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Business Book You MUST Read In A Changing Market...READ IT TODAY

I have been reading hundreds of comments on blogs and forums recently talking about the challenges many of you are experiences and many agents are very depressed about their lack of business.  If your market is more challenging than ever before and you are having a hard time adjusting I highly recommend you buy a book by Spencer Johnson called "Who Moved My Cheese".  I also recommend you read it the very same day you get it so there is no chance the book ends up getting put on a bookshelf.  I assure you that you will WANT to read this book and after you read it a little light bulb will go off in your head.  I won't give away the concept of the book but I assure you it is an easy read and is written in a cute story format with a very valuable lesson. 

Who Moved My CheeseWho Moved My Cheese

Comment balloon 20 commentsSam Miller • September 23 2007 08:59AM

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Ok I am going to buy it. But giving away the concept would have been cool. Are you getting royalties ha!
Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) almost 12 years ago
LOL.  I thought the same thing (royalties?) when I first clicked on your blog.  But now that I see that it's coming from an unbiased reader, I'm on it!  To the bookstore!  (I mean, to amazon!!!).  lol.
Posted by Martinelli Caputi, & Associates, Ltd. (Martinelli Caputi & Associates, Ltd.) almost 12 years ago

Charlie - I only wish I was getting royalties on this book...it has been a best seller for a very long time and there is even training series built around this book. 

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 12 years ago
Sam - I bought it and read it a year ago and thought it was great. It's one of those that you can reread periodically.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 12 years ago
I find myself reading alot more these days, and it works.....thank you to all who have recommended the great reads!
Posted by Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR, SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038) almost 12 years ago
Sharon, You are right about rereading it over and over because it helps enhance our mental attitude and every now and then we need a boost of "get of our your own way" thinking.
Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 12 years ago
Sam, I am checking into it on Amazon. Will try to post my thoughts after I read it!
Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) almost 12 years ago
Charles, I am sure you will enjoy it.  I would bet once you start it you won't put it down until you have finished it.  It has a way of pulling you into the story.
Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 12 years ago
I agree this is a great little book that became a best seller because it conveyed some very important truths that we all face in today's marketplace. 
Posted by Chris Pollinger, Consulting for Luxury Teams and Brokerages (Berman & Pollinger, LLC.) almost 12 years ago
Chris, The book called "ZAPP" is another really good one and talks about "Empowering".
Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 12 years ago
Great book Sam, thanks for reminding me to re-read it.
Posted by Karen Villa Schweinfurth, ABR, CRS, SRES, CyberStar (RE/MAX Northwest Realtors, Inc. 425-308-3669) almost 12 years ago
Great book and post!  Some would have us believe the cheese hasn't moved,  it is just taking a rest!
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) almost 12 years ago
Jim, I agree with your comment but I am not entirely sure why others don't want us to know that the cheese have moved.
Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 12 years ago
It is a good book and it helps us focus on the myriad of aspects that can cause something to go wrong.
Posted by Don Diltz, DRE:01204965 (Coldwell Banker) almost 12 years ago

 

 Sam, We bought about a dozen copies and gave them away.

I used this quote in one of my posts some time ago:

"Remember the book Who Moved My Cheese? Well, Floyd Wickman said a few weeks ago, "I don't care WHO moved it. I just want to go find it." Go find your "cheese!" Go out and get your business, your buyers, and your sellers. "

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 12 years ago
Sam -- I know this might be a confession I won't live down however I have to share it. I was shopping at Costco and picked up that book a few years ago and I ended up reading almost all of it before I even got it home!! Great book, quick read, great lesson.  I need to dust it off and read it again.  Good suggestion to AR members.
Posted by Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker (MR Realty) almost 12 years ago
Candace - That is a great story and the book hit me the same way.  I was at Pizza Hut one day between appointments and I started reading it and never left my lunch until it was finished.  I have ready it a couple of times and the story doesn't ever get old.  Ken Blanchard wrote a book called "High Five" that is about the power of team work.  This book has an impressive lesson that essentially goes something like this "None of us is as smart as all of us"...thus the power of the team.  Now, harness the power and skill of each of your team members.  I love reading good business books.
Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 12 years ago
High Five echo!  It is a great followup book to the Cheese.  One person I gave Cheese to, said they didn't get it...I chuckled for hours...I'm sure you could visualize this person, the look on their face as they told me they didn't get it.
Posted by Richard Sweum (1st Security Bank) almost 12 years ago
I very much appreciate the book suggestion.  I am curious about it now.  I'm glad it's a quick read--love those.  Thank goodness for Amazon.com. 
Posted by Sharon Filbig, San Diego County Real Estate (Prudential California Realty) almost 12 years ago

Rich - I am with you as to the emotion on their face AND your face hearing this.  Anyone who doesn't get cheese either didn't read it or when they read it they just went through the motions of reading it but never really heard the story. 

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 12 years ago

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