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I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving last week. This week we need to talk about December and the fact that we need to really focus on our people. Our clients, our teams, our support staff, and most of all our families all require our attention. The steps are pretty simple:

• Every current file in process that closes this month needs to be smooth and swift. Take care that any file scheduled to close the last two weeks of the month be clear to close no later than Friday the 18th.
• All pre-approvals need to be contacted this week to determine their intentions. Are we looking every week at homes, are we looking occasionally for homes, or are we waiting until January to resume looking?
• Those with files to close in January need to stay on top of information and timelines so we don’t start 2021 in a train wreck! Timelines make for smooth and happy closings!
• Each of our referral partners needs a conversation week one! Are they working and what are they seeing? Gauge activity levels and be supportive with winning strategies. If they want to take off, support that as well and connect with them next year and move on to those who are working.
• Take the time to listen to your team and their stories about the holiday schedule. It’s been a long year and many are over tired. Be supportive. You can prevent most of their challenges by being engaged and being sure everyone is following the plan.
• Your database of closed clients’ needs a holiday message from you!
• Your other professionals need to be up to speed on the new FNMA limit and how it is a huge benefit! Share the strategies!
• Last but not least is to be available for your friends and families. You have had a great year and have been working really hard. So let’s schedule plenty of uninterrupted fun time with those that are most important to us!

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Debra TrappenDebra Trappen (tray-pen) is a sought-after strategist, best-selling author, podcaster, professional keynote speaker, and respected voice of women’s empowerment movements. She is known for her signature “truth, wrapped in grace, with sides of sass, moxie, and fire” way of communicating and engaging her beloved communities.

When she is not idea-storming her next adventure, reading-writing-recording in her Fire Up! studio, or sprinkling moxie from the stage – you will find her walking Lizzie her JackChi pup along the water’s edge, editing photos, watching Sci-Fi and 80’s flicks, or traveling and wine tasting with her husband and besties!

Her first book, Fire Up! Taking Your Life and Business to 11 and the Fire Up! Podcast are both accessible on her website. When you are ready to live your best life out loud, on purpose, and on your own terms – reach out and connect.

She dares you.

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Dr. Jim Tunney Jim Tunney had an exemplary career in sports. A former high school coach, teacher, principal and district superintendent, he had a 40-year career in officiating football and basketball.

Thirty-one of those years he was an NFL Referee working a record twenty-nine post-season games including four Super Bowls, ten NFC/AFC Championship games, six Pro Bowls and twenty-five Monday Night Games.

He officiated some of the most memorable games in NFL history. His book Impartial Judgment: “The Dean of NFL Referees” Calls Pro Football As He Sees It, chronicles his NFL career.

As a Professional Speaker, he is Past President of The National Speakers Association and a Charter Member of its most prestigious group – The CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame. Jim holds every professional designation of the NSA, including the Oscar of Professional Speaking – The Cavett. NSA named him Philanthropist of the Year in 2007.

Dr. Tunney (a doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California) continues to serve his community as  Trustee Emeritus of both Monterey Peninsula College and York School; where he once served as Headmaster. In 1993, he founded the Jim Tunney Youth Foundation to support local community programs that develop leadership, work skills, wellness and self-esteem in youth. He and his wife Linda live in Pebble Beach, California. They have six children and sixteen grandchildren.

As an author he has written and/or co-authored thirteen books: Impartial Judgment, Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan’s Soul, Speaking Secrets of the Masters, You Can Do It!, Super Bowl Sunday, Insights into Excellence, Lessons in Leadership, Build a Better You and his most recent book, It’s the Will, Not the Skill.

If you are looking for a keynote speaker who educates, motivates and entertains with a lifetime of stories about leadership, team building and sports 831-595-3258.

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Whilst being a mom is one of the most fantastic jobs in the world, it is also one of the most challenging. Being organised, making time for activities, cleaning and feeding everyone can be extremely difficult, especially when you are trying to juggle it with your career. Finding time to keep everything in order and be on time can be testing, however there are a few things you can do to help get ahead as a mom and in your career!

Share Roles With Other Parents

Every parent will understand the pressure you feel when you can’t quite get on top of things, so speaking to other parents and sharing roles is a great option to make your life easier. Organise for your children to go to the same after school sports club or weekend dance class and take it in turns to take them and pick them up. This will save you a good few hours a week to help you take back some control and get organised. 

Another great idea is to speak to family or friends and see if they’d be happy to take your kids for one afternoon a week for a play date. This will give you time to clean up where you need to, batch cook a few meals or have a well deserved break with a cup of tea and a book. You can return the favour on another day in the week to give other parents the same space. Sometimes all you need is a few hours to yourself to regroup and your kids will benefit from having a more energised and happy parent when they get home!

Speed Up Meal Times

Something that takes up a lot of time as a parent is meal times. Deciding what to eat, going shopping, cooking and clearing up can take up hours of the day. So, here are a few things you can do to speed up the process.

Firstly, plan your meals, get home food deliveries and cook in advance where possible. Over the weekend, decide exactly what you’ll be making for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week and only buy the things you need for those dishes. See which days will be busiest and plan to have meals that can be cooked in bulk and frozen in advance, such as spaghetti bolognaise, chilli, soups or curries. This will save you so much time each day. 

Next, reduce the clean up time as much as possible by covering yourself and your little one! How many times have you had to try and find a new outfit after your child has been sick or thrown a bit of food at you by accident? When it comes to breakfast, get yourself a specific towel or sheet that you can quickly pop over your clothes to protect them before work. Also, avoid needing to do another clothes change for your kids by investing in some weaning bibs or sleeved bibs that protect your child’s clothes. These simple things should save you lots of time and effort. 

Be Present In Your Role

In order to be successful as a mom and in your career, it is important to be present and focus in both of your roles separately. Rather than trying to juggle emails with getting your kids ready, focus on getting them up, dressed, fed and dropped off at school/nursery. Now, you can focus on your job role for the day, whatever that might be. Then, after you’ve finished work and you’re home with your kids, leave your work worries in the office and enjoy your valuable time with your children. 

You won’t be able to thrive in either environment if you let them cross over. As a professional, you will get so much more out of the day if you wait until you’re in the office or at your desk to focus on your tasks in hand, rather than starting them in the morning and not knowing where you are up to. When you’re at home, focus on being a mom, and when you’re in the office, focus on your career. Your children and your company will benefit greatly if you effectively separate your home and work life

Posted On Wednesday, 02 December 2020 00:00 Written by


HS18 RachelWayte FullRes 3She is a formerly trained classical & opera singer, who for many years hid her healing and spiritual gifts for fear of being seem, being heard and fear of her own light. Back in March 2018 she felt stuck ,weighed down by the feelings that she wasn’t fulfilled and that there was more she should be doing with her life. She knew things had to change and she made the brave decision to stop hiding and really step into her power and capabilities as a healer. She now uses her powerful singing voice for what it was meant for - helping others to heal.

Rachel uses sound, energy & intuition to help purpose-driven women get unstuck so they can fulfil their deepest desires & make a lasting impact She works with clients from across the globe to help them free themselves from their past, release heavy emotions & deep pains so they too can find the strength to step into their truth & power.

Rachel lives in the Manchester UK with her composer husband Gavin and their 8 year old daughter Annie.

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Karyn Buxman headshot 4 copyKaryn Buxman is a TEDx speaker, successful author, brain-based high-performance coach—and a neurohumorist (she lives at the intersection of humor and the brain.) As The Global Expert in Strategic Humor for Business Karyn helps high performers go from great to world class. From the Mayo Clinic to the Million Dollar Round Table, organizations around the world hire Karyn to educate, inspire, and entertain their audiences again and again. She’s one of 254 people (and only 53 women) in the world to be inducted into the National Speakers Association's Speaker Hall of Fame. Her latest book, Funny Means Money: Strategic Humor for Influence & World Domination will be published by ForbesBooks in 2021. Karyn is serious about humor!

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