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Be A Duck: or some other deeply embedded lesson

There are two ducks in this picture. They are both one distracted moment from being hurled through these mini-rapids to a place where, at least for now, they do not want to go. They looked casual to me, but below the surface were paddling like crazy to stay where they intended to be: right there. Like these ducks, I (and maybe you) need to stay focused and not let the… Read More »Be A Duck: or some other deeply embedded lesson

Do You Know the Way?

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Fear of the unknown is common among all ages. Kids, at night, imagine monsters in their closets or under their beds and adults are unsure of what the future might bring. It may be natural for first-time buyers to be unsure of the process because they haven’t been through it before but even repeat buyers need to know changes that have taken place since the financial housing crisis. The steps… Read More »Do You Know the Way?

Ready For The Listing Season?

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Sitting at my desk, contemplating this afternoon’s course at the Northern Colorado Realtor Summit, Creating Listing Abundance. While I’m not concerned about the content and I am not shuffling through slides for the 473rd time (only up to 306th), I’m wondering how many agents will be wise enough to respond to the possibility of learning a little more about this so, so relevant topic. My first Broker told me that “you have… Read More »Ready For The Listing Season?

Same Old Problem – Different Day:  “You’ve Got Text”

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“My son, Isaac, called me on that danged telephone contraption today,” my great Grandfather said. “Why can’t he just come over here if he wants to talk with me? It’s only three towns away. Instead he expects me to hold that thing up to my ear like it’s natural or something.” Thus was the lament of my Great Grandpa Blackmer as he struggled with the changing times. I know exactly… Read More »Same Old Problem – Different Day:  “You’ve Got Text”

Bridging The Do/Do Gap

It was 4:15 this morning and I was lying in bed. The ideas were coming at break neck speed. One after another, after another. It was actually kind of incredible. By 5:05, I had to get up and see if any of these fabulous early morning, dawn breaking ideas, could survive the Do/Do gap.  Do/Do gap, you ask? Yes, the Do/Do gap. (he said DoDo – insert Beavis and Butthead laugh). They (whoever… Read More »Bridging The Do/Do Gap

What Will You Learn?

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins Those two quotes really sit well together for me. If we want to get better, if we want to get to the next level, whatever that is for you (or me), some change must occur. If you do what you’ve always done…..… Read More »What Will You Learn?

Ready, Set, GOOOO!

“Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer The new year is here. Are you ready? It was girl scouts, or maybe the boy scouts, who said, “Be Prepared.” I have spent most all of December and this first week of January getting ready for what I believe will be a banner year in MY business, and in yours. I can’t explain it, I just feel… Read More »Ready, Set, GOOOO!

Books, Books, Books 2018: Has the Bar Been Lowered?

Maybe it’s just me, but yikes…. there are a lot of books being published. AND….. unfortunately many are, at best, mediocre. I get it, the world’s attention span is shrinking. Maybe, however, authors could take that into account and stop while they’re ahead. If you only have 85 pages worth of things to say, maybe your book should be 85 pages long. ANYWAY……..  having said all of that. Here are… Read More »Books, Books, Books 2018: Has the Bar Been Lowered?

More Comfortable, Convenient and Secure

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Smart home technology promises to make your home more comfortable, convenient and secure. It may not be the home from the Jetson’s but artificial intelligence is the hope to make it the home of the future which is available now and controlled from anywhere you have an Internet connection. When Alexa appeared at Christmas-time two years ago, most people thought it was a novelty to ask what the weather will… Read More »More Comfortable, Convenient and Secure

Tony Robbins, Certainty, Hallmark Movies…

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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. The female star of the movie will be a 90’s TV star you barely remember… Read More »Tony Robbins, Certainty, Hallmark Movies…