Monday News You Can Use!

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
— Winston S. Churchill

  • Really cool videos (over 25 of them) from to use on your website or blog posts or to send to clients – short, cute, funny, and informative. And there are a lot of them for you to use – its like spending thousands of dollars on an ad campaign. These are great and you should use them! You can create cool videos to brag on your clients buying or selling or renting home – it’s unique – try it out!!! Use these for you clients and for follow-up and to stay in touch.
  • 50 ways to get ready as a house-hunter. I especially like points 24 and 46. Use this with your buyers early in the process and as a followup to stay in touch.
  • Mortgages now dominated by non-back lenders. This is a result of the crash and Dodd-Frank regulations. It has also slowed down new home construction.
  •  Existing homes sales in January – best month since 2007!! Just an FYI
  • Interesting article on investing in Real Estate – can be used to show investors they need our help more than ever.
Mind Hack of the Week

Control Anger by Using Your Less-Dominant Hand

Everyone knows at least one guy who hulks out over the stupidest things — a messed up coffee order, a red light, global warming. Usually, these people are just harmless joke fodder until they road rage on an elderly person over a politically charged bumper sticker. If you don’t know one of these people, consider that it might be you.

Of course, there are all these tricks that your mom taught you that are supposed to calm you down (“Stop and count to 10!”), which of course doesn’t work because in the moment you’re enraged, you can’t think logically anyway. What you need is to beef up your anger defenses before it gets to that point.

The Hack:

style=”text-align: center;This one comes from the University of New South Wales, who found the perfect anger-management trick, and it wasn’t cool jazz music or playful kittens wearing sunglasses. People who had anger issues were asked to spend two weeks using their non-dominant hand for anything that wouldn’t endanger anyone: opening and slamming doors, writing hate mail, pouring coffee, and other dirty activities that are now crossing your mind. After two weeks, the subjects could control their temper tantrums better, even when other participants deliberately insulted them to get a reaction.

Why would this possibly work? Well, looking at angry people under brain scans shows that outbursts are less about too much anger and more about depleted self-control. That’s both good news and bad news. The bad news is that self-control is a finite thing, and you can run out of it. The good news is that it’s a physical mechanism of how your brain works, and you can strengthen it (or hack it into working better).

Now, you’d assume that the only way to do that would be some kind of meditation or long classes in anger management. Or maybe to pay somebody to make an annoying noise in your ear for hours at a time and slowly decreasing the frequency with which you punch them in the head. But it turns out it doesn’t take anything like that — just asking these people to use their clumsy hand to do everyday tasks forced them to deal with hundreds of tiny, totally manageable moments of frustration. But that was enough to make them somewhat immune to it.

So, when things got ugly, suddenly they found that the walls around their internal anger demon were stronger. And it’s probably also calming to know that if things get so bad that a gunfight breaks out, you’re now capable of dual-wielding that shit.

App of the week:

City Maps

Send your buyer clients information about the city their thinking of buying in – Also a great way to expand their search. Great for follow up!

Mike Stott

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