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33 Creative Home DIY Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and instead of buying her something this year, why not show you really care by creating something yourself!  Here are a few ideas to start you off, some more realistic than others, but let your imagination run wild!   Read the rest of this entry »

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Congratulations: New La Canada Office Coming Soon

La Canada Office

Preface: The email below was sent to our real estate agents and brokers, and at first the intention was to privately convey our appreciation and to acknowledge that this achievement is all of ours (not just a corporate win, but a team win); however this is a message that we truly believe and we’re not going to say it privately and tell a different story publicly – so without further ado, here is the announcement of our newest location!   Read the rest of this entry »

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Attention Realtors: Get More!

Get More At JohnHart

MONEY

Our agents don’t pay for E&O, Franchise Fees, TC Fees, Royalty Fees, their signs, their posts, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, training…

JohnHart Agents get to keep MORE of their money,
because we invest our own money in their success!   
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HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT AGENT FOR YOU!

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Most people go by referrals from either family or friends. Always ask those people what they liked most and see if it follows what is important to you. Read the rest of this entry »

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End Game: The Vince Lombardi Leadership Model (Part IV)

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“Almost any Vision, if it is sound, will succeed- as long as people are motivated and inspired to make it work.”

This is encouraging news, and yet, though this promise makes it seem easy, we now know by working our way through the principles and values of Vince Lombardi’s legacy, that these words are weighted and fraught with the importance of values and principles, such as character and integrity. We have learned the qualities of a great leader, who “motivates and inspires by creating a climate for success.” We have learned that the greatest leaders “motivate by kindling passion, painting a picture of success (through mission, vision and values), fanning the flame of team spirit, and inspiring confidence. They motivate by demanding accountability, and obtaining results.” Here is where the very last principle and obstacle comes into play. In the final chapters of this book, Vince Lombardi Jr. talks about probably the most important facet of his father’s legacy: results.     Read the rest of this entry »

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Purchasing Like a Superstar: It’s All About the Green M&Ms

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You have probably heard some of the seemingly ridiculous demands celebrities make in their contracts:

  • Only Green M&Ms Backstage
  • 1200 Thread Count Towels in the Bathroom
  • Rose Scented Dressing Room

Perhaps what is not so sensationally reported is why these demands have come to be in the first place.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Lead With Integrity: The Vince Lombardi Leadership Model (Part III)

real estate integrity

At the beginning of the last blog on leadership, I mentioned that character and integrity are closely woven together, often interchangeable, and are both based on moral qualities that one builds and develops inside themselves. However, there are subtle but significant differences between character and integrity. For instance, character is often referred to as being a part of the person that you are or have become, whereas integrity often connotes action.  Read the rest of this entry »

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On The Shoulders Of Giants: The Vince Lombardi Leadership Model (part II)

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char·ac·ter (definition)* – ˈkerəktər/ – noun

  1. 1. The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.

“running away was not in keeping with her character”

in·teg·ri·ty (definition)* – inˈteɡrədē/ – noun

  1. 1. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

“he is known to be a man of integrity”

(* web definition)

All of the ingredients to Vince Lombardi’s success are important to the recipe, however as I stated in the introductory article, the two traits that really stood out and spoke to me are: Character and Integrity. All of his skill-sets build upon each other and are interconnected, but I believe these two traits (Character and Integrity) are the foundation of a great leader and prerequisites for success. As such I am going to try to focus on the individual components which make up these two traits, and how they molded Vince Lombardi’s career.   Read the rest of this entry »