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4 Ways to Conquer ‘Fear of Failure’ & Finally Fulfill Your Greatness

You come to me for raw advice you can use, right? So today I’m hoping you’ll give me the latitude to get real with you… That’s what a coach does. Sometimes I have to confront people on the stories they’re telling themselves. And when somebody tells me what’s holding them back is fear of failure, […]


Why I’m Excited for Some & Nervous for Others in 2021

I’m excited. It’s a new year, and when I look inside our private coaching member Facebook groups, there’s a lot of really inspiring activity… People sharing their 2020 success stories (despite all the adversity they faced) Others outlining their ambitious goals for 2021 Exchanging thanks for the contributions to one another Arranging role plays Solving […]


Lessons Through Adversity: Revisiting My Top 10 Most-Read Blogs from 2020

Even in a year that many of us would like to forget, there are lessons to be learned. You might even say it’s years like 2020 that teach us the most… because we’re constantly being challenged and asked to seek out new solutions. With that in mind, I thought I’d use today’s last blog of […]


3 Big-Picture Questions to Answer So You Can Dominate in 2021

Not too long ago I shared several important thoughts for heading into 2021 with some of the most successful real estate professionals in the business – members of our Team+ coaching program. And then again even more recently, on a company-wide meeting for all of our employees. The feedback from both groups was excellent, so […]


How to Automatically Build ‘Balance’ Into Your 2021 Schedule

This year has taught us a lot about flexibility. And it’s too early to know where 2021 will take us… or rather, allow us to go. It depends on a variety of different factors… the vaccine, the economy, your own comfort level, government guidelines and regulations, etc. But let me make this crystal clear: All […]


5 Core Growth Tips for 2021

I love your ambition! Over this past weekend, I asked people to share their 2021 goals in my Instagram Stories and then I provided some feedback. Let me just say I’m impressed with how lofty many of your goals are! When I took a step back and looked at what everyone wanted to accomplish and […]


What Your 20-Year Plan Can Do for You – #TomFerryShow

Today’s #TomFerryShow is an excerpt from tomorrow’s special Thanksgiving week episode of the Tom Ferry Podcast Experience. Be sure to listen to the whole episode tomorrow!   When you get in your car, do you have an intent of where you want to go? Or do you just start the engine, step on the gas […]


10 Things Real Estate School Didn’t Teach You… But You Need to Know

It’s some of the best advice I ever received… When I was about 20 years old, my mentor W.E. “Bill” Mitchell told me: “Don’t focus on money. Focus on learning everything you can about your chosen field.” And I think that advice is just as applicable to you as a real estate agent as it […]


Overcoming the Fear of Starting Your Own Team

If you’ve been paying attention, you know I believe there’s a tremendous opportunity to scale your business starting now and all throughout 2021. Like, big time. And to take full advantage of it, you might need to hire some help and start growing your team. Did you just shudder? Because I know… whether it’s hiring […]


7 Steps to Better Health & Vitality By 2021

It’s that time of year when some might be experiencing the dreaded “B word” – burnout. Or others have been so focused on keeping their business afloat that they’ve ignored everything else – and are starting to pay the price. That’s why I thought it was a good time for a reminder that being successful […]


3 Actions to Finish 2020 Strong & Start 2021 On Fire! – #TomFerryShow

I’ve been getting a lot of questions and DMs from people who stepped up and have powered through 2020… only to hit a wall in the last couple weeks. It’s been a challenging year, no doubt about it. But it’s not time to slow down. It’s time to finish strong and set yourself up for […]


One Big Decision You Need to Make to Shape the Future of Your Business

They say the only constant is change. That’s definitely true for the real estate industry, and especially in this moment of time. At Success Summit earlier this month, I talked a lot about where the industry is headed and what it means to embody the Agent of the Future (A.O.T.F.). Because there’s no question about […]


Summit Insider: What’s Happening at Success Summit 2020!

Without a doubt, 2020 has been the year of adjustments, adaptation and being willing to roll with the punches. And maybe that’s a good thing. Because if the first two days of Summit have proven anything, it’s that we’re all capable of achieving amazing results when we commit to new behaviors. Let me share with […]


5 Career-Defining Questions You Need to Answer Now

Would you agree that the pandemic has accelerated change in our industry? Without a doubt, right? So here’s the first big question I have for you today: Are you keeping up? Because the landscape is most definitely changing. Quickly. And if you’re not dialed in and fully committed to adapting how you do business, you’re […]


50 Truisms I’ve Learned in 50 Years on Planet Earth

I celebrated a milestone birthday earlier this week by turning 50 years young. Crossing that half-century mark got me thinking I should take my own advice and share some of the most meaningful insights I’ve learned through my 50 years on the planet. (After all, just a couple days ago I advised you to create […]


Important Reminder: You Deserve More Out of Life (Yes, Even Now!)

When you’ve spent 30,000 hours of your life coaching professionals to greatness like I have, you tend to identify some disturbing patterns of human behavior. Like the little (or big) hurdles that people place in their own path. One of the biggest challenges I see time and time again might surprise you… Many, many people […]


How to Identify Your Authentic “Why” in 7 Simple Steps

With everything going on in the world and with Success Summit fast approaching, I think now is a great time to take a step back and examine what, exactly, you want from your life and business. But unless you have a process, it’s easier said than done. Lucky for you, I do have a process. […]


Getting Unstuck: How One Agent Got Off the Plateau and Doubled His Business

Here for the contest? You’ll find the details at the bottom of this post. Don’t miss this awesome success story, though… ESPECIALLY if you’ve ever felt like you just can’t get your business to that proverbial “next level.”   Some might not consider it a “problem” to be stuck at $240k annual GCI… But if […]


Pillars of Success: Diversify Your Approach to Boost Productivity

What do you want from real estate? Like, long term… Do you want to keep working transaction after transaction? Or do you want more… to grow, expand, and build your business? Either one is fine, but I’ll warn you – without something to strive for… an eye toward growth and progress… it’s much easier to […]


What You Can Expect at Success Summit 2020

If you’ve ever been to Success Summit before, you know it’s much more than a training event. We like to be loud, get our bodies moving, and have a lot of fun, too. I look forward to those experiences all year long, as do many attendees. We will get together… to jump (If you know, […]


How to Create Your Own Safety Guidelines – and a Powerful Marketing Opportunity!

We’re dealing with a double crisis right now… not only the ongoing health crisis, but a serious inventory crisis in many markets. So what if I told you there’s one step you can take to help overcome both at once… all while setting yourself apart from the competition. How? By creating and aggressively distributing your […]


5 Positive-Minded Daily Reminders You Might Need Right Now

Emotions are heightened. Fear is attacking from all directions. Uncertainty will consume you, if you let it. All of which leads me to one conclusion: We need positivity in our lives now more than ever. I hope you’re making some sort of positive thinking exercise part of your daily routine. Whether it’s focusing on your […]


5 of Your Most Raw, Real Questions… ANSWERED! – #TomFerryShow

It had been a while since I did a Q&A episode of the #TomFerryShow, and with everything going on, now’s the perfect time to provide some insight directly to you, the viewer. So I reached out via text (Have you texted me yet? 949-216-5466) asking for questions, and I got a lot of really great […]


11 Choices You Need to Make for Life & Business After-COVID (AC)

A lot of people would probably love to hit a “reset” button and have everything revert back to the normality of Before-COVID (BC). That would be amazing. But it’s not reality. We’ve all been confronted with a very serious challenge, and we’ve responded. We’ve had to look inside ourselves, adapt to a new environment, and […]


Making May Your Breakthrough Month

They say “April showers bring May flowers.” So then… what does April resourcefulness bring to May? Or April confidence? Or action? We’re about to find out. And I’m excited. Because I saw those traits emerge in April, and I’m definitely not looking at this month like an ordinary May. I’m looking at it as a […]


NOW is the Time to Double Down on Booking Appointments – #TomFerryShow

Look, I’m gonna try to make this really simple. Whatever you focus on is what you get more of. So if you focus on drama, you get more drama. If you focus on making calls, you make more calls… but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are productive calls. If you focus on leads, you get […]


5 Things You Can Do Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

“Do something today your future self will thank you for.” I posted this quote on social media recently, and today I want to dive a little deeper into it. The way I see it, you have a choice to make right now that will result in one of two outcomes… You can emerge from this […]


36 Reasons Why Now is NOT the Time to Sit on the Sidelines

I’m going to be brutally honest with you. And it’s not because I want to confront you. I do it more from a place of care-frontation. I want what’s best for you, so I’m not going to look the other way when I see detrimental behavior taking place. As a coach, that’s my job to […]


4 Critical Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself Now

In a time when there are more questions than answers, you might be wondering why I want to introduce even more questions to the equation. Well, it’s simple… Because I want you healthy. I want you to maintain a positive mindset. I want you to keep your business moving forward. And I want you to […]


Now More Than Ever, Gratitude Leads to Action – #TomFerryShow

I certainly hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe. This episode of the #TomFerryShow was shot and released prior to the global crisis we’re facing today… …But I’d contend it’s even more important in today’s environment. So I wanted to share it with you again. Obviously, the health and safety of […]


TEAM SPOTLIGHT: How to Establish Solid Hiring Practices & Nail Your Pay Structure

Editor’s note: Today we present the third installment of TEAM SPOTLIGHT, a recurring blog from Debbie Holloway focusing on team building in today’s increasingly team-oriented real estate industry. If you missed the first one on “To Team or Not to Team,” click here. Or if you missed the second one on how to structure your […]


TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Structuring Your Team for Maximum Profitability

Editor’s note: Today we present the second installment of TEAM SPOTLIGHT, a recurring blog from Debbie Holloway focusing on team building in today’s increasingly team-oriented real estate industry. If you missed the first one on “To Team or Not to Team,” click here. -Tom By Debbie Holloway, Head of Team+ Coaching High performing teams are […]


How Far Have You Progressed on Your 2020 Road to Success?

As this blog publishes, it’s the 37th day of 2020. And that couldn’t be more perfect. You know why? Because as of today, the year is 10 percent over. Feels like we were just celebrating the holidays, and now one-tenth of the “new year” is already behind us. Which should serve as a wake-up call… […]


Top Takeaways from Inside One of Real Estate’s Most Exclusive Events

At the risk of sounding presumptuous, have you ever seen all this under one roof? HomeServices of America CEO Gino Blefari openly sharing his most essential systems for success in a small room packed with eager-to-learn professionals Beverly Hills Rockstar agent Christophe Choo freely revealing in great detail exactly how he makes his ever-popular neighborhood […]


Why Improved Organization is the First Step Toward Greater Productivity in 2020

Have you ever cleaned up your desk or office, and suddenly you find you’re much more energized and productive? It feels good, right? Now imagine that feeling times 100. That’s what it’s like when you have a clear path forward for your business AND the systems and structure in place to scale rapidly. Want that? […]


TEAM SPOTLIGHT: To Team or Not to Team?

Editor’s note: Today we launch the inaugural edition of TEAM SPOTLIGHT, a recurring blog focusing on team building in today’s increasingly team-oriented real estate industry. And we’ve got the perfect person to bring you this knowledge. Debbie Holloway spearheads our Team+ coaching program, which consists of 100+ team leaders responsible for more than $5 billion […]


With Your Business Plan Complete, It’s Time to Work on Your 2020 Life Plan

I’ve got a big question for you with lots of possible interpretations: Where are you going in 2020? Last week’s blog hammered home the importance of completing your 2020 business plan, which dictates where you’ll take your business in the next 12 months. (If you missed it and haven’t completed yours, read it now!) Today […]


Resolutions Aren’t Enough: It’s Now or Never for Your 2020 Business Plan

It’s January 2. You’re at the beginning of a journey that will test you, reward you and provide an opportunity to radically improve your life. But you can’t just hope things work out. You need a plan. Truthfully, you should have created your business plan weeks ago. If you haven’t done it yet, NOW is […]