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How to get people to reply to your emails Sep 16, 2021

Episode 53 of CRE Success: The Podcast (and this blog post) is based on a message that I received from Lisa, as follows:

“I need advice, please. How do you handle people not following up on emails? I find once I respond to an email, in my mind, it is done. And I'm awaiting a response....

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Learnings from lockdown Sep 09, 2021

A belief that a lot of people have held (partly in hope) is that things are going to go back to the way they were before COVID-19.

What we're actually seeing is that things aren't going "back to normal"...instead the expression "the new normal" has been coined.

Some of the skills you've...

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Beliefs that are lies - why I pivoted my podcast after 50 episodes Sep 02, 2021

It's a good idea to set yourself new challenges.

It can stop you from getting stale or starting to just "phone it in".

Sometimes, even if it ain't broke, you can still set the bar higher or change it up, to keep things interesting (as opposed to "fix it").

After 50 episodes, I've evolved the...

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10 simple tricks to make your LinkedIn profile a lead magnet Jul 30, 2021

In 2020 I released a series of videos on how people in commercial real estate can level-up their LinkedIn profile. It was recorded at a JLL Victoria Toastmasters Club meeting in February 2020, just before I left the firm. The three videos are on this page.

This post summarises the steps, and...

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Accelerating career success and leadership in commercial real estate Jul 29, 2021

I was absolutely honoured to be one of Allison S. Weiss' first guests (well, episode 11!) on her amazing new podcast for commercial real estate professionals called Growing Careers and Companies.

I had a total blast speaking to her about how to navigate a global career and the importance of...

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New ideas for managing your time in commercial real estate Jul 09, 2021

If you feel like you don't have time to watch this 53-second video, then you need to watch this video.

If you feel like you don't have time to listen to the below 28-minute podcast, then you definitely need to listen to the episode.

Time management is an ongoing challenge for many busy commercial...

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How should people in commercial real estate be investing their time? Apr 23, 2021

Sometimes you need to invest time to make time, even (or especially) when you don't have time.

One of the things that I hear from people when I'm talking about the opportunities for coaching and training is that there's no time.

"We're too busy", is an objection I've heard.

An owner of a...

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The benefits of mentoring Apr 13, 2021

In late 2019, when I was still working at JLL in Melbourne, and before I launched CRE Success, I was proud to be selected as a Mentor in the Property Council of Australia's 2020 Mentoring Program.

An outline of the program (as it was intended to be before COVID-19 was "a thing")...

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21 things you must know before you can grow on Clubhouse Feb 11, 2021

Become a Clubhouse pro...Clubhouse is the new audio-only networking platform that it seems like everyone who is anyone is currently obsessed with.

Listen to the above clip which features Darren Krakowiak, Founder of CRE Success, speaking to Nina Christian, Founder and Managing...

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A new success platform for people in commercial real estate Dec 11, 2020

Thanks to Tobi Skovron, CEO of Creative Cubes, a leading co-working operator in Melbourne, for inviting me to be a guest on his vlog for the second time in 2020 - what an honour!!

In this video, I share with Tobi's audience (which includes a lot of commercial real estate agents)...

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