One of the most important things I have my coaching clients understand about their businesses is knowing their numbers. The numbers can tell the story and identify the health of a business whether climbing the mountain or falling off the cliff. Knowing your numbers gives you the information to pivot, make incremental adjustments, or provides the blue print to scale. In sales specifically, knowing the conversion rate between key numbers provides the information to now make the business predictable. Ex. It takes me 10 leads to secure 5 new customers; a 50% conversion rate. Now if I want 40 new customers, I will need 80 leads.
In this post, I will stick to productivity numbers...look for a future post on the financials. What are the productivity numbers you should track and understand? Here is an example of looking at the key productivity numbers for a real estate agent.
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Laurie and I on the gondola ride at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
As a business coach, I often have conversations with my coaching clients about seeking counterbalance with work and life. Finding a balance with work and life is a lie many have been told over the years. For those that seek "work-life balance", it is chasing the unicorn, seeking the pot of gold, or finding that leprechauns are real. The attempt to be balanced in work and life adds unnecessary stress because no one can obtain it. You can not give both equal attention at any one time; it's impossible. Counterbalance is what is realistic. Sometimes you will be more in your work world than personal world, and sometimes you will be more in your personal world than work world. It is okay to be in the extremes as long as you are aware, and that you swing the pendulum from time to time. When you are giving attention to your personal world, stay there and be present. The same goes for your...
I had the opportunity this morning to interview a friend and colleague; Chad Hyams, Coach, Author, and Owner of Ember Seminars. I dove into Chad's coaching approach that focuses in all areas of L.I.F.E. (Love, Improvement, Fitness, and Economics), and how he helps others achieve greatness. We covered topics including what does accountability truly mean, how do you separate yourself from the sea of agents, why I don't order Jack and Pepsi, and much more valuable information. Whether you're inside or outside the real estate industry, or you're just looking to improve in key areas of your life, tune in to this interview that is approximately 43 minutes long.
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This morning, I had eXp Realty LLC agent, Darren Sager based out of New Jersey reach out to me and ask what are the 7 common problems real estate agents are looking to solve as a business owners from my perspective as a coach. While this question can be challenging and a case by case basis with the number of real estate agents in the industry, there are some patterns that rise to the surface. These 7 common problems that I will address below are exactly the reason every agent should hire a coach, find their tribe, and engage in training that brings value to their business.
7 Problems Real Agents are Looking to Solve as Business Owners
June 19, 2019
Blogging is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to you as an entrepreneur. And social media packs a powerful marketing punch, too. Google Analytics is astounding for the data it collects about traffic to your website and where it’s coming from, better than a hound dog on a coon hunt. But even as powerful as each one of these marketing tools is individually, they pack an unbeatable punch when used together as a powerful blogging combo!
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The Benefits of Blogging
When I tell people I write blog posts to market my clients’ businesses, journaling usually pops up in their minds. But blogging is much more than journaling. And it does so much more for a business. The benefits of blogging make it the most powerful marketing tool for every business owner, yes, every.
Here are 10 of them:
Having been a business coach since 2010, I've seen the industry evolve, and the people that claim to be professional business coaches re-establish standards on what is acceptable. One thing that has been a pet peeve for me over the years is coaches using curse words in their messaging under the guise of it being a "pattern interrupt". What is a pattern interrupt? A pattern interrupt is something used when the conversation or thinking is stuck in a rut. It can produce momentary confusion, which then allows the conversation or thinking to pivot to something else.
Here my thoughts on the topic in the video above.
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June 6th, 2019 - Red Hawk Coaching
I hear a lot of people on social media and other forms of media tout that they are self-made. They wear it like a badge of honor, and no one can tell them any different. The story usually consists of living a life presented with no opportunities, no support, and through grit and grind clawed their way to success. I don't believe this to be true. I do believe the hard work, taking action, and commitment to being the best one can be at their craft. What I mean by no one is self-made is that we all have a supporting cast whether visible or behind the scenes. I use the example of last night's game, game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors.
Steph Curry shot the lights out with 47 points in Game 3, yet the Golden State Warriors still lost. See it does not matter how great Steph Curry is as an athlete, even with his heroic efforts, he could not take his team to victory. See I believe victory, even in the eyes of...
You've probably heard variations of this phrase.
"The grass is always greener on the other side."
"The grass isn't greener on the other side; it's just spray painted."
The grass isn't greener on the other side; there is just a septic tank below it."
Something that is more true to me everyday is "The grass is always greener where you water it". I see people everyday make moves between brokerages with the thought something is going to be different. More than likely, nothing will change. What would happen if we just watered the grass right where we are now? What if we formed the habits necessary to be successful right where we are now? What if we took action to secure new business right where we are now?
Folks, the grass doesn't change, you've changed (watered grass), or you've chosen not to change (unwatered brown, dying grass).
If you need help growing right where you are, we need to be in conversation. Send me a message, and let's just have a conversation. Having over 10,000 booked...
There are two things that cause money problems.
My wife and I were invited to attend the 70th Anniversary of Wholesale Electric; a family owned business located in Houston, Texas. The evening included crawfish, fried catfish, potatoes, corn, and beer. Performing at the party was Texas's own Cory Morrow. Watching Cory and his band play a 2 hour, non-stop set, made me think about mastering my craft.
In Malcom Gladwell's book Outliers, he states that anyone can master a skill with 10,000 hours of practice. It is often said, "time on task over time" will equal a desired outcome. When I look at my coaching practice since 2010, I've booked over 10,000 hours in coaching sessions with business owners. When a coaching client says that I taught a particular script with ease, or I make a skill like time management seem so easy, what they are really experiencing is the result of working on a skill with over 10,000 hours of practice.
Are you a new business owner? If so, give yourself time. Often times when speaking with...