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Whoever Has The Most Friends Wins; A Reminder That Hard Work Alone Doesn’t Cut It

NYU Professor, Scott Galloway, who I quote often b/c of his exceptional success in business, tweeted this: “People think of it as strong alpha males who deserve to win. That’s not what Darwin suggested, or what has been demonstrated. The most successful strategy in life is friendliness and cooperation, and we see it again and […]Read More

Please Share Our Content; How Fast Will The Economy Recover?

We love it when readers share our content – so please feel free to continue doing so. We only ask for a credit and a “linkback” to our website whenever content is shared – something like the below: Content Source: Jay Voorhees of JVM Lending – “#1 Reason We’re Not In A Housing Bubble; Life […]Read More

Salesperson/Deal Maker vs. Manager; Lesson from Disney’s CEO

I recently read the autobiography of Disney CEO, Robert Iger, and I of course loved it. Iger started out at ABC television in 1974 and quite literally clawed his way to the top – enduring adversity and setbacks that few of us mortals could have ever endured. He ended up at Disney after Disney bought […]Read More

Tenacity & Focus vs. Training, Seminars, Self-Help, Organizing, Inputting, & Fixing Your Business

Of all the agents we work with (over 800 and counting), one of the most successful, by far, is a buyer’s agent on a very successful team. She is successful via every major metric – units, total volume, and income. What makes her so successful though is simply her tenacity and focus. She does not […]Read More

Seth Godin’s Excellent Blog; Short, Sweet & Always Good

One of the many benefits we’ve received from our coaching network was an emphatic recommendation to subscribe to Seth Godin’s Blog. We were reluctant b/c we get so many emails and info pieces already. But upon our friend’s urging, we did subscribe and we love it b/c they are always excellent and very short. So […]Read More

Beware of Coaches… Could They Do It Now?

Several years ago, Heejin and I were in Las Vegas at a huge mortgage event listening to the usual array of celebrity speakers and industry experts. Several of the most prominent speakers were coaches who were selling their systems or services for large dollar amounts. All of them of course would mention their own track […]Read More

Sears – How to Destroy a Business, Department Store and Name

This is a fascinating article from Business Insider about the demise of Sears. I highly recommend it b/c it is so interesting and b/c there are so many great lessons about how NOT to run a business. http://www.businessinsider.com/sears-failing-stores-closing-edward-lampert-bankruptcy-chances-2017-1 Sears is fascinating in general b/c it was such an iconic brand and department store for so long – over 100 years – […]Read More

Must Do Background Checks on Employees/Partners

I will never forget the day…when Heejin discovered that as much as $150,000 had been stolen from JVM Lending. Our bookkeeper at the time had difficulty explaining what happened to a large cash reserve we had, and this aroused Heejin’s suspicions. Upon further investigation, Heejin starting finding numerous checks that had clearly been forged, and […]Read More