If not now, when?

If not now, When?

Right now I should have been in New York with 30 of the most forward thinking agents and leading suppliers along with our Australian counterparts all sharing best practices, new ideas and innovations. Instead, BlueSkyNYC will now take place in 2021 and the content we had planned will be shared with all our members as […]

S.U.M.O.* (as Property Academy speaker Paul McGee would say)

Dedicated to Louise Jefferies of SDL for overcoming an horrendous accident and returning to work with a positivity that radiates despite her impaired condition. S.U.M.O.* (as Property Academy speaker Paul McGee would say) When she was 32, Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage IV cancer in her liver and lungs. That […]

Kindness triumphs

Dedicated to Graham Norwood and Ros Renshaw for bringing us the industry news every day. Ros is recuperating after major surgery following a serious fall – everyone at Property Academy sends our best wishes for a full recovery. Kindness triumphs I’m grateful to Mark Crampton-Smith (of College & County estate agents) for sending me this […]

If at first you don’t succeed

Dedicated to Yvonne and Vikki for all they do for Agents Giving charity If at first you don’t succeed Stephen King’s first published novel, “Carrie” came close to being scrapped. After 30 rejections from different publishers for his first three novels, King threw the initial manuscript into the bin stating that he wasn’t good enough […]

The more you fail, the more you succeed

Dedicated to Michael Utchanah (of Robinson, Michael & Jackson) who is in hospital suffering considerably from Covid 19. “Please get well soon Mike” from all your friends at Property Academy. The more you fail, the more you succeed Bill Gates’ first business failed. That’s right, one of the richest people in the world fell at […]

Startup Mode

I wanted to share with you all an idea I’ve discussed with several of our members last week, which they tell me has been really helpful to them in adjusting their mindset. You need to get into startup mode. To read the rest of this newsletter please click here.     Get four-i directly into […]

Poley, Poley

Poley, Poley Property Academy speaker, expert storyteller and BBC journalist, Steve Rawling joined us on a webinar this week and amongst many excellent tips and advice he said one thing that had a profound impact: “You can’t fall out of a hole. You have to climb.” This is so true. We fall into problem situations, we […]

Blue Pill, Red Pill?

By now, many of us have faced up to the brutal reality of this situation and have done whatever we can to manage things to the best of our ability. So now what? Broadly, there are two options: Waste the time and opportunity by consuming non-stop news, reading (even worse believing) what Karen on Facebook […]

What’s your loo roll?

I can put people into three broad “buckets” at the moment: Those who are in denial and waiting for something to happen Those who are wasting their time and energy on social media or ranting against things out of their control Those who are taking action to improve the situation On Friday, I joined the […]

Some Good News on the Horizon

For 20 years we’ve worked with world-renowned, leading behavioural economist, Roger Martin-Fagg. In that time, Roger has made many forecasts and is typically “broadly right” (as opposed to “precisely wrong”). Recently, Roger called the result for the last three general elections correctly and also the Trump victory, on each occasion several weeks before polling day. […]