Tag Archives: personal development

5 Ways to Start 2017 Right

Start 2017 Right

When you improve your mind, you’ll improve your business. The more time you set aside for personal and professional growth and development, the more successful you’ll be in your business. It’s true—the most successful real estate professionals understand that in order to offer you clients the highest level of service, it’s vital to keep one’s skills sharp, habits good and attitude positive. Here’s how: Continue reading

Never Stop Learning

Never stop learning

What’s the secret to lasting success? Many people will say good habits, and they’re not far off. Habits certainly help you maintain your success over time. Others will say smart financial decisions, and again, they’re not far off. In order to maintain financial success, it’s important to make smart financial choices. Still others will say a positive, resilient attitude. While staying positive is vital to overcoming challenges, there’s still one more think that’ll push you in the direction of lasting success. What is it? A commitment to learning and growth. Continue reading

Make Time for Learning

Make time for learning

Kids aren’t the only ones going back to school. If you want to improve your skills, it’s important commit to learning, whether it’s reading a book or taking a class or workshop. However, if you’re like many agents and brokers, you may say, “I’d love to learn more, but I just don’t have the time.” When you’re busy closing deals, generating leads and trying to build a business it can be difficult to carve out time to take classes and learn. But, it’s a double-edged sword: If you don’t take the time to learn and improve your skills, you’ll be less effective to your clients and may not be able to build your business to the level you’d like. Like anything in life, if you want to do something, you have to make time for it. Here’s how: Continue reading

Take Time to Recharge Your Batteries

Take a run at the end of the day to clear your mind, reduce your stress and keep you mentally sharp.

Take a run at the end of the day to clear your mind, reduce your stress and keep you mentally sharp.

Many real estate agents feel the more they work, the more successful they’ll be. They work, work, work—without a break—from early in the morning until late at night, just trying to get ahead. However, studies show that all work and no play can have damaging effects on your health, deplete your energy and leave you feeling frustrated and burned out. Soon, you’re no longer productive; you’re just going through the motions trying to complete your tasks each day. Although it seems counterintuitive, if you want to be more productive, you must take breaks to recharge your energy stores.  Continue reading

3 Steps to Personal Development

The most successful professionals read anywhere they can.

The most successful professionals read anywhere they can.

Grow your business while you grow yourself! Personal development is critical if you want to take your business to the next level of success and reach significance in your business and life. The most successful people make personal development a habit in their lives, one that they make time for in their schedules every day. Continue reading

How Improving Your Health Helps Your Business Thrive

Grab a partner and go for a walk, run or take a fitness class.

Grab a partner and go for a walk, run or take a fitness class.

If you’re like most people, you set goals for your health in January. Maybe you set a goal to drop a couple of pants sizes or to run a half marathon or to improve your diet. You may think that these goals will only impact your health; however, in reality, they’ll have an impact on all areas of your life and may even help you to improve your business. Here’s how: Continue reading

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

6 Things We Learned from Nido Qubein at Brian Buffini’s Success Tour Richmond

Dr. Nido Qubein inspired thousands last week at Brian Buffini's Success Tour in Richmond.

Dr. Nido Qubein inspired thousands last week at Brian Buffini’s Success Tour in Richmond.

“There are no unrealistic dreams; only unrealistic timelines.”
–Nido Qubein

Did you catch Nido Qubein’s session on day one of Brian Buffini’s Success Tour in Richmond? If you did, you missed a treat. Dr. Qubein explained how an immigrant from Lebanon came to America and achieved success on the lessons he learned from his mother. Here are six take-home tips that we learned: Continue reading

3 Ways to Boost Your Professional Development

Stay sharp by continually boosting your professional development.

Stay sharp by continually boosting your professional development.

If you want to grow your business, it’s essential to increase your knowledge through continuous development. Put bluntly, you can never stop learning. But, this is more than attending classes and furthering your education, you can also learn by networking with your peers, attending seminars or reading everything that you can get your hands on. Here are three ways to boost your opportunities for professional development. Continue reading

5 Ways to Find Time to Read Every Day

Got extra time while you wait? Pull out a book!

Got extra time while you wait? Pull out a book!

Have you ever complained that you just can’t find the time to read as much as you’d like to? As a busy real estate professional, there’s no doubt that your days are packed with showings and lead generation, not to mention workouts, time with family, etc. However, one can usually carve out fifteen minutes to read. Here’s how: Continue reading