Productivity & Best Practice

  • The number one thing leaders need to do in turbulent markets is to reinvest – in people, process and resources. You’ll never cost-cut your way to greatness. To build a great business, you need to be super clear on your operating system. That operating system is built on three foundations: 1. Purpose – why you’re here, what you do for…

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  • Why do Gandhi, Elvis and Steve Jobs stand out in their respective fields? What is it that makes them different? It’s simple – creativity. Their ability to think outside the box. Their ability to dream and act on that dream. We see leaders, big and small, in everyday life. Every leader has basic problem solving, awareness, communication, decision making and…

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  • No matter what industry you’re in, once you’re looking to grow and take success to the next level, you’re no longer a real estate agent, lawyer, builder, baker, or business consultant. You’re a marketer. And your product is you. The fate of your business lies in not just in offering the best real estate services but in your ability to…

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  • Things most people want: to be able to manage their time more effectively, forget self-limiting believes and of course the ability to make more money. I have met a number of real estate and other professionals who are stuck behind emotional barriers that keep them from success. But there are solutions to the problems we all face. Fears, expectations and…

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  • In May 2019 I will be taking a group of real estate professionals on a personal development trek to Mt Everest’s Base Camp. The aim of the trek is to help them grow as humans, and also to raise money for the charity Seven Women, which is based in Kathmandu, Nepal. But what many people don’t realise is that the…

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  • Q.  Last year was very challenging – what can I  do to reset for 2019? –  Jonathan Warren, Independent Property Group Canberra   The new year allows you the chance to do three key things in your business which I call the 3R Principle. Reflect Take the time to review every part of your business by understanding where your results came…

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  • When Jess first started her job in real estate, she loved it. She went to work every day filled with passion and purpose, excited about the prospects her new job offered. Fast forward a few years and she now wakes every morning with a feeling of unease. Her sleep is suffering, she’s putting herself last and as such her health…

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  • Writing and sharing a press release is an excellent way to generate awareness and buzz for your business, and it can even be an integral part of your content or property marketing strategy. Writing a press release is a bit different from writing a blog post, as you can’t just hit a publish button- you need to get past a…

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  • By all accounts the recruitment market for quality candidates is a competitive space, with over 5,000 agencies in NSW alone vying for top-quality candidates – making it as ruthless as the real estate climate today. In this market, there are a few key factors to consider when looking at your internal people plan. Be clear on your non-negotiables It is possible…

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  • Most people think that goal achievement is just about writing a set of actions and targets, whereas it is actually about taking actions to achieve your desired goal. Goals provide a purpose for our actions, be they personal or career-related. They can broadly be categorised into outcome goals, performance goals and process goals. Outcome goals are macro-view goals: the big picture,…

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  • As we leave one year behind and look towards the new one, we often find ourselves with the best intentions, feeling totally committed to new outcomes and results. We take time to set our goals and truly desire to do better, do differently and achieve new standards – only to find that after a short period we have reverted to…

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  • Recently I went on a 10-day residential retreat to learn an ancient Buddhist meditation technique called Vipassana. It required not talking for 10 days, meditating for 10 hours a day, fasting for 18 hours a day taking only a little fruit occasionally, and being shut out from everything I’ve known in my world for the last 53 years. I did it because…

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  • Talking to a team of agents on the Gold Coast recently, I asked them to picture a football team who has been playing on a dry surface for the last few years when all of a sudden they have a wet, rain-affected pitch to play on. If the players don’t adapt their game, they will lose. In that game, there will…

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  • Have you ever taken a moment to step back and think about the kinds of conversations you’re having with people within your team? Do you ever intentionally initiate certain kinds of conversations, or do you just let things happen by chance? One thing we have identified within businesses who successfully build strong cultures and alignment across their team is that…

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