Archive for 2014

How Cheating Works: Building a Great Life as a Real Estate Agent

Written on December 31, 2014 at 10:44 am

real estate coaches/consultants

by Nikki Buckelew

I've pretty much decided that the fate of humankind rests solely on the timely dissemination of wisdom and quotes via the memes and images we all see daily on Facebook, Instagram, and across the Internet.

While that statement is somewhat tongue-in-cheek, there are many worthy concepts that are so easily summed up in just a few words and therefore the perfect length for just such an image.

So, you say you'd like to improve things in your life, either personally, professionally, or both?

What would happen if you simply focused on developing a plan (and following it)

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Becoming a Life and Real Estate Alchemist

Written on September 2, 2014 at 8:12 am

real estate business building

by Nikki Buckelew

I've been on a bit of a literary binge recently as it concerns the topics of my blog posts here.

I've taken some thoughts from authors like Eckhart Tolle and Kahlil Gibran and expanded on them in ways that I think may be helpful to you in life and your real estate business.

So why stop now? Let's ruminate on the work of another author, specifically Paulo Coelho and his masterpiece "The Alchemist."

Paulo Coelho

As Wikipedia says, "The Alchemist is an allegorical novel, following a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after

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Kahlil Gibran, Chris Brogan, Nikki Buckelew and You: Rebels with a Cause

Written on July 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm

The Beauty of a Soulful, Real Estate Rebellion

Do you have a little rebel in ya? What about a Rebel Yell aching to scream forth?

It's funny how similar thoughts and philosophies can jump out at you in surprising succession. Last night, I read a portion of Kahlil Gibran's book “Spirits Rebellious” in which a character beseeches a village of peasants to rebel against the tyrants who have forced them into serfdom.

Then – only about 12 hours later – I received a weekly email newsletter from business relationship and Internet marketing guru Chris Brogan with the title “How Do …

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My Mind, My Enemy?

Written on May 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

by Nikki Buckelew

Yak yak yak yak yak.

And yak yak yak, some more.

I don't know about you, but my mind very rarely shuts up. And, realistically, I bet yours doesn't either.

This constant barrage of “static of the mind” is part of the human condition and something that – since it's been with each of us since we were toddlers – we simply have grown accustomed to and completely accept.

I'm here to suggest that such acceptance of the barrage of white noise in your head is not a good thing at all.

As a real estate coach, …

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Three Secrets of Social Media for Real Estate Agents

Written on April 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm

by Nikki Buckelew

Secret #1 of Social Media:

It's Intimate & Personal

At its core, the most powerful (and magical) muscle of Social Media is the way in which it allows people to get to know you and feel as if they have a bond or relationship with you. That's right; to become your friend. And that's what you wish, correct?

It's hard to put my finger on it exactly, and I know it seems a bit strange, but when I “Like” or “Follow” a well-known author, business leader, musician or “star,” for some bizarre reason, seeing their regular postings …

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St Louis’ Rob Shanks: The Face of a SoulFire Real Estate Agent

Written on January 31, 2014 at 11:37 am

by Nikki Buckelew

Back in September of 2013 I wrote a blog post called "Don't Let Illusion Defeat You: Think SoulFire."

It spoke of how each of our lives is loaded with illusion and explained that when I write about SoulFire, when I discuss SoulFire agents, when I coach on how to live a SoulFire life, what I’m talking about is the ability to cut through the illusion and lies - namely the falsehoods that each of us believe about ourselves.

Rob Shanks is a NikkiandChris.com coaching client who has latched onto the SoulFire approach to life and a real …

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