Posts Tagged 'thinking'

I Dare You to Be Different

Written on May 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm

 

Are you wearing a badge of honor that says “I’m so busy that I can’t even stop to eat or pee?”

You may laugh, but if I had a quarter for every time a Realtor said some variation of that phrase outloud, I could retire comfortably. Something happens when people get into real estate. It is as if people adopt the idea that running mach 3 with their hair on fire is a good thing - like it’s required...or somehow expected.

We did it too. Chris and I both bought into the idea that busy meant successful - that …

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Accepting Responsibility is Key to Change

Written on January 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm

by Art and Anna Kleimer

9 January 2013 Dutch headline:

A group of seven unemployed pilots are attempting to sue ABN Amro bank for being irresponsible in granting them huge loans to pay for their training, RTL news reports.

The pilots say the bank was far too lax in allowing them to borrow thousands of Euros to pay for their flying schools while there is little prospect of finding work.

9 January 2013 Wall Street Journal:

Starr International Co., the company headed by AIG's 87-year-old former chief executive, Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg, seeks $25 billion in damages for AIG and …

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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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Change Your Posture to Change Your Outcome

Written on November 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

“Don't fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.” - Amy Cuddy

 

I watched a TED Talk today given by Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist, professor and researcher at the Harvard Business School. She said exactly what I have instinctually known for a long time. "Our bodies change our minds."

Non-verbal cues (i.e. Body Language) is something we are all aware of and we use it each and every day to help us communicate with others and make decisions. But how many of us are aware from minute to minute that our own body language …

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The Calm After the Storm: Kicking Sandy’s Butt

Written on November 17, 2012 at 9:44 am

Life Coaches Offer Free Tele-Summit Series to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy The Calm After the Storm: Kicking Sandy's Butt

Moved by the plight of individuals affected by the wrath of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy, a collective of life and business coaches have banded together to offer a free Tele-Summit series designed to help those people recover from the storm.

Entitled “The Calm After the Storm: Kicking Sandy's Butt,” the Tele-Summit series will launch Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7pm EST and continue at the same time each successive Tuesday for 5 weeks.

This free Tele-Summit series will be conducted by …

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See It – Feel It – Trust It

Written on October 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

We rented the movie “Seven Days in Utopia” starring Robert Duvall and Lucas Black. I am no big into golf, but it seemed like a nice relaxing ‘feel good’ kind of movie and it was.

I’m not doing a movie review here, but mainly wanted to share a quote that came from the movie. As Robert Duvall, “Uncle Johnny,” mentored and coached this young Texas golfer, he wrote these initials on the golf ball S-F-T.  This was powerful. It is what we teach our coaching clients, but Uncle Johnny made it so simple.

 

 

See It: Visualize the shot.

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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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