Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.

–Ed Bradley

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  • What I’m grateful for- Preparedness. My family and I live in the remote mountains of the North Cascades, and we spent the last few months outside getting firewood cut, split and stacked, burning slash piles to ready us for next year’s fire season, and getting everything ready for winter. The hard physical labor is grueling, but truly makes me appreciate everything that went into being prepared….it gives me a feeling of deep contentment and peace.
  • What I’m reading- Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. This book is nicely written and laid out, with great recaps on how to take action at the end of each chapter. Well worth reading! Check it out here! 
  • Tip from Nick- Real estate can feel like an unscheduled enterprise that requires us to keep on our toes, ready to act at any moment. To minimize surprises and increase productivity, here’s my personal schedule comprised of hourly blocks of time. 1) Appointment Blocks – I fit clients to my schedule, and allow 1-3 hours depending on the day; 2) Prospecting for one hour; 3) Follow-up for one hour; Marketing/Lead Generation for one hour; office work also one hour. I fit lunch in at the same time each day to keep myself on schedule. I suggest you build your own perfect daily schedule using a minimum of one hour for each category, stick to your schedule and see exponential results!
  • Random thing I’m mulling over- What kind of winter coat should I get my dog… He’s a huge Rhodesian Ridgeback (bred initially in Africa!) which means he’s not really winterized by nature. Any ideas or suggestions?