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How to Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever

To make 2015 your best ever, it helps to get into the slipstream in the first quarter of the year.

To make 2015 your best ever, it helps to get into the slipstream in the first quarter of the year.

Whether you would rate 2014 as “awesome” or “meh,” you have the opportunity to start all over in 2015. After a restful holiday, it’s time to get back to work and focus on your business. Make this year your best year with these helpful tips.
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Have Your Best Year Ever

Preparation and planning are essential to having your best year.

Preparation and planning are essential to having your best year.

Although 2014 may not be over just yet, now is the perfect time to prepare to make 2015 your best year ever. After all, now is the time many of us see a slight slowdown in business, giving us the opportunity to assess the previous year, think about what we should do differently next year and set measurable goals to reach in 2015. Are you ready to have your best year ever? Follow these three tips to get started: Continue reading

5 Clever Ways to Get More Done Today

Want to get more done? Make a list and prioritize it.

Want to get more done? Make a list and prioritize it.

We all have those days, the ones where we keep pushing things off until tomorrow. Perhaps you don’t feel like writing personal notes or calling a new client—“I’ll do it tomorrow when I feel fresher/when my head is more in the game/when I’ve had my coffee/when the sun, the moon and the planet Jupiter are all perfectly aligned with the third branch of that tree over there.” In the time that it takes to think of a clever excuse not to do something, you could have just done it. Enough with the internal dialogue and justifications—get more done now with these tips. Continue reading

Get Motivated to Finish the Year Strong

Finishing your year strong will give you a great foundation for 2015.

Finishing your year strong will give you a great foundation for 2015.

We’re getting closer to the end of the year. While it’s tempting to call it a year and coast to December 31st, now is the time to plant the seeds that will become transactions and referrals next year. A couple more weeks of hard charging will put you in a good position to start the New Year right. Here are a few tips to get motivated to finish the year strong. Continue reading

6 Ways to Get More Done When Working from Home

When working from home, dress like you're going to meet a client later.

When working from home, dress like you’re going to meet a client later.

Although many real estate professionals work in offices, others work from home. Even if you work in an office, you may have the opportunity to work from home a day or two during the week. While working from home has huge advantages—no commute, easy access to a fully stocked kitchen and comfortable seating—it may be challenging to concentrate when distractions abound. Here are some tips to help you keep your productivity high when you work from the comfort of your home. Continue reading

Start Planning Now for a Successful 2015

Get out your pen and planner--it's time to start planning your 2015!

Get out your pen and planner–it’s time to start planning your 2015!

Although the year is winding down, it’s also important to look ahead and think about the steps you can take now to have an even more successful 2015. After all, it’s the seeds you sow now that result in the referrals and closed transactions that you’ll receive next year. Here are five things to do now to set up for a great year. Continue reading

The Importance of Planning—A Business Inspirational Tip from Brian Buffini

Plan on your success.

Plan on your success.

Do you have a plan? In this clip from the real estate event, The Peak Experience™, Brian Buffini explains why it’s essential to plan for your success.

 

“Build a plan for where you’re going, not where you are.” –Brian Buffini Tweet this

Planning is essential to our business. We have to know what is coming so that we can prepare for it. However, if we’re like most real estate professionals, we’d rather not think about it. People who don’t think about it end up living. Thinking about what can happen and planning for it allows us to get ahead now. When you build a plan for it now, you have more energy and determination to do what you need to do each and every day.

Want more timely inspiration and motivation to thrive in your business? Register for Brian Buffini’s Success Tour! More than another real estate event, the Success Tour swings into Toronto, Ontario in November 4th and 5th to help agents end the year on the right note. Get the knowledge you need to thrive in the next era of real estate and the inspiration you need to put your plan into action. Visit BrianBuffini.com to register today.

The #1 Strategy to Help You Achieve Your Goals

Can you visualize your goals? A goal board will help you to picture your goals.

Can you visualize your goals? A goal board will help you to picture your goals.

Have you ever set a goal and then had trouble achieving it? We’ve all been there: We set a goal and sketch out a plan to achieve it. Then life happens and we get so busy with other things that the pursuit of the goal moves to the backburner and it’s difficult to muster the motivation to get back on track. The secret to sticking to a goal is simple: You must see it before you can achieve it.

As humans we’re visual creatures—we think in pictures. Having a visual reminder of your goal that you’re sure to look at every day will help you stay focused and make it a priority. Here are three ways to incorporate a visual reminder for your goals. Continue reading

3 Ways a Journal Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Keeping a journal may improve your chances of success.

Keeping a journal may improve your chances of success.

If you’re like many agents, you may spend the last 15 minutes of your workday writing your to-do list for the next day. While you have your pen in motion, crack open a notebook and reflect on your day. Taking just fifteen minutes to write about your work day can help you boost your productivity and even make you more successful. If you’re thinking, “Who do you think I am? A twelve year old girl? I don’t have time to keep a diary!” it’s time to rethink that contrary viewpoint, for the sake of your success. Continue reading

Build Your Wealth Today

Tracking your expenses will help you to build your wealth.

Tracking your expenses will help you to build your wealth.

It’s safe to say that most of us would like to be wealthier, especially if we’ve struggled to make ends meet in the past. Even if we’re financially comfortable, we often look for ways to boost our incomes a bit more. Money may not buy happiness, but it does make life a lot easier. Continue reading