can't is not in this boy's vocabulary

>> 28 November 2008


a bit of what I'm learning from my coach.

12 days ago, I hired a fitness coach and I've been consistent in meeting with him, and doing what he asks of me on my own.

Today, the day after not one, but two, glutenous meals for thanksgiving, I woke up sore from my last lifting session two days ago and headed to the gym. Tuesday, I'd been very specific with him about some goals and the relatively short time line in which to achieve those (beach vacation on December 26th-- something about looking a bit firmer in a bikini).

So the last two sessions have been completely different from the first two. The weights have been heavier, the reps longer and the rest in between shorter (and of course the soreness more intense). Tuesday my coach said, "You gave me a target and we are going to hit it." while I was practically killing myself under the weight of a barbell or something. Each set I was pushed to my limits, but I did not fail. I completed the work out...and YES, I felt completely better for the rest of the day.

Today, we started again. I should have at least done some cardio yesterday because it took me about 20 minutes to get warmed up in to the weights. Again, the weights were heavier and the reps were more. James, my coach, looked at me and said, "no matter what happens and no matter what you feel today, you WILL get through this work out."

Set after set was pain and pushing myself to my limit. I became one of those grunters and actually almost cried during some shoulder work. To be honest, I was ticked at how even a 5 lb weight could make me feel so weak. In discussing this with James, he said, "no one is strong in the shoulders and this IS hard." I felt a little better. I did finish the work out....shoulders, abs and all and I felt like a champion.

This is not unlike Real Estate or anything else one strives in for greatness and here is why:

1. The sense of urgency and need for quick results. I need to be bikini ready by dec 26th. Realtors need help clients and provide for their families probably sooner than that. There is no time to wait, and the long road won't get us there soon enough. (I use the example of conversion ratios with first year agents-- if it takes 125 contact conversations to generate one appointment with a buyer or seller...and you are only making 5 contacts a will take 25 weeks to generate ONE appointment. 25 weeks is just under 6 months...and I don't know about you...but I won't wait that long for results.

2. The intensity required for fail proof results. simply will take hard work. It will take sweat and effort and possibly a little pain and tears. The pain is only momentary and with each reposition the actions get easier. I must do the exercises in a precise and repetitive manner....just like lead generation. I does take mass amounts of repetition and mass amounts of practice to be productive. It isn't always fun, but today, during the extreme pain from pushing my shoulders to their limits...I could see the end result and that pulled me through. See your end result when the repetition gets boring, or hard. Let the end result pull you through.

3. I wouldn't have done it on my own. Could I have done it-- maybe. but I know had I not had an appointment with James today, I would have probably rolled into the gym and done a short 25 minutes on an elliptical machine and gone home. I would not have been as intense or as focused with out him. I would not have taken the hard road EVEN though I know that the results would be better. How many times do you take the easy road even though you know the harder path will yield better results?

If you want results, take action on the plan you and your coach set up. Do the work, and push yourself past what feels safe and easy. Fight through the pain and the frustration. Trust the process and keep your eyes on the end will come. And, "No matter how bad it gets, you WILL get through this....if you don't quit."


twitterwander led me to this cool coaching quote

>> 27 November 2008

.installed my new tweetdeck today. think it is my favorite twitter ap so far. following the links to various treasures, I came up on  an interesting concept and I haven't fully explored the site, but did come across this statement on their 'how it works' tab: 

“Of all the things successful people do… having a life coach is at the top of the list”
-Jack Canfield, Success Coach and author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Did you know that many of the world’s most successful people – actors, CEOs, athletes, entrepreneurs – have life coaches to help them achieve such enormous success? The fact is, the single most important thing you can do to achieve success is to have a coach who will motivate you, inspire you, and most importantly, hold you accountable to taking continuous action on your most important goals.


I heart MONDAYS ---really

>> 24 November 2008

I can't figure out why folks don't love Monday's.  I am at my PEAK on Monday mornings and I wish that for YOU too. 

I've had a weekend to rest and recharge....and usually I've done some reading that had led me to new thoughts I just HAVE to share. 

Today it is  really this is just another way of thinking and growing rich, changing your life by changing your thinking.   My heart is to truly practice these habits and thoughts...and to help others to do it in their lives. 

What do your Monday's look like?  Are you rearing to go and share your services with the world? Or do you dread the day?  What would have to happen to be in a state of the BEST energy you have ever had?  What can you do to create that energy and enjoy the benefits of today? 

Who are you surrounding yourself with? Is it positive thinkers who help encourage your habits of thinking abundantly, or are you actually filling your mind with weight and negativity that will drown you? Who can you seek out today to create magnetism and energy?

Who can you make feel special today?  What are you grateful for? 

I would love to hear some of your answers!   


charlie brown power hour

>> 23 November 2008


Are You Failing as a REALTOR? I Know Why - - Real Estate, Foreclosures, Social Networking, Real Time Communication

>> 22 November 2008

Are You Failing as a REALTOR? I Know Why - - Real Estate, Foreclosures, Social Networking, Real Time Communication

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see where this link leads you real estate heads


twitter vidder


Sold-in-a-week Home selling method

>> 20 November 2008

I've bee suggesting something like this for a long time....
and these people have put the systems behind it:

no the video then DO it with your listings.


Inman News Tweet with a link

>> 17 November 2008

InmanNews News Story: Nine ways to dump your slump from twitterfeed


I'm not fat so I hired a Coach

>> 16 November 2008

I am not fat. I have never been fat. I come from skinny people and I am a skinny person, tall too. I am the kind of girl that women hate because I am thin. We all know the saying, "looks can be deceiving...."

But I am NOT healthy. I am in a high stress, high demand, emotionally taxing position as a coach. I work even when I am not working. I eat at my desk barely chewing between bites of whatever is easy and fast. My office is far from my home and I spend much time sitting in the car in the stressful traffic. When I get home, it is dinner with the family and then usually exhausted I head to bed early, merely from a lack of energy. Even after a full 8 hours of rest, I don't want to get up, because I'm "tired."
When I do get out for fun I tire easily and have little stamina for any activity that gets my heart rate going. I have struggled with physical depression for the past 17 years. And for the last few years, I have gotten sick for at least 3 weeks straight during the weather change in the fall.

On the outside, I am a beautiful and vibrant woman, with the world at my feet....and I have been deciding for far to long to neglect my overall health, body and nutrition. I've started hundreds of times and chosen the pleasure of excuses time and time again.

I coach people for a living and as a personal passion filler. I work on my MINDSET and skills everyday. I push people to get out of their comfort zones in order go from regular to remarkable. I coach folks to recognize and eliminate and overcome limiting beliefs every day. I coach people to to build habits one day at time, that in the end will create a life time of greatness. I coach people to do what comes unnaturally so that they can have more than they ever dreamed...yet, in this ONE area I have made lousy decisions and regular excuses.

Because I believe in the power of a coach, because the rate of success is more if I have one, because even my husband, who works out regularly& eats healthy can't be responsible for this area of life, because I am determined to find the athlete in me again, because it unlikely I will do it on my own, and because I am deciding today to get help where I need it the most, I hired a fitness and nutrition coach...with the goal of making this exercise, strength and health thing a LIFESTYLE...

And I'm posting it here for my followers, and for other coaches, and for friends, and sending it to my 2 business coaches for accountability. I am committed and I need support, and health and above all affirmation...especially here in the beginning. My coach and I set the plan tomorrow night at 8:00 pm....

I am on the way to being my VERY BEST self, every day! See you at the TOP!

(did I mention that I'm afraid....I felt the fear my agents feel every day....I felt it there at the table in front of my new coach...James... I feel it now...but I am willing to tell the fear to sit down and shut up....I'm on my way to the top)


How being Sick Pays off

>> 14 November 2008

So I've had this bronchial thing the past few weeks and the last few days have been I've resigned myself to tons of meds and staying in bed. Not being one to sit still well, between Robitussin induced naps I have frequently checked Facebook. This led to thoughts of social networking (all the rage I hear) and so I Googled " Real Estate Technology."

My days are normally a scatter of coaching sessions, helping agents, updating reports, putting out fires, resetting my mind, helping agents, checking email and prioritizing returning phone calls, emails...etc.....little discipline during the day to focus on ONE thing. Being in work mode all day, I've kept my after work hours more-or-less sacred for my family and relating to them and not real estate or pixelated screens.

I've read a few interesting articles and followed a few tweeters on Twitter....I've previously posted an article I found that I thought was especially relevant for our agents right now (see below). I've connected a few fabulous agents here in Austin with each other...and I've introduced my agents to some of the ways others are actually using these social networking sites for business with some skepticism....

I know what a time sucker these social networking sights can be.....and then....PING.....I had a new message from a long lost college friend who lives in Fort Worth....thinking of moving and wanted my advice and wants me to refer her to a great agent I know and trust! So I'm seeing that if one actually uses their brain on these things....and posts their sites and ideas and thoughts might actually come.

Now if I can figure out how to easily get this link to facebook, twitter, Share this and all those other thingies......


Five Ways To Kill Your Business! - - Real Estate, Foreclosures, Social Networking, Real Time Communication

Five Ways To Kill Your Business! - - Real Estate, Foreclosures, Social Networking, Real Time Communication

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