Will Harris
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Appraisers go happily along, doing their best to exemplify the high standards that promote the public trust.  Unfortunately, almost all (myself included) wait until the last minute to do our license/certification renewal courses.  Some are frantically waiting to snatch the completion certificate out of the instructor’s hand, and speed to over-night or drive it to the state appraisal board.  I understand the need to stagger the renewal licensing of thousands of appraisers, to a few each month, to prevent over-whelming the licensing agency.  However, let us not forget that the …

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What is professional dress in this global melting pot we live in? We need to remember “when in Rome, do as the Romans”. That being said, the information below is with the agreement we are in the United States of America and therefore, my suggestions on professional dress would be for the office personnel residing in the USA. Many companies are requesting an informative and direct approach to employee dress. It has changed considerably over the years as our society has become more and more casual. Even while attending our …

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Signs of self-sabotaging your relationships and your business and personal goals are demonstrating your fears of success. Why do we have fear? We feel vulnerable to new environments, situations, and people. Getting to the point of success can expose our weaknesses and make us come face to face with our flaws; therefore, we maneuver around what could be successful opportunities. The fear of success is very real and often happens when you are moving forward in your life. The future is what we are talking about and we are all …

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“To make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.” – Dictionary.reference.com Why do people resist change? An article I recently read stated “we resist change when it occurs without our permission”. Change is inevitable and change is often out of our hands. In the changing world we live in, the change in technology is out of our control but we must comply to stay current. If one is not changing with technology, research, trends, …

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This title is a bit confusing to some as they would ask, “fear of success”. I don’t fear success; I fear that I won’t have success. So I would ask them, why aren’t you successful? The first step you must take to omit any concern of fear is to have a plan. In fact you must plan everything. You plan your good days, months, years and then you plan your vacation dates, haircut appointments. When you have a plan you are building a road to a successful future. Stepping out …