We are almost halfway through 2023 and given the regulatory landscape that I find myself working in, there are too many pressing issues and topics that I would like to write about, ranging from friendly tips to stern warnings. Due to the nature and volume of my compliance work at the moment, I have no choice but to put forth a hybrid piece which aims to check off both boxes.  Lately, I have been thinking about when I first started my consulting business. Back in 2016, having formerly worked as a Special Investigator for the California Department of Real Estate (DRE), I knew I had something special to offer and that there was a compliance-minded audience out there who needed it. Admittedly though, when I first started working in this field, I sometimes felt like compliance was more an afterthought than an actual priority, or even a luxury item that…
Posted On Friday, 05 May 2023 00:00 Written by
In my 1993 book Technotrends, I said that trust is the glue that holds the net-enabled knowledge economy together. Admittedly, 1993 was prior to the real boom of the Internet. So why was I able to author a statement like that with such certainty back then? Simply because without a shred of doubt, it was and still is clear that us living in an increasingly digital and interconnected world is a Hard Trend. As the years started to pass since publishing Technotrends, the prediction became a reality as humankind began making nearly all purchases online and soon after started communicating, collaborating, sharing and reading news, working, and doing just about everything online more than ever.
Based on my Hard Trend Methodology, I knew even then that the only way to keep the integrity of any transaction online was with trust. But as the digital world accelerated far beyond the scope of what many…
Posted On Tuesday, 02 May 2023 00:00 Written by
Here we go again! As if we didn’t learn from past mistakes, with the stroke of a pen, a vast majority of people who have done things the right way will be forced to pay for those who have made specific choices that have put them in a poor position. Let’s be honest, nobody with below average credit doesn’t know why they do. It isn’t a surprise when they don’t pay back the money they owe or are late making payments. People have below average credit because of their actions. So why now is it the mortgage industry the ONLY industry that the government has chosen to reward bad behavior at the expense of those who have done as they were supposed to? Have we not seen this story before? Remember the “mortgage meltdown”? It wasn’t that long ago the entire world suffered because standards were relaxed and those who…
Posted On Monday, 01 May 2023 00:00 Written by
Amy Stoehr – CEO of Real Estate Masters Guild Encouraging and supporting like-minded real estate professionals who want success, profitability, balance and significance as their operating model. I've been training with, teaching for, and learning from the real estate industry's brightest and best since 1993! My mission since 1998 has been to have a profound impact on improving the quality of people's business and personal lives. I spent nearly 12 years with one of the real estate industry's most influential trainers, Howard Brinton STAR POWER Systems. Their foundation of best practices from best agents simply made sense. And the synergy and family atmosphere nurtured there is one I continue to seek out when I attend conferences and create in our live event environments. On the personal side, I love to hike, and I put this to the ultimate test in September 2019 by summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. That adventure became a life-altering experience that led to the creation of Kilimanjaro Kidz Education Foundation - I hope you take a few minutes…
Posted On Friday, 28 April 2023 00:00 Written by
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced, evidenced by the successful implementation of Players Edge The Players Edge Lottery Picks™, using advanced AI, machine learning, and applied pattern recognition technology, has predicted Grand Prize winning lottery numbers and a substantial number of 4 and 5 matched numbers for the April 22th and April 24rd Powerball drawings. Players Edge Lottery Picks for April 24, 2023 Powerball drawing1 – JACKPOT | 16 – 5 MATCH | 166 – 4 MATCH Actual Powerball Results for 4/24/23 drawing0 – JACKPOT | 0 – 5 MATCH | 6 – 4 MATCH Developed over five years, Players Edge is capable of studying past lottery numbers to identify winning patterns that influence future draws. John Giaimo, CEO of Bring it Home®, remarked: “Our algorithm predicted the last two Powerball Jackpots along with 207 2nd and 3rd prizes, significantly outperforming the actual Powerball results. With Players Edge Lotter Picks, you…
Posted On Wednesday, 26 April 2023 16:39 Written by
Why do women undervalue themselves and their services more than men?   The research suggests that some, not all women in the workplace  tend to undervalue their services more than the opposite sex.  This situation  often referred to as the “gender gap” is apparent in many verticals besides business. Women athletes, as an example have historically not been compensated like their male counterparts.  There are several factors that impact women in the workplace  like media coverage, sponsorship opportunities and the higher returns on revenue generally generated by men in sports.  We know it is evident in team sports like basketball and soccer, but there are exceptions especially in the world of tennis.  It may take time before equality is evident in getting pai, but for this post, the tips include the “how” not just the “why” on what we can do to improve the compensation we provide.  Here are some ways…
Posted On Wednesday, 26 April 2023 00:00 Written by
If you were to look up the term “post-mortem” in the dictionary, you would find a medical-based definition first and foremost.  Medically speaking, it is, as a post-mortem is a way to essentially find out what went wrong with a human being. But as I have discussed in previous blogs, post-mortems are just as commonly applied to failed business ventures, products, services, and corporate processes alike. Post-mortems are useful in the many different applications they are conducted in because they allow for the identification of a problem and how to better prevent them from occurring in the future. Specific to business, post-mortems allow leaders and managers to identify where a product, system, or service failed, where budget was exceeded, and any other issues that occurred along the way.
Of course, the issue with post-mortems in business is that they occur after the fact, after a product has already failed, or,…
Posted On Tuesday, 25 April 2023 00:00 Written by
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