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Tony Robbins, Certainty, Hallmark Movies…

Tony Robbins says that one of our biggest human needs is the need for certainty. While there may be many manifestations of that need, I offer a holiday place of certainty: The Hallmark Christmas Movie. Hallmark movie, certainty? You bet. There a plethora of characteristics that bind the Hallmark Christmas movies. Here are eleven: 1.[…]

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2019: All in on Strengths

“Whether you’re 9 or 90, stop trying to fix the things you’re bad at, and focus on the things you’re good at.” – Gary Vaynerchuk It’s always been the case. Since Cain and Abel there has always been someone around to remind you of your weaknesses; what you suck at. It’s still the case in the[…]

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Leadership and the Real Estate Biz

 I talk for a living (well, that’s part of what I do). So do you in some way or another. Does that make us leaders? While attending the RRC part of the NAR Convention in Boston I, like you if you were there, were subjected to the words of a plethora of real estate “leaders.” We saw[…]

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Chop Wood, Carry Water

“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”  – Buddha. With simply a casual glance at the picture on the left, One could be very confused as to the direction of this article. Yet… with further examination, it’s clear. So, let’s examine further…. The man in the picture (carrying water, by[…]

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I Don’t Know Morgan James…. But Maybe I Do

It’s true. I don’t know Morgan James. Or, maybe I do. I actually MET her last night in Parker, CO after her stellar 90 minute singing performance. But know her? Probably not. Or, maybe I do. I first “met” Morgan James on youtube about two years ago, sort of by accident. I was in a[…]

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Got Relevance?

Talked to your travel agent lately? NO????? I was cleaning out a drawer a few days ago and happened upon a handout from a keynote I had delivered some time ago. It was the opening address at the Active Enterprise Network’s Annual Conference in Breckenridge. Their theme was “Winning Customers and Influencing Markets.” Setting the tone for the[…]

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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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Airline Hospitality and my Holiday Celebration YPPE #6

Fifteen to twenty times a year, I have one of the great experiences of modern day customer service: I fly on an airplane. I won’t mention the specific airline because, well, it could be almost any one of them and I certainly don’t want to play favorites…. or unfavorites. My only wish is that during[…]

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Ten Reasons Being a Realtor is like Marathoning

There are two things in my life I have done for a considerable amount of time: running (51 years – over 111,000 miles) and real estate (26 years). What I have learned from these experiences is that they are incredibly alike. So without further ado, I give you the Top Ten Reasons Being a Realtor[…]