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Ask Denise: How to Handle the Holiday Slump

Q: “Denise, it seems like my business falls off at this time of year every single year…and I panic. I am so sick of feeling this way over the holidays. Can you help me get through this?” A: Every business has a pace. If your business gets quiet this time of year every year, then […]

Is It Time to Try the “Distraction Diet”?

Are you feeling lethargic? Pulled in too many directions? Are you unable to complete the tasks you used to handle easily? Feeling weighed down and uninspired? Lacking energy and focus? If so, it may be time for what I call the distraction diet!

Leverage – A Way To Give Yourself a Raise

In my two previous Zebra Reports How Much Money Do You REALLY Make? and What’s Your Net?, I talked about how to calculate your gross and net rates of pay per hour. This week’s article will show you how to take this information and make good decisions based on this information. Working smart is about […]

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 […]

Overcoming Unpredictable Income

What’s the Number One thing real estate agents don’t like about the business?  Time and again I hear the same answer: The unpredictability of income. It doesn’t have to be this way! There is a rampant delusion out there that real estate is a “feast or famine” business.  Every day agents say, “I don’t know […]

Personal-Professional Balance Check-Up

I would like to take you back to December 31, 2015. You might have been with friends celebrating the new year, traveling with family, or perhaps curled up with a cup of hot cocoa next to the fire, but wherever you were and whatever you were doing, you had probably been giving some thought to […]

On Your Bus and In Your Business

Whether you run your own real estate business, work for a company, or are part of a real estate team, there are people who you rely on day to day to help the business run smoothly. These are the people I call “on your bus”. In an ideal world, the bus runs smoothly. This means […]

Six Areas to Address When Getting Your Business Organized

One of the best ways to give your business a boost is to make a conscious effort to get your business organized.  Last week I addressed computer file management.  Here is a list of some additional areas in your business that could use some organizing.

“To Do” Overload

If you made a list of “to do” items right now in your business, how would you feel? Confident that you had a handle on most of them? Completely overwhelmed by the deficiencies in your business? Or completely indifferent because you weren’t planning on tackling them anyway?

Ask Denise: Partners vs Assistants

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, how do you feel about partners vs assistants? I think an assistant would be less expensive than sharing my business 50/50, and since an assistant can do everything a partner could I’m not sure I see the downside. What am I missing? Why do agents have partners instead of assistants? A:  What a […]

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