Vicki Fazzini, Ninja Mom of the Month January 2009

By Nicole Mangina | Jan 7, 2009

I have met so many wonderful agents around the country that are true Ninjas that I thought it would be fun to interview them from time to time and find out what works for them.  So welcome to the first Ninja Mom of the month post. Vicki Fazzini is a real estate agent on Bainbridge Island…

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How Much Time Does It REALLY Take?

By Nicole Mangina | Dec 22, 2008

The whole point of this blog is for all of us to share ideas about how to manage and balance our lives so that we can have fulfilling relationships with our spouses and family, and also achieve our professional goals.  Having a family is important and a huge focus for your life, but it is also…

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Best Practices From 2008

By Nicole Mangina | Dec 21, 2008

I had coffee recently with a group on Ninja Moms to brainstorm what worked and what didn’t in 2008.  There were some amazing tips and ideas that came out of that meeting.  Below  is a summary:What was the best thing you did in 2008? ~ Doing an 8 in 8 and making the calls at…

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Goal Contract

By Nicole Mangina | Dec 17, 2008

I was given this Goal Contract several years ago and have used it occasionally with moderate results.  I was given it 2 months ago again and this time paid attention to the back as well as the front.  (I know, I know, I’m not always the sharpest tool in the shed and it takes me a while…

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By Nicole Mangina | Dec 16, 2008

Mastery in one’s career and consciousness growth simply requires that we constantly produce results beyond and out of the ordinary.  Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits.  For most people, it starts with technical excellence in a chosen field and a commitment to that excellence.  If you are willing to commit yourself…

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How Do You Hold Yourself Accountable?

By Nicole Mangina | Dec 15, 2008

I was having a lively discussion last week with a number of Ninja Mom Real Estate agents last week regarding best practices from 2008, things to implement in 2009 and when we got to how we were going to hold ourselves accountable for doing what it takes to achieve our goals, things got quiet.  The…

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Getting Off To a Great Start In 2009, 4 Simple Yet Powerful Questions To Get You There

By Nicole Mangina | Dec 9, 2008

It’s that time of year again.  People start talking about business plans and goals for the upcoming year.  There are an infinite number of business plans out there, some of which are pages and pages long.  I am always so impressed when people show my their 30 page plan broken down minute by minute for…

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How Do You Connect?

By Nicole Mangina | Dec 3, 2008

I attended a lunch yesterday with the lender that I refer all of my clients to (Jackie Murphy with Cobalt Mortgage / cell: 425-260-6834 / email: and several other real estate agents that I really admire.  It was a wonderful time for us all to catch up with one another, but also to check…

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Giving Your Children Everything

By Nicole Mangina | Nov 30, 2008

It is Thanksgiving weekend and the Christmas lists have begun.  Actually, for Alex, our 4 year old, the Christmas list started the day after his birthday back in August and has been amended and re prioritized dozens of times. Gary, my husband, and I were talking this weekend about the kids and what we wanted…

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