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“For those who drill through the Rock of Inertia, Life leaps like a geyser.”   ~Alexis Carrel

I am always looking for ways to manage my most precious commodity, Time. So my insight for the week is self-management. Getting out of my own way! Here are some tips that I have added to my time management course:

1.) Put first things first (Prioritize)

2.) Do one thing at a time

3.) Break the large jobs down into smaller parts completing one step at a time. This stops the larger jobs from seeming overwhelming.

4.) Make your system the slave, don’t be a slave to your system

5.) Use actual lists (don’t make the brain work when it does not have to)

6.) Practice intensive concentration, so you can call on the brain as needed

7.) Practice

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"While one person hesitates because he feels inferior,

the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior”

~Henry C. Link


The self-perception people have when they make a mistake is not usually positive. This leads to the natural human knee-jerk response of hiding a mistake, not acknowledging the error or taking responsibility for it.

We cannot learn if we cannot acknowledge mistake. We would never have learned to walk, to read and write or to do much of anything if we did not trip along the way. The human condition is made up of Trial and Error scenarios. Many of the obstacles holding us back involves the fear of mistake or misstep.

So, how do we change the self-perception of mistake to an honorable perception?

Forget the

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Realtors are Centers of Influence. Have you ever noticed that the moment people in the room find out you are a Realtor® that the conversation always turns to the subject of Real Estate? A real estate problem or story immediately comes up, or your unsolicited opinion is sought. Your center of Influence comes from your hours of networking, your reputation among your colleagues, the vast amount of people and clients you work with and know, your public image, and I could go on and on! Realtors become centric to a very large Circle of Influence. Influence is a very valuable and powerful asset.

 It is marvelous to see our Associates find joy in other peoples’ happiness and success! Realtors® are King-makers. When a young man or woman first believe, they can

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Knowledge and Authority are of course great assets to Leadership, but they are not everything. A leader does not say “hey, you-get going”, a leader says “let’s go!” Excellent real estate professionals assume they are working with their clients, not telling their clients what to do. Assuming a partnership or a team attitude when working with people creates leaders in the industry. There is humility of service in this approach. Humility is not letting people walk all over you; it is a realization of your role in the partnership. Knowledge and authority will go so far and then collaboration must work.

We have to believe and trust in the people we accept as clients. This brings out the best in people and elevates them to your professional expectations. When

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