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Can’t train your gen-y employees? Nonsense I say. You want proof? I just called up my 19 year old –Gen Y – Nintendo loving brother at home on his day off from work. He accidentally answered the phone: “Thank you for calling (insert company name here)”. And don’t think my brother is anything other...
01/22/2009
I was very thankful tonight to be in a room surrounded by creative, energised people in my hometown of Launceston, Tasmania. There were ideas circulating a plenty, but one of them still has me thinking at 11.17pm, so I decided that had to be the one I shared with you. Graeme Walker, founder of Wa...
12/12/2008
So… I’ll share something personal with you: I’m afraid of birds… there, I said it. And to try and wean me off my fear my husband and I got ourselves a baby budgie a few months ago. After bursting into tears the first time he flew too close to my head (and then into a window) I can proudly say I’v...
12/12/2008
A few years back someone came up to me and asked if I was “Real Estate Kirsty”. Now to me, “Real Estate Kirsty” sounded like she should have her own action figure and superhero costume, it was quite a bizarre moment really. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked it because: • It was sp...
12/12/2008
What’s this all about? This month to celebrate the launch of Kirsty Dunphey’s new program 1,001 tips for real estate agents to improve, re-energise and re-style your real estate career we’re running a contest that could see you winning the entire program or some great other prizes. To enter All y...
11/19/2008
Don’t hire people smarter than you As Ziz Ziglar eloquently recaps when you hire somebody smarter than yourself, you prove you are smarter than they are. One of the best lessons I’ve ever been taught in managing people is that A-grade manager’s hire A-grade people, B-grade managers hire C-grade p...
11/11/2008
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I’m a big fan of the Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. He’s got a great blog with lots of useful resources and today I want to share one of my favourite parts with you. Consider the question: What would you do, day-to-day, if you had $100 million in the bank? If still blocked, fill in the five ...
11/10/2008
I’ve recently been interviewing a whole range of successful people and one question I’ve taken to asking a lot lately is “if you could go into business with anyone alive or dead, who would it be?”. For me the answer is easy, today my answer is Walt Disney, tomorrow Richard Branson (a popular choi...
11/10/2008
Kirsty has joined forces with some of the biggest names in real estate worldwide to put together this 1,001 tips to improve, re-energise and re-style your real estate career guide. Covering all areas of real estate this program will be a huge asset to new agents, however those who have been in th...
10/26/2008
I get asked by real estate agents to recommend books all the time, so I have decided to put together a list of the best books for real estate agents. We would love to hear from you about the books you have read which have helped you the most in your career. Please leave a comment on this blog lis...
10/19/2008
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