Monday, September 30, 2013

Sales Meeting/Speaker

Hello all,

"Sales Meeting/Speaker"

We had an opportunity fall into our lap last week to have a national speaker come in and speak to us at a reasonable rate (thanks Gary Macdonald in Aspen Hill). I saw Rick DeLuca speak at a Turning Point conference in 2008, it was a breakout session for Brokers and Managers. I learned more in that hour about being a manager then I can tell you. Rick's specialty however is working with agents, his company is the Real Estate Idea Club. This will help everyone with their business.   

I am finalizing a date, time and place for the end of the month for this event. It will be free to all and in lieu of the sales meeting. So the sales meeting on 10/7 is cancelled. More details for the event to come soon.

Enjoy the coffee,

Monday Morning Coffee
"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between Sunrise and Sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever." ~ Horace Mann 
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." ~ Annie Dillard 
It’s Monday morning, and we’re back at the office or factory or wherever we work for a living. How was your weekend? Did you do anything important, or fun, or that you’ll remember for some time to come? Were you away from family because you needed to work? You need to remind yourself that you’re losing your marbles. 
No, no, you’re not going crazy. Just consider this story of a very perceptive gentleman: He sat down one day and did some arithmetic. Figuring the average person lives seventy-five years, he multiplied 75 times 52 and came up with 3,900. That would be the number of Saturdays the average person would have to experience during their lifetime. 
He was already fifty-five years old when he first figured this out, so by that time he had already spent over 2,800 Saturdays. Doing the math, he realized he had only a little over 1,000 Saturdays left if he lived to seventy-five. 
He went to every toy store in town, buying out all the marbles they had in stock, and he managed to collect 1,000 marbles. Taking them home, he placed them in a large clear container positioned in plain view. Every Saturday since that day, he removed one marble and threw it away. 
If you start now, no matter how many marbles you have, watching those marbles diminish week after week will, without doubt, inspire and motivate you to focus on what’s really important in your life. There is nothing like having a physical manifestation of your remaining time on Earth to get your priorities straight. 
In his seventy-fifth year, that gentleman took the last marble out of the jar. He figured if he made it to the next Saturday, he’d been given a little extra time. And isn’t that one thing we could all use a little more of? 

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