Tag Archives: personal development

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

How to Find Your ‘Why’

Take some time to write down the answers to the questions below.

Take some time to write down the answers to the questions below.

We all could use an extra shot of motivation from time to time, especially when we’re beginning to feel burned out or when it seems as though business isn’t going our way. In these situations, it helps to have a ‘why’ to reconnect to. Your ‘why’ is your reason for working as hard as you do. Not sure what your ‘why’ is? Here are a few tips to help you find it: Continue reading

Learn from Your Mentors—A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

Find a mentor or be a mentor--the point is to never stop learning.

Find a mentor or be a mentor–the point is to never stop learning.

Never stop learning. This is something that we often hear, especially at Buffini & Company seminars. In this clip from the real estate event, the MasterMind Summit, Brian Buffini explains the importance of lifelong learning and finding great mentors.

 

A commitment to personal development is important to achieving success in business and life. Head knowledge is what helps to drive your business.

3 Tips for Optimizing Your Head Knowledge
1. Be a lifelong learner.
2. Learn from your mistakes.
3. Find mentors.

Brian learned a lot from his first mentors, his parents. From his father, George Buffini, he learned how to provide service that went beyond expectations. His father would always ask, “Can you put your name to that?” meaning would you be proud of the work you did. From his mother, Therese, he learned belief. She would always encourage him and say, “You can do it, Briny.” Hearing encouraging words often enough can help you begin to believe them.

Want to commit to lifelong learning? Take a class or find a seminar to attend (might we suggest one of the fine events we offer at Buffini & Company). Once you register for an event, be sure to mark it in your calendar in Referral Maker® real estate CRM.

Les Brown’s 3 Essential Goals

What are your goals?

What are your goals?

You may be aware that it’s smart to create achievable goals, but do you create goals in these three areas of your life? Best-selling author and motivational speaker Les Brown gave live audience members and those watching online the scoop on goal setting at Brian Buffini’s Success Tour in Toronto. When you set these types of goals, you’ll help to succeed in business and life. Continue reading

6 Life Lessons We Learned from Les Brown at BBST2014 Toronto

What did you learn from Les Brown when he spoke at BBST2014? Here's what we learned.

What did you learn from Les Brown when he spoke at BBST2014? Here’s what we learned.

If you didn’t get a chance to see Les Brown speak at Brian Buffini’s Success Tour when it stopped in Toronto last week, you missed out on a giant dose of inspiration. Les Brown came from very humble beginnings, but with the help of great teachers and mentors he was able to achieve his dreams and share his story with others to inspire them to shake off mediocrity and harness their potential. Although you can catch up on what you missed on the Live Blog, here are the main highlights. Continue reading

Why Personal Development is Essential to Your Success

Commit to continuous growth and learning and you've help to ensure your success.

Commit to continuous growth and learning and you’ve help to ensure your success.

At Buffini & Company, we’re big on personal growth. We see personal growth and development as essential to success in real estate, and in business in general. By committing to continuous growth and learning, you’ll be able to serve your clients at a higher level. Not only that, but staying sharp will help to ensure your longevity in the business. Here are three reasons why personal development is crucial to your business. Continue reading

3 Things You May Have Learned from Your Previous Profession

Most real estate professionals had careers in other industries before they got into real estate. Use your experiences to help you in your real estate career.

Most real estate professionals had careers in other industries before they got into real estate. Use your experiences to help you in your real estate career.

If you’re like the majority of real estate professionals, you had another career before you became an agent. Regardless of how much time you spent in your previous career, there’s no doubt that you learned many valuable lessons that you can use as an agent. Here are just a few: Continue reading

After the Success Tour: 3 Ways to Take Action

Register for Brian Buffini’s Success Tour when it stops in New York City and Toronto later this year.

If you attended Brian Buffini’s Success Tour last week in San Jose, you may be eager to apply everything that you learned from Brian, America’s top listing agent Joe Niego and positive psychologist Shawn Achor. Oftentimes, when many of us try to change too much too soon, we end up failing, or giving up and going back to the old bad habits. If you want to enjoy lasting change, follow these tips to help you make sure that you stick with your Customized Success Plan, and keep your motivation high. Continue reading

Save It For Later: 5 Free Apps to Help You Organize Your Articles

Read articles from your favorite publications when you get time with these free apps.

Read articles from your favorite publications when you get time with these free apps.

If you’re like most busy professionals, you wish you had more time to read articles from your favorite newspapers and magazines, but may not have time during the day to sit down and do so. These apps make it easy to save the articles from your favorite publications to read when you have time. And, the best part is that they’re all free. Continue reading