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The ONE Thing Washington and Lincoln Did as President

Being the leader of the free world is by far the most difficult job on the planet. It’s a role that requires an amazing amount of focus and sacrifice, and it doesn’t allow for time off. President’s Day was established as a time for us to honor our country’s fearless
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My Personal Everest: or How I Overcame My Fear While Covered in Sweat, Mosquito Repellent and Drywall Dust

During my first day at Keller Williams Realty International, I pulled a toilet out of a wall and trudged through sewer mud, but that wasn’t the craziest part of my week. The craziest part happened after a conversation on the bus ride back to Austin from the Hurricane Harvey-flooded streets
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Webinar with Shawn Stevenson

Waking up the morning after a bad night of sleep is something no one enjoys, but for some of us, it’s such a regular occurrence that we learn to make peace with it and consider it to be a “fact of life”. And why not? There’s no amount of lost
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Three Eating Habits Worth Building in 2021

The new year is always an opportunity to reset our diets after a holiday season of indulgent treats, but it’s especially important after a year like 2020. So many variables worked against healthy habits: Stress and uncertainty led many of us to reach for fast, convenient foods or less-than-nourishing treats
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How to Stay Focused Despite Summer Distractions

Since childhood we are ingrained with the idea that summer is a time for taking breaks. Work gives way to relaxing, playing outdoors, swimming and family vacations. After 18+ years of this seasonal schedule, the mindset of summer equating to break time becomes a habit and focusing on work becomes
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4 Ways to Increase your Energy Level before Leaving for Work

The start of our morning sets the tone for the entire day. It can be rushed, hectic and tense, or it can be relaxed, refreshing and productive. When the day begins on a great note after a good night’s sleep it seems like we’re able to take on whatever life
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Four Habits Every Boss Should Build in Their First Year

Being a good manager is no easy feat. Not only do you have directives from above to follow, but you have a team of people who are depending on you to make good decisions and guide them. We may sometimes picture Steve Carrell’s role as the bumbling boss of Dunder
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Why Checking Things Off Your List is Making You Less Productive at Home

First there were miniature memo pads and pencils, now we have note-taking apps that go with us everywhere on our smartphones. Making lists of what needs to get done around the house and at work can help us remember all the to-dos, but it can also keep us from focusing
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Organization Habits of Highly Effective Agents

Keller Williams has some of the most successful agents on the planet, in part because they know how to organize their business for maximum productivity. A 2010 Office Depot poll found that this isn’t unique to real estate agents. In general 82 percent of people felt the more organized they
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Learning to Become Resilient: Part Two

[This is the first part of a two-part series where we’ll walk readers through the different qualities of resilience]   Last month we talked about resilience – what it is and how the stuff works. While many people are apt to believe that resilience is a trait, something unquantifiable and
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