Welcome

 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

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 a sequestered, celibate silence to experience a boost. Take just 5 minutes each day to watch your breath go in and out…Meditation is one of the most powerful happiness interventions. Studies show that in the minutes right after meditating, we experience feelings of calm and contentment, as well as heightened awareness and empathy. And research even shows that regular meditation can permanently rewire the brain to raise levels of happiness, lower stress and even improve immune function.”

I started out several years ago doing just 5 minutes a day of quiet sitting in a chair, and gradually added 5 minutes a day over the years until I reached 30 minutes, which is what I do now every day. And I must agree with his conclusions, I am much more relaxed, calm, and happy when I’m done meditating, as well as throughout the entire day (just ask my wife!). So try it and let me know what you experience for yourself.

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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Goals plus a plan equals results

“Those who do not have goals are doomed forever to work for those who do.” -Brian Tracy “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” -Alexander Graham Bell “Plans are useless, but planning is essential.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower Need I go on? I think you will agree with me when I say that without […]

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What’s the problem that you’re the solution to?

I just returned from a 3-day seminar in LA conducted by Joel Roberts called The Language of Impact. It was all about how to speak more powerfully about what I do in the world. So when I was working with Joel, I started out saying things like “I help people deal with the overwhelmingly large […]

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