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The Four Ingredients

BELIEF DETERMINATION ACTION DISCIPLINE – A.K.A. Constant Spaced Repetition Step One: Belief Belief boils down to three little words: clarity of purpose. Clarity of purpose is crucial. Do you know why you are doing what you are doing? Do you believe wholeheartedly in the why? Do you feel an unshakable sense of purpose around the path […]

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What If Interest Rates Double?

Every year, since always it seems, there are headlines warning us about interest rates.  Interest rates about to rise.  ‘Prepare For Interest Rate Shock’, being one of my local favourites, as the Bank Of Canada proceed to cut rates 0.25% the very next day. The main problem with (all?) the headlines and the stories is […]

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A Short Mortgage Story

A short mortgage story. Maybe a lesson or two gleaned, possibly even a useful strategy in dealing with challenging clients. The set up… Working with the clients for 2 yrs.  500+ emails. Countless texts. Dozens and dozens of calls… mostly in the evenings and on weekends OK, Can you guess how the story ends yet? […]

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Big Ideas – A Cautionary Tale

I can recall one Mortgage Broker saying to me upon exiting the business after less than four years, “I can only conclude that people do not like me.” This was a person paying not just an economic toll, but clearly an emotional one as well. On paper this Broker had every reason to have been […]

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Paid In Full

It is time for a commission sales reality check. The first step in avoiding the alluring alternative reality of “gross commission” is being aware of its existence before you get sucked into it. Understanding the following four terms is going to be vital to your survival. Gross Production—the value of the item you are selling […]

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Three Simple Rules: Part III

Maintain Control Focus first and foremost on maintaining control over the one and only thing that is in fact within your control: your reactions. Learning to control your reactions is vital, and no matter our age, all of us generally need continuous work in this area. I am working harder than ever on this, actually […]

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This Is Brokering!

“What you do matters, but why you do it matters so much more.”Author Unknown Let me preface the next 1,308 words by clearly stating that indeed there are many degrees of uncertainty within any profession. In no way I am suggesting Residential Mortgage Brokers are a special case with an extra rough go-of-it. All professions […]

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Happy New Year!

We want these three words to mean what they always do. I know I do. They typically harken of things like optimism, a big party, and a great year gone with a greater year ahead. This year, as we straddle the moment in between 2020 & 2021, many of us are left feeling just that: […]

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Motivation – Love The Game

You would be hard-pressed to find a top-performing athlete in any sport that decided as a kid he wanted a $6-million-a-year contract, so that’s why he learned to love baseball or hockey or basketball. Few, if any, were driven to excel by the money. They simply loved the game so much they worked harder than […]

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Why Subsidize The Cost of A Lawyer?

“Real estate is the last bastion of caveat emptor.”– anonymous I’ve used that quote twice—to hammer the point home. In real estate transactions, there is risk. The Broker’s role is to help mitigate that risk wherever you can. Caveat emptor is Latin for “let the buyer beware.” You do not want to let your clients […]

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