Archive for November, 2011

Green is Sexier than Gray? Really?

Written on November 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm

In preparation for my upcoming 2012 Senior Real Estate Professionals Mastermind Group, I was doing a little research. What I found truly perplexed me. (Ok, first it really ticked me off and then I decided to trade up to a more energetically appealing emotion and “perplexed” seemed to work.)

The current real estate educational trend seems to be all about “Green.” I think it needs to be all about “Gray.” 

First, a call to a local Association of REALTORS® yesterday morning to inquire about upcoming SRES® (Senior Real Estate Specialist) courses in the area left my head spinning. The very …

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Challenge: Change Your Story

Written on November 15, 2011 at 9:24 am

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Let’s talk about our ability to create and how what we create in our minds ultimately determines our results. We have such a vivid imagination and we frequently use use it to make up stories. The stories we create in our minds (and tell ourselves over and over again) affect our mood, our relationships, our health, and ultimately the results we get in our lives.

We create two types of stories.

1) Stories about past events.

2) Stories about future events.

Past events can be things that happened 2 seconds ago, 2 years ago, or even 20 years or …

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Real Estate Is My Business. Not my life.

Written on November 9, 2011 at 9:52 am

Friends vs Job www.nikkiandchris.com

Because the NAR (National Association of Realtors) ad campaign telling people “We are Realtors. Real estate is our life” bugs the crap out of me,  I decided to do a little journaling in my online journal in hopes that it will make me feel a little better.

It did in fact help (as my journaling usually does) and then I wondered if maybe my thoughts could somehow contribute to others and decided to share it in my blog. It’s probably rough around the edges as a result, so ignore the grammar and read for content please.

Dear NAR Public Relations/Ad

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Are Your Goals Holding You Back?

Written on November 8, 2011 at 9:32 am

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It is that time of year when many business owners reflect upon how their current year will end and how their next 12 months will begin. Part of this process involves setting new goals for a new year.

Can you really mess that up? Yes. The fact is, you can actually set yourself up for failure if you approach your goal setting from a flawed position to begin with. The failure to reach your true potential anyway! 

5 Goal Setting Mistakes

1. Thinking in reverse. Setting goals based on what you already know you can do based on past performance. …

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Are You Creating Your Own Stress?

Written on November 1, 2011 at 11:21 am

Sales race at www.nikkiandchris.com

For all the high-achievers out there who aren’t giving themselves enough credit for their accomplishments. For those who are isolating themselves in the name of a goal. And for those who are trying to become a version of themselves that someone else has designed.

A little over a year ago, I realized a trend in some of the top agents I was coaching. These were highly driven, success oriented, obedient, and talented people, being compelled to fully engage in a training course whereby they were challenged to compete and “win” by following a set of pre-determined rules over a period …

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