The Seven Laws of Nature

I am often asked why I smile so much and why I am so positive.  I live by some very basic beliefs and in an effort to share I created an abbreviated outline of the seven natural laws and added my two cents.

Energy Is Everything! Energy is potential and momentum.  There is a natural ebb and flow to life.  It is important to accept what is and learn to move within the natural flow of energy.

1. The Law of Attraction and Vibration:

Like attracts like, people attract energy like the energy they project.  Positive people attract others like them or those moving in the same direction. Thoughts and feelings are energy. Whenever you are sensitive to someone else’s feelings, when you are aware of your own feelings, this is a conscious perception of a vibration. You have a choice. A vibration is energy that is either positive or negative.  You have the power to choose your thoughts or change them by what you choose to think about, by how you speak to yourself.  Listen to your thoughts and ask yourself if they are congruent with the person you are or want to be.  The energy you project is what you will receive.  You are what you project!

Identify what you truly want and eliminate the negative. You must create the opposite of what you don’t want. The law of attraction responds to how you feel about what you say and what you think.  Simply release your affirmations and believe.  The universe will take care of your request as long as you do not doubt and break the flow that is yours if you simply believe.

2. The Law of Polarity:

Everything in the Universe has an equal or an exact opposite! Learn to see both sides of every situation and your life will flow much smoother and you will be able to see that there is value in both.  You cannot have one without the other so learn to embrace both.  Embracing the positive in every situation moves you in the direction of your dreams.  Accept the good and the bad in your life.  Joy and sorrow are both beautiful. Learn to accept what is and lean into it.

The center is a place of balance.  Learn to recognize that everything you think, say or do is on a scale like that of the number line.  You can add or subtract what you need to get closer to the balance and peace that comes from being centered.

3. The Law of Rhythm:

Everything is moving in perfect rhythm.  Our thoughts and actions are what create speed bumps and unnatural or off beat rhythms in our lives.  Learn to be flexible and move with the flow.  Develop your “flex power”.  Fear tends to create resistance. Resistance slows the speed of trust. Recognize when you are in a current or even worse a rip tide, when you are resisting the natural rhythm in business and in life.  Stay focused on your vision and go with the flow.

4. The Law of Relativity:

Everything is relative! You cannot define something without having something to compare it to. Catch yourself when you are making comparisons.  Learn not to compare to others or to past experiences.  Look at thing as” it just is”, without judgment and you will avoid succumbing to feelings like you are not enough or you do not have enough.  Comparisons are never what they seem and in a negative light, toxic to the soul.

5. The Law of Cause and Effect:

For every cause there is an effect, and for every effect there is a cause. For every action we take there is an effect, one that ripples through the universe, much like that of a beam of light moving forever in one direction. Your actions impact everything around you and go on to impact others beyond that.  If you send good thoughts and positive energy out you will receive the same or similar back, and of course the opposite is also true.  We are the creators of heaven and/or hell right here on earth.  Be aware of that power and use it wisely.

6. The Law of Gender and Gestation:

Both male and female are necessary for creation.  These are two complimentary energies, that of giving and taking, which gives rise to new creation.  Speaking is masculine energy (asserting) and listening is female energy (receiving). The actual sex of the persons making creative connection is of no consequence.  This is the creative law.  This law decrees that all seeds most importantly “thought seeds” have a gestation period before they manifest.  It takes an appropriate amount of time for a thought, image or creation to move into its physical counterpart.

7. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy:

Energy is forever moving into and out of different forms. All energy fields are connected.  Energy is constantly flowing.  It is a human reality that we can only focus on one thing at a time.  Energy on the other hand is never actually created or destroyed.  It simply moves from one form into another.  The beauty of this is that your thoughts have the ability to transmute from the nonphysical to physical all the time.



The Art of Kaizen – Continuous Improvement

In essence change is good.  Kaizen is a simple method of improvement and awareness.

Kaizen evolved as a concept where companies such as Sony, Toyota and others made continuous improvement part of the companies DNA. Their success is legendary.  Learn more about Kaizen Improve with Kaizen System, How the Japanese “Kaizen” Method Can Change Your Life. These same principles can be effectively used by individuals, teams and partnerships in building their real estate practice.

What are the key components to a successful real estate practice?  What can we measure and practice in an effort to achieve the best results in the shortest time?  Start by writing out a list of these activities; listing & selling presentations, marketing campaign, lead generation and conversion and others.  In essence, define what is standard for what you do in your business.  Your current production level does not matter.  This exercise is intended to help you see the “big picture” view of your business.  Once you are clear on your base line practice(s) you can begin applying the process of Kaizen or continuous improvement.

The process is quite simple and only requires an understanding that the energy in all that you do is to be captured and improved upon instead of lost and dissipated.  As the old Chinese proverb says, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  In Kaizen it begins with the understanding that continuous improvement conserves energy and increases momentum.

Four step process:

Start: What is the most pressing problem I am having?  Define problem area you wish to improve.

Choose: What can I do differently to eliminate the problem or reduce its’ impact? Decide on specific changes to be made.

Implement:  How will I know it’s improved?  Make sure you can measure results.

Capture: What do I need to do to make this my new standard?  Blend into or raise your standard of practice continuously.

Think of the process as a constant and continuous upward spiral. It never stops.  The process is forgiving not demanding.  You can come in and out of its focus as you wish.  There is no consequence to returning to the process should you drift away, only a stronger understanding of the value in its simplicity.

Personally, Kaizen has helped save me from trying to be perfect instead of effective.  I like to call myself a “recovering perfectionist”. The perfectionist has a tendency to over analyze and in essence procrastinate instead of taking action and learning by experience.  Through Kaizen I have learned to handle many more activities and projects than I would have ever imagined.  I see all that I do as a large wheel or spiral of improvement where I strive to get a plan into action sooner rather than later.  Remember, time is of the essence, just like in real estate.  The more time that passes the less likely you are to follow through.

As a Broker/Owner of a growing 40+ person company I have a strong desire to provide the very best in support, service and personal development.   So I now work with a “Done is Better” attitude knowing that once I get the project into my cycle of activity I will evaluate it to see if I can improve it and therefore raise the effectiveness or perhaps simply let it disappear.

Kaizen can be practiced by anyone often in less than ten minutes.  It can have a lasting and dramatic effect on how things get done.  It centers on personal accountability and honesty. If in a team or partnership, add the expectation that everyone involved will take responsibility for their contributions to help define efficiency and effectiveness.  It is awareness that all you do can and should be improved upon, ideally using energy that is already in motion. It is a process of compounding and increasing positive energy.  Let kinetics work for you. See your practice as a series of strategies where you test and apply measurable tactics to move you ever faster forward toward your goals and dreams.

Think of the four steps as a quality improvement circle.  You need to complete all four for maximum impact or improvement.  When you identify a problem write it down so that you can complete the process at a time where you can really focus on it.  It might be an improvement to a presentation, a soft close technique or any number of realizations.  Get the most out of your efforts.  Build a positive business cycle of continuous improvement that recycles your energy into ever greater success and joy.

Kaizen Real Estate Guide Says:

  • Do What Matters Most First
  • Choose a Simple Solution – Not The Perfect One
  • You Will Return To What Matters- Improve it then
  • Done Is Better
  • Problems Are Opportunities in Disguise
  •  Re-evaluate Fixed Ideas – Learn & Grow
  •  Resist Stagnation – Seek Inspiration