May 2020

Daily RICHual #86: A Little Mindfulness Goes a Long Way

So I’ve been doing quite a bit of meditation the last four weeks. A key concept that comes up over and over is mindfulness. Being mindful allows people to train their mind to observe their own thoughts, feelings, and sensations with an objective view. Almost like an outsider looking in who doesn’t care. Some of the benefits of this have been found to be Higher brain functioning; Increased immune function;… Read More »Daily RICHual #86: A Little Mindfulness Goes a Long Way

Day 13: Things are happening!

Plant Based Stuffed Peppers Things are happening.Not today. I mean, things will happen today but I just woke up so not THAT much has happened. But the week in general, has been pretty positive.No specifics yet, but I’m either losing significant weight or redistributing it. Pants that seemed snug, or downright tight are now loose. A pair of shorts I hadn’t worn in a while began creeping down my hips… Read More »Day 13: Things are happening!

Daily RICHual #85: Lessons to my Sons

If you asked my sons what they learned from me growing up they would tell you TWO things: The 1st was to Be aware. If one of the boys was reaching across the table and knocked over their milk, no one was angry about the milk. The lesson was that next time, you should be aware of your surroundings. Headspace fonder, and former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe had a teacher… Read More »Daily RICHual #85: Lessons to my Sons

Daily RICHual #84: Mind, Body and Positivity

So our brains produce substances that can improve your health, stuff like endorphins, gamma globulins. These chemicals strengthen your immune system Recent research has shown that what your brain produces depends, at least in part, on your thoughts, feelings and expectations And in their study, Drs Heather Rasmussen, Michael Scheier, and Joel Greenhouse, showed that when you’re sick and you have hope, a positive attitude, AND believe that you’ll get… Read More »Daily RICHual #84: Mind, Body and Positivity

Easy, Simple, Practical…

So, we’re in the morning of day two of CRS 201, Listing Strategies for the Residential Specialist, and we take a break. An agent in the class, Bernie, says, “I’ve been in the business over 25 years. Why hasn’t anyone else taught me this stuff? Why haven’t I heard this anywhere else?” “Do you really want to know why?” I said. “It’s too easy, too simple. It’s too practical.” The next… Read More »Easy, Simple, Practical…

Market Peek April 2020

WOW!!!! The pandemic is here and it has had a significant effect on the real estate market. Everything that was trending toward a little more inventory and a flurry of Spring activity has turned. With Active Listings down almost 16% and new listings down 37%, we can clearly see that Sellers have applied the brakes to any thought of diving in to this craziness. Closed listings also saw a BIG… Read More »Market Peek April 2020

Diligent Transformation During Stay at Home

As someone who travels and then stands in front of people for a living, this whole Corona Virus thing has presented a bit of an obstacle. I had the busiest two and a half month run ever get postponed, cancelled, or taken online. Amazingly, I have been pretty darn okay with it. Yeah, I miss the income (a lot), but had good enough early months to easily keep the ship… Read More »Diligent Transformation During Stay at Home

Daily RICHual #83: Use Your Strengths for Good

Your strengths aren’t just for you and they’re not just for marketing. Your strengths, if you think outside of the box a bit, could be used to help others. •Are you Well connected? The right introduction could lead to a job prospect getting a job, or maybe just a new friendship. •Love fitness? Sign up for a charitable walk or run and give to a cause you care about. •Expert… Read More »Daily RICHual #83: Use Your Strengths for Good

Daily RICHual #81: Marketing is Simple, isn’t it?

We talked some last week about strengths and self-awareness and such. To me, understanding your strengths, expertise, great talents, skills, and characteristics is the entire key to successful marketing. You know your strengths, you know your audience and what they want, and you use your strengths to attract people to your business.