Monthly Archives: May 2015

5 Tips for Achieving Happiness

Be happier with these 5 tips.

Be happier with these 5 tips.

Happiness isn’t permanent; it’s a choice you make every day. Happy people aren’t passive about their happiness. They take an active role by adopting a positive attitude and fully committing to their happiness. Here are five tips to help you become happier each and every day. Continue reading

How to Delegate Your Weaknesses

When you delegate your weaknesses, you become free to focus on your strengths.

When you delegate your weaknesses, you become free to focus on your strengths.

What are your weaknesses? If you’re like many people, you can identify them in seconds. After all, it’s much easier to identify what we’re not good at than identify our strengths. While experts may advocate working to turn your weaknesses into strengths, chances are, doing so would be a waste of time and would take away from the time you could spend focusing on and sharpening your strengths. Continue reading

10 Quotes that Inspire Hard Work

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Get the motivation to work harder with these quotes.

If you want to achieve success, you have to work hard, especially if you want it to last. Here are ten quotes to get you motivated to work hard, even on days when you’re feeling uninspired and lazy. Continue reading

3 Keys to Becoming More Resilient

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Although it’s essential to plan for the future, there are times when life throws a wrench in the works. While some folks give up when faced with a challenge, the most successful people assess the situation at hand and find ways to deal with it. The difference between the former and the latter: Resilience. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Keep in Touch with Your Clients

A phone call is a quick way to touch base with clients.

A phone call is a quick way to touch base with clients.

If you work by referral, you know how important it is to stay in touch with your clients. After all, it’s your clients who drive your business. While it’s easy to lose touch after the transaction has closed, here are three reasons to keep those communication lines open. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Track Your Numbers

Accountability is the top reason to track your numbers.

Accountability is the top reason to track your numbers.

Want a surefire way to stay on track to reach your goals? Track! Tracking has many benefits and may even help you to reach your goals. Here are some of the great benefits of tracking:

It makes you more accountable. Whether you’re tracking your daily lead generating activities or you’re tracking your runs each week, tracking holds your feet to the fire and keeps you accountable to your goals. Knowing that you have to document your activities makes you more likely to make them a habit, and less likely to forget to do them.

It helps you to grain perspective. When we’re trying to achieve our goals, it’s easy to lose perspective along the way. If you have a bad day or experience a setback, it can make you feel like a failure. However, when you track, you’re able to look back on your progress over time and see that a day that doesn’t go your way is a small hiccup in the grand scheme of things.

It’ll motivate you to reach your goals. Knowing that you have to account for your goal-oriented activities each day helps you to stay motivated on those days when you’re just not feeling it. Also looking back at the successful completion of milestones also provides motivation when you need it the most.

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4 Ways to Create Your Own Inventory

Live in an area with tight inventory? Create your own!

Live in an area with tight inventory? Create your own!

Although the real estate market is recovering in most areas, inventory is still tight. Potential sellers may be on the fence about listing their homes—maybe they owe more than it’s worth or they’re not sure if they’re ready to move just yet. This may leave many potential buyers frustrated by the lack of homes that meet their criteria. However, there are ways to create your own inventory for your buyers. Continue reading

How Success is Linked to Your Choices

Choose well.

Choose well.

Many real estate professionals pursue success only to have it elude them time after time. Sure, they set goals, commit to daily lead generating activities and offer great service to their clients, but they seem to miss something along the way, and what they’re missing prevents them from reaching their ultimate goal of success. Continue reading

How to Establish a Routine

Prioritizing your day is critical to your success.

Prioritizing your day is critical to your success.

Want to take control of your time and get more done? Create a routine. A routine is defined as “a prescribed, detailed course of action to be followed regularly.” Now, that doesn’t sound very exciting, but no matter how spontaneous we like to think we are, we’re creatures of habit and routine. You may say, “I could never follow a routine! I thrive on spontaneity and doing something different every day!” The reality is, you probably follow a routine and don’t even know it. Chances are you brush your teeth the same way every day, put on your pants with the same leg first, etc.

Getting into a good routine can help you stay on track to reach your goals and achieve success. Here’s how to establish a routine that will help you succeed. Continue reading