Posts Tagged 'attitude'

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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Loving Your Listings

Written on February 14, 2013 at 10:16 am

I was asked to give a talk this week for one of the top real estate brokerages in Pensacola, Florida. Chris and I have known Audie Street, the manager at Mainstreet Properties for several years. He is one of those people you just can’t help but like. Audie is upbeat, energetic, positive, and thrives on helping his agents succeed. When he asked me to speak to his group on Valentines Day and said they wanted to title the talk, Loving Your Listings, of course I said, “Perfect.”

As I worked on the outline for my talk, I realized that …

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People with SoulFire Never Retire

Written on December 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm

 

When I say I will never retire people just look at me and laugh.

Why would you want to work forever, they ask? Well, I guess because I don't see work as a chore or something I dread. I see work as my "life's work" and not work for the sake of making a paycheck.

I call it SoulFire.

It is doing something that I love, with people I love, for people I love.

Of course not every day is glorious and easy. And I certainly am not wearing rose colored glasses. The fact is, it's about perpective. Each …

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Measuring Happiness

Written on November 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

How happy are you? How happy are clients with your business? What about the people that work with you on your team or in your agency? Are you measuring their happiness?

Well, you probably should be, and here's why.

I was intrigued recently when I read a blog put together by Lisa Parrett, a client of mine in Indianapolis. Lisa's inspiration was a video from a 2010 TED conference, a presentation put together by Chip Conley, a well-known San Francisco hotelier.

Chip presents us with a concept known as GNH, short for Gross National Happiness. And, of course, that's a …

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Natural to Disaster – Out of Practice for Sure

Written on October 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Ok, so now that I have had a chance to reflect, it occurs to me that “disaster” may be overstating it just a bit. Let’s just say that I was very discombobulated as I headed out for Columbus, OH to teach a 3 hour continuing education class at the Ohio Association of Realtors convention this week.

I rarely feel this way about traveling. A bit out of control. Scattered. Fuzzy headed. Clear one moment and totally off the wall the next. I am usually pretty put together...prepared...capable.

There were a few other signs that I was not on my game …

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Challenge: Change Your Story

Written on November 15, 2011 at 9:24 am

Einstein www.nikkiandchris.com

 

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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“Normal” is a cycle on a washing machine!

Written on June 16, 2011 at 1:20 pm

"That is just a NORMAL part of aging."

I just want to scream when I hear that phrase!

Someone once said to me that normal is a cycle on a washing machine and nothing more! I love that statement because there really is no such thing as “normal” when it comes to human behavior.

Here is what I found when I looked online at Merriam Webster’s dictionary under the adjective “normal” ...

according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle; conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern, occurring naturally; of, relating to, or characterized by …

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