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12 Success Secrets From The Seahawks

The NFL draft started yesterday. They trades their first round draft pick to have more picks in the 2nd and 3rd round. Why did they do this? Because it’s part of their strategy. Just like the Seahawks, you need a strategy for your business to be successful. This week, since I’ve got football on the…

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What’s The Right Networking Event For You?

There are endless networking events out there. You can easily fill your calendar morning, noon and night going from one event to another. Many of them are a lot of fun, but you still need to give yourself time to actually work. So how do you filter through the endless list to know which are…

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Building Your Internal Network

As I head out to teach a class in Oregon today and then Washington DC next week for the Women’s Council of Realtors meetings it seems like the perfect time to focus on building your internal network. Your internal network is the one within your own industry. Whenever I bring this up it seems to…

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Staying Productive When You Are Surrounded By Distractions

It’s spring! The real estate market is heating up and chances are, so is your social schedule. Both of our boys play baseball and between their game schedules, vacations, conferences, local events and the general spring fever of wanting to get out and enjoy the weather, life is getting busy. You may not have kids…

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When An Opportunity Arises, Take It

I was reading the Wallace D Wattles book,” Promote Yourself” yesterday and this line really stood out. If you are not familiar with Wallace D. Wattles, he wrote the book, “The Science of Getting Rich” over 100 years ago and is still quoted today for the wisdom available in his books. You can download a…

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Leverage Sounds Great, But How Do You Do It?

Leverage is a major buzz-word in business. It usually means hiring more people so that you can serve more clients, get more done and make more money. On the one hand it’s a no brainer. On the other, it’s one of the biggest sources of stress and stagnation that businesses face. Why is that? Leveraging…

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What’s Your Word?

I’ve done a lot of values and branding exercises over the years. You know, the ones that start with a long list of words, and then have you answer a series of questions and eliminate words. The goal is to end up with either a single word or your top three that define you. For…

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Wouldn’t It Be Great If…

You didn’t have to do the grocery shopping and plan the meals? You didn’t have to spend 4 hours running all over town picking things up and dropping them off for clients? You had a system for your business so that you knew for sure you were on track to meet your goals? What’s your…

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Why Not You?

Seattle is in the midst of Seahawks mania as we roll into the Super Bowl next week. 12th man flags can be seen everywhere and don’t you dare forget to wear blue and green on Friday’s. In an interview with the quarterback, Russell Wilson, after last weeks game against the 49’ers he said that his…

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