A Goal without a Plan is a Wish We’ve all heard these words from the great French adventurer, Antoine de Saint-Exupery; “A goal without a plan is just a wish,” and that’s certainly true. And it’s usually about this time of year, after establishing some pretty lofty personal and professional goals that we begin to drift back to where we were before we established those lofty goals. So is it any wonder that we find ourselves in the same place again at the end of the year? No. One can take on a few different perspectives concerning this topic of …

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Randy’s Blog | By the Seeds That You Sow

Posted on January 14, 2015

There are very few who have not heard this famous quotation from Robert Louis Stevenson; “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you sow.” And as reasonable as these words may be, most folks still focus on the harvest, rather than the sowing. Many writers have written countless thoughts throughout the ages and used the ‘seed’ as an analogy for growth, and rightfully so; from Seneca to Og Mandino, writers and philosophers have concluded that if one intends to reap a strong harvest, one must first sow. And Johann Wolfgang von Goethe observed …

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There is no doubt whatsoever that our business of real estate sales is just like any other business in that it has its challenges, as with anything worth achieving will. But when you really give it some thought, most of the difficulties and challenges we encounter revolve around transactions which, up until closing can always take a turn in the direction of not closing. That’s the case in any business. Where we fail most often is in exhibiting a lack of perseverance in our prospecting activities. That component of our business requires the most time and energy, but without it …

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Randy’s Blog | Fulfilling your potential

Posted on October 24, 2014

Ben Herbster said, “The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.” And that “difference” he speaks of would best be called our ‘potential.’ What a shame it is to be discontented with where we are in our career, discontented with the level at which we are producing, and discontented with our income level, while simultaneously possessing the potential to change all that, yet be unwilling to do what we must to overcome that difference. Most people know what they need to do to overcome their obstacles, but they choose to do anything and …

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Randy’s Blog | The Time to Plant a Tree

Posted on September 24, 2014

  It is safe to say that about 98 out of 100 people who have gotten into residential real estate, did not choose real estate as a first career. So we truly are a “melting pot” industry; and the transferrable skills new agents bring into our industry are broad, positive, and seemingly countless. Many of those who get into real estate may have been prompted to do so due to changing life events, some of those events had created negative circumstances; nevertheless, a career in real estate provides the new agent the opportunity to rebound, and in many cases significantly. Success stories are more prominent than any …

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