Archive for April, 2013

Are You Still Trying to Please People Who Can’t Be Pleased?

Written on April 26, 2013 at 8:31 am

Do you call yourself a “people pleaser?” Is there always that little voice inside your head saying, “I wonder what other people will think of this idea?” Are you consistently disappointed in the reactions of certain others in your life who never seem to recognize your contributions?

Well, if this is true, quoting Bob Newhart, I say, “STOP IT!”

As long as you continue to do what you do to please others, you are destined to a life of failure, disappointment, heartache and hurt. Period.

How do I know? I have been there and lived in that world too. 

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To-Do List or Success List – It’s Your Choice

Written on April 17, 2013 at 8:51 am

A past client and business Facebook friend recently called me out on a Facebook status posting for saying that I have a “to-do” list. He preferred I say I have a “success list” or some other derivative of the same. Surprised that he would be somewhat argumentative about my system there on my newsfeed, I inquired a bit more.

It became clear to me that his response was correlated with some trainings I had given while working at my former company. He was merely feeding back to me what I had dished out multiple times in multiple venues to thousands …

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Hiring Help – Expense or Investment?

Written on April 8, 2013 at 7:10 am

 

People frequently call for real estate coaching or are involved in coaching groups I belong to or lead and when the topic turns to investing money or time into their “business” - especially money - they get audibly or visibly uncomfortable and edgy. I often hear comments like, “but that would cut into my commissions/income,” or “it’s too expensive to hire someone to _____.”

First, let’s define a business. Basically, it is where a person creates a system to exchange goods and/or services for money. Clearly there is a big difference between having just any old "business" and having …

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