Not too late for your resolutions!

We’re well into the second quarter of the year, and as everybody gets ready for summer, it’s worth looking back at those new year’s resolutions, those goals you set for yourself, or for your company at the beginning of the year.

How far have you gotten towards reaching those goals? Have you stayed the course on the plans you made?

Now is a great time to recommit yourself to those goals, or even move the goal post if you have to — the important thing is to stay committed to the end zone while you still have a chance to make a difference.

As you move toward that end, it’s also important to remember who can help you get there.

Business associates, trusted advisors, family members, or friends — who is going to help keep you accountable for these goals?  Who can you call and ask for help along the way?

You still have more than half of this year to reach the finish line — no matter how far you’ve strayed from the goal — it’s never too late to step back, take stock of what you’ve done, reevaluate your plan, recommit yourself to that goal…

And don’t do it alone — get the help you need to win the game!

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What do you want your legacy to be?

In business, and in life, the impressions you make upon people are so critically important to your success, and when you’re done with this life, or this career, those impressions often make up your legacy.

Think about it… your life is made up of two dates - the day you were born, and the day you die - with a dash in between the two.

That dash is everything you ever did and said. Every time you left a positive impression on someone, and every time you made a fool out of yourself.

It’s just a small mark but it is everything in between the two most significant dates in your life. So make it count.

If you’re a business leader, or want to be a business leader - how do you get people to follow you? And what kind of legacy will you leave behind?

No matter how much power you have as a leader, people will only follow you if others believe you’re invested in their success.

Trust your colleagues, respect them and their work. Understand what drives them and let them understand what drives you.

The legacy you leave is the life you lead, and no matter what you want your legacy to be, come up with a guiding principle for your life. Mine is so important to me, I have it tattooed on my arm: APE - Attitude, passion, enthusiasm.

It’s how I lead my life, and it’s how my legacy will be defined.

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Drones are really taking off!

You’ve heard about them. You’ve read about them. You’ve probably even seen one buzzing around your neighborhood.

I’m talking about drones, and they’re just about everywhere!

Did you know drones are really making a splash in the real estate market? In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing segments of the drone industry.

Using small drones with very high-end cameras, real estate agents are able to take great pictures, beautiful video, and even fly them inside of a house.

Maybe the curb appeal of your house isn’t as high as you’d like, but it’s in a great neighborhood? You can show potential buyers just how close you are to restaurants and entertainment, or to the highway or train station.

You can show just how expansive the yard is, or see the whole house in one beautiful aerial shot.

All of these things can help you sell a property faster, and potentially, for a higher price.

A good entry-level drone costs anywhere between $500 and $1,500; and a professional-level one can set you back more than $5,000.

You can also hire great drone pilots in your area who are licensed and insured.

The bottom line: Drones for real estate are really…. taking off!

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....and we're back!

It's been a while since you've seen us, but don't worry... we're back now!

In our new format, we'll be covering all kinds of things - from current events, to technology trends to articles and books we think provide important lessons.

The video will be released the first three weeks of every month, and we'd love to hear from you about topics you'd like to see in the future.

So thanks for sticking with us, and we look forward to seeing you weekly.


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