Posts Tagged ‘Bianca Martinez’

  • Power of Productivity Tool #7- Staying Focused

    Jun 24, 14 • Boney • Our Team's Culture, Uncategorized1 CommentRead More »

    The Ultimate Leverage Questions Question Number One: What do I want to let go ofright now so I do not bring it into my future? Question Number Two: What do I have right now that I want to keep and bring into my future? Question Number Three: What do I want to be in my future that is currently not in my present?    Your Thoughts Create Your Reality What makes all of this so important is that your thoughts become your reality.  If you’re not sure what you’ve been thinking, have a look around you because whatever shows up over time is what you’ve been focusing on. Your currently reality is a mirror of what you’ve been thinking.  To change your world, change your thoughts.  With the change of focus comes a change in feeling and thus a change in being.  Being is the state that creates the reality you find yourself in.  Of course your actions will give you clues to what you believe, too. For example, if you think you’re a great relationship builder but notice you have not called or visited a client or a friend in weeks, your behavior is telling you what you really think.  It’s not important that you know how you are going to get what you want. What is important is that you know what you want to create.

  • Power of Productivity Tool #6: Mental Toughness-Navy Seal Status

    Jun 17, 14 • Boney • Our Team's Culture, UncategorizedNo CommentsRead More »

      What Can Navy SEALs Can Teach You About Being The Worlds Best Real Estate Agent A Navy SEAL is someone who has survived the most challenging military training in the world. Actually, the word SEAL stands for “Sea, air, and land fighting.” These guys do it all from swimming – with scuba gear and snorkeling gear on – all the way to jumping out of airplanes, parachuting and all the mili- tary stuff they do on land.  Those who pass the training demonstrate an almost super- human ability to keep functioning in very stressful situations.   It’s very much like the real estate and the mortgage business where situations can be very tense/very stressful on all the parties involved.  As a Navy SEAL you learn how to function effectively as opposed to going into your primitive fight and flight or freeze reaction. Imagine when the telephone rings and the appraisal comes in low; or the telephone rings and the FICA score is too low; or the telephone rings and the information that you get is that the client wants to bail out. For a SEAL, that’s like they’re out blowing things up or people are shooting at them. They need to have the mental tough- ness to really be strong under super-stressful situations. You might ask yourself, “Hey, what does this have to do with productivity and being a

  • Essential Power of Productivity Tool #5 Strong Referral Foundation

    Jun 10, 14 • Boney • Our Team's CultureNo CommentsRead More »

    “You demonstrate character when your intentions are aligned with your behavior.” -Joe Stumpf For example, if you say you are a consultant but you behave like a salesperson, your behavior is not aligning with your intentions and you’re out of character.  Super stars have persona.  But super servants have character. And your goal is to be a super servant!  And what I want to help you do right now is to find out what it takes to shed your persona and replace it with character. Everyone has their own definition of character. But however you define it, the most important thing is that you live out your own intentions of it.  True change begins on the inside and works its way to the outside. And in many cases you are the only one who knows your intentions. So you’re the only one who can judge if your intentions are aligned with your behavior and if you’re acting with character. Bianca Martinez

  • Essential Power Productivity Tool #4: See-Through Vision

    Jun 3, 14 • Boney • Our Team's CultureNo CommentsRead More »

    This concept is one of my favorites. What the most successful people in all walks of life have mastered is something I like to call See-Through Vision.  It’s actually a skill we learn as kids: the ability to see thing through the eyes of other people.  There is an exercise in the book Irrational Exuberance that describes a three-year-old kid sitting in a classroom. The teacher comes in and empties a box of crayons in front of the kid and puts candy in the box.  Then an adult walks into the room and the teacher says to the three-year-old, “What do you think you’re that adult thinks is in the box?   “The child says, “They think there is candy in there.” The experiment is then repeated with a five-year-old.  The adult walks in and the teacher asks the five-year-old, “What do you think that adult thinks is in the box?”  The five-year-old answers “crayons”. Something happens between the ages of three and five where children gain the ability to see the world through other peoples’ eyes. You see, when the three-year-old is asked what the adult thinks is in the box they say candy because they can only see the world through their own eyes. Even though they are the only!  Ones who saw the candy being put in the box they assume the adult would see the candy

  • Your “Big Opportunity”

    May 27, 14 • Boney • Our Team's Culture, Uncategorized1 CommentRead More »

    Essential Power Productivity Tool #3: Big Opportunity Time Concentration, attention, focus, in the zone, flow, optimal state — they all mean pretty much the same thing: single-minded- ness. And in this new economy and new world order the ability to focus, concentrate and attend to one th ing at a time may be the single most important skill you can develop in order to be power- fully productive. In fact, one of the reasons so few people become power- fully productive is they don’t direct their focus. They choose not to concentrate their power. Most medi- ocre people dabble in business and choose never to pour them- selves fully, one hundred percent, into one thing. What Is “Big Opportunity Time”? Big Opportunity Time is the ritual that will help you focus your efforts to get the maximum amount done during your work time. ! I have been experimenting with this concept of deep alignment because I want to get a lot of things done. It is based on my experience of creating high productivity and fierce focus!  Can you remember a time when you were working and everything just seemed to flow? When you were focused, productive, and time just seemed to flow? If you think back it was a time when you were completely physically, mentally, and emotionally engaged. You were enjoying your work and getting stuff done. You

  • Have You Ever Stopped To Ask Yourself?

    May 20, 14 • Boney • Our Team's CultureNo CommentsRead More »

    Essential Power Productivity Tool #2: 3 Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Day! There are 3 sets of questions you can choose to ask your- self at the end of every day: 1)What is the most challenging decision you made to- day that moved you closer to the resolution of any problem that you have? You have to deal with all the stuff that life throws at you. When you look at the obstacles, problems and challenges you face during each day, you can choose to think of them simply as conditions for playing this game called life. Instead of being frustrated by all the challenges, shift your focus on what you learned, what relationships you deepened and what results you created. Instead of being upset or overwhelmed, look at any prob- lems as conditions that are required for you to overcome or work through in order to experience a higher level of responsibility. 2)What new idea, insight, awareness or bit of wisdom did you read or listen to that shifted your perspec- tive today? What new belief did you get? !24 When you gain new insight or awareness each day, you’re making a valuable mental deposit you can use later. By asking yourself this question at the end of every day, you set yourself up to make acquiring new knowledge a priority for tomorrow. 3)What relationship did

  • The Power of Productivity

    The Power of Productivity

      Welcome to the first of 10 part blog post to come.  STOP & THINK for a moment about your typical workday. Do you wake up tired? Check your e-mail before you get out of bed? Skip breakfast or grab something on the run that’s not particularly nutritious? What is your morning like?  Do you go through your day feeling like you woke on the wrong side of the bed-as the very popular saying goes. If that sounds like your morning,  You are not alone,  I was right there with you up until a few days ago, before I discovered  what the power of productivity is all about.  You are in control of the outcome of your own day.  What you probably didn’t know is that the first part of your day will most likely determine how most of your day will turn out. Before: My mornings have gone from the typical snoozing of the alarm clock, and dragging myself in to a nice warm shower, then skipping breakfast right after. Changes: I now address the issues that in the past delayed my day in the first part of my day.  I have created a very simple morning “Smart Start” ritual which includes 1) Social Media 5-10 minutes 2) Brush teeth-1 min 3) Foam roller/Stretch body to address pain in back-10 minutes 4) Drink a very cold bottle of water-1 minute 5)

  • Money Saving’s May

    May 5, 14 • Boney • The GreenHouse Group NewsletterNo CommentsRead More »

    You probably know that certain things are cheaper at certain times. Whether you’re buying airfare, dining out, or shopping online, there is often a “best time to buy“.  A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year.  “Benjamin Franklin once said, “Necessity never made a good bargain.”  It was true back in Ben’s time and it’s still true today. Consider what happens when you decide at the last-minute to take a vacation to the beach. When you go online to book it, ticket prices are astronomical. Yet, had you planned your trip out over the last 6 months, you would have had plenty of time to find a good deal. The same is true when it comes to buying a large appliance. If you plan ahead, you’ll have plenty of time to find a good deal before you desperately need the appliance. This is because there are certain times of year that are best for purchasing washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves/ranges, and the like. But when is the right time of year to buy? And what should you do if you need a new appliance immediately? May
 is the best month to purchase refrigerators. Unlike the other major appliances, most manufacturers roll out their new models of refrigerators in the summer. This means that last year’s models get discounted during

  • What’s GREENer than free trees!

    Apr 29, 14 • Boney • Green LifestyleNo CommentsRead More »

      We all could use some relaxing time under the shade while breathing fresh oxygen, wouldn’t you agree?   …and no, I’m not sending you off to a vacay in the Bahamas, if that’s what you might have thought 😉   But I do have a *local* idea. In my continued commitment to holding the Green torch for our community, I came across this irresistible offer from our friends at Urban Corps.  They want to offer you the opportunity to receive your free Tree(s) sponsored by the San Diego County Urban Corps!    Trees may be planted in a public right away, or in the curb in front of your home. Simply fill out the form on the link below. Ask for as many your heart desires…Only thing that Urban Corps asks is that you water the tree(s).   Here at The GreenHouse Group it would make us very happy to assist you in your commitment on going Green.  Continued nourishment to that tree, makes for an endless gift of giving. The more you nourish the tree, the more shade & oxygen it gives over the years. A gift of a tree, is something that is a gift for generations to come!   Here’s the link to get started:   Bianca Martinez

  • Response to @JVolstad: What’s the difference between a Buyer’s Agent and a Seller’s Agent?

    Apr 8, 14 • Boney • How To Buy A HomeNo CommentsRead More »

    What’s the difference between a Buyer’s Agent and a Seller’s Agent? Traditionally, all agents involved in a real estate transaction legally represent the Seller (both the “Listing Agent” and the “Selling Agent.”) When a Buyer’s Agent is involved, the person buying the property is represented by the “Selling Agent,” who is known as the “Buyer’s Agent.” How does a Buyer’s Agent get paid? The Buyer’s Agent gets paid with commissions that come from one of two places: ~ Out of the total commission being paid to the listing agency, or ~ As a reduction in the selling price equivalent to the Buyer’s Agency commission, thus enabling a direct payment from the Buyer to the Buyer Agency. Typically, the Buyer’s Agency Commission is paid from the proceeds of the closing. What will it cost me? No additional cost! In fact, a Buyer’s Agent can save you money by being able to negotiate with the Seller and Selling Agent to work toward obtaining the lowest price and best terms for you, the Buyer. Why the Change? In the mid-1980’s, state licensing officials and trade organizations began questioning certain practices within the real estate industry. As a result, agents were required to reveal which party they were representing. Buyers began requesting equal representation. What are the Benefits of Buyer’s Agency? ~ Advise and counsel a Buyer with unrestricted assistance. ~Prepare an estimate of

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