I’m beginning my 54th trip around the sun on Monday, November 11th. That’s Veterans Day, for those of you who don’t have the calendar in front of you right now. What does it mean to be born on Veterans Day? Well, as a kid, it meant you could have your birthday party on your actual birthday because nobody ever had school. It was like you had a holiday just for you. But, as I got a little older, I began to realize that to celebrate my birthday on my actual birthday could be perceived as offensive. How could I celebrate on a day meant to honor veterans of our military Armed Forces?
For my birthday this year, I’ve got some special gifts for you…
1. A 20% Discount on all Pipeline Products, when you donate to the Wounded Warrior Project
I was trying to honor both the spirit of Veterans Day and you at the same time. To that end, my daily planner for real estate agents, Pipeline Planner (and all the real estate products on the site) will be discounted 20% to anyone who makes a $5 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project (through my site). For the last few years, I’ve asked for donations to the Project on my birthday because I love what the organization does to aid in the lives of wounded veterans.
Now would also be a great time to stock up on real estate planners and journals for team members and office colleagues. Plus, if you ACTUALLY start using the planner right now, you get the added benefit of increased productivity and more transactions in your sales pipeline. I don’t think we have ever offered such a deep discount on our products, so if you had an interest in stocking up, now would be the time. (offer ends on 11/11/19)
2. Two free Audiobooks from Audible.
Here is a link to another great (and free) gift: two free audio books of your choosing from Audible (this is only available to folks who do not use Audible yet). I’ve long touted the awesomeness of audiobooks.
Quite frankly, every real estate pro should be listening to audio books. We drive and use public transportation so much, and we don’t get that time back. Why not fill it with motivational stories, adventures in other lands, business tips and tools, and whatever your heart desires?
Once you’ve downloaded the app, if you don’t know where to begin, I would recommend any of my last three listens: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, or The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates.
3. A List of all the Tech Tools You Need to Be Amazing in 2020
Now is the time to get your rear in gear to have a super productive 2020. Do not, (I repeat), do not wait until January 1 to start planning your year. The work you do now will ensure that your first quarter will be productive. To that end, it is vital that you have the right tech tools to trick out your office and increase your efficiency effective immediately and also throughout 2020. As your third gift, I’ve created this list of all the tech tools you need right now to increase your productivity. As agents begin what we perceive as the “slow season”, fill your extra time by working on your business to help make 2020 the best that it can be.
4. This Must Watch Video that Will Change How You Think About Your Business
My final gift for you is Shonda Rhimes’ (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, etc.) 24-minute Dartmouth College commencement address. Not only is it a wonderful speech in its own rite, but take a moment to watch it and think about what she says–what she actually says–and how you can implement her advice to make 2020 the best that it can be.
For my birthday, I’ve provided you with some really great gifts, won’t you do me the honor of donating to the Wounded Warrior Project and also making your 2020 the best that it can be?