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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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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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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Big brands offer us more than a product (or service). It’s something intangible—from the lifestyle image of Coca-Cola to the creative aura of Apple products; from the timeless luxury of Louis Vuitton, to... »
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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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It really surprises me how few people read publications that are focused on the industry they are in. By not reading industry publications, you're really being left out of the loop. It's like... »
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"Results aren't the criteria for success - it's the effort made for achievement that's important.” This may be my favorite quote by John Wooden, and it comes from Mortar Quality 5 of Coach... »
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For many home owners, hearing the term “reverse mortgage”  causes a chill to run down their spine. In reality, these loans have some real benefits for home owners and unfortunately, have the victim of bad... »
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Rain Gutters as Shelving. Mount pre-painted roof gutters on walls in kids’ rooms to display books and small toys. Marker Caddy. Cover a shoe box in attractive wrapping paper and fill with empty toilet paper rolls... »
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Today, it’s often called customer service, but the big idea is customer care. In times gone by when local merchants greeted customers by name and doctors made house calls, caring for customers wasn’t... »
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Fact or Fiction: My understanding is that renovation loans are only for buyers looking to buy houses in bad shape or properties considered “handyman specials.” FICTION! Although it is true that renovation loans can be... »
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With 68% of Americans now owning one, the smartphone has become the go-to camera for most people. Here are 10 tips for better smartphone pictures. Steady as she goes. Keep the phone still when shooting.... »
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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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Studies show that surroundings do influence your mood. A nicely decorated room is instantly uplifting, while a dreary one bums you out. If you’re afraid changing your décor costs a lot, the experts... »
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Adding a blog to your website can boost your search engine ranking and attract visitors. Guest blogging and social posts can get you even more traffic, but you still need great topics to... »
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Consumers can see big savings by buying high priced items at the right time. Here’s what the shopping experts say... Airline Tickets You’ll get the lowest price for a domestic flight approximately 47 days... »
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Attention business partners! TRID implementation is coming soon. Are you prepared? Register now for our sixth and final webinar on the Integrated Disclosure Rule. Date: Thursday, September 24 Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST Topic: TILA-RESPA Integrated... »
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Beyond owning a great place to live, home ownership has some appealing financial benefits. Home Ownership Builds Wealth. Owning a home can be a very good way to create wealth over the long term. Buy... »
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Are you aware of the upcoming FHA underwriting and eligibility changes and how they impact your clients? Join our FREE webinar to learn more! Date: Wednesday, August 19 Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST Click here... »
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Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Even the most financially responsible people can go through tough times, leading them to bankruptcy, a foreclosure or having to go through a short sale of... »
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Scotsman Guide released its third-annual rankings of the nation’s top-producing residential mortgage lenders, and HomeBridge finished #9. Thank you to all of our customers and business partners! Scotsman's Top Mortgage Lenders list is the industry's... »
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro tells CNN Money's Christine Romans why more people will be able to buy homes this year, and why that doesn't mean another housing bubble. Click here to... »
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