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A Passion to Serve: A Vital Ingredient in the Coming Real Estate Market

Most people look at real estate agents as sales consultants. But the most successful real estate agents are those who feel a passion to serve. And these days, service is as important as sales. If you feel your energy rise to a different level when you think about providing service, then you are in the …

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Slow Down to Speed Up: Contemplative Prayer and Clearing the Mind

Most of us go through our days checking off things we had set out to do when the day began and very seldom think about the day itself. We are doers.

Thirteen years ago, I was introduced to “contemplative prayer.” It’s a form of meditation where one tries to clear the mind of the spinning thoughts. It’s a nearly impossible task with 50,000 thoughts moving through our brains every day. 

The Real Reason Why Some People Excel More Than Others

I recently had a conversation with a group of business people and the topic of discussion was why some people excel to a greater degree than others. Is it talent or know-how or training or a gift? Those are all helpful assets to have when trying to excel, but the reason why some people succeed to a greater degree than others comes from something more basic than that.

How Bad Are Kidney Stones? Not as Bad as A Tiny Bit of Effort is Good

I recently went through the excruciating pain of kidney stones. How bad are kidney stones? So bad. You’ve probably heard stories about how severe the pain is. Many women attest that nothing hurts more than giving birth to a child (or should I say the labor pains that come with the experience of giving birth to …

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The Year in Review: An Inventory of Wins, Losses, “Ahas” and Gratitude

As 2016 quickly comes to an end, it’s time to look at the year in review and to take inventory of what happened over the past 365 days. Every year starts out with ambitions and goals; maybe even a New Year’s resolution or two.  Along the way, however, many of us fail to track what we …

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