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I want to introduce you to Kate. Kate was just about the sweetest person you could meet. Hard working sales agent, often working long hours and barely making ends meet.  There were serious reasons for her lack of profitability…  First there were the personal issues:  Kate was nice, so nice, she let everyone take advantage of her. Her sister-in-law lived in the basement of the home she shared with her husband. He worked, but hours completely opposite of hers. They rarely connected.  Her small house was also home for her son, his girlfriend, his dog and soon-to-be-born baby. Her son didn’t have a job at the time we worked together, and neither did his girlfriend. They spent their days enjoying video games and watching television while Kate was out making sales.  Kate often missed dinner due to working long hours. I know this because when we would be in our online…
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Posted On Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:18
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I challenge you to read this paragraph and then close your eyes and focus. Think about the future. What does it look like to you? How do you think humankind operates 20, 30, or 40 years from now? Are we even more digitally connected than we already are? What behaviors or actions are commonplace now that might be nonexistent then? Now, open your eyes. Guess what? You’re in the future now; it’s what we all spend the rest of our lives in. That moment prior to you reading the previous paragraph has passed, and we are all one step closer to those potential visuals you painted in your mind. Time passing is a Hard Trend, or future certainty that is constantly occurring, and no matter how you savor the present, you know that in some way you always plan for what comes next. So then professionally, to those who try to protect and defend the status quo…
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I often get asked, “How long does it take to be successful in this business?” The next most common question is “How many hours do I have to work to be successful?” Both questions are the opening to a discussion that is different for almost everyone who asks it. The first question leads to my return question, “How do you define success?” Success is different for everyone. It means different things to different people. To me, you must have a target to aim for and measure against. While time frame is important, does it really matter how long it takes as long as you get there? It also matters that once you reach what you consider to be successful, that you can stay there! Longevity matters! But to be specific, I have always maintained that a successful originator be able to average 8 to 10 units per month consistently year…
Posted On Monday, 13 September 2021 00:00 Written by
“The first step in getting what you want from life is deciding what you want.” Ben Stein  Your mortgage is usually the biggest debt you have. It is usually the one debt you keep the longest too.   Getting the right terms on your mortgage will impact your financial struggles and successes through life.   Imagine  Describe what you want in your home.  What are the amenities in the house that are a necessity? Describe the surrounding area where you want to live. Do you want to be in the city, the suburbs, or out in the country?    How long do you plan to keep the home and the mortgage? What other activities will be a part of your lifestyle?  Will your home be located near those events and activities? What other financial events do you expect over the next five years?
Assess How much can you comfortably afford…
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Posted On Friday, 10 September 2021 21:26
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I have always interpreted Labor Day to mean we take time to celebrate those who labor i.e., “physical or mental effort.” I would hope that includes all of us. We should all possess either or both of those traits. As Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” Then, how is it that we find some who seemingly have lost their way? My goal in life as a coach/teacher/principal/superintendent has been to help, educationally and emotionally, those whose paths crossed mine and may need my help in finding a way to improve their lives. For 31 years it was my privilege to work for the National Football League. While my role was to officiate NFL games keeping the play on the field honest and fair, I have watched many players fall by the wayside either during their life on the field or after they retired. I have been disheartened with those…
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