How great leadership makes a big difference in commercial real estate Jul 07, 2022

Yesterday I launched a new series of content about leadership in commercial real estate, kicking it off with John Casmon of the Multifamily Insights podcast interviewing me about that topic.

We discuss how individual performers can smoothly transition into a position of leadership, and how to...

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Setting non-financial goals for the new financial year Jun 30, 2022

It’s the last day of the financial year in Australia and a few other countries, too.

The EOFY is a time when many people reflect on their financial and professional life, and then set some goals for the following 12 months.

And that’s a good thing…as long as you’re not...

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Nine stories of success to help you stay on track Jun 23, 2022

As we enter another period of economic uncertainty, you may be wondering if your plans for success are still on track.

Here’s a fact: hearing real stories of progress about people in commercial real estate is much better for you than listening to the stories of doom and gloom that the media...

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The three secrets to your success in commercial real estate Jun 16, 2022

I believe there are three secrets to your success in commercial real estate.

One of the secrets is especially so – because people don’t talk about it that much.

This secret is to be appreciated for what you do.

In commercial real estate, we sometimes don't get the same level of...

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How to spend a month working overseas Jun 14, 2022

I prefer going into the office over working from home.

However, to give flexible working a proper go, I spent the past month working remotely.

Very remotely.

I spent four weeks based in Korea.

This experiment coincided with our daughter’s second birthday, and thanks to COVID it was the...

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Identifying and dealing with blind spots that are holding you back Jun 09, 2022

Most people in commercial real estate are happy to share their successes, but it's the setbacks in life that often provide the biggest learnings and the most revealing insights for others.

I was a guest recently on Cody Lewis’ Real Estate (Un)Success Stories - a podcast dedicated to some of...

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The three body parts to check before making an important choice Jun 02, 2022

Do you consider yourself to be good at making decisions?

Are there some choices you’ve made that turned out to be wrong?

Whether you have few regrets, or if you’d like more than your fair share of do-overs, knowing the three parts of your body to consult before making important...

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Turn your smart phone into a time saver in commercial real estate May 26, 2022

I don’t know about you, but I am guilty of wasting too much time on my smartphone.

In fact, when I checked the stats, I was shocked by just how much time was spent staring at my screen – and how many times I picked up my phone every day.

If you’re like me, and want your...

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Cut all of your emails down to 100 words or less May 19, 2022

TL; DR stands for too long, didn't read.

It’s the author admitting most people won’t read a long email or blog post.

They’re not wrong: the average time spent reading an email is just 13.4 seconds…it’s 37 seconds for blogs (hopefully you’re still there!).


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Four ways to grow a commercial real estate business May 19, 2022

One of the most important functions of leadership is to drive growth.

It matters because if your commercial real estate business isn’t growing, it’s dying.

But it’s not just about growth in terms of revenue; it’s also about the growth of people in the business.

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