“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 the way), is the greatest marathoner of all time, Eliud Kipchoge. With an extremely lucrative… Read More »Chop Wood, Carry Water
There are two things in my life I have done for a considerable amount of time: running (almost 50 years-over 108,000 miles) and real estate (24 years in many, many capacities). 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 Real Estate Agent is like Being a Marathoner. 10. It sounds real easy… Read More »10 Reasons Being a Real Estate Agent is like Being a Marathoner
I like the quote used in our last blog post https://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 elements that cause us to deliver a peak performance. Greg Wells, PhD, said this: “Peak… Read More »What is Peak Performance?
It’s been one of those weird weeks. Torn. That’s what I’ve been. Torn. Yes/No, Too Old/Just Right. Shoulda/Coulda/Woulda. What’s he talking about? I’ve been doing two things this week: booking classes for the rest of 2015 and trail running lots of miles while focusing on getting extremely fit. Outside of those things and my wonderful evenings hanging out with my wife, Linda, not much else is happening. In a lot… Read More »George/Mary Ann Was Right!
I’m recently (and still, it seems) recovering from a hamstring issue. It’s healing, slowly, but healing nonetheless. Sunday, I decided to test it out with an eight mile, progression run (gets faster each mile). Normally, an eight mile run is not a big deal. Unfortunately, I had not been that far in two months. While all in all, the run went well, there were a few middle miles when it… Read More »Back to Basics Works (Again)
Here’s hoping that 2015 is your finest year ever! Predictions point to pretty good markets across this nation of ours and…. BONUS…… no election year to distract us from achieving our goals. For me, 2014 was both exciting and frustrating. It was awesome to get out and visit agents all around the country and do my best in helping them advance their businesses. I taught sixteen Two Day CRS courses… Read More »Happy 2015!
The real estate business is high pressure, high anxiety, high stress, not to mention a lot of work. To be able to function at your best: to be practicing what we like to call full engagement, takes it’s own special kind of effort. So with your permission, let’s talk about your LIFE! To be at your best, you have to be….well…. At your best. There are a plethora of areas… Read More »Butting Into Your Life: Tip 21
I’ve seen a lot of exciting things in 47 and a half years of running. I’ve never been more excited, or more moved than last week, watching the 2014 Boston Marathon on my iPad in a hotel room in Nashville, TN. Yes, Meb became the first American winner since 1983 and yes, it can a year after the tragic event of Boston 2013. More than that, it was Meb and… Read More »3 Things We Can Learn From Meb Keflezighi’s Boston Marathon Win!
It wasn’t that I felt the need, after viewing In The High Country, to walk up to Anton Krupicka or Joel Wolpert and utter the words, “You complete me.” I didn’t need completing. In fact, I didn’t need anything. But, I felt something. Something familiar. I’d spent thirty minutes at The Boulder Running Company, had been to Marshall’s and had even grabbed a bite to eat. Still, I was over a half an… Read More »Validation: In The High Country