Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Online Newsletter for the Week Ending September 30

QUOTE:  We all need a good “in the toilet experience” every now and then to remind us who we really are.    Tim Irwin, see link to his article below.

AN UNTOLD AND AMAZING STORY ABOUT 9/11.  It is hard to believe this was not more widely publicized.  The video is worth watching for many reasons but make sure you watch until the end, there is a message you won’t soon forget. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOrzF7B2Kg&feature=player_embedded

CONNECT YOUR LAPTOP TO THE INTERNET VIA YOUR CELL PHONE:  Thank you Joyce Albert for this great information:  http://wp.me/p1udTV-cz

THE UPSIDE WITH NO DOWNSIDES, great article by Joe Tye regarding Culture within the organization.  http://tinyurl.com/3jualg4

COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE.  Fabulous article by Jon Gordon.  You WILL want to read this one. http://www.jongordon.com/newsletter-092611-communicate-communicate.html

FOUR FOR ONE.  There were four very good articles on this week’s issue of Jeffrey Gitomer’s Sales Caffeine Newsletter at:  http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5167beaf83e83a6dc363c28c9&id=d051444e0e&e=0d5919d54b

1.     Is it Q-4 or 4-Q; You Decide by Jeffrey Gitomer

2.     Sales Success:  Discover Your Brand by Suzanne Bates

3.     Give Referrals to Yourself by Dan Jourdan

4.     90% of Salespeople Say “Twitter is a waste of time” by Andy Horner

          You are strongly encouraged to sign up for Jeffrey’s Weekly Ezine.

TWO FOR ONE FROM ZIG ZIGLAR.  http://www.ziglar.com/newsletter/?p=1271

1.     Why You Are Where You Are by Zig Ziglar

2.     The Compass of a Leader (or Toilet Experience) by Tim Irwin

BROKER BIT:  HUD SALES:  There is no way for me to know who submits a HUD Bid until it has already been accepted.  Some bids refer to the agent involved but most do not.  The Bid Acceptance is sent directly to me (the designated broker) and then I forward them to the respective agent IF I know who it is.  When I do not, I must send an email to everyone.  In the future, if you submit a HUD Bid Online, please email me the property address so I can better respond to Bid Acceptance emails.

MAN OR MOUSE?  The 5 Defining Moments in YOUR Sales Process from www.SalesDog.com written by Bill Caskey: http://www.salesdog.com/newsletter/2011/sales_training_nl0545.htm#newsletter


High in the Sierra Mountains lives an old man

Who from his heritage looks down in pity

Upon other men of higher mental aspiration

One day he rescued a little group of Swiss mountaineers

Lost in the mountains’ fastenesses

When told where they were

They exclaimed in disbelief,

“But how did we get here?

To which the old hermit replied,

“If that question ain’t got no answer attached to it,

I ain’t got none that fits.

If you is goin’ anywhere in particular

Up here, yu’d better figger fust how to get thar.

Cuz by jest agoin’

Afore ya know where yere agoin’

Ya can get to a powerful lotta places

Ya might not wanta be.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Online Newsletter for the Week Ending September 23

QUOTE:  “If you want to identify me, ask me what I am living for, in detail, and ask me what is keeping me from living fully for what I live for.”  Thomas Merton

HUMOR OF THE WEEK:  A video classic:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8i3Z-JObYU&feature=related  

AN EAGLE AND A HANG GLIDER, this is a pretty amazing video, especially if you like animals and nature:  http://www.parahawkusa.com/Home.html

KEITH BARRY DOES BRAIN MAGIC (VIDEO):  You tell me how he does the things he does:  http://www.ted.com/talks/keith_barry_does_brain_magic.html

THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION AND YOUR EVOLUTION; article link by Jeffrey Gitomer.  http://www.gitomer.com/articles/ViewPublicArticle.html?key=ajcdMibak3Myqc%2B9dcOajg%3D%3D

2012 DUES INVOICES…… Brokers will soon be receiving their 2012 Realtor Dues Statements. More details to come, but we will be sending statements online this year. NABOR dues will remain the same this year at $140 for local fees. Very important: Agents should return their payments only to their broker, not the NABOR Office. Your broker will then submit all agent payment returns together from their office.   Avoid late fees: All dues need to be received in the NABOR Office by November 15, 2011.  Please plan ahead.  As a reminder for future dues, everyone should be setting aside a pre-determined amount each month to insure funds are available to renew your license, renew your board dues (local, state and national), renew your, renew your MLS dues and renew your Errors and Omissions Insurance. 

Will Rogers, who dies in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest political sages this country has ever known.  Enjoy the following:

·       Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco

·       Never kick a cow chip on a hot day

·       There are two theories to arguing with a woman; neither works.

·       Never miss a good chance to shut up

·       Always drink upstream from the herd

·       If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging

·       The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

·       There are three kinds of men:  The ones that learn by reading.  The few who learn by observation.  The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

·       Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

·       If you’re riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there

·       Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’sn puttin’ it back in

·       After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.  He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.  The moral:  When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut

First:  Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second:  The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for
Third:  Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me; I want people to know why I look this way.  I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.

Fourth:  When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra
Fifth:  You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks

Sixth:  I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top
Seventh:  One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

Eighth:  One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been
Ninth:  Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable

Tenth:  Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.  Today it’s called golf
And finally, if you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Online Newsletter for the Week Ending September 16

QUOTE:  “You are given a bag of cement and a bucket of water.  You can either build a wall or stepping stones.  The choice is yours.”  Or something to that effect by Joe Tye  www.JoeTye.com

QUOTE 2:  “Finding a needle in a haystack is easy compared to finding a needle amongst needles!”  Criminal Minds  (Love that one!)

DAILY GRATITUDE -  I have been collecting a Daily Gratitude message from Wes Hopper for over 2 years and saving the articles as a word document.  There are currently over 527 such articles that have been uploaded to www.SlidellCalendar.com. Document Section, Technology Folder for your reading.  I have removed the previous upload to upload the most recent copy as of 7 Sep 2011.  It makes for inspiring reading in a few seconds.  I would recommend reading it every morning and again at night to start and end your day on a very positive note.

SELFLESS; by Jon Gordon.  Jon continually “hits the nail on the head” I can only hope you read his articles:  http://www.jongordon.com/newsletter-091211-selfless.html

27% OF REALTORS ARE NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE!  That is so hard to believe.  There is nothing so precious as our right to vote.  I guess a case could be made for a right to not vote but it is not understandable.  That is one out of every 5 REALTORS, not registered to vote.  On November 19th, citizens of Louisiana will have a chance to prevent governments from imposing a real estate transaction fee on each, that was EACH, closing.  It could add thousands of dollars to the cost of transferring ownership of real estate.  EVERY REALTOR should not only vote FOR this constitutional amendment, they should encourage their sphere of influence as well.  Hard to ask someone else to vote if you are not registered yourself. www.StayTaxFree.com


LIFE SPAN CALCULATOR:  Very interesting especially if you play with it by changing some of your answers like losing a few pounds, stop smoking, etc.  This is a calculator that estimates your life expectancy.   This was developed by Northwestern Mutual Life.  http://media.nmfn.com/tnetwork/lifespan/

A CAREER WORTH OF INFO ON A VIDEO:  This video captured my attention, start to finish.  It contains a lot of things taught over the years but in a concise presentation but you can only benefit from it by watching and paying attention:  A word to the wise should be sufficient:  http://www.thecodeofinfluence.com/now/3_factors/?hop=rapidnlp

THE 100/0 PRINCIPLE; Everyone should watch this very short 3 minute video:  http://tinyurl.com/3uvlnyu

FAIR HOUSING AND RECENT NAR CHANGES:  The following is from the 2011 REALTOR Code of Ethics and should be adhered to.  Items emboldened are of specific concern and will be addressed in future Fair Housing classes:

Article 10

REALTORS® shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or sexual orientation. REALTORS® shall not be parties to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or sexual orientation. (Amended 1/11)

REALTORS®, in their real estate employment practices, shall not discriminate against any person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or sexual orientation. (Amended 1/11)

• Standard of Practice 10-3

REALTORS® shall not print, display or circulate any statement or advertisement with respect to selling or renting of a property that indicates any preference, limitations or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or sexual orientation.  (Adopted 1/94, Renumbered 1/05 and 1/06, Amended 1/11)

HUD AND Q&A FORUM:  PEMCO wants you to be knowledgeable about HUD Sales and is inviting you to call in every Friday and ask questions every Friday at 10:00 Mountain Time.  Join the Conference Call by dialing in at 1-213-493-0600, use Access Code:  283-030-696

By Wes Hopper

"Add to this the fact that to try to reproduce your mind mechanically would cost billions of dollars and you begin to see yourself for what you really are - an amazing, infinitely valuable creature!

And not only that, you are unique."
Earl Nightingale

When Earl wrote these words about 60 years ago, the dollar was worth a lot more than it is today. But Earl's estimate was still too low.

We know today, with computing power far beyond what was available in Earl's day, that we can't build a computer with a mind.

We humans can do something that no computer today can do - we can come up with a brand new idea!

Computers can only come up with ideas that have been made possible by the software. They are limited and deterministic.

We can originate ideas, ideas that have never been thought before! Our minds are quantum, with infinite possibilities.
"The Astonishing Power of Gratitude" is available as an audiobook on CD, or as an MP3 download, with bonuses! An inspirational companion for your drive time or walks. Get it today!
That's why it's silly to think of yourself as limited. But many of us do. We follow the pattern of everyone around us and get the average results that all the average people get.

But you're not average. You're capable of astonishing feats of creativity and innovation.  But you have to quit looking at others for guidance on what to do.  Look inside you. Put your quantum mind to work. Get creative and original!

Life will pay you exactly what you think you're worth. And life knows what that is by how you think and act.  If you act like a sheep, you'll get sheep pay. You'll get sheared on a regular basis, too.

Leave the crowd and make your decision. How do you want to change your life, and the world with it?  Get started. We need you.

Many blessings, Wes

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Online Newsletter for the Week Ending September 9, 2011

QUOTE:  “The elevator to Health, Happiness, and Success is out of order – you’ll have to take the stairs, one step at a time.”  By Joe Giard (how cool is that?)  www.JoeGiard.com

LATEST NUGGET FOR THE NOGGIN, ADVANCING THE BALL by Gymbeaux has been posted on www.NuggetsForTheNoggin.com.  Enjoy, Gymbeaux

HUD BIDS:  Please make certain that the name of our company in the box in the lower left corner of the first page of the HUD Bid reads:  Slidell Group LLC, previous bids read Slidell Partners LLC.  If commission checks are made out to Slidell Partners LLC the issuance of your checks may be delayed.

NEW HOME SOURCE PROFESSIONAL:  This site suggests it is the new home source for real estate professionals.  You may want to check it out at www.nhspro.com

ATLAS SHRUGGED.  If you liked the book, and who didn’t, this link is for you.  You can pre-order a DVD version of Part I The Movie, among other things:  http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/merchandise

QR CODES INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:  Creating and using QR codes is very simple.  I have posted the instructions on www.SlidellCalendar.com in the Document Section in the  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c9q5A2H920  Try this one:

  HOW TO POST VIDEO CLIPS TO YOUR WEBSITE(S):  Posted a one page instruction on how to copy and paste such as This Month In Real Estate to www.SlidellCalendar.com, Documents in the Technical folder.

8 EASY STEPS TO ELIMINATE THE NON-SERIOUS BUYER.  By Rochelle Togo-Figa  A very good article that could save you a lot of time, effort and money.  http://www.salesdog.com/newsletter/2011/nl0542.htm

WORK/LIFE BALANCE.  This is a great article by Jon Gordon, who else but Jon.  He mentions time to recharge, that should not be at work or at home.  There is no better place to recharge than at Family Reunion and/or Mega Camp.  Everyone ought to plan to attend either or both.  If were to regroup, learn just one thing that would enable you to close just one sale you otherwise would not have done, the investment you make in attending would more than pay for itself.  http://www.jongordon.com/newsletter-090511-work-life-balance-myth.html

THE FOLLOWING LINKS WERE PROVIDED BY DR. TOM HILL’S EAGLE EZINE Published weekly.  I highly recommend you subscribe by going to: http://tinyurl.com/3vqwjaq

WHAT WOULD YOU WITH $100 MILLION DOLLARS?  This is what I would do with it; not really:  http://www.gadling.com/2011/08/18/inside-donald-trumps-757/?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-sb-bb%7Cdl10%7Csec3_lnk1%7C87569

JIM BOWERS (Not to be confused with Jim Brown) TOP 5 iPhone PHOTO APPS:

Camera+:  http://campl.us/ cost 99 cents.  Increased the capability of the camera on your phone to enable you to enhance the photo.

Dynamic Light:  http://www.iphoneography.com/journal/2011/3/15/app-review-dynamic-light.html cost 99 cents, enables you to change the lightness or darkness of your photos taken with your camera

Instagram:  http://content.photojojo.com/reviews/instagram/, enables you to share photos easily.  Did not see a price on this one.

Pano:  http://itech-buzz.com/10515/pano-app-for-android-take-panoramic-photos/, did not see a price on this, enables you to take panoramic photos with your Android type cell phone.

Diptic:  http://www.dipticapp.com/ combine multiple photos to create a new image, did not see a cost.


Jim Bowers


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Bowers Imagineering, LLC