So it’s happened to all of us. THE seminar, THE panel, THE coach, THE speaker, THE book – That idea or series of ideas that lights a fire under us and inspires us to take … Continue reading Implementation, Hesitation, and Paralyzation
Are you a disciplined person?Many of us KNOW what we should do. FEW of us actually do it. Wikipedia.com: In its original sense, discipline is systematic instruction intended to train a person, sometimes literally called a disciple, in a … Continue reading The Disciplined Person
That I struggled with depression my entire life. That my father left before I was a year old. That I was addicted to prescription medication that nearly killed me. That I weighed 213 pounds recently. … Continue reading Knowing me now, you might not guess:
A fear based individual will often react and retract when feeling like they are in a place “danger”. Take away the fear and feeling of “desperation” and allow them to bring their best side of … Continue reading Take Fear off the Table
Prospective homebuyers are a diverse breed. There are those who know what they want and will make a good offer the minute they find a home meeting their criteria. There are those who need to … Continue reading What To Do If a Buyer Says “Maybe”
Here’s my take on Lead Generation For Real Estate Changes in 2015 First, here’s how our production broke down for our Las Vegas Real Estate Team: Agent Referrals (Primary WEB/Social Driven): 51.61% SOI/Past Clients 19.36% … Continue reading Here’s my take on Lead Generation For Real Estate Changes in 2015
On the first day of licensing, my broker gave to me, A Red Book Called MREA On the second day of licensing, my broker gave to me, Two lists to call on, and A Red Book … Continue reading 12 days of Real Estate
This morning, I spent time in clarity. Decided to lay out what I really want in life. I haven’t decided what I’m truly willing to commit to, and yet I thought it important to put … Continue reading My Business, Family Plan Affirmation Style
What I love most about behavioral assessments? Learning the strengths. I have to tell you, having my AVA validated 4 years ago changed my life. Learning that I was a change agent and thrived … Continue reading Find your Strength. Live it. Leave the rest.
Wait not, said the elderly man to the child. Wait not, for your moment to be wild. Wait not, for your opportunity to dance. Wait not, when you get your chance. Wait not, even when … Continue reading Wait Not…
I got a message this morning about how to find a big why. My friend asked “Is it a GCI goal, or a travel goal, or a “I want to change lives of my children … Continue reading How do I find my Big Why?
5 Years I got my life back. #keeptellingthestory Today I get on a plane to my 5th Megacamp. It is also my 5 year anniversary of “getting my life back”. My husband and I had … Continue reading 5 Years ago, I got my life back
My father left when I was a baby. My experiences with step fathers wasn’t great. My mom and Tom got married when I was a teenager. After I got married, he actually adopted all of … Continue reading My father left when I was a baby….
“I do it for the Garlic Knots”
What a beautiful, fantastic, perfect response. This is what my ISA Tyler (who was actually hired as ISM (Inside Sales Manager) with the goal to BUILD and lead an ISA/OSA team) said to me today when I asked him why he applies so much focus and purpose to what he does. We barely see him. He comes in and starts dialing. He doesn’t eat lunch with us, and he only comes out to ask a system question or hand off a lead.
It’s a good thing we don’t remember our birth. What a traumatic experience, being thrust from the safety and warmth of the only home we’d ever known. Born naked, cold, and vulnerable, we are completely unprotected. … Continue reading Born Sad
As business builders who strive for great results, we tend to floor the gas pedal. No shame in that either. No risk, No Reward. Yet there comes many times of analysis when we must look … Continue reading There is no shame is tapping the brakes.
My 12 year old Tabitha has been having a tough time through her new journey in Middle School. Yet every day she leaves committed to having a great day. Every day she makes it a … Continue reading I am Worth it.. by Tabitha W. age 12
Cool thing happened tonight. When I first started working out 7 months ago, I was only doing the Elliptical. I would work out around noon and every day this very overweight man would climb on … Continue reading I know what you did…
I was 213 pounds. Today is the 7-month mark to the day that my husband Richard and I decided to get in shape. The first 3 months were really challenging. We didn’t see enough difference … Continue reading I was 213 pounds.
Please read this free from judgement and know that regardless of your belief system, we all have family we love. My first born Niece Kayla was born female, 24 years ago. Sometime during the teen … Continue reading We all come into this world wanting to feel “Normal”
Getting Fit? Try the 5 Brain Hacks for Getting Fits Article after this one. Law of Attraction Meets Power of atTRACKtion | What You REALLY Need to Achieve Your Real Estate Goals in 2015 Everyone knows … Continue reading 7 Foods to Eat Right After a Workout for Best Performance
Have you ever worked out in an unusually crowded gym around the New Year? Go to a gym, swimming pool or fitness center in early January and you will see dozens of new people sweating … Continue reading Five Brain Hacks that Will Help You Get Fit Now
Everything I ever wanted, I achieved by writing it down, creating a video, or painting a picture in some way. It was always specific from the color and model of the truck I wanted to … Continue reading You can Have whatever you want, when you get CLEAR about it.
Finding what Matters, by Lori Ballen Tonight as I looked around the dinner table at the 14 family members that were able to make our holiday outing tonight, I was reminded of the journey. I … Continue reading Finding what Matters
What I care about most in Marketing: 1.) It’s Trackable and It brings a return on the dollar 2.) It packs Value 3.) It’s a duplicatable, documented system, done the same way every time 4.) … Continue reading What I care most about in Marketing
The online marketer today is not the same as the marketer even 5 years ago. We must be fast to implement, integrate, and innovate. Today, we must be quick to adapt. We must be ready … Continue reading Become Relevant on the web, or risk extinction.
When I started life over in September 2010 (that’s when Richard and I got back together and joined Keller Williams after losing our wealth and marriage), I had to dig deep and plug into a … Continue reading Finding Motivation after losing Everything
I’ve been spending a lot of time studying leadership over the past several years. Always in a class, or reading a book, or watching videos, or masterminding with others leading, and of course, I’m always … Continue reading 5 Leadership Lessons I’ve Observed by taking Zumba
“Richard, Come get Tabitha, I’m checking myself into rehab at 6AM tomorrow” I said those words on January 20th, 2010. Yes, this is going to be a ‘Lori Ballen’ post. Brace yourself, or skip this … Continue reading “Richard, Come get Tabitha, I’m checking myself into rehab at 6AM tomorrow”
Do I believe in Magic? Yes, the Magic of the mind. I believe if you dream it, ask what for what you want, state that it will be yours, and take action, it will be … Continue reading Do I believe in Magic? Yes, the Magic of the mind.
Silly things I’m grateful for that mean so much to me today. The ability to sort, organize and clean out. It’s been years since I’ve been able to do this myself. Sounds strange right? Haven’t … Continue reading Beyond the Triggers, Addiction Recovery
Living a life of abundance is about mindset, not money. Although I completely believe that when you live in an abundant mindset, money has to follow. It’s the law of attraction. What you think, becomes. What … Continue reading Living a life of abundance is about mindset, not money.
I’m chemically prone to depression. Family history of depression and suicides. I fight it every day with these two simple strategies: 1) Ingest the best mind food I can find! When the brain is stimulated … Continue reading You were born one way, you BECOME another..
I was in an “I just want to be quiet and introspective” mood on my way home from Disneyland. While Richard was enjoying the beats on my awesome truck’s sound system, I turned on my … Continue reading Alone with my thoughts.. And Iggy Azalea… OOPS
Although I’m a product of my own choices, I don’t generally choose my “projects”, they choose me. Catering chose me. The Baby store Chose me. Real Estate Chose Me. Richard and his entertainment business chose … Continue reading Have you been chosen?
OK, so I was pretty disheartened today. I had booked a flight to Arizona to see my friend and one of my mentors Seth Campbell teach a class and then we were going to spend … Continue reading A journey is more than the travels
Use Social Networks to generate the greatest prospects While online social networks can hand you some of the greatest prospects to connect with consumers, it is wise to sit back and make sure you do … Continue reading Use Social Networks to generate the greatest prospects
Don’t mistake movement for achievement. They are not the same thing. I see it every day, everyone gets caught up feeling “busy” and believing they are accomplishing something bigger than they are. This is why … Continue reading Don’t mistake movement for achievement
WOW factor… when it shows up, you know it. Just un packaged my new flatscreen TV. It’s a Samsung HD 32 inch, but nothing fancy. Pretty cheapo TV. Everything is plastic, wrapped in ugly bags … Continue reading WOW factor… when it shows up, you know it.
I built it. It wasn’t easy, but I did it! When I first looked down, it was just a pile of supplies. A mess really. Everything scattered everywhere and there were no instructions! “How am … Continue reading I built it. It wasn’t easy, but I did it!
Search Engine Optimization SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. In essence, this is what The Ballen Method is all about. It took many years of testing and measuring before The Ballen Method resulted in the … Continue reading SEO, Blogging, Press Releases, Social Media, Video is Online marketing
5 Powerful Mind Success Strategies that Will Change Your Business and your Life There are a lot of things that go into building a business. No one ever said that building your own business would … Continue reading 5 Powerful Mind Success Strategies that Will Change Your Business and your Life
We had a fire on the boat this morning. It’s fine but woke us all up very quickly!! Last Day of Vacation. In Mexico. Richard and I have decided NOT to get off the boat … Continue reading Life on Vacation – Enesenada “We’d rather get Massages”
On the Sapphire Princess Cruise Ship on a 4 night Baha Mexico Trip with just the hubby and me. Had a great time yesterday at the sail away party, saw a show, and then stayed … Continue reading Life on Vacation – I could get used to this
Summerlin News and Events Summerlin continues to buck the national trend when it comes to home building, home prices, home buying and home selling. In a country that has seen home prices fall drastically over … Continue reading Summerlin News and Events, What’s new in Summerlin
Getting out from under the Las Vegas Short Sale nightmare that an underwater home loan represents leaves most homeowners living in the Silver State with very few viable options that don’t end in foreclosure notices … Continue reading Getting out from under the Las Vegas Short Sale Nightmare
Free Internet Marketing Methods That Will help Your Internet Business – Keep in mind that I believe true internet marketing requires time on task. 2-3 hours a day for an online marketing strategy is a … Continue reading Free Internet Marketing Methods That Will Help Your Internet Business
Social Media Marketing is very important in getting visibility and brand recognition. Taking advantage of search engine optimization in your online marketing strategy provides strong lead generation and user engagement. In the real estate industry, … Continue reading Social Media Marketing, Important in Agent brand recognition.
Top Ideas for Getting Traffic to Your Real Estate Blog There is no doubt about it, creating a blog is a great way to get people, hopefully customers to your site and to build an … Continue reading Top Ideas for Getting Traffic to Your Real Estate Blog