALTOR® Crisis: Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This

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By Toby Boyce It was a hot summer day in late July 2006 as I slipped down U.S. 23 to the Ohio Division of Real Estate testing center. I had made the jump into real estate without a safety net – quitting my job in higher education public relations and knowing that if I failed this test it would be …

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5 Steps to Avoiding the ‘Lots of Closings this Month, None the Next’ Syndrome

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By Dave Robison A few years ago, I was talking with an agent in my office, we will call him Jack.  I said to Jack, “Jack, what happened last week?  You didn’t make any new calls.”  In our office, we report how many calls we make each week to hold each other accountable.  Jack said, “The Smiths deal is taking …

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What Feeling Are You After?

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By Jared James All goals really have nothing to do with money or other things. Think about it. Are you really after a bunch of pieces of paper with dead people on them? No. Everyone of us is after a feeling whether it be power, security, influence or whatever. Take a moment and watch the video below and then reassess …

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When Was the Last Time You Qualified Yourself?

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By Toby Boyce I am the technology director for my office and have been doing a lot of teaching and developing new continuing education classes to assist those agents that are still struggling with technology and harnessing it to improve their business. To develop a sense of what was needed, I spent a lot of time talking to top-notch agents …

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In Business, Assembly Required

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By Jeremy Williams I spent one of my days last week both watching my son, whom was sick, and putting together an elliptical machine that I ordered by mail.  The elliptical machine was a request of my wife, though somehow I think I will be using it more often after all the work-related lunches I visited last week.  What I …