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Set New Standards – A Reading List

As you start to prep your business plan for 2019 – dig into the books listed below to help with your mindset as part of the process. Setting goals is one thing, a great thing to do. This year, make sure to also set expectations. Set expectations for yourself and for your team. Communicate your expectations […]

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Struggle; It Is The Point!

Struggle. Anything worth doing begins with struggle. Struggle to push back against the weight of the world, struggle that’s seemingly insurmountable. Until you realize that just like doing a push-up, you can press against the world and win. Ask yourself, is it your body moving when you do a push up? Or is your body […]

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Goals Defined

Week#52… … A week that finds many of us reviewing goals set 52 weeks ago, and setting new ones for the 52 weeks that lie ahead. For some it’s a first glance at a dusty goals sheet, or worse, a thought exercise, as the goals never made it to paper. If this is you, then […]

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Some Ink On Being Inc.

Heading into tax season there is a common question on many a Mortgage Broker’s (and agent’s) mind: To be (inc.) or not to be (inc.)? 2017 was the year that the federal government basically laid the smackdown on everyone who has ever suggested being INC. ‘isn’t worth the hassle’. When the Fed tinkers, and tens […]

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The High Road

The Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association asked for a few words on Brokering, I was lucky enough to have the piece selected for the 2017 Summer edition of Canadian Mortgage Broker. An Excerpt: Always Take the High Road! As with many things in life, this old adage is often easier to pay lip service to than […]

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Managing Expectations

Managing Expectations, the heart of this business. A dozen or more Bank executives meeting at their local branch to spend a few hours, perhaps even a few days, reviewing the applicants file.   um ya… A single individual with the computing power of a Commodore 64 surrounded stacks of paper files is expected to review […]

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Want Referrals?

The #1 path to consistent referrals from the same source(s) is to answer the phone the first time it rings, be in front of your computer to intake the application on that first call, and respond to every subsequent call or email instantly. Losing two hours to a morning coffee meeting? Losing two hours to […]

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Ability To Communicate

In 2017 success will be determined for many Mortgage Brokers by one single ability: The ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and strategically.   This was always the cornerstone of any significant success, but this year it will be the cornerstone of even modest success. When a client calls and asks that inevitable question, ‘what’s your […]

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Volume 2 Audiobook Release

Grab your funky headphones! Amazon just went live (at last) with the audiobook files for Be The Better Broker Volume 2: Days 1-100 As A New Broker, Building Lasting Foundations and Surviving In The Meantime  and as only Amazon has the power to do, they have decided on a sale price of $3.47 as an […]

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2017 – Year of Focus

In wrapping up the first week of January some of us will have taken steps towards achieving our (written) goals, while others are left wondering where the last week just went. Falling back into the same patterns is easy enough, as we get sucked into the noise of day-to-day life. So let’s talk about noise […]

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