Tuesday, June 28, 2011

QUOTE:  "It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives."  Unknown 

NEW MEMBER OF THE TEAM:  Welcome aboard to VERONICA PHILLIPS.  When you see Veronica in the Market Center be sure to give her a BIG Keller Williams welcome.
TAKE THE DISC AND LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF!  This is way too cool not to do.  Go to www.TonyRobbins.com.  And you can take a FREE DISC self assessment.  When you do, please send the results to JimBrown@gymbeaux.com.  I will go over your assessment with you if you desire.  It will be both fun and enlightening. 

CLASSIFIED ADS:  Great ad about classified ads by Craig Proctor:  How To Multiply The Number of Leads You Get From Property Ads.  http://www.brokeragentsocial.com/article/1239/how-to-multiply-the-number-of-leads-you-get-from-your-property-ads

10 STEPS TO A SAFE OPEN HOUSE:  This is great information:  http://www.inman.com/news/2011/06/23/10-steps-a-safe-open-house  Also check out the Nugget, Everything I Know About Open Houses posted on www.SlidellCalendar.com, Document Section in the Everything I Know folder.

TECHSMART CONFERENCE:  July 26 at the Harbor Center.  http://tinyurl.com/6juwbdz

THE POWER OF A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, by who else, Jon Gordon.  This is a copy of an email he received and is pretty powerful: http://www.jongordon.com/newsletter-062711-positive-attitude.html

YOU ARE INVITED!  Friends of Olde Towne Slidell, A Louisiana Mainstreet Community After Hours.  Come join us for an introduction of what lies ahead for the future of Olde Towne Slidell and the communities of Greater Slidell.  Meet the Friends of Olde Towne Slidell (FOOTS) Board of Directors.  If you truly have a passion for the Revitalization of Olde Towne Slidell, then we want you to join us for this meeting and share your ideas and visions.  When: Wednesday, June 29th ~ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where: City Hall conference room, first floor on 2nd Street

WHAT ARE YOU REALLY NEGOTIATING AND WHY?  An article by Jeffrey Gitomer about sales in general but as you read it consider your listing presentation and then answer the question “What are you really negotiating and why?”  http://www.gitomer.com/articles/ViewPublicArticle.html?key=ajcdMibak3M79QPFhfndsA%3D%3D

NOT EVERY DAY IS GAME DAY.  By Kim Duke.  Good article about what you “should” be doing every day.  http://www.gitomer.com/articles/ViewPublicArticle.html?key=ajcdMibak3M79QPFhfndsA%3D%3D

TAKE THE PICKLE CHALLENGE by Joe Tye.  Turn every complaint into something positive.  http://tinyurl.com/69apmg9

DAILY GRATITUDE.  Every workday I receive a Daily Gratitude email from Wes Hopper.  I don’t know how he comes up such valuable insights every day but they just keep on coming and keep on providing great inspirational thoughts.  I highly recommend that everyone sign up for his Daily Gratitude message.  The following has been included herein with the permission of Wes Hopper.  Sign up at:  http://www.dailygratitude.com/blog/


"Stress is the trash of modern life.  We all generate it but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life."
Danzae Pace
It's easy to say that we have to dispose of stress, but how do you do that?

After all, stress is caused by outside circumstances that we can't control, so we just have to deal with it, right?

Wrong! Stress is not caused by circumstances, it's caused by our reaction to circumstances. Our
thoughts create the stress.

When you feel stress, can't you hear your mind going through the details of all the bad things that might happen?

So how often do those terrible things happen? If all the terrible things we imagined happened to us, we'd be finished by now.

The first way to dispose of stress is to recognize it as not true. It's a fear of a future event that hasn't happened.

Secondly, we can look realistically at the possible negative outcomes and see that others have been there and survived. It was uncomfortable, but they survived and moved on.

Third, we can dispose of stress by making plans to correct the situation that's causing it. When we
have a plan, and take action, we change all the energy around it.

So when you find yourself generating "stress trash" put this 3-step process to work for you. Calm down, take a deep breath, and get to work on step 3.

You'll be glad you did.

Many blessings, Wes (Hopper)

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Online Newsletter for the Week Ending June 24

QUOTE:  "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." - Mark Twain

3 WAYS TO BE A POSITIVE LEADER; by Jon Gordon.  How do you measure up?  http://www.jongordon.com/newsletter-062011-positive-leader.html

ARE YOU AN ACCIDENTAL LEAD KILLER, fabulous article by Mike Parker.  There are so many Ahas in this one article, how many of them apply to you?  http://www.brokeragentsocial.com/article/1229/online-marketing-are-you-an-accidental-lead-killer

WALK SCORE.  Check out www.WalkScore.com.  You enter an address and it created a map with a lot of local businesses in that area.

PUT YOUR HEART UP ON THE DOOR.  How do you get your name on a Heart to put on the door in the Resource Room?  Donate to Keller Cares.

TWO MLS CLASSES, please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the Resource Room if you plan to attend either or both of the MLS classes coming to the Market Center on June 23 and July 1.

MAKE YOUR FACTS TELL A STORY.  Good article from www.SalesDog.com.  Customers really don’t care about all you have done, it is all about the customer not you.  So when you tell your story is it compelling?  Does it answer the question from the customer’s point of view, “what’s in it for me?”  http://www.salesdog.com/newsletter/2011/nl0531.htm#newsletter

PARISH PRESIDENT’S BREAKFAST:  Featuring the State of the Parish Address June 24th, 2011 Guest Speaker: Kevin Davis, St. Tammany Parish President, Pinewood Country Club.  General Admission $30.00 , Chamber Members $25.00.  Reservations Required.  http://business.estchamber.com/events/details/parish-president-s-breakfast

GRAND OPENING:  Anna Pizza Caruso Counseling, June 23, 2011.  2836 Front Street, Olde Towne Slidell.   3 PM - 5 PM, Ribbon Cutting 4 PM

LSBDC SEMINAR:  "Keeping it Simple: Tax Basics for Small Business".  July 7, 2011.  Presented by LA Small Business Development Center.  Free Seminar, however reservations are required. For more information or to register, please contact Louisiana Small Business Development Center - Southeastern at (985) 549-3831 or www.lsbdc.org.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS:  hosted by Reine Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, Bistro de la Reine, Olde Towne Fine Wines & Spirits, Three Divas & a Sugardaddy,  Reine Shopping Center, 2306 Front Street, Olde Towne Slidell.  July 14,  2011.  5-7 PM Business to Business Networking.  Door Prizes - Food and Beverages - 50/50 Raffle FREE for Chamber Members $25.00 Non-Members

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Online Newsletter for the Week Ending June 17

QUOTE:  "I don't let a quarter stand between me and my chocolate."  Paulena Gross

MLS BASIC 1 AND BASIC 2 TRAINING:  Thursday June 23, 2011 Basic 1 class 9:30am - 12:00pm and then on Thursday July 7, 2011 Basic 2 class 9:30am 12:00pm in the Market Center; don’t miss it.  Instructor:  Cheryl Hall From Interealty.
PARISH PRESIDENT’S BREAKFAST, JUNE 24TH, Location:  Pinewood Country Club 405 Country Club Blvd, Slidell, $30 Per Person, $25 Chamber Members  Guaranteed Pre-Paid Reservations Required.  Doors open at 7:45. Register Online at www.estchamber.com.

BROKER BIT:  TIME LINES.  Time lines are extremely important.  When working an Agreement to Purchase there are many time lines that need to be observed as well as protected.  It starts on Page 1 where the Designated Listing Agent is REQUIRED to sign the receipt portion at the top of the page.  If the Agreement is emailed or faxed, you need to ask the Designated Listing Agent to send you a timed and dated receipt either by email or fax and then make certain you upload the receipt to Paperless.  The next time line that MUST be completed is on page 6 where if you are the agent presenting the Agreement to the Sellers you MUST complete line 328 indicating WHEN you presented the Agreement to the Sellers.  But it does not stop there.  The next time line appears on line 348 and that is where the agent representing the Buyers signifies WHEN the Seller’s response to the Agreement was presented back to the Buyers.  Time lines are also important on Counter Offers where the time and date of receipt and acceptance are REQUIRED.  You must look at Agreements to Purchase, Addendums and Counter Offers from the eyes of an investigator; can the time line of actions taken be confirmed?  One absolute way to insure that your time lines are complete is to remember the Golden Rule – LEAVE NO SPACE BLANK!

FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL:  I NEVER BEAT MY DAD IN A FOOT RACE.  I have come to expect exceptional advice and counseling from Jeffrey Gitomer; this may be his best ever.  This is the intro to his article:  NOTE FROM JEFFREY: In celebration of our recent Father’s Day, I am reprinting the column I wrote 12 years ago when my father passed away. If your father has passed away, please take the day to remember happy stories and great deeds. If you are lucky, and your father is still alive, be with him to celebrate, thank him, and tell him you love him. Please. http://www.gitomer.com/articles/View.html?id=16004

$1.00 SOFT DRINKS:  The price of soft drinks in the machine in the kitchen has been raised to one dollar each, not because the price has gone up which it has but because the difference in price will be placed in the Keller Cares Market Center Fund.  Great idea wouldn’t you say?

CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS:  Summerfield Retirement.  4104 Dauphine St., Slidell, LA.   Thursday, June 16, 2011, 5PM - 7PM.   Free for Chamber Members, $25 Non-Members.   Food And Beverages Provided.   Business to Business Networking.  Door Prizes.  Refreshments.  50/50 Raffle.    Don't forget your business cards!

MAKE SMALL COMMITMENTS.  GET BIG RESULTS.  Great article to share with your friends and family not to mention using it on a daily basis for yourself.  This is from www.salesdog.com.  http://www.salesdog.com/newsletter/2011/nl0529.htm#newsletter

THE 4-GET IT TO GET THINGS DONE, by Joe Tye; another Joe Tye Gem!  http://tinyurl.com/3sfbxne

3 KEYS TO SUPER PRODUCTIVITY; VIDEO by Robin Sharma:  This is a a 8 min 40 sec video, the first 6 minutes is a great boost to your productivity, the last of the video is an ad for his video program.  Make sure you watch the first 6 minutes or so if you want to increase your productivity:  http://www.robinsharma.com/blog/06/my-3-best-keys-to-super-productivity/

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Online Newsletter for the Week Ending June 10

QUOTE:  It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.  Unknown

JUNE ALC MEETING IS THURSDAY AT 11:30, everyone is welcome to attend.

5 WAYS TO BE HAPPIER AT WORK:  By Jon Gordon, who else:  http://www.jongordon.com/newsletter-060611-be-happier-at-work.html

CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS:  To remind everyone, modifying contracts of any type by lining out is not permitted.  If the pre-printed text of a contract needs to be change, modified or deleted, and that includes leases, you must use the blank spaces provided in the contracts (lease) to refer to that portion of the contract that is to be changed, example, Delete lines 123 through 128.


CHRIS DUHON (NBA BASKETBALL STAR FROM SLIDELL) GOLF TOURNEY, CHANCE FOR SPONSORSHIPS:  http://www.chrisduhonstandtall.org/what-we-do/golf-tournament/sign-up.html

FREE E-BOOK, LIFE MASTERY BE OUTRAGEOUS:  This is more of a workbook that you answer questions and then make some life changes.  I have uploaded the book to www.SlidellCalendar.com in the EBook folder in the Document Section.  You can also order audio CDs at:  http://www.masteryourbeliefs.com/