Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Newsletter for the Week Ending Dec 28 2012

"The illiterates of the future are NOT those who can't read or write but those who cannot LEARN, UNLEARN and RELEARN."

Alvin Toffler

QUOTE: "The world doesn't need more great leaders, it needs more great people who lead." - Erwin McManus

THE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FORMULA FOR ACHIEVEMENT!  Guess is that most folks, certainly not you, are going to make New Year’s resolutions and by the end of January they will be nothing more than history in your life.  Jeffery Gitomer has a FORMULA to achieve whatever it is you want to achieve.  A twist on the things you may have heard in the past (unlearn) and then a formula (relearn) to get exactly what you want to get.  In this case, you CAN READ…….for a CHANGE by going to:  http://www.gitomer.com/articles/ViewPublicArticle.html?key=ajcdMibak3N7OgNs00sHXQ%3D%3D  Unfortunately some will read it and that will be GREAT!  Most won’t and that will truly be a pity and their loss!

THE KEY TO HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS; GREAT MESSAGE DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, from Jon Gordon.  http://www.jongordon.com/christmas2012.html

YOUR  STA˜R  POWER, SCRIPTS FOR YOUR SUCCESS FROM HOWARD BRINTON:  www.StarPower.com.  PRICING, USE FACT AND DATA; “The sum total of activity in the marketplace is just ____ (enter the number of sales per month) sales a month in your price range.  Right now there are ____ (enter the number of comparable homes) comparable homes on the market.  Do you want your home to e one of the four that sell or do you want to be one of the (enter the difference) that don’t sell?  That is the very important question we must answer tonight.”

WISDOM FROM MICHAEL DUNN, author of What’s The BIG Secret.  Special note from page 183 at this Christmas season:  “We grow as our soul grows.  It doesn’t matter how smart you are.  It’s just not one of the requirements.  He who reads the most grows the most.  He who grows the most knows the most.  He who knows the most has the freedom to make his (or her) own decisions in life instead of depending on others to do it for him (or her)./  It breeds freedom in relationships, finances, and life overall.  Here is the meaning of “All men are created equal.”  Anyone can become great from just doing the simply tasks of feeding his or her soul by reading, listening, and learning.  (Gymbeaux Note:  Not to correct Michael but it IS possible to read, listen and watch things that will NOT help you grow; you must be selective in what you read, listen to or watch.  Start by reading Michael Dunn’s “What’s the BIG Secret?”)


THE GENIUS OF JOE TYE; NEVER FEAR; NEVER QUIT; EXPECT A MIRACLE!  Rule #8:    FEAR IS MANY TOMORROWS, COURAGE IS ONE TODAY!  Don’t get crushed between the anvil of yesterday’s regrets and the hammer of tomorrow’s worries.   http://www.sparkstore.com/success-motivation-book-cd-nfnq.html

THE WORLD OF RODNEY DANGERFIELD:   Last night my wife met me at the front door. She was wearing a sexy negligee. The only trouble was she was coming home. 

UNDENIABLE TRUTHS: “Goals, make sure you are asking for the right thing.  Don’t CHASE what you don’t really want; and don’t WANT what you know you can’t have.  Wishful thinking is HOPING for something and waiting for someone else to make it happen.  Positive thinking is EXPECTING something and working (taking action) to make it happen!”  Joe Tye

AND THEN THE COACH SAID:  Show me a good and gracious loser.......and I'll show you a failure."  Knute Rockne / Notre Dame 

SOMETHING FOR TODAY’S WORLD:  Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.  Will Rogers

ARE YOU A PICKLE SUCKER OR ARE YOU SOMEONE WHO WILL…….  Read the rest of this written by Joe Tye.  I try not to be a “pickle sucker”, most of the time I am successful; some of the time no so much.  How about you?  Are you even aware that you might be a “pickle sucker?”  Read this to find out; the answer may surprise you:  http://tinyurl.com/d2l4mra


WES HOPPER’S DAILY GRATITUDE EZINE IS RIGHT ON TARGET!  It goes hand-in-hand with the title of my Ezine; Read for a change.  As so often said, you can READ…….for a change.  Or, you can Read for a……CHANGE!  Which are you?  Can you learn something new, can you unlearn something you learned in the past that no longer works.  Can you then relearn?


"The illiterates of the future are not those who can't read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn."

Alvin Toffler

Most people would say that we live in times of change. The world seems to rearrange itself on a regular basis, sometimes at an astonishing rate.

We need to keep that in mind. Our natural tendency is to figure something out and then rely on it being the right answer for a long time.

Sometimes that works, but more often it doesn't work well at all anymore.

Get a good job and keep it until retirement? Gone! Unless you want a low skills job.  (Gymbeaux note:  You have already discovered this by obtaining your real estate license and became a business owner who now works for himself or herself and now only you set your limits either consciously or subconsciously.)

You must have a college education? Maybe, but most new hi-tech companies are started by college drop-outs playing with technology because it's fun!

If you're reading this, you know what I mean. In your life, in your business, what do you have to unlearn and relearn?

You don't have to chase every new fad, but you do have to see what might have staying power.

And that's true in your life, and relationships, and goals, too.

Always be learning (based). But most importantly, always be unlearning (based).  (Gymbeaux Note:  You CAN teach an old dog new tricks except for maybe you-know-who.)

Reinvent yourself regularly.

All the best, Wes

@DailyGratitude_ on Twitter

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Online Newsletter for the Week Ending Dec 21

TRIBUTE TO ZIG ZIGLAR:  Over the years this newsletter has posted a lot of quotes, videos, links to valuable and interesting articles but this link may be the best yet.  It is a tribute to my mentor for more than 30 years - Zig Ziglar.  You cannot read, watch and/or listen to Zig without coming away different than when you first started to read, watch or listen.  See for yourself in this short video tribute to a giant:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtrZCvmhzOs

QUOTE"Your personal values are vitally important to your ability to be a remarkable leader. However, if you are leading from inside an organization, whether as a volunteer, Scout leader, a first-line supervisor, a vice president, or the CEO, you must also consider the values of the organization. If your values don't match those of your company or organization (whether they are stated or culturally embedded), you won't be happy or successful."
- Kevin Eikenberry: Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time

SOMETHING TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY IF NOT YEAR:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150373441113934

YOUR  STA˜R  POWER, SCRIPTS FOR YOUR SUCCESS FROM HOWARD BRINTON:  www.StarPower.com.  LISTING PRESENTATION – PRICING; Buyers buy by Comparison:  Buyers buy by comparison.  When they enter your house, chances are they have seen three or four homes with similar features and amenities.  They are practically experts on market value in your price range.  They will make offers on or buy the home that offers the most for their money.  If we want our (your) home to sell before the competition then we must be more aggressive with our pricing than the competition.  Does that make sense to you?   (Gymbeaux Note:  Note that in this script both “house” and “home” had been used.  I changed the word “home” to read “house” when talking about the Seller’s House vs. Home and “Home” when talking about what the buyer will buy.  The word “house” is a hard, impersonal word; it is a structure whereas “home” is warm and fuzzy brings up memories.  You want the seller to think of their home as a commodity, a house.  You want the buyer to think of a house as a home, warm and fuzzy where they will build their dreams.)

WISDOM FROM MICHAEL DUNN, author of What’s The BIG Secret. Pages 88/89, suggest you look at the graphs following these pages in the book.  Special Note:  This was written in 2002; see if you think it applies to today especially in light of what happened this past week in Connecticut.  “…We talked earlier about compulsory education in American which began in the 1920’s.  Children were no longer taught to think.  They were taught to learn.  Learn whatever the government decided they needed to know.  Most of the curriculum was left brain (Beta phase) based.  It is analytical and objective which forces the students to exercise left brain activity such as reading, writing, and arithmetic.  You know 2+2=4. (Gymbeaux Note: - Stay within the lines.)  Left brain thinkers use little creativity, imagination, and show little or no initiative.  Because of this, left brain thinkers are easily led by whatever information they are programmed with through schools, the media, and other sources of external stimuli.  Scientist believe that 70% of the children who enter schools today are right brain thinkers, but most become left brain thinkers by the time they reach the second grade.  A perfect example of what happens in the human mind when we spend most of or all of our time in the left brain (Beta phase) happened in 1962.  Right brain (Alpha phase) was removed from schools.  The left brain (Beta phase) of millions of children was now free to be guided by television, media, and their own ego.  (Gymbeaux Note:  Contrary to a lot of studies (probably created by Hollywood) that indicate that the violence in movies and television have no effect on children, I believe it does.  How can you subject your mind, especially the subconscious mind, to a constant barrage of violence on television and in the movies without it leaving some effect on young (and old) minds?  Maybe you can but personally I think not.  If you want to watch violence, watch the cartoons that our children watch; they may be the most violent of all.  The garbage on television and in the movies desensitizes minds and cheapens the value of life.  Want proof; just watch the news.)  
THE GENIUS OF JOE TYE; NEVER FEAR; NEVER QUIT; EXPECT A MIRACLE!  Rule #7:  FEAR GETS LOST IN THE BIG PICTURE.  As long as your are still breathing, you haven’t lost everything.     http://www.sparkstore.com/success-motivation-book-cd-nfnq.html

THE WORLD OF RODNEY DANGERFIELD:   It's tough to stay married.  My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass! 

UNDENIABLE TRUTHS:  You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

AND THEN THE COACH SAID:  "Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy........than to fumble THIS football.”  John Heisman 

SOMETHING FOR TODAY’S WORLD:  The Blue Dot by Carl Sagan.  Sure hope everyone takes a moment to watch this.  It puts a great deal into its proper perspective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g&feature=share

AN AMERICAN ICON IN AUDIO AND VIDEO:  For those of you who have never had the opportunity to watch Archie Bunker, here you go.  This will make you laugh, it might even make you cry.  Can’t imagine Archie being on the politically correct television these days.  https://mail.google.com/mail/#inbox/13b953773d5dc358

GO WITH YOUR GUT!  Here’s proof that being alert is essential to our business.  http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2012/12/17/man-charged-plotting-attack-real-estate-agents 

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HIT A “ROAD CLOSED” SIGN by Joe Tye.  Joe hits the nail on the head once again.  http://tinyurl.com/a226fo8

WHAT WILL THEY COME UP WITH NEXT?  Check out this piece of gear making your iPhone a big screen projector:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PprANK2RWdw

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WEB SITE?  Check out www.Plaxo.com.  You have two choices, you can subscribe to the FREE Plaxo or the PAID Plaxo; both are excellent.  I use Plaxo to maintain an email database but more importantly, I use it to send out E-Cards on special occasions and specifically on birthdays?  How many birthday cards do I send out?  About 8 cards per day, 7 days a week.  You can use the pre-developed post cards or you can create your own as I do.  You can use the pre-determined text or you can create your own as I do.  How do you get everyone’s birthday?  You use Plaxo to send out an email and ask them for it.  Then Plaxo notifies you about 7 days prior to upcoming birthdays so you will not miss one.  Most of the people who will read this probably have received such an E-Card from me; most more than one.

WHAT IS YOUR BFG?  Click here to find out:  http://www.jongordon.com/positive-tip-your-bfg.html

HUD PILOT PROGRAM; (If you know who is reading this, pilot means experimental program not flight school).  In Illinois, Georgia and Indiana, because home values are on the increased, HUD is experimenting with listing homes at 105% of the appraised value.  In some areas HUD is receiving as many as 30 offers on HUD listed homes.  HUD feels that they are leaving money on the table by listing them at the appraised value only to have the home increase in value by the time it goes to act of sale.  Therefore, if a buyer offers more than the appraised value and finances the home using FHA financing, the buyer will have to bring the difference to the closing table between the sales price, the appraised value and down payment made.  If the home is financed using conventional financing, appraisals will continue to be "real time" meaning that a buyer would get a new appraisal to support the conventional financing and hopefully the more recent appraised value would cover the sales price of the property.  Homes listed at 105% of the appraised value will be identified in the MLS listings but again, so far this is ONLY in Illinois, Georgia and Indiana.

WES HOPPER ON THE SECRET OF GREATNESS.  I found this Daily Gratitude Email very interesting and true.  Initially I found myself pursuing what others THOUGHT I should pursue and hated it.  I was fortunate to almost be forced in a different direction and found myself in the U. S. Coast Guard which I knew nothing about or even heard about in 1965.  Merely by accident or divine intervention, I loved it.  Not once did anyone ever direct me towards real estate as a career.  I would like to say my interest in real estate was something natural and that I had a passion for; I didn’t.  I had a very bad experience with the purchase of our first home and said it would never happen again so I took real estate courses.  That led to becoming a real estate broker for the past 33 years and once again I loved it.  I doubt that most people grow up wanting to become a REALTOR® so I would have to believe that most make that choice as a real choice in their life.  I believe most REALTORS® begin their real estate careers with the passion Hopper discuses below.  I also believe that at times they lose sight of their passion and desires and it simply needs to be rekindled.  Rekindling that passion was easy for me; it occurred every time I would “sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide the keys to a purchasers new home across the closing table.”  If you are not excited about pursuing your chosen passion, what would it take?  Find it and pursue it.  You owe it to yourself.


"There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent (REALTOR®) or a businessman."
Tony Robbins
How do most of us choose the career we select as young adults?  It's true that we usually select something that we like, or think we like, but we're usually choosing from a list that represents what some other people feel are "the appropriate choices."

It's rare that we're encouraged to go within and see what sets our heart on fire! Those kinds of choices would be "impractical" or "idealistic."

So we end up doing something that doesn't inspire us with a passion to be great, and so great we are not. We get by, and we look elsewhere for that inner excitement.

Let's change that. Look around you and ask yourself - if you could do anything you wanted to do, what would it be?

What would it take to get you from where you are to that place?

Just imagine how that would feel. Visualize yourself in that position and having that kind of a day.

As our quote says, there are no limits. You can be a business person, or an artist. Whatever you want. And you can be the best that you can be.

The secret ingredient is passion! You've got to work, so why not work at something you're passionate about?

It's your choice!

All the best, Wes

@DailyGratitude_ on Twitter

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Online Newsletter for the Week Ending Dec 14


QUOTEA member of Parliament said to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."  “That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

YOUR  STA˜R  POWER, SCRIPTS FOR YOUR SUCCESS FROM HOWARD BRINTON:  www.StarPower.com.  LISTING PRESENTATION – PRICING:  Buyer Determines Value.  You’re (the Sellers) going to set the price of your home, but it’s the buyer that ultimately determines the value.  What I mean by that is that you can put a million dollars on it, but unless somebody’s willing to pay a million dollars and more importantly, an appraiser is willing to appraise it at a million dollars, you haven’t sold it.  What I try to do is give you the facts about what has sold (the Market has accepted) and what’s for sale now (the competition). I will also give you the facts about expired listings (homes the market rejected) so you can make a wise decision.  If a house is priced properly from the beginning, it should sell for full value, and in less time to boot.

WISDOM FROM MICHAEL DUNN, author of What’s The BIG Secret http://michaelpdunn.org/Success.html From page 135:  “Remember, growing older is mandatory – growing up is optional.  We make a Living by what we get; we make a Life by what we give.  God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.  If God bring you to it, He will bring you through it.  Lord, I love you and I need You, come into my heart today, for without You I can do nothing.”  Source Unknown
THE GENIUS OF JOE TYE; NEVER FEAR; NEVER QUIT; EXPECT A MIRACLE!  Rule #6:  Fear Excludes and Creates Enemies, Courage Includes and Creates Friends. “Fear wants to keep out anyone who’s different, who makes you feel the least bit uncomfortable, anyone who challenges your established opinions and assumptions.  At the same time that your fear is excluding them, their fear is excluding you.  Pretty soon, you’re not just different to them, you’re worse, too.  And it’s not a very big step from being worse to being wrong.  And from being wrong it’s not a very big step to being an enemy.  Fear excludes and creates enemies.  It takes great courage to bring down the walls of exclusion and reach out to people who are different from you.”     http://www.sparkstore.com/success-motivation-book-cd-nfnq.html

AN AMERICAN ICON IN AUDIO AND VIDEO: Two versions of the same song Proud Mary, which do you like best?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54XRNQ2C2x0 (11,403,000 views, 21,953 likes; 488 dislikes) and then there is the one most have heard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7052IDTFuFQ (1,393,480 views; 2,286 likes; 50 dislikes – don’t know who those 50 are)

THE WORLD OF STEVEN WRIGHT:  I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving.

SPEAKING OF AMBUGUITY:  Why is it called “tourist season” if we can’t shoot at them?

UNDENIABLE TRUTHS:  Bad decisions make for good stories and movies.

SOMETHING FOR TODAY’S WORLD:  It’s the people I tell things to that can’t keep a secret; it’s not me.

THIS WEEK’S HUMOR VIDEO:  DUI caught on dashboard camera:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKHrBr8mY78

TO DO AT YEAR’S END, by Marte Cliff.  Marte is right on point with this one.  The question is, how many of the team will do it?  http://ymlp.com/zVgE50

WORKER; IMPOSSIBLE.  By Connie Podesta.  This is an article published in Success Magazine and is right on target!  See which group you can identify with in any of the four groups mentioned.  http://www.success.com/articles/166-co-worker-impossible

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WEB SITE?  Here’s mine.  www.Pandora.com.  For FREE, you enter the name of an artist or a song.  Pandora tries to find either the artist and/or the song and not only plays it for you, but also finds other similar artists/songs.  You create a FREE “radio” station of that artist or song type.  I don’t know what the limit is to the number of stations you can create, I have a bunch.  I can also link my smart phone to my car radio and play Pandora through the radio meaning no commercials and only the type of music I like for as long I want to listen.  There are some commercials unless you pay a subscription price of just $36.00 a year which I finally did.  I listen on my desktop, my notebook and on my cell phone.  It is fantastic.  What is your favorite site?  Let me know and I’ll include it in a future newsletter.



"Rejoice in the success of others, especially your competitors and those who consider themselves  your enemies. Your competitors and enemies will become your helpers when you exult in their success."
Deepak Chopra

Deepak's got a really good idea here, to give up the idea of dividing the world into winners and losers, good guys and bad guys, based on our own self interest.

The whole idea of competition is based on fear of scarcity. There's not enough to go around. If someone else gets something, they've taken my "stuff."

The truth is - there's always been enough. No one's got your stuff.  And if you and your "competitors" can learn how to work together you'll all have more.

Even if your competitor doesn't learn it, you'll do better if you learn it. Take the time and effort you put into worrying about what they might do, and instead spend it finding ways to deliver more value.

In the 1930's, in the depths of the depression, Thomas Watson's IBM salespeople were instructed that if a competitor had a better solution than they did, the salesman should send the customer to
the competitor.

Sounds crazy? Yeah, but that's how they became the biggest computer company in the world. 

As Deepak says, rejoice in the success of others.

Some of that will rub off on you.

All the best, Wes

@DailyGratitude_ on Twitter

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Online Newsletter for Week Ending Dec 7



As promised, the details for the Train of Hope donations have been decided. From now until December 11th at our KW Christmas party, we will be accepting donations to be sent to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The needs, as told to us by the Train of Hope organizers, are as follows:  New toys, Blankets, Diapers, Baby formula, Baby food and gift cards to Walmart and Home Depot in $25 increments.  Please leave any donations in the empty desk in Terry Hughs’ office.  Thank you so very much for your help. Our Market Center has always been very generous!  TIME TO STEP TO THE PLATE!

QUOTE"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."   John Quincy Adams.   Gymbeaux Quote:  If your actions in fact inspire others, find ways to contact more people and therefore inspire more people and then teach those people how to pass it on by inspiring even more people.  This is one way to leave a positive legacy for others to follow.  People of inspiration rarely complain, instead they find ways to make things work or be improved.  It is easy to find issues and when you do, you inspire very few people if the conversation dies by only identifying the issue.  But welcome the player who can not only find issues to be concerned about but to also find workable solutions to resolve those issues.  Those people are rare in deed, except for you of course.

YOUR  ST˜R  POWER, SCRIPTS FOR YOUR SUCCESS FROM HOWARD BRINTON:  www.StarPower.com.  LISTING PRESENTATION – PRICING:  (Gymbeaux Note, there is no right answer to this situation).  “Let me explain to you the impact of computers and what they do to the way buyers select homes.  The buyers are approved for a certain loan maximum and that determines the desired price range of homes to view; say $225,000 to $250,000.  So they search information on the computer for homes with the features they want in the area they prefer in that price range.  If your home is priced at $252,000, you may miss that buyer.  Instead, you’ll get people looking up to $275,000.  Those buyers will be seeing bigger homes and comparing yours to those.  You lose their interest.  This is a dangerous tendency which I call missing the market.  I want you to hit the pricing target so that you can profit to the maximum.”

WISDOM FROM MICHAEL DUNN, author of What’s The BIG Secret from Page 103, a quote from Jim Rohn.  Let others lead small lives, but not you.  Let others argue over small things, but not you.  Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.  Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you!  Gymbeaux Note:  This goes hand-in-hand with Erma Bombeck's quote slightly modified by me, "The grass always appears to be greener over the septic tank."  Every time the market turned a little south, I found it extremely easy to find myself invited to "pity parties".  This is the time I had to work extra hard at regaining my focus on what was important to build my business and to avoid the temptation and invites to co-miserate with others.  Others who aren't that focused and those folks, certainly not you, were very easy to find...small lives...small things...who cry over small hurts...and the big one, not taking responsibility for their own futures.

THE GENIUS OF JOE TYE; NEVER FEAR; NEVER QUIT; EXPECT A MIRACLE!  Rule #5:    GIVE FEAR A NAME AND IT BECOMES JUST A PROBLEM.  Give fear a name.  Talk to it.  Force it to be rational.  Name your fear and it becomes just a problem.  It is easier to solve problems than it is to conquer nameless fear.  http://www.sparkstore.com/success-motivation-book-cd-nfnq.html

AN AMERICAN ICON IN AUDIO AND VIDEO:  Midnight Train to Georgia (hopefully they won’t egg it):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-3xn91FOaU

DO YOU HAVE YOUR NAME AS A DOMAIN NAME?  Most technical trainers suggest that if you have only one Domain Name it ought to be your name.com if available.  If not available name.net is okay or even name.org.  But you can experiment and try different domain names such as:  JimBrown.com and it is NOT available and that is understandable with such a common name but guess what, www.TheJimBrown.com IS available so be creative.  You have two Keller Williams Realty web sites and each one has its own Domain Name but they are complex and not very easy to remember.  You are strongly encouraged to purchase at least one Domain Name if not two to use as forwarding addresses to your real KW Domain Names.  If you have a blog, you may want a third Domain Name.  I personally have several.  www.Gymbeaux.com; www.ReadForAChange.com; www.NuggetsForTheNoggin.com .  The cost is only $14.00 a year through www.Domaindad.com.  There are other less expensive sites to purchase domain names but most if not all have add on costs to account for forwarding the domain name (like a telephone number) and/or adding emails.  I ran the entire roster and was surprised at how few agents have their name as their primary domain name.  In my opinion, purchasing your name is a no-brainer and should be done before someone with the same name buys it before you do.  Anyone wanting help or wanting to talk with me about this, you know how to reach me.  www.Gymbeaux.com and JimBrown@gymbeaux.com.  See how easy that is to remember?  Are your web sites and emails that easy to remember; doubt it.

THE WORLD OF STEVEN WRIGHT:  I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.

SPEAKING OF AMBIGUITY:  Why are Hemorrhoids called “Hemorrhoids” instead of “Asteroids”?

UNDENIABLE TRUTHS:  Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

SOMETHING FOR TODAY’S WORLD:  Make the most of yourself because that’s all the self you are going to get!

THIS WEEK’S HUMOR VIDEO:  This one is hard to believe.  What would you do if it happened to you?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?=tbkpQcZhrcE&feature=share

THE POWER OF SIMPLE by John “QBQ” Miller.  This is good.  It is about weight loss but could be about achieving anything you want in life.  Give it a try.  http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cd06eff84c98607bafc972804&id=9ece755663&e=ff54ddb0d4

HOW TO REMEMBER THE FUTURE by Joe Tye:  This is beyond good, this is great!  As you read this, and I hope you do, also keep in mind something else Joe Tye taught me.  Have you ever wondered who writes the horoscopes you read in the paper?  Probably someone like you and me with no particular skills.  If that is true and it is, why not write your own horoscope; it would have more credibility than ones you are currently reading.  Why not write your own future?  Hmmmmmmmmmm?  http://tinyurl.com/d49ovnl 

RED DOOR RE-DÉCOR HOME STAGING ON THE NORTHSHORE:  Check it out at:  https://www.facebook.com/RedDoorReDecorHomeStaging

THE 5-A FORMULA FOR CREATING A MEMORY OF YOUR FUTURE, by Joe Tye.  This is really great information.  There are several Joe Tye books on the bookshelf in the Market Center that you should consider reading, they are all very good.  http://tinyurl.com/cwclcco

HYPER SOCIAL TOOLS™ ON REALTOR.COM.  Don’t know much about this but it is supposedly a free tool that lets you get recommendations from satisfied customers and share them with the world.  http://socialbios.com/create/