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

Pay Attention, Part 2

Pay Attention, Part 2
So last week I wrote about how digital and human interruptions are bombarding us every day, and the huge cost that creates. Here are some of the ideas you shared with me about how you lessen those interruptions in your own life:

-Move to an area with no distractions
-Sit facing a blank wall with a pen in hand while proofreading
-Put office phone on “always forward” so I don’t look at caller ID
-Shut the door to my office and tell my staff not to come in
-Go to classes or meetings without electronic devices

And here are some more suggestions from the article, many of which have to do with setting boundaries:

1. Only check e-mail at set times throughout the day (2-4 times is most productive).
2. Keep e-mail software and all noisemakers turned off unless you are using them.
3. When possible, use “No reply necessary” in the subject line or body of an e-mail to cut volleys.
4. Shut down personal calls during work hours.
5. Turn off browsers and social media.
6. Meditate. Studies show Buddhist monks have powerful attention skills.
7. Offer employees a mindfulness training course, teaching them how to boost concentration, focus on the moment and prevent burnout.

OK, I hope at least one of those gives you some idea about how you can cut down on distractions and pay more attention. Good luck!

Pay Attention!

Pay Attention! Entrepreneur Magazine, Sept. 2014, article by Joe Robinson Chronic interruptions-of the digital and human variety-are assaulting our concentration. E-mails, phone calls, text messages, other people, and more are bombarding us with interruptions all day long (and all night as well!). Here are a few quotes from the article: “Chronic intrusions shrink attention spans, […]

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The Power of Silence

Shawn Achor, writing in the July issue of Success Magazine (which I highly recommend subscribing to) had this to say about the Silent Treatment: “Neuroscientists have found that monks who spend years in quiet meditation actually grow their brains (the prefrontal cortex), like an athlete builds biceps. Don’t worry-you don’t have to spend years in […]

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Halftime is not just for sports events!

It’s almost halftime for your business, and by this I mean that this coming Monday is June 30th, the halfway point to 2014. How are you doing on your yearly goals? Are you ahead of schedule, behind, or right on track? I always take time with my coaching clients at this point in the year […]

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Words of wisdom from Todd Duncan

The other day I got to see and hear Todd Duncan, author of Time Traps and 13 other books, speak at a real estate gathering. He said lots of great things, but these two really stuck out and I thought they were worth sharing: 1. Take 5 minutes out of every hour to stop and […]

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Don’t try to be useful, be yourself!

Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I only like to do so when I’m feeling moved and inspired and like I have something to share. The following quote comes from Manuscript Found in Accra, by Paulo Coelho (who also authored The Alchemist, another great book): “Don’t try to be useful. Try […]

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