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The Platinum Rules of Public Speaking

I read that thirty-nine percent of people cite public speaking as their biggest fear. That’s number one; ahead of a terrorist attack, cancer, death… Yet there are still brave, odds-defying folk (myself included) who engage in this deadly practice for a living. Perhaps they (and I) possess incredible secrets of the trade known only to[…]

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CRS Changes Designation Requirements

Three major changes have occurred at the Council of Residential Specialists, effective January 1, 2018. Here they are: 1. Requirements for becoming or maintaining the position of  Certified CRS Instructor have been revised. 2. CRS has implemented a designation maintenance requirement for the coming year. CRS Designees are now required to take 2 hours of[…]

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The Agent’s Education Checklist

If you go to Google, Bing, Yahoo or any of the major search engines we frequent, type in the words “real estate 2017″, the fruits of your efforts will be a plethora of articles focusing on hot markets throughout the USofA. Low inventory seems to highlight most areas. So, if someone’s business should be a[…]

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The Call for SRO: Real Estate Negotiation Expert

I’m teaching a class at the Denver Metro Association of Realtors on June 23-24 called “Real Estate Negotiation Expert.” The course is the only National Association of Realtors certification in the science and art of negotiation. DMAR and I are hoping for a good turnout. The real estate industry and consumers everywhere are looking for more. They are[…]

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Hitting the Road: Lots of Options, Many Blessings

As I pack my bags this morning, I am excited about the opportunity to teach at the Western Slope Realtor Rally in Grand Junction tomorrow. I am fortunate enough to get to teach two of my favorite things: Listings (Creating Listing Abundance) and Peak Performance (The Other Side of Peak Performance). Tomorrow begins a ten[…]

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What is Peak Performance?

I like the quote used in our last blog post http://richsandsseminars.com/2016/01/2016-a-peak-performance-year/ from Neotherapy that went like this: ““Peak performance is the maximum enhancement of all mental, emotional, physical and situational elements that let us reach optimal level.” Again, It’s not just physical, not just the act of “doing” something at your best effort. It’s a combination of[…]

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Teachers Make the Worst Students

In the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of attending a few classes taught by several instructors. While it is usually me in the front of the room, I relish the opportunity to learn from my peers and observe their techniques. Over my lifetime, I have understood several lessons that have served me[…]

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Better Than Sex?

The Campaign for Learning in the U.K. recently compiled research on an age-old topic: learning. Basically, the article was focused on sharing some statistics in order to get people to see the UP-side of learning. Some of the information they shared was: 95% of people think that learning about new things boosts your confidence. (National Adult[…]

Thanks!

2013 has been an outstanding year for my little project, Rich Sands Seminars. I taught 93 days this year, which was just short of my goal of 100 (work on that next time). I was fortunate enough to travel from upstate New York, to Pocatello, Idaho, to Birmingham, AL. And a lot of places in[…]