WelcomeGreetings, and welcome to Bradley K. Warren and Associates, Inc.  My name is Brad Warren, and I am a real estate business coach and seminar leader.  Since 1978, I have taught seminars in 18 foreign countries, in 27 of the United States, in front of over 40,000 people, and have done one-on-one coaching with hundreds of professionals and business owners.  Since 2003, I have been focusing my practice on the real estate profession, and have launched this website with the goal of bringing the best tips, tools, and techniques to real estate agents to help them grow their businesses with less effort and struggle and more results.

To start you off, I am offering a FREE 20-page e-book on Time Management (it’s actually a chapter I wrote from a larger book entitled Blueprint for Success: 12 Powerhouse Professionals, which includes chapters from Ken Blanchard and Stephen Covey as well).  My chapter focuses on what I believe is the #1 impediment to running a successful real estate practice, and that is the effective and efficient use of time.  I talk about goals, how to keep a time log to track where your precious time really goes, how to prioritize, how to effectively use To-Do lists and planners, how to plan a week at a time, dealing with drop-in visitors and telephone interruptions, the 7 steps to masterful delegation, 10 tips for overcoming procrastination, ideas for running more effective meetings, and a few suggestions for improving your communication skills.  I believe that this chapter alone, if you read it thoroughly and implement the ideas I’ve presented, will make a huge difference in how you schedule and plan your weekly activities, and will result in more productive use of your time and greater accomplishment of your goals.  A wonderful side benefit is a dramatic decrease in stress!  So go now to the top right hand side of this page, type in your name and email address, click the ‘Subscribe’ button, and the chapter will be on its way to you immediately

Do you have “thought” insurance?

Probably everyone reading this has insurance of some kind: life, car, house, business, etc. And why do we buy insurance? To protect us in case something goes wrong. Of course, we hope we never have to use the insurance, and if we’re lucky, we won’t, but I think all of us would agree it’s money well spent, if for no other reason than peace of mind.

Well, what about “thought” insurance? Do you have insurance against the negative thoughts that come up in your mind (and they do, no matter how positive a person you are) that set you back, cause doubt and confusion, make you upset, etc.? Here are some examples of what I mean:

1. Reading positive books, magazines, newsletters, etc. on a daily basis
2. Subscribing to daily emails, quotes, affirmations, etc.
3. Having a “Little Voice Management System” for stopping negative mind chatter (such as saying to yourself whenever you catch yourself having a negative thought “Thank you for sharing” or “Cancel, cancel, cancel!”)
4. Only associating with positive, wonderful people (which may mean letting go of some of the current people you hang out with)
5. Attending live events that are uplifting and motivating
6. Doing daily meditation
7. Writing out affirmations or things you’re grateful for every day

You get the point, yes? So how do you insure yourself against negative thoughts and influences in your life? I’d love to hear from you about that.

Where does wisdom come from, Part 2

Here are the unedited responses I got to last week’s blog post: Some find wisdom, inspiration and creativity in the mountains, some at the seashore, some at work and some at play, some at home, and others away. For me, all of these stimulants will influence me but usually the greatest wisdom comes to me […]

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Where do you find wisdom?

“Ours is a generation bloated with information and starved for wisdom.” So wrote Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post. Hundreds of TV stations to watch and so little actually worth watching. The same can be said for radio stations, the number of books published and blogs written (not THIS blog, of course!), movies produced, […]

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The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna I just read an article from one of my mentors, T. Harv Eker, where he talked about The Big Kahuna, or the one big thing. He was talking about work-life balance, and on the work side, he said if you want to be rich, you’ve got to focus on the one big […]

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Did I do my best to…

This is from Success Magazine, March 2015 (which again I highly recommend you subscribe to): “Ask yourself the following questions every day to stay on track toward goals and focus on the things in your life that are within your control. Did I do my best to: Set clear goals? Make progress toward goal achievement? […]

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Beware of giving meaning to things!

“Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Shakespeare “In dance, no movement or direction is better or worse than another. This, too, is a way to view all of life. See all the ‘good and bad’ things that happen to you simply as movements in the dance of life.” Zen wisdom […]

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