Jul 18 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

The Path to Career Satisfaction

If you find yourself daydreaming about finding a career you're actually passionate about, you're not alone. The following TED Talks may help you dig deeper and reveal why finding or creating a satisfying... »

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May 11 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

The Domino Effect

  Did you know that a single domino is capable of bringing down another domino that is actually 50% larger. With this random fact in mind, think of this... If you started with a single... »

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Apr 28 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Six Checkout Line Hacks

It's frustrating to make your way to grocery or retail registers only to find long, winding lines that await you. And, sometimes it feels like you get stuck in the slowest one. These six... »

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Apr 24 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Everyone Makes a Difference

  Do you add to or take away from the experience of your customers and colleagues? Do you move your organization closer to or further from its goals? Do you perform your work in... »

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Apr 5 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Now Presenting!

You can't win all listings, but you can win more with a cue from these top listing presentation techniques: Pave the way. When potential sellers call, asking intake questions about why they want to... »

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Mar 25 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Apps for Busy Agents

These great apps help busy real estate pros be more productive. Doodle ends back-and-forth appointment scheduling hassles. It synchronizes your personal and work calendars, then allows others to select a mutually convenient time. Free... »

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Mar 21 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

The Right Pro for the Job

Whether buying a fixer-upper or updating their home to sell, clients may be interested in home renovations. If it's their first renovation-rodeo, give them some guidance on where to start when hiring a... »

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Mar 14 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Six Principles to Perfect Persuasion

Highly persuasive people don't fall into a single personality type, but they all share some fundamental skills. Here are six key principles to follow to be more persuasive: Present the positive. Always position your... »

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Feb 22 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Timing Testimonials

As more and more homeowners head online for real estate information, getting great testimonials and reviews needs to become a key component of a well-rounded marketing plan. Since you already provide stellar customer service,... »

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Feb 15 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

A New Take on Old Tech

It used to be that electronics and devices performed a single job. But at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), manufacturers unveiled a host of products that expand our notions of what household... »

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Feb 9 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

You Gotta Have Heart

February is American Heart Month, and a perfect reminder to make small changes that can have a big impact in your heart health. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the... »

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Feb 7 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Dessert in 6 Ingredients or Less

Dive into dessert with these simple recipes in no time flat—all requiring six ingredients or less. Trouble-Free Tiramisu (Serves 2) 14 vanilla wafers, divided 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules 2 tablespoons hot water 2 snack-size... »

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Jan 9 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

FHA Reducing Annual Insurance Premiums

As the nation’s housing market continues to improve, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced today the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premiums most borrowers will pay by... »

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Dec 20 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Bad Habit Busters

Establishing habits is how our brains simplify tasks, saving time and energy for more important matters. The only problem is not-so-healthy patterns can develop into habitual behaviors we would rather not have. Here are... »

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Dec 13 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Beat the Winter Break Blues

Taking a little extra time to make days off more special for kids doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Use these activity ideas as a winter fun springboard! Fortify the fun. A favorite... »

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Dec 2 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Delightful December Drinks

Even if the weather outside is not so frightful, there's nothing like curling up by a fire with a good book and a nice warm beverage. We've chosen three special concoctions perfect for... »

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Nov 15 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Holiday Hosting Hacks

We all love having family and friends home for the holidays, but most of us wish we could spend more time chatting than being on kitchen detail. The following time-saving tips and holiday... »

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Sep 20 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

WOOP Your Goals Into Success

Dr. Gabriele Oettingen, psychologist, researcher and author of the book "Rethinking Positive Thinking," says we've been inundated with advice to think positively or visualize success. While visualizing the achievement of our goals may feel good, those... »

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Sep 14 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Take a Thank You Walk

This week on Chasing Excellence we take another look at The Energy Bus. You might find "The Thank You Walk" to be a bit silly, but I think it's a great idea! Watch this... »

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Sep 6 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Reclaim the Hours in Your Day

The average workweek in the U.S. is almost eight hours longer than those in the rest of the world. One Harvard Business School study showed 94 percent of subjects worked over 50 hours per week, and of... »

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Jun 9 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

12 Life Hacks for Social Success

Be confident. People like confident (not cocky!) people. Fake it till you make it. Not confident? Believe you are and eventually you will be. Stay relaxed meeting new people. Nervous? Imagine you already know them. To remember a new... »

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Apr 21 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

How to Fact Check the Internet

“Facts” pop up on the Internet and often sound like they’re from a credible source. Here’s how to check them. Fishy headlines. Search the exact headline on Bing or Google. If it’s fake, you’ll see... »

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Dec 2 2015
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
137 posts

Six Ways to Block Distractions at Work

The more productive you are at work, the more time you’ll have to pursue personal interests and take care of your other responsibilities. Nothing cuts into productivity like on-the-job distractions. Here's how to... »

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