The Zebra Brand in Real Estate

I won’t say I have stayed out of the Zebra Debate surrounding The Lones Group and The Real Estate Zebra – Daniel Rothamel, however I haven’t blogged about it so far.  Mainly because there have been enough blogs and commentary now relative to the merits and non-merits of the case for a reasonable person to understand the debate and the confusion. What I find interesting is how brand has been established through Social Media over the last few days. While I am one of the few people that has received the Zebra Report for a number of years from the Lones Group, I really thought of it as a clever name for a Constant Contact Newsletter piece.  Certainly Denise has worn zebra clothing in the past and has used Zebra imagery on her website for a number...

Commitment Phobia and your Sales Career

Just so you know, I consider myself the most complicated person I know.  I mention that because if I can’t figure myself out its unlikely I can really “figure anyone else out”, however my thought is that all the internal emotional challenges that I go through even though on paper looks like I have it together is probably similar to what a lot of others in the Sales and Marketing profession go through on a regular basis. Most of us are adults here or at least we are generally trapped in adult bodies.  That being said we probably from time to time have evaluated our emotional selves and wondered why we do the crazy things we do in our relationships as well as our sales careers.  I tend to think that it all comes from the same place and that is...

Video from my run today – Larrabee State Park Chuckanut Drive

BTW: I look more tired then I feel…  After 6 miles having only walked like 15 steps looking for a place to shoot the video I’m still breathing a bit harder then I would have liked. Enjoy the scenery of Larrabee State Park though. See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/cskm

Reflections on Why How and What Ted Talk Video

I just watched the following Ted Video, which BTW is well worth watching.  I then reflected a bit about how I operate, my motivations and for all intents and purposes my Big Why…  Reflections after Video… Ultimately since 1977 I have marched to a different drum… Ironically for me it also started with Apple.  It was 1977 when I was first exposed to Apple and that winter my father bought an Apple ][ with a plus card and 64K of Ram…  With accessories like 2 5 1/4″ floppy drives, a Green Phosphorous monitor and a 9 pin dot matrix printer the bill was approximately $7000 Canadian…  However I was hooked… Fast forward to the fall of 2010…  I now run a tech based real estate company surrounded by iPhones, an iPad, a...

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