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Becoming a Business Black Belt

By Brian Buffini

The real estate industry is always changing, and with today's non-stop tech advances, it's evolving faster than ever. It's easy to think that whoever has the latest, fanciest gadgets will have the advantage, but that's not necessarily the case.

Becoming a business black belt involves more than utilizing the latest tools and gadgets that promise quick success; it requires mastering the fundamentals of business until they become second nature; continuing to learn and sharpen your professional edge; and cultivating the faith that you have the potential to be the best in your trade.

Undoubtedly, having the right tech tools helps, but it does not guarantee success. If you want to master your business, you have to follow these steps:

1. Never Stop Learning
Without proper instruction, everything takes longer to learn or improve. The most successful real estate pros are able to thrive in any market because they've adopted the attitude of a student and seek out new training opportunities. Although they're committed to the fundamentals, they're always striving to learn something new that can help them increase their productivity and streamline their business.

2. Practice
Practice isn't something you do; it's what you are. Legendary athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias said, "The formula for success is simple: Practice and concentration, then more practice and more concentration." Practice is essential for forming successful habits. Just as the greatest basketball players practice the fundamentals of shooting until they can't get it wrong, successful business people practice the fundamentals of business—listening, negotiation, sales—until it's so much a part of them that they can do it in their sleep.

3. Surrender
Sometimes it's difficult to give up control and listen to your coach, but it's essential if you want to succeed. A coach offers outside insight and perspective into your business and provides suggestions to help you improve. Although you may be resistant to hear it at times, leaning into their suggestions and following their advice will help you achieve your goals, differentiate yourself from the competition and master your business (rather than having your business master you).

4. Visualize
Visualization is a powerful technique that creates a deep connection between your imagination and your purpose. Envision yourself achieving your goals and leading a successful business. More specifically, before each listing presentation or client meeting, envision it. This will not only help you tap into a more positive mindset, it'll also allow you to think of and address any potential issues beforehand.

5. Find Your Edge
In order to push past your limits to achieve higher performance levels, you have to find your edge. Look for ways to grow; it'll help you identify your strengths and improve your skills—both critical elements of success.

One of the best ways to stay on the path to mastery is with training. After all, learning doesn't stop once you've earned your real estate license. As Michelangelo purportedly said, "Ancora imparó," which translates to, "I am still learning." In order to continue to thrive, it's vital to enroll in real estate training and seminars; they'll keep you sharp, motivated and on track toward business mastery.

Brian Buffini immigrated to San Diego from Ireland in 1986 and became a top-performing REALTOR®. He then founded Buffini & Company to share his powerful lead-generation system. Buffini & Company has trained over 3 million people in 37 countries and coaches more than 25,000 business pros. Today, Brian's a New York Times best-selling author and reaches over 1 million listeners a year through "The Brian Buffini Show" podcast. For more, visit www.buffiniandcompany.com.
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Six 15-Minute Practices to Build Productivity All Week Long

By Zoe Eisenberg

Productive people aren't necessarily born productive. More likely, they build habits and mindsets that allow them to succeed.

If this idea overwhelms you, consider the following practices that can be achieved in 15 minutes or less. Together, they take up only 90 minutes, and can easily be done on a Sunday morning with a cup of tea or coffee.

Create a task list. Take 15 minutes to purge all the things you need to take care of this week. Don't let yourself feel overwhelmed; instead, allow yourself to feel empowered knowing you are setting yourself up for success by identifying your to-dos.

Set small goals. In addition to your tasks, incorporate 1-2 small weekly goals you'd like to achieve, which may or may not be related to your tasks (for instance, 'sign a new client' or 'send five client touches').

Time-block your week. Now that you have your tasks and goals, spend 15 minutes blocking an hour or two each day to tackle certain tasks.

Schedule rest time. Just like you need to schedule work time to be productive, scheduling rest time will help prevent burnout and lead to heightened productivity. Take 15 minutes to pick three recharge activities to do during the week, whether it's game night with family, space to read your new novel on Sunday morning, or lunch with a friend.

Visualize success. Now that you have your week scheduled, take 15 minutes to close your eyes and visualize success. Imagine the end of your week, with all of your tasks done and your mind clear.

Quick-clean your office. It's hard to achieve productivity in a crowded, cluttered space! Take 15 minutes to go through your mail, toss out any trash and declutter items that may have moved around during the past week.
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"Did you know that studies show selling for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) won't save you money? #FunFactFriday"

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#FunFactFriday The original housewarming party was – literally – a housewarming. Guests brought firewood as gifts to light fires in all the fireplaces in the home. Not only did this warm up the place for the family, but it was also believed to ward off evil spirits.

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41 years ago today Dennis Stone’s real estate license was activated. Happy Anniversary Dennis! You have been such a significant part of Pilmer Real Estate, Inc. and we couldn’t imagine our office without you!

Learn more about Dennis Stone >> http://pilmerrealestate.com/agent-detail/Dennis-Stone/8904/
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Summer is a great time to take your dining room experience to the next level!!
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