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I recently started taking Niseido Ju Jitsu. The first thing I noticed is that everyone dresses the same. It doesn't matter your social status, your wealth or position in life, you all wear the same Gi. The only differentiator is the belt. Now the belt, you see, can't just be bought. It has to be earned. Respect is shown by how you have advanced in the ranks.

I recently witnessed a green belt test. It was 45 grueling minutes of memory techniques. The panel of three black belts closely watched every move with a critical eye. It didn't matter the background of the student. It only mattered that he had put in the time to pass the test. Then, and only then could he receive the next belt.

In this microwave society, we could use more lessons from

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I see many people, not only real estate, but business in general, who fail to grow to their potential. They have reached a place of comfort and and taken their foot off the gas. The problem with that is you never just coast. You're either growing or dying. 

Once you become comfortable, you stop looking for new opportunities.  You start to become complacent, stop learning and honing your craft. You start to fall behind your competition. You have pulled yourself out of the game.

One way to grow in business, is to grow in other areas of your life.  Constantly put yourself in the uncomfortable position of learning a new skill. Think about the major milestones in your life. Did they come from a place of comfort or from a place of uncertainty. You can

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