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Reduce the Pressure & Increase the Patience

I have been talking to many of my clients recently who have expressed that they are feeling overwhelmed from Covid and just wished everything could go back to the way it was. They do not feel like themselves, and their business doesn’t feel like it used to which is causing them great distress. The last […]

The Power of One

This week I want to talk about efficiency and getting things done. I know that this sounds like such an elementary topic, but I hear this from my clients all the time! They are struggling to get something done, but they are getting so distracted that they are putting too many things to do on […]

How to Get Back in Control in an Out-of-Control World

There is not a day that goes by that I don’t get reminded just how much things have changed this year and how dramatically those changes have affected the lives of so many people. When I accepted that this would be a year of monumental changes, I also had to accept that I had very […]

Strong Roots – Strong Business

Hi, everyone. Welcome to this week’s zebra report. Today I want to talk about the importance of staying put, staying on course, and trusting your business plan. More importantly, trusting that the clients you take care of will be loyal long term clients if you just stay the course with them.

Ask Denise: Planning My Exit Strategy

Q: “Denise, I am five years away from retirement and I am trying to decide how much I want to ramp up my business before retiring. I am on track for a comfortable retirement, so I don’t need to ramp up for the money, but I do think I need to go out with a […]

Be Still and Enjoy the Holiday

Hi, everyone. I just want to wish everyone a fantastic Fourth of July.I don’t really want to talk about the real estate industry this week, but I do want to talk about how important it is for anyone in business, real estate agents or any professional, to just take time to be still. Enjoy the […]

Ask Denise: Keeping a Fresh Pace

Q: “Denise, I know I am not the only one having a weird year. Spring is usually my busiest time and while I am lucky to have had a steady stream of transactions, due to COVID, overall my production is down. I am not concerned about the financial side because I have some other transactions […]

Surrender, Delegate, and Succeed!

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Zebra Report. This week I want to talk about something that smart business-people do, something that great leaders do, and something that organized people do. What’s the secret? It is the ability admit when you’re not good at doing something. It’s the ability to recognize that you need […]

Powerful Words to Live By, Thanks Neil!

With thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson National Geographic calls Neil the world’s most famous astrophysicist. Since 1996 he has been the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. I was recently having a conversation with my CEO Shauna Naf and we discussed a statement he […]

The Power of Being Still

There is no doubt we are in unprecedented times. For most of us, this creates a heightened degree of stress and uncertainty.  Over a third of the country has been asked to stay home and our once booming economy has come screeching to a halt.  When can any of us remember being told by the […]

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