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Dear Loan Officer: Focus on the 80 Percent!

Dear Loan Officer, Coming to you with a lesson from Brasada Ranch in Central, OR! I wanted to get a lesson out to you today from a book called Ninja Selling by Larry Kendall. It’s a great book for any … Continue reading

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Pole Pole! A Lesson from Climbing Kilimanjaro

*Repost from November, 2016 Having just gotten back from climbing the highest mountain in all of Africa, I can say that the journey on Mt. Kilimanjaro taught me many lessons. What was the most important one? Set crazy, big goals … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: Why It’s Important to Take Time Off (Even in COVID-19 Times)

(This is a repost from March 7, 2017) I’m about to tell you something that will radically transform how you think. In fact, for some of you, it may change everything about how you run your business and life. When … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: Loan vs. Relationship

Dear Loan Officer, I hope this message finds you well! Few would argue with the idea that building relationships is critical to success in our mortgage lending industry. However, with current rates at historic lows and phones ringing off the … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: How do Billionaires Think?

Dear Loan Officer, As some of you may know, each week I get a chance to roundtable with some of the top mortgage thinkers and producers from around the country. We recently had a profound discussion about identifying key components … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: Signs of a Messy Business

Dear Loan Officer, Happy Tuesday! Last week, I spoke to you guys about Todd Duncan’s Law of the Broom – that to build your business up, you must CLEAN it up. Ultimately, the ability to take time off (when you … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: The Law of the Broom

Dear Loan Officer, In the New York Times’ best-selling book, “High Trust Selling,” Todd Duncan shares the Law of the Broom – to build your business up, you must CLEAN it up. Early on in my career I adopted this … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: The Power of the Lost Leads Conversation

Dear Loan Officer, Today, I was having a conversation with one of my coaching clients about the power of having a lost leads conversation (Learn more about my coaching here). This is a topic of conversation that comes up a … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: What Is Your Time Worth?

Dear Loan Officer, Some of you may know, that I’m a certified performance coach – that I coach some of the top mortgage professionals around the country – via Todd Duncan’s High Trust coaching group. Todd is also a New … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: How to Sell the Problem First

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of … Continue reading

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