Posts Tagged 'coach'

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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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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Too Many Hats? Time to Add a Team Member

Written on April 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm

How many hats can you wear in your real estate business until they are balanced so precariously on your head that they begin to topple uncontrollably toward the ground?

Not even a master real estate productivity coach can answer that question for you.

We will tell you from experience, however, that not only does every PERSON have a limit; so, too, the growth potential of every BUSINESS in any industry has a limit as well.

And that is truer than ever for real estate agents across the country who are trying to take their business and productivity to new levels.…

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Create a Narrow Niche Market…Why?

Written on March 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

Create a narrow niche

As a part of helping my coaching clients grow their businesses I do a lot of research and reading. Not only does the research help me better coach my clients, it also helps me to focus on practicing what I coach about! Occasionally I come across a blog post that is so well written that I share it with virtually everyone I know. This is in fact the case today...it's not just for people in real estate, it applies across the board!

Chris and I have always known that  a niche market is the way to go. We did it …

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Airplanes Suck Your Brain

Written on February 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Several years ago at an event (and because it was several years ago I cannot remember which exact event) we had the privilege of hearing Mo Anderson, the Vice-Chair of the Board of Keller Williams Realty International, speak.

At the end of a long and content-rich conference, Momma Mo was insightful enough to know that we (REALTORS) often take both mental and written notes and then get back to our places of business and go right back to our old ways and habits. I am guessing this is true for people in other professions too, but I can’t speak for …

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Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Written on January 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

Have you found yourself walking down the path of building a new business, reinventing an old one, or entering a new career field altogether?

Does it feel like you re walking down a hallway or tunnel and there are doors everywhere...  you just aren’t sure which ones to walk through and which ones to leave closed?

Or are there any doors at all?

Do you wonder if the hall will lead where you think it will, or if it is just a perpetual tunnel full of obstacles and distractions with one day being full of anticipation and excitement and next …

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Why Senior Living Communities Resist REALTORS

Written on January 24, 2012 at 9:41 am

In visiting with senior community representatives across the country, they express some common frustrations when it comes to dealing with the REALTOR community. You may not be guilty of any of the infractions listed below, but you may have to overcome the negative impressions left by agents who have come before you.

Here are 5 of the 10 most common challenges 55+ communities have with local real estate agents:

1. Asking for business before building rapport (a relationship).

Marketing and sales representatives at retirement communities report that agents often come in and give their “pitch” expecting them to refer their …

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Networking Success or Kiss of Death?

Written on January 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

Networking meetings are undoubtedly one of the best ways to meet new people and increase brand awareness. When building or expanding your database, it can be the most powerful tool in your toolbox - if you don’t screw it up. 

Having attended hundreds of networking meetings hosted by various organizations, I have witnessed many REALTORS who would have been better off never having attended than to have shown up that day.  (One of those that I have witnessed happens to be me!)

Whether it is the Chamber of Commerce, a BNI group, Rotary, Kiwanis, men’s groups, women’s groups, or any …

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