Archive for the 'Leadership' Category

Surviving BOLD: Nikki’s Personal Laws for Creating a Life by Design

Written on June 10, 2015 at 11:15 am

When people find out that I was formerly a MAPS BOLD Coach for Keller Williams Realty, they often ask me, “Should I take BOLD?”
(In case you aren't sure, BOLD is a coaching program written by Dianna Kokoszka, President of MAPS Coaching with Keller Williams Realty.)
Others have asked similar questions like:
Is BOLD worth the investment of time and money?
What do I need to know about BOLD so I don’t foul out?

 

I can't answer the question as to whether it's worth the time and money for you or not. It was for me. Only you can …
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Guard Your Real Estate Reputation: Learning from the Brian Williams Scandal

Written on February 9, 2015 at 8:02 am

Brian Williams scandal.

by Nikki Buckelew

The real estate agents who have been drawn to working with Chris and I as real estate coaches typically are a different breed of agent or broker. They've noticed our real estate coaching approach is quite different than the traditional model. As a result, we tend to attract clients who are most interested in not only improving their real estate business, but also improving their entire life holistically. It all goes together.

As such, we typically get the honor of working almost exclusively with agents who hold themselves to high standards as it concerns professional integrity, honesty, …

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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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The SoulFire of Nelson Mandela

Written on December 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm

nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela had it.

He had SoulFire.

It's hard to imagine any global figure who better embodied the quality we know as "SoulFire."

You know that I talk and write about SoulFire agents and encourage you to grow this part of yourself that can zoom a real estate business to greater heights and your personal life to unimagined peace.

But the death of the man they call "Mandiba" in South Africa caused me to pause and revel in the SoulFire that he took to an entirely different level.

Think about this and really put yourself in his shoes.

South Africa …

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Why You Want to be a “Surprisologist”

Written on August 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

The quote from Maya Angelou above is a beloved one and for good reason: down deep, we all understand that how someone or something makes us feel is typically a memory that can surpass all else.

And that's why the notion of surprises is such a treasured thing. We all love surprises, whether it be a gift, a party, or someone simply doing something that makes us feel different...special...pleasured...the list of adjectives …

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I Dare You to Be Different

Written on May 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm

 

Are you wearing a badge of honor that says “I’m so busy that I can’t even stop to eat or pee?”

You may laugh, but if I had a quarter for every time a Realtor said some variation of that phrase outloud, I could retire comfortably. Something happens when people get into real estate. It is as if people adopt the idea that running mach 3 with their hair on fire is a good thing - like it’s required...or somehow expected.

We did it too. Chris and I both bought into the idea that busy meant successful - that …

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Tribute to Howard Brinton by Art & Anna Kleimer

Written on December 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Written by Art and Anna Kleimer as a tribute to friend and colleague Howard Brinton

Ode to My Friend Howard

 

Did a giant pass today?                                Only if we let him pass.

Did a smile fade away? 

Only if we let it fade.

Did a twinkle disappear? 

Only if we let it disappear.

Will we never again laugh to the Pig Story?

Only if we forget to tell it.

Will we never again sing Broadway hits together?

Only if we lose our voice.

Will we never split our sides laughing and swapping stories?

Only if we lose our words.

Will …

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Howard Brinton – His SoulFire Lives On

Written on December 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm

If you have been in real estate for any time at all, you have heard of and undoubtedly been influenced by Howard Brinton. The founder of Star Power Systems, Howard touched many lives along his path and served as a mentor to thousands. He is a person who by just watching him, you knew he had SoulFire!

 

His physical presence will be missed.

Although we were not personally in Howard’s “inner circle,” his influence on our real estate careers was far from insignificant. Most all of our systems, tools, and learning can be traced back to his teachings and …

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