The power to’s life changing




Recently I was at a quarterly meeting in San Diego to connect with my business coach Joe Stumpf at “By Referral Only”  Real Estate Marketing University.

Joe asked: “Imagine what life could look like—if you removed/delegated even 1 or 2 of your current irritations & tolerations”. “Imagine what life could look like if you focused more on the “amazing” & ”your happy place”. “If you put the work into these changes—the pay off will be for a life time”. So lets “Imagine together…”

Imagine a couple of your work irritations and tolerations gone. What are the things that could be removed or delegated? One of our clients recently imagined not having to cut the lawn, shovel the snow covered driveway, and clean up after a winter storm...ever again. So they bought a townhouse! (one of my tolerations is the accounting end of our business. Fortunate for me, Marlene enjoys numbers and she took that over—and with that time I am able to work on bettering our team’s plans, systems and campaigns—” “In my happy place”)


Health, fitness & energy - Imagine 1 or 2 of your irritations / tolerations gone. (For me (Larry) - my “Happy place” is following a morning and afternoon daily ritual. By not guarding daily rituals—my toleration is low energy) For a friend of ours—their “happy place” is to imagine a regular work-out routine with a work-out partner or trainer.


Imagine family & relationships - What to do some people tolerate in relationships? Manipulation. Being driven by guilt, other’s 

expectations or always saying “yes” - but for the wrong reasons. (Marlene and I guard our hearts - when it comes to manipulation - we want our home to be our kids’, grandkids’ & friends favourite place to come to - This is our “happy 




Joe asked us to “imagine our finances, our wisdom, growth & mental capacity and our spiritual life”. What would happen if we removed or delegated just 1 or 2 of our irritations and tolerations and spent more time in the “amazing” & “our happy place”




“Put the work into these changes - and the pay off will be for a life time…”




Encouraged or Discouraged? 



Have you ever noticed that when you focus on what is not working in your life, that you feel discouraged? 


When things don’t quite work out the way that I had expected them to or hoped that they would, my negative self talk can easily wreck my peace of mind. I have also found that when I focus on what is working in my life I get this feeling of encouragement. 


As an example:: I (Larry) was told by my doctor this past Spring that I was pre-diabetic. “ARE YOU KIDDING? I’m 6 ‘1” and 155 could that be? I thought diabetes was a weight thing for larger or inactive people?!” 


“No, Larry,” my doctor went on to say, “you have been blessed with it geneti- cally. It’s in your DNA. Your Dad has it.”  So ok, here we go. No pasta, no potatoes, no bread and certainly no dessert.  Even minimal fruit. My inner self talk was screaming, “POOR ME!” and this continued at every dinner over the course of the next week or so. (You need  to know that I LOVE  bread, potatoes and spaghetti.) This was not good news to me...AT ALL. 


I have a few people in my life that encouraged me to go for it and make the change. I have made the decision to eat clean and exercise more and over  the past 6 months I can’t deny that I feel healthier and I’ve even gained some muscle and have lost an inch around my waist. Feeling fit and trim! 


Here is the nugget. We all hit bumps on the road, don’t we? We can have blue days (or really bad hair days), but encouragement can help bring us out of these valleys and dips. We just don’t have to live there. 


So...who are your ‘go to’ people who continuously speak encouragement into your life? Be an encourager and you will be encouraged right back. Try it out for yourself. The gift of encouragement.  We all have it. 

Helping People Move - Is What We Do Best

Dear Friends,


Just a quick note to let you know how we could help you or someone you cared about. 


Recently Marlene and I were introduced to Shawn & Jessica, by

Jessica’s dad (we had worked with other family members in the past—and were considered the family realtor).


Shawn and Jessica and their family of 4 (with one on the way) were bursting at the seams in their 2 bedroom condo. They had purchased the condo years ago and could now get their equity out and buy a place that would give them room for their growing family.


On our first meeting, we discovered what was important to Shawn and Jessica about the selling and buying process, and coached them on how we could make this a smooth transition for their crew.


We offered 3 pricing options and 2 different marketing models to choose from. Decisions were made and we put our marketing plan to work. In 4 days we had 377 MLS views, 224 website viewings, 524 search views, 729 email views, 176 agent and client hits, 7 showings, and 4 offers. SOLD!


Here is our marketing strategy: More & better marketing = more realtor interest = more buyer interest = more showings = better offers and more money in the client's pocket.


Now it was Marlene's turn to “make it happen.” Let’s Go Shopping! We had Jessica’s and Shawn’s list of “Must Have’s / Wants / Likes” and with our Market Watch computers sifting and sorting through all the potential listings and Marlene digging in deep, looking for that perfect home, she was able to find Shawn and Jessica that special property that they could call home.


Marlene prepared the offer (together with our own evaluation and ideas of price) for this property, and within that day, Shawn and Jessica were home owners once again.


Congrats on your new home and new addition to your family (Baby Pete)!


Your friends in the business,


The Siebert Team

Re/Max Little Oak Realty



PS: Who is the next person you know with a family that is bursting at the seams and needs more space and some help & coaching to make the transition from one home to the next as easy and seamless as possible? 1) Take out your phone 2) Look up our number 604-859-2341

3) Connect us with your friends. Thanks for not keeping us a secret.