Posts Tagged 'personal growth'

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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Becoming a Life and Real Estate Alchemist

Written on September 2, 2014 at 8:12 am

real estate business building

by Nikki Buckelew

I've been on a bit of a literary binge recently as it concerns the topics of my blog posts here.

I've taken some thoughts from authors like Eckhart Tolle and Kahlil Gibran and expanded on them in ways that I think may be helpful to you in life and your real estate business.

So why stop now? Let's ruminate on the work of another author, specifically Paulo Coelho and his masterpiece "The Alchemist."

Paulo Coelho

As Wikipedia says, "The Alchemist is an allegorical novel, following a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after

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My Mind, My Enemy?

Written on May 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

by Nikki Buckelew

Yak yak yak yak yak.

And yak yak yak, some more.

I don't know about you, but my mind very rarely shuts up. And, realistically, I bet yours doesn't either.

This constant barrage of “static of the mind” is part of the human condition and something that – since it's been with each of us since we were toddlers – we simply have grown accustomed to and completely accept.

I'm here to suggest that such acceptance of the barrage of white noise in your head is not a good thing at all.

As a real estate coach, …

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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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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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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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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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