inspiration: Crushing all barriers - 04/16/13 07:59 AM
It's a bit crazy morning here at the Casa De Borino. See, our six-year old has a class performance today and a sweet little girl has turned into a diva (she has NOTHING to wear!) :)
But before I return and help handle the crisis, I wanted to make sure you saw my invitation for tomorrow - Wednesday, April 16, 2013. Come join us and you'll walk away with plenty of cool ideas, tips and inspiration.
Ask whatever you need help with, and listen to other fellow real estate warriors and their challenges.
There will be breakthroughs, you'll see. Sign up … (2 comments)

inspiration: $14.95 Rip Off - 01/21/13 05:39 PM
I was staying in an elegant upscale hotel in San Francisco.  My room was spacious and clean. And expensive. Being the A-type workholic I am, the moment I unpacked, I was behind a big desk to get some work done before the seminar. I fired up my laptop when I noticed it.  
A simple note with instructions to connect to the hotel wireless. For $14.95! A day. Seriously?
Rip off. Yes. Hell yes! Big-time rip off. BUT...
I had a choice. I could have come up with reasons -- completely justified reasons to feel bamboozled and cheated.  
I could have called the concierge and have … (14 comments)

inspiration: Turbaned Tornado - 12/27/12 07:20 AM
You CAN'T DO THAT! Impossible! It's too much! It's too hard!
How many times have I heard those words (or uttered them myself!) And how many times have I stumbled because of it.
Goals I didn't reach... Dreams that remained just that - dreams. All because I thought it was impossible. Too much. Too high. Out of my reach. Too hard!
Happens to all of us, right? Then, a teacher appears that gets us back on track (and back to reality that ANYTHING is possible and within reach). Like the Turbaned Tornado...
Meet Mr. Fauja Singh - called the Turbaned Tornado. Mr. Singh recently celebrated his 101st … (2 comments)

inspiration: My Dad - 06/16/12 05:17 AM
Here is what I remember the most. On Sundays, my dad used to take us to a nearby park to play a fierce game of soccer. Me -- about ten, with my younger brother against my mom and my dad. Then ice cream afterwards (extra scoop for the winning team :) I remember Christmas. Awesome, cold, snow-covered Christmas and my dad and I flying down the hill on our wooden sled. I remember playing fun games with him. Tons of funny stories and jokes that always made me giggle. Mountains, hiking, ocean, sun.... And his smile -- his big warm glowing … (2 comments)

inspiration: How Great Are You? - 05/29/12 04:47 AM
How Great Are YOU?
"Only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick;
I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
I have wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale,
I done handcuffed lightning; put thunder in jail.
I'm gonna show you how great I am."
~ Muhammad Ali
This week go for GREAT. Shoot for AWESOME. Push a little harder when going gets tough (and you already know it does at times). Roll up your sleeves, take a deep breath, look forward with confidence.... And just go for it -- full speed ahead.  

inspiration: Memorial Day Thank You - 05/27/12 07:26 AM
“Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them.”
~ Ronald Reagan 

Thank You..... 

inspiration: I Don't Feel Like It!!!! - 05/25/12 05:00 AM
Me (grown up): "Honey, finish your word study."
Lilly (6): "But I want to go outside."
Me: "You have to finish your school assignment first, honey."
Lilly: "I wanna go outside first."
Me: "Sweetie, we'll go outside, but first you need to get your homework done."
Lilly: "But I don't FEEL like it!"
Me: "....."
Sounds familiar, right? And here is the kicker....
Replace homework with PROSPECTING or FOLLOWING UP, or CALLING -- any of those things we allSHOULD be doing, and all of a sudden it's about YOU. 
I'm busy. I'll do it later. I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT. 
You already know WHAT you need to do to make money in real estate. That part … (7 comments)

inspiration: Don't You Break The Chain! - 05/14/12 04:47 AM
Are you a Seinfeld fan? Here is how Jerry Seinfeld became a successful writer and THE highest paid comedian ever, earning $87 Million per year even now, years after his popular show ended.  "You only get ahead by writing better jokes. And you only write better jokes by writing every day," was and advice Jerry got from another comic. So here's what Jerry did. He got a wall calendar and a red pen. Every day he sat down for a few hours to write jokes. Then, he put an X on the day. After just a few days, he had a … (6 comments)

inspiration: "Get the hell out of my race!" - 05/09/12 04:45 AM

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run The Boston Marathon.
After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, "Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers!" However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photograph taken of the incident made world headlines. In 1974, Katherine won the New York City marathon with a time of 3:07:29! Sign Up! Show Up! Don't Give Up!
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inspiration: Times Are Hard - 05/05/12 04:55 AM
They told you times are hard. They told you it's not meant to be. You don't have what it takes. You're not cut out for this.... They told you you're a dreamer. It's time to get real. You've been knocked down too many times, so why not just quit? Why not? BECAUSE THEY ARE WRONG.
Watch -- and remember WHO you really are. And what's possible. Enjoy! BorinoListing Presentation System - Presentation PLUS


inspiration: A Note From Future - 04/30/12 07:13 AM
Remember the Adam Sandler movie CLICK? He plays a busy architect who finds a universal remote control for LIFE. Just push a button and you can skip forward and back to different parts of your life.
So I was wondering...
If you could go back to last year -- to May 1, 2011, what would be the ONE THING you would change? What would you do differently, knowing what you know now?
And if you could rewind further back, let's say five years, back to May 1, 2007... And you had a chance to leave yourself a sticky note, … (6 comments)

inspiration: Four quick tips to boost confidence - 03/22/12 07:19 AM
"What is your number 1 recommendation in building confidence as a listing agent? I understand that at the end of the day, the first step is the hardest, and sometimes, it's like Nike "Just do It" but... when you first started, how did you overcome the fear and the lack of confidence?  Thanks for a great system - I really do enjoy your approach taught on the DVD - I can see myself with the softer approach.I appreciate you sharing a little bit of the mental strength - which is mostly needed in this business."
Shia RE/MAX California   I was … (11 comments)

inspiration: New agent lists 10 expired listings -- in 10 weeks! - 03/12/12 02:36 PM
What makes this guy different from the rest of the agents? He doesn't have any super-powers. No big marketing budget. No big list of past clients or years of experience -- Gary has been in real estate just 15 months. He is in a very competitive and crowded real estate market with almost 10,000 agents. And yet -- right out of the gate he listed 10 expireds in 10 weeks.
Like you, I was curious how he did it. I chatted with Gary and recorded it for you -- to inspire you and to show you that ANYONE can get good … (6 comments)

inspiration: Yes, expireds can be THIS easy - 02/09/12 06:32 PM
These two emails from my students made me smile today -- and I wanted to share them with you. Not because it's about the Expired PLUS system, but because it really is a great INSPIRATION. It shows you that listing expireds really can be THIS easy. Check it out -- and get an expired this weekend! Get this .... another GREAT story using your system.... This one is close to my heart and very special...
Because I COULD NOT reach the sellers on the phone or at the door! I originally set the preview appt with the wife but could … (3 comments)

inspiration: Wishes of the dying - 02/03/12 07:51 PM
Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years  caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.
Ware writes that people gain an incredible clarity at the end of their lives. As she asked her patients about any regrets or anything they would do differently, she discovered that common themes surfaced over and over.
The most common regret of them all?
"I wish I'd … (6 comments)

inspiration: Dance Better - 01/01/12 12:00 PM
Here we are, in New Year. 365 new opportunities to make a difference. To change. Improve. Grow. Have more fun. Live more. Earn more. Get better.
I like to keep it simple so that's pretty much the list of my new year resolutions. I don't think it takes much to be happy.
Take Woodie Guthrie. Before he became a famous folk musician know as the "Dust Bowl Troubadour",  known for "This Land Is Your Land", Woodie and his family had a hard life. Several fires destroyed their home in Oklahoma. Fire also killed Woodie's younger sister Clara. His mother Nora suffered … (6 comments)

inspiration: Thank You - 12/25/11 10:09 AM
Did you watch "It's a Wonderful Life" again this Christmas? Remember the the part of the movie when George Bailey is talking with the old angel Clarence? And Clarence reminds him "Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"
Remember, YOU are making a big difference. If you just live out the life you were sent here to live, magic happens. You really don't have to worry so much about the minute details. Don't get stuck on stuff like "positioning" and "diffirentiating" and "social media technology". Those … (43 comments)

inspiration: Merry Christmas, Brave Real Estate Warriors - 12/21/11 03:01 PM
Another year almost behind us. We made it! Some triumphant, carrying high flags and badges of cunning victories, great listings snagged on the battlefields, plentiful bounties, artful alliances and masterful diplomacy moves against the enemy. Some bruised, bloody and beaten. Exhausted by the grinds, long days and lack, but NOT ready to quit. Not by a long shot. There no is cowardly white flag in your arsenal. So rest up, brave warriors. It has not been easy regardless whether you're bringing home medals or scars -- and often both. You made it while so many others have surrendered under the crushing … (4 comments)

inspiration: Take the Mind Test - 12/13/11 02:37 PM
You've heard it a million times: It's ALL in your mind.  Your  hopes, your dreams.... and also fears that are holding you back -- all in your mind. But just how real are those emotions? And how much power do they really have? Take a quick test and find out.
First, imagine you're standing on a thick black wire that is laying on the ground. Can you walk on it? Of course you can! Not a problem, right? Imagine your feet taking the first step, then next, then one more... It's a breeze to walk from one end to the other. … (2 comments)

inspiration: Money is tight. I cannot afford it. - 12/10/11 12:57 PM
This morning I recieved an email from an agent. He wanted to buy the Success PLUS but said: "I absolutely can not afford to spend that much money!."
Here is what I wrote back:
I know, I hear it alot: "Money is tight. Business is tough. I cannot afford stuff."
And that's the problem. Sorry but I have to go a little Tony Robbins on you here. See, as long as you worry about money, as long as you stress over it, feel that there is just NOT enough, as long as you think that spending a few dollars on something … (7 comments)

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