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Top 7 Revenue Generating Activities for Realtors®
Published 7/17/2018 by Kyle Kalloo
Real estate is an extremely demanding career path. There is a whole lot that needs to be done consistently on a daily basis. There is an expectation to respond to phone calls, text, email and manage your social media account. However, only few of these things are actually revenue generating activities that you must focus on as a Realtor®. This post will discuss the Top 7 Revenue Generating Activities for Realtors®.   DEVELOP A PLAN Developing a plan is crucial to your success as a Realtor®. It is very easy to become reactive instead of planning out your schedule. When this becomes the norm, you lose control of your carefully thought out schedule, rather than being in charge of the situation. This often results in missed opportunities, a lack of eagerness to complete the task at hand and loss of focus and concentration. This also leads to less productivity. Do not start your... read more ❯

Mindfulness - The Power of "Thinking About Your Thinking"
Published 7/12/2018 by Catherine Munro
Do you experience bouts of worry, anxiety, overwhelm?  You are not alone!  And no doubt you have read or heard that Mindfulness and Meditation are wonderful ways to manage or overcome these “bouts”.  But sometimes that can be easier said than done.  It can feel like just one more thing to add to our mountainous “To Do” list. Our best intentions can get derailed. Mindfulness is described as “Bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis” – and not allowing your thoughts to always being projected into the future (the unknown), or replaying the past (ruminating), but rather being here, being now and being present to every experience in this life of ours! But how does one do that? There are so many articles and videos out there on Mindfulness that it can be daunting to dive in and learn more. I have come across an awesome article that explains Mindfulness... read more ❯

Dissatisfied, Dysfunctional Millenial?
Published 6/28/2018 by Christopher Lawrence
Millennial's still get a bad rap in the workplace. But did you know that some Millennial's are nearly 40 years old? When I tell people this they say "No, no, no! Millennial's are twenty-somethings, entitled and disloyal." Yes, some Millennial's are in their twenties but they actually cover the span of children born between the years 1980 and 2000. It seems more and more that the word Millennial is not considered as a generation anymore and rather a grouping of, what some would say, are dysfunctional 20-somethings. This couldn't be further from the truth. They are a generation. In fact, they are the most technologically advanced generation by leaps and bounds above their peers. If you want to learn how to motivate the Millennial Generation check this out... https://clawrence.changemylifecoaching.ca/2018/03/08/the-new-currency-for-millennials/   Historical Commentary Every generation wants to make the world a better place for their children and mostly they have succeeded. Things are better than they were... read more ❯

PODCAST: Sugar Links - Insulation, Inflammation and Weight Gain
Published 6/14/2018 by Christopher Lawrence
https://youtu.be/53bCIQpRv4E   Prefer to Read it? Check out the transcription below... Interviewer:Hey everybody! welcome to episode 8 of the sugar chronicles been a while since we've posted one of these. And today we have a very special guest Dr. Mike Breen. Dr. Breen thank you for joining us today. Interviewee:Thank you very much for having me. This is fun. Interviewer:Yeah So, if you would like to tell our listeners a little bit about who you are and what you do? Interviewee:Right on? Interviewer:Yeah. Interviewee:Well I’m a chiropractor I just started my 32nd year of practice which is remarkable. I don't know where the time went but the what's notable about that is that I got into chiropractic work from the kind of a performance athletic side of things. I was a competitive athlete. And so, my background was in the study of human performance and exercise physiology. And all of that stuff got me into the field of... read more ❯

Experiencing Joy
Published 6/14/2018 by Catherine Munro
Being the “Joy Facilitator” for Change My Life Coaching and Change My Business Coaching has given me pause to take note every time the subject of “Joy” and “Happiness” comes up! It is such an interesting study and so unique to us all! Some ideas to share…. Joy and Excitement are not the same thing… As Martha Beck writes..."In our culture the media has influenced us to believe that we derive joy and happiness from experiences that “blow our mind” and it’s as though we're somehow falling short if we don't routinely feel that way." The notion that we should/need to feel excited and enthused most of the time to be happy creates a lot of pressure and unfulfilled expectations. Excitement is a great and necessary thing; without it life wouldn't be complete. But we can’t sustain that state consistently, and high excitement is often followed by a mood crash. Joy, however, is a... read more ❯

Assertiveness – Are we doing it wrong?
Published 6/5/2018 by Kyle Kalloo
"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden   How often do you get talked into something you don’t’ want to do?  Do you often experience situations that infuriate, annoy or frustrate you but do absolutely nothing about them? Do you find it difficult to say “no” without being offensive? If so then you are not alone. As children, we were usually reprimanded when we expressed ideas or opinions that differed from our peers or parents. We were effectively taught that revealing our true intentions and feelings or thoughts will result in rejection. Therefore, many people have become intent on pleasing others at the expense of themselves. It has gotten so bad that some cannot identify their personal thoughts and feelings. This is where assertiveness comes in. Assertiveness allows you to clearly communicate your thoughts and intentions without aggression, manipulation or sarcasm, respecting your feelings and those... read more ❯

PODCAST: Finding Your Purpose
Published 5/31/2018 by Christopher Lawrence
https://youtu.be/dkIHBkZuJ6k   Prefer to read it? Check out our transcription below... Darci Smith: Hey everybody welcome to I don't know what episode this is of the pod life, we have a very special guest again today Christopher Lawrence who was with us previously on one of our sugar Chronicles, the gummi whorse issue.   Christopher Lawrence: That was a popular issue   Darci:It was   Christopher:It's still a popular issue, and mine   Darci:It is, highly, we're not talking about sugar today though.   Christopher:That’s right.   Darci:So, I wanted to give you Christopher an opportunity to tell our listeners what you do as a life coach and then we will get into my questions.   Christopher:sure I have three key areas of focus as a life coach, one is on helping people discover the right job fit so whether it's a dream job or just a better job than they have now, helping them discover that or navigate through it, so sometimes they're in that job... read more ❯

Are You With The Right Company? Find Out Now!
Published 5/17/2018 by Christopher Lawrence
"I feel like I'm in the right line of work," he said. "I just don't know if I'm in the right company."  Words I hear all too often which is disheartening for three reasons. #1 This may be a sign that the interviewee has not done their due diligence in ensuring the company is the right company prior to accepting the position. #2 This could indicate that the interviewer did not do a "best-fit" hire, meaning they overlooked ways in which the values of the organization may conflict with your working style or cultural fit. #3 A change has taken place that has not been effectively managed within the organization.   Here is one way to know if you are with the right company? Before we dive in here, let's understand that it's not always about leaving the organization for a better fit but rather finding the reasons to reconnect with your existing company with a... read more ❯

Are You Leading by Your Values?
Published 5/17/2018 by Kyle Kalloo
“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” – Roy E. Disney   Over the years I have worked with several leaders who possess different qualities, strengths and weaknesses. However, one important quality that sets them apart from one another is their ability to lead by their values. As unique as our fingerprints, so too are our values. In the past, discussions often centered on the personality traits of leaders. Recently, the focus has shifted to the ability of leaders to build a foundation of trust and inspire confidence within their team members. As a coach, I strongly believe that the best way a leader can build trust is by striving to lead by their values.  Although not everyone will agree with your ideas or action plans, you will build trust and respect if you lead by a set of consistent values. Authentic leaders lead by their values and irrespective of... read more ❯

Time For Spring Cleaning
Published 5/9/2018 by Catherine Munro
Ahhh – Spring is here!  As the gray and white of winter fades, new life is blooming all around us!  The birds are singing, the trees are budding, the streets are being cleaned….and the urge to purge in your home may be coming up for you! I have recently become an “empty-nester”. It has become abundantly clear that I have a ton of “stuff” that has collected over the years that I…Don’t…Need!  I think we all long for a space around us where we feel peaceful and we can thrive.  But it can also feel like a very daunting task to tackle all of the objects that are currently residing in that “space”. As writer Martha Beck shares “I’m one of those people who gradually accumulates possessions until their living spaces begin to feel stuffed up.  Folks like me sustain an ongoing attempt to spring clean, but something in us always protests. ... read more ❯

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