Work/Life Balance Archive

What You May Have Missed in 2015

The end of the year is a time to look back on one’s accomplishments in the past twelve months, so that we can get ready to face the next twelve. In the age of analytics, it’s easy to get...
December 11, 2015

Corporate Anthropology and the Beta Business

As an intern with REALTOR® Magazine this fall, I had to see the movie “The Intern” when it hit the theaters. But I was surprised to find myself more engaged with the business culture of the fictional online clothing retailer...
November 23, 2015

Zen and the Art of Real Estate

One broker looks beyond the traditional sales contest to come up with a creative way for agents to let off steam and cultivate new skills....
August 7, 2015

Stay on Track With Productivity Plans

If you made a resolution this year to be more productive, there’s a new book out from the company that practically defined “productive people.” Three Franklin Covey staffers share the bill on The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary...
January 7, 2015

Top Real Estate Stories of 2014

Here at the Book Scan, my job is to not only review books and keep you in the loop with pertinent book news, but to learn what real estate professionals want to read about. In that spirit, I wanted...
December 30, 2014

A Guide to Gratitude

Not exactly feeling thankful this season? Honestly, I get it. But the words of Nate Ellis might change your tune....
November 19, 2014

Time to Go to War on Your Mind

Be a professional and go to work on your mind. Resistance may be the enemy, but the only thing that is holding you back is you....
July 18, 2014

Perusing the Biz Section

It’s been awhile since we checked in with the business section of the New York Times bestsellers list, so I thought we could peruse the shelves together. The ranking below reflects sales in June 2014. CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST...
July 9, 2014

The Danger of Always Being On

OK, I’m going to be honest: I don’t read Huffington Post. There. I said it. It just felt like, because this blog is about what we’re reading, if would be weird if I didn’t say that. Anyway, I have...
January 31, 2014

Tips for Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

The past week, I don’t think I passed one evening without spending at least a few minutes working on my Thanksgiving spreadsheet. I’m constantly updating the grocery lists, timetables, cleaning schedules, and more, with the hope that all this...
November 25, 2013

Practicing ‘Cabinology’ All Year Round

Dale Mulfinger inspires with more than 240 pages of beautiful photos of cabins from all over the U.S., with detailed floor plans and site illustrations that set it apart from your average coffee table book....
September 27, 2013

Smiling Science: How to Grin and Wear It

Darryl Davis salutes your resilience as a real estate professional, being able to make it through the lean years and come out on the other side. He also recognizes that when one problem in real estate is solved–such as...

Managing Your Wheelhouse

Well, let’s face it: You think of yourself as a real estate professional, but if you measure your time by the activities you perform, interacting with customers and clients might only be second on your list. The cold, hard...
February 20, 2013

Love and Short Sales

Back when her life ran smack into the foreclosure crisis, Stephanie Alison Walker started blogging. It didn’t stop offers from evaporating or credit scores from plummeting. It didn’t keep her and her husband out of bankruptcy court. But it...
December 18, 2012

Make a ‘Switch’ for the Better

Change is difficult. It doesn’t matter whether it involves rolling out a new corporate initiative in a large company or trying to eat healthier for a New Year’s resolution. It’s not that the change itself is complicated. Oftentimes, it’s...
July 18, 2012