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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

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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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Excuses are like…You fill in the blank!

Written on October 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

At the gym this week I was doing my post-work out stretches. A lady a bit older than me standing in ear-shot commented to another woman, “Look at that girl. She looks like a pretzel.” The second woman then sighed and said only one word, “Youth.”

Naturally there was that little part of me that was flattered by the admiration, however, the comment about youth kinda stung. The fact is, I could barely bend at all a year ago. My muscles were so tight that I was in constant pain. I went to the chiropractor 2 or 3 times a …

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3 Ways Realtors Can Make Halloween Fun With Purpose!

Written on October 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I think that this whole idea of “professionalism” in the work place is overrated. The fact is, people want to do business with REAL people with whom they can connect. One way to help people get to know you is to include your kids or your family in your business!

Halloween is a perfect vehicle for forging connections and business opportunities while also serving as a fun family affair. Here are three (or more) strategies to get you started.

1. Get creative and get connected.

If you kids are old enough, hire them to be your personal assistant in charge …

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Make Winter the Best 3 Months of the Year in Real Estate

Written on October 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm

It is the time of year that we begin to hear anxiety in Realtors who live in colder climates about the upcoming winter months. They often associate the winter months with being slow and not much business being transacted.

It doesn’t have to be that way!

We are going to share 3 Key Strategies that when implemented will make the winter months three or four of the best months of the year in your real estate practice.

1. Get What You Expect

What you focus on grows so if you focus on having slow months, that is what you will …

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