Posts Tagged 'business plan'

Don’t Let Illusion Defeat You: Think SoulFire

Written on September 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm

The picture posted below is what inspired me to write on the topic of illusion.

I mean, look at that! It's an illusion of the highest order. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines illusion as “the state or fact of being intellectually deceived or misled.”

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.

Your life is loaded with illusion and, in fact, much of what we perceive daily is just that. Each of us goes through …

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3 Myths About Specializing

Written on June 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

by Nikki Buckelew

We all know that when you narrow your focus you increase your results. So why is it that so many agents resist specialization?

Myth #1:  I will lose other opportunities.

Reality: When you create a specialty, you elevate yourself and increase your overall credibility. Just as cardiac surgeons are still looked upon as capable general physicians, they are also seen as superior in their field. People understand that not only could they do a heart bypass, they can also put 4 stitches in your kid’s knee.

Not only will the people in your sphere see you in …

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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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Simple System for Getting Meaningful Testimonials

Written on March 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

 

 

 

It is so much better for people to hear from a third party how great you are instead of you trying to toot your own horn!

To get meaningful testimonials from your clients, stop asking for testimonials and start asking for feedback! Here’s exactly what you need to do, step by step.

 

Step 1. Ask clients for feedback.

  • After closing, verbally ask your client and any other parties to the transaction if they’d be willing to give you feedback on working with you.
  • Get a photo of the client at closing or during the sales process.
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Goal Setting with a SoulFire Spark

Written on January 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

SoulFire Goal Setting with NikkiandChris.com

We wanted to give you a concise overview of what we spoke about on our free teleconference call on Friday, January 4th called “Goal Setting with a SoulFire Spark.” This call was the first in a series of calls committed to helping you live a SoulFire life!

Let's face it!

This time of the year, everyone is all rah-rah, but it doesn't seem to take long for that same enthusiasm to dampen a bit. Is it possible to retain that spark by adding some SoulFire? Yes, we say, yes it is!

That's because SoulFire is about so …

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Will You Prosper in the New World?

Written on December 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm

by Coach Art and Anna Kleimer

Are You a Leader or Manager?

If you are a leader you will prosper.  If you are a manager, learn to become a leader or start sending out your resume to old world thinking companies.

What distinguishes Leaders from Managers?

Leaders coach, motivate, and inspire others to grow to take over the leaders functions so the leader can go to the next level.

10 Leader To Do’s

1. Be a life long learner.  Great leaders are always learning usually using coaches to enhance learning. There are two sides to every box, the inside and …

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Reflecting and Projecting

Written on December 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

 

Today is one of those days that I find myself attempting to live in the moment, but instead making my way into the past as well as the future.

Going with the flow.

That has been my mantra for a while now.

Definition: Paying attention to the synchronicity in my life and doing what comes easy in the moment. Going with the flow. 

At this particular moment the flow is taking me toward reflecting and projecting.

Not to be confused with planning and goal setting.

This is more like “visioneering” as Danielle LaPorte calls it. I intellectually know that …

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Have More Meaningful Conversations in Your Real Estate Practice

Written on November 28, 2012 at 8:36 am

As human beings, we are naturally fueled by our passions, dreams, goals, and expectations. So why not talk to people in your life about what jazzes them up? My guess is that they would love to hear about what jazzes you up too, both personally and professionally.

So talk about it. 

I am talking about getting out of sales mode for a bit and just being real with people. Working from the inside out. Let go of the outcome. Just care about people. Let your SoulFire burn hot!

People often ask me how we built our real estate business to …

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