The fourth quarter of 2018 is in full swing, and as the economic news is coming in, many mortgage professionals are starting to prepare for a long, cold winter.

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About six years ago, I was having coffee with my friend and colleague Daniel Harkavy when the conversation turned to my longtime dream of writing a book.

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The standard business advice to seize every opportunity contains a fatal flaw: It assumes that opportunity will just present itself at some point, and you can passively wait for it to arise. But some of the best and boldest business minds know real opportunities are made, not merely grabbed at.

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Is your marketing dead on arrival? It is hard to know where to compete in business these days. On one hand, we all want to stand out, yet on another hand we want to make sure that we get found in all the same keyword searches as our competitors. Thanks to this “surge of social” in the last decade, we all are being told to be visible online, create profiles, post to all of our social media accounts if we want to compete in today’s marketplace.  (more…)

Many individuals view competition as a threat to their professional careers. However, competitiveness is healthy among enterprises and their employees as it stimulates growth, innovation and intelligence. By embracing competition as a necessary part of progress, companies are able to do the following:

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3 Ways to Deal with Change

While the past year may have amplified it, the amount of change and uncertainty surrounding us has been steadily increasing for quite some time now. In fact, as soon as we get comfortable with something, it seems to inevitably change again. One thing we can count on not changing anytime soon is this amount and… Read More

Getting Along With Others [Video]

Learning to walk in someone else’s shoes or seeing things from their perspective can go a long way in generating harmony between people. However, like many things worth doing, it’s often easier said than done. Executive Coach Todd Mosetter shares one simple way to help change what you think and feel about those around you.

Top Five Productivity Myths

With the amount of information, distractions, and change surrounding us today, staying productive and focused is harder than it’s ever been. But for the people and organizations that have been able to figure it out, it has quickly become a competitive advantage. For the rest of us, it seems like a never-ending cycle of success… Read More

How to get things done [Video]

A common question our coaches get is—“How do I move from ‘I want to get this done’ to ‘I got this done?’” Coach Bill Hart walks you through an easy strategy to help you tackle and complete items on your list. It’s so simple and effective that you can start today!

Lessons from a Push-Up Challenge

A couple of years ago, Ken Perry shared a challenge he was undertaking. One push-up a day—add a push-up per day. As a bit of a competitive person at heart, it didn’t take long for me to accept the challenge myself. Sounded simple enough, especially in January. To be honest, it almost felt weird doing just one… Read More

Time to Reflect

Growing up as a TV fan in the ‘80s, I was forced to get comfortable with waiting. When my favorite show ended on Tuesday at 9 p.m. (like this one or this one), we were forced to wait 7 long days to see what happened next to the characters we loved. In that forced hiatus,… Read More