Success Stair

My Fixer-Upper Life: A Personal & Professional Story

It’s easy to look at someone who’s successful and assume their life has always been perfect. I’m guilty of jumping to the conclusion myself when I meet some people. But then I remind myself of a kid who started with nothing, fought through some really tough years, and then worked his way to a comfortable, […]

Addiction

Addiction and the Lies We Tell Ourselves

Addiction comes in many forms — from drugs and alcohol to food and gambling. But something all addictions have in common is that they’re extremely damaging to our lives, and yet we can always find ways to justify continuing down the path of addiction. How do we do that? By lying to ourselves. Here are […]

Vision

The Long and Short-Term Risks of Not Articulating Your Vision

Not having a clear set of goals is a proven way to ensure you’ll never meet them. That’s why articulating your vision is a critical first step toward success—to give yourself something to aspire to besides some general idea of “making it.” Don’t settle for some half-baked idea of where you want to be in […]

Entrepreneurship

Top 5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

Whether launching a tech startup or building a brick and mortar store, entrepreneurs often share similar qualities that contribute to their success. A combination of passion, commitment, and innovation are needed to take the sometimes-scary step toward working for yourself—and these are traits that I’ve seen in entrepreneurs time and time again. If you’re considering […]

Leader

A Business Can Only Be as Strong as Its Leader

Over the course of 40 years in the real estate industry, I have worked hard to coach, train, and provide leadership for countless sales executives. This is a job I don’t take lightly, because I learned very early in my career that a business can only be as strong as its leader. I was still […]

mindset

The Four Pillars of Action: Mindset, Vision, Plan, Team

Success isn’t something that just happens to people — it requires action. And over the course of decades of working in the world of business, I’ve honed in on the four pillars of action: Mindset, vision, plan, and team. With these four pillars firmly in place, you’ll have the tools you need to achieve success in […]

Passions

Let’s Make a Plan for Your Passions

I talk a lot about success as a result of setting and achieving goals. Meeting your professional and financial goals can be hugely fulfilling, but if you don’t give yourself space to explore your passions, you’ll likely struggle to feel truly happy. So, what are your passions? They can be tough to define, especially if […]

Breaking the Habits We Don’t Know We Have

Whether good or bad, habits can be easy to ignore. They become part of our everyday behavior — part of who we are. Sometimes habits can be beneficial. Solid sleep habits and exercise routines can make us happier and healthier individuals in the long run. But habits can just as easily have a negative impact […]

entrepreneurial

How to Maintain an Entrepreneurial Spirit at Every Stage of Growth

As the owner of the largest and most productive RE/MAX franchise in the country, you might think the entrepreneurial spirit left me long ago. But you’d be wrong. I worked my way up from humble beginnings, and I’ve based RE/MAX Results on the guiding principles of entrepreneurship. When I was first starting out in my […]