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3 Ways You Can Become a Better Leader

Do you want to become a better leader for your family or organization? Kadi Cole, the author of “Sticky Note Leadership,” recommends these three steps.  

Kadi Cole, the author of “Sticky Note Leadership,” is here to help you put a plan together so that you can become a better leader.

If you are interested in leading your organization or maybe your family in a better way, there are a few things you can do to start.

The first and easiest thing to do is to start reading books on leadership. We are lucky to be in a time where there is a lot of writing about leadership available. Kadi recommends getting that information into your mentality and thinking.

When you realize that success is not what you’ve accomplished in a day but what you’ve invested in other people, that is such a different way to think about leadership. The measuring stick for success is different. Kadi recommends listening to podcasts, reading books, or listening to audiobooks on your commute or when you’re working out to begin to understand the leadership principles and concepts.

The next step is to block out some time every week to focus on being in a leader mentality. It’s so easy to live in terms of fires and urgencies that we never quite get ahead.

Kadi often uses parenting in her analogies for leadership. If you only think about what your kids need right in that minute but you’re not planning for their future, then it’s going to be really hard to be able to lead your children well. You will just be managing their daily life, which isn’t good parenting. Kadi blocks time off each week, forcing herself to think and dream ahead for the people she cares about. That way, she knows she’s doing the best for them.

The same is true for you as the leader of a business or organization.

Finally, Kadi recommends that you connect with other leaders and invest in people who can invest in you to think bigger. Look for people who are a few steps ahead of you or people who are leading at higher levels and connect with them.

I would like to thank Kadi for taking the time to talk with us. Be sure to check out her book, “Sticky Note Leadership.” You can probably read it in an afternoon, and you will learn so much.  
If you have any questions for me, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

Why Is Exceeding Expectations Important?

Exceeding expectations is important. Here’s why.  


There are times when a person or business does something really nice for you and it’s expected, like a birthday or anniversary present. However, “just because” presents are even better. When you aren’t expecting it, a present can mean so much more because it was a surprise.

We’ve recently been at this beautiful resort in Thailand and have been experiencing wonderful opportunities to have our expectations exceeded. For example, I had a great massage today that included this really beautiful hair braid. It wasn’t much of a big deal, but it was an unexpected, happy surprise. When I got up with the braid and a flower in my hair, I felt even better and more relaxed than I already did.  

Whether you’re a business owner or not, make it a point to surprise somebody soon. Surprise multiple people if you feel like it. I hope something happy and unexpected happens to you in return. If you have any questions for me about exceeding expectations or about anything else, give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.

Make Every Day a Vacation in 2018

In 2018, I’m going to challenge myself to vacation every day. Here’s how.  

What if vacation could be permanent?

Recently, a beautiful view in Thailand got me thinking: How can I recreate this feeling every day of my life?  

It doesn’t matter where you are. It is possible. I challenge you in 2018 to vacation every day.

In South Florida, it’s really easy to do this. We live in paradise. So in the coming year, I’m going to go out and find places that tourists might visit in our area that we take for granted.

Wherever you are, you can do this too. Whether it’s going to the beach, going to great restaurants, going to museums, or seeing a concert, you can find a reason and a way to vacation every day.

Of course, we all have careers and obligations. We can’t devote all of our time to leisurely activities. However, even during these busy times, we can still find little moments that bring us peace, joy, and laughter every day.

So in 2018, I’m committed to vacationing every day. How about you?

As always, feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any real estate-related questions or I can help you in any way. I look forward to hearing from you soon.