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The Quiet Mind: Critical Tips for Peak Performance

A personal practice I have done for over 20 years is called my Hour of Power. It is a time where I sit in my office every workday for one hour of uninterrupted time. I do this so that I can focus on key tasks that I need to do without ANY interruptions. I don’t […]

Turn Off the News and Get Back to Work

I have been overwhelmed with concern from many of my clients about the state of our country now that the election is over and we have a new a new President. I work hard NOT to discuss politics and I will adhere to that rule in this week’s Zebra Report. BUT… I do need to […]

Coping With Life as a Business Owner

How many hats do you wear? As a real estate salesperson, you’re painfully aware that you’re not just a salesperson. You’re a marketer, financial consultant, troubleshooter, negotiator, computer repair person, legal consultant, and customer service representative, not to mention the owner of a small business. Yes, you are the President, the Chief, the Boss and CEO […]

A Foundation for Success, Your Business Vision

man drawing thru a maze

I have coached many agents over the years and the first question I ask them is, “What is your vision for your business?” Without a clear vision for your business, you’re unlikely to ever achieve your business goals. For example, agents tell me all the time that they want to make so much money so […]

Ask Denise: No Time?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I am juggling eight transactions right now and have been barely keeping my head above water since spring. I don’t see a break any time in the foreseeable future. My house is a disaster. My kids can’t live off pizza forever. I know it is time to hire an assistant, but I am […]

Personal Self-Discipline And Freedom – A Winning Combination!

expressing freedom

If you closely follow the footsteps of top producing agents, successful business people, and athletes you will soon realize that the one thing they have in common is personal self-discipline. Some will argue that talent is more important while others who have made it just by sheer hard work will tell you it was their […]

The Empty Pipeline Syndrome

Man holding his head in his hands

Recently, we got a call from a client who had gone from being on top of the world to having a disaster on her hands in a matter of a morning. She had a number of deals that she was handling and they were all imploding for different reasons. Not only was she feeling awful […]

Ask Denise: Where To Start?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I am nervous about evaluating my business because this year has been insanely busy! I have just been maintaining… I know I am going to owe a ton in taxes. I haven’t touched any projects for the year. I haven’t taken care of my database. And just the thought of spending time looking […]

Ask Denise: Office Space?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, one of the top producers in my office is leaving and I want his office space. However, the cost is $300 more per month which I am a little nervous about, but I think I will do better in a private office. What do you think? A:  I think you have identified what […]

Ask Denise: Business or Personal Facebook Page?

Q:  Denise, I have a Facebook business page that I made a while ago, but I haven’t been posting to it regularly at all. I only have about 15 people who have liked the page anyway. I do have about 400 friends which include both friends and family, but also past clients. Should I continue […]

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