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

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 in the bath room – in a hot shower or resting on the throne.

Great Mentors. People who are already successful that have written a book(s), not just any author. Best to ask advice with successful mentors, not your friends.
The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. Psalms
Abraham (a group of non-physical beings channeled by Ester Hicks)

For education, I look to those who have gone before. I listen and learn what worked and what didn’t. For wisdom, I have to look inside myself and listen to my inner voice. I have known many wise people but their wisdom could only be handed off as education. I have always been an early adapter. I watched hundreds of real estate agents buy thousands of tapes, books, video, and computer programs, take them home with the best of intentions, procrastinate and eventually do nothing, therefore wasting money and never moving forward with any sort of business model. If it looked good, we bought it, put it into immediate practice and if it worked, we kept it. If it didn’t work, we tweaked it and made it work or else learned a lesson and moved on.

First and foremost wisdom is gained from taking action which creates experience. With that said, if I need some advice I seek people that are living examples in the areas of my interest, directly or indirectly. People I know personally or individuals I know from books, audios, and videos. The law of the lid says we need to find lid lifters to help us get where we want to go. If I am a number 7, the law of the lid says I must find an 8,9, or 10 that has the knowledge and wisdom to lift me up to a higher level.

My wisdom comes from the Lord & His word! simple smile Where does wisdom come from, Part 2

I think that one way wisdom is found is by simply looking into our natural gift of intuition–some may say by looking into our hearts, others may call this allowing God to speak to us. When we take a break, however brief, from the “noise” that surrounds us, including the noise that lives in our own minds, it allows the wisdom to come forth–we just “know”. This is an oversimplification, of course, but is the only way to say briefly where wisdom may be found.

The phrase “Consider the source” comes to mind. The more science sourced, the better reliability, but also, those who have studied and have first hand experience are more trusted than gossips.

A friend wisely said, “Your wisdom teeth.”

Hope you enjoyed those, now go out and create some wisdom of your own!

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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Love and business

Given that I’ve recently blogged about risk, and the fact that Valentine’s Day is this Saturday, I Googled “Love and Business” and found this interesting article about the combination of the two (excerpt below, full article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/corey-blake/business-gains-are-double_b_6636928.html): “Loving and leading this way is a risk, no doubt about it. It’s a risk for your […]

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