Happy 4th of July!


I love this weekend for 3 reasons:

  1. First and foremost, it is all about our freedom and ability to set our own course, with little government intervention.  Remember that, Washington, DC!
  2. For me, it is a reiteration of Memorial Day and for honoring all those who served and continue to serve this great country.
  3. Finally, it marks the middle of the calendar year, and thus, requiring an in-depth look at one’s progress year-to-date.

[Tweet “4 Key questions you should reflect on going into the 2nd half of the year…”]

This weekend, I know you will spend the vast majority of your time relaxing, as you should.  However, I also ask that you reflect on 4 key questions going into the second half of the year.

  1. List 5 items that met or exceeded your expectations year-to-date.
  2. List 5 items that did not meet your expectations year-to-date.
  3. What were your three most productive activities year-to-date?
  4. What were your three least productive activities year-to-date?

These four questions will get you off to a good start for our more thorough Semi-Annual Review, which we will share with you next week.

For now, have a happy 4th of July weekend, and spend a little time getting in the mind frame for a great second half of 2016.

Our Dominate Your CRE Summer bundle is available for only a few more weeks; don’t miss out!

bundle image

Recent Posts

RECon 2018 Review – 3 Glaring Negatives

This week I made my annual trek to Las Vegas for the greatest commercial real estate show on earth. ICSC’s RECon 2018 had all the pomp and circumstance as the last 7 years (my consecutive attendance streak), including: the big booths, extravagant parties (shout out to...

The 5 Pillars to Grow a Great CRE Business

When I was running my own commercial real estate firm, I was busy. I would characterize most days as chaotic. Even when I did have a plan for the day, distractions, interruptions, and opportunities would appear from nowhere and knock me off course. I had bought into...

A Simple Yet Powerful CRE Marketing Tool

The following blog post is from HBS Resources President and Massimo Group coach, Blaine Strickland. I am thrilled to share that Blaine has just launched his first book, Thrive: Ten Prescriptions for Exceptional Performance as a Commercial Real Estate Agent. In today’s...

How to Find Your Specialty with 3 Questions

I am continually surprised by Commercial Real Estate brokers who lack a specialty. All top performers in CRE have a specialty. Yet, those mired in mediocrity refuse to hone in on what they can be awesome at doing. In fact, business owners of all kinds often have this...

4 Ways To Make Telephone Prospecting Easy

I once worked with a commercial real estate brokerage manager who said there were two types of people in the world – those that didn’t like to cold call, and those that lie about liking cold calling. He might have overstated his point a bit, but he does have a point....

Here’s My Weekly Plan for Maximum Results

With our coaching clients, we implement a productivity program - appropriately termed I.P.A.I.D.™. This process allows them to look back at every day and answer “yes” to the question: “Was I paid today?” I also use this approach in planning for my week. Every Sunday...