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Personal and Professional Development Blog

Focusing on and building strong abiding relationships is the key to personal and professional success. In this section we offer articles, resources and wisdom that that can help with personal and professional development as well as health and fitness.

What Character Qualities to Look for in a Person When Adding Someone to Your Team?

When you build a team finding the right people is more important than the mission itself. If we make a mistake in adding the wrong person, it can be costly and sometimes detrimental to the organization.

20 Tips on How to Be a Better Negotiator

Most of us are not born natural negotiators and need to learn the skills. The best negotiators clearly understand how both parties view a deal and can generate an outcome that is a mutual win for both parties involved.

Here are 20 negotiation tips to help us generate better outcomes for all parties involved:

How can We Enjoy Life and Live Longer?

We are told we need to exercise, eat healthy and get enough sleep to live longer and enjoy life. But there is one thing that is often understated about the importance of our health and living longer, and that is how happy we are in life.

Why is Vision so Important?

We all need a vision to give us purpose in all areas of life, such as our career, business, relationships, and health.

What Should We ask Ourselves Before Making any Investment?

The questions prospective investors typically ask are what is the initial cost, what is the return, how secure is the investment, and what is the timing?

Those are great questions.

However, equally important questions to ask ourselves are, what is the worst-case scenario, what is the probability of it happening, and could we absorb the cost?

Do We Know When Our Attitude Makes a Difference and When It Doesn’t?

We want to think that having a great attitude in the situation will always solve the problem. However, that isn’t the case.

To help us succeed in our professional and personal lives, It’s important for us to understand when our attitude will help us and when it won’t.

Having a Coach or Mentor can Make all the Difference

A coach or mentor can help release us from what holds us back from our potential.
A coach can help us reach our potential, gain knowledge, shed light on our blind spots, and be that sounding board of logic we often need when we can’t see the forest through the trees.

Are we Goal-Oriented or Growth-Oriented?

There is no such thing as a “risk-free” real estate investment. With any return, there is risk.

Successful real estate investors typically know and understand two essential things:

The financial objective or why they are investing in real estate, .i.e., is it for future cash flow, preserve equity, generate growth, etc.
The risks associated with achieving their objective and how best to mitigate those risks.

What’s it Take to Achieve Something of Value?

There is a common character trait I see in successful people that achieve something of value: the willingness to step out and take a risk.

How do we Perform at an Elite Level?

In real life, we don’t get trophies for merely participating. There are winners and losers, and we all desire to be the winners. However, there are several things we need to do to get there.

Going from being average to good to great is impressive, but performing at an elite level is where most of us would like to be in our personal lives and business.