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What kind of year is this going to be?

How is this year going to go? Mostly we look to how last year went – the past.  Instead, why not spin around and look ahead (with a smile on our face)?   Looking out to December 15, 2021, who will you have been this year?   Notice I didn’t ask ‘what you would have accomplished’.  Although accomplishments and results are nice, they are mostly out of your control.  Who you *be* throughout the year is......


Are we the kind of contender that gets back up?

What kind of player are we? “But what is philosophy? Doesn’t it simply mean preparing ourselves for what may come? Don’t you understand that really amounts to saying that if I would so prepare myself to endure, then let anything happen that will? Otherwise, it would be like the boxer exiting the ring because he took some punches.  Actually, you can leave the boxing ring without consequence, but what advantage would come from abandoning the pursuit......


We’re going back to work…?

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is.  Knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”    – John Allen Paulos – American professor of mathematics We’re going back to work?  Some people never stopped working, i.e. showing and listing property during the Shelter-At-Home order.  Most people however, obeyed the order and sheltered at home.  So did many buyers and sellers.   What’s going to happen going forward?  Who knows.  It seems like there are a......


For this week:  Free from torture (thanks Seneca)

“I may wish to be free from torture, but if the time comes for me to endure it, I’ll wish to bear it courageously with bravery and honor.  Wouldn’t I prefer not to fall into war? But if war does befall me, I’ll wish to carry nobly the wounds, starvation, and other necessities of war.  Neither am I so crazy as to desire illness, but for the virtue that makes adversities bearable.” – Seneca, Moral Letters, 67.4......


Keeping your chin up – part 2

…and how to prepare for the next 90 days. Well, we don’t know how long this quarantine will last, but we do know that for Colorado schools and restaurants: 30 days.  Governor Polis announced yesterday that no school until at least April 17. We have definitely never been here before. Over the last few days you may have also heard the President, or others, talk about “this event” lasting until summer. Maybe they are “anchoring” us......


Keeping our chin up

Social-Distancing could be an opportunity to be in more communication, not less. You have probably received many communications regarding the current state of affairs regarding this pandemic.  My intention is to quickly reach out and remind you/us of the benefits to keeping ourselves in the best possible mindset: for ourself, our family, our associates, our clients, and our community. You have probably experienced your own wide set of emotions and feelings.  Possibly inspired one moment and......


A radical approach to charging a full fee

Thursday 2/6/2020 9:30am-11am We have been trained as real estate sales people to present and defend our value.  We are worth it, and let us tell you why, dang it! In this class we’re going to explore a radically different approach.  I mean radical.  Sit down, because what comes next is going to blow your mind.  And, you are likely to say its not possible.      Consider that charging your full fee is your competitive......


Yay! One more Chance to Review Your BUSINESS PLAN!

Business Planning for 2020 – AND Lunch! Yes, I know, the year has started.  However, maybe your plan never got fully fleshed out.  Maybe something has happened in the last few weeks and you need to revise your plan.  Or maybe you didn’t get the time you needed to plan. Now’s your chance!  Wednesday 1/22/2020 from 11:30-1:30pm.  (and it includes lunch!) You may never got the time to sit down and plan. As human beings we are......


4-4-40-7….and Final Reminder for Friday

Friday 12/13 10am-12:30pm – DTC Land Title Many of you have registered; and some of you have replied saying you can’t make it.  Thank you and thank you. And, I am going to leave you with one more thought on Business Planning:  Why are you going to do what you say you are going to do? I mean, what’s the point, really? There is a saying that goes something like, “In the end, we all die. They......


Frenzied day = Frenzied year

REMINDER: Friday 12/13/19 Business Planning Workshop (No Charge) from 10am-12:30 in DTC You may have seen my email from last week (if you missed it, I put a copy of it at the end of this email).  It was a little “in your face.” As human beings we are not wired to sitting down and “planning.”  Nor are we wired to “follow a plan.”  However, consider that many agents have the following “goals” for next year:Generate more salesMake......