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Why Fingerprint Analysis Might Help the Real Estate Industry

So you have a hair trigger aimed at your head, what do you do? ….What do you do? Turn around…. You have to love Keanu Reeves with the sinewy muscles and a piece aimed directly at the perp like he’s one bad dude with a passion for fighting crime. Gets your blood boiling. Or perhaps you’re like Jack Bauer in all his craziness, interrogating the latest terrorist with fervor as a countdown goes on for the most recent nuclear bomb located in the middle of a Denny’s, or something like that.

Freeze! This Is the Real Estate Industry! Come Out With Your Hands Up!

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Who knew, though, that the real estate market would get that same grittiness, hardcore, “don’t bother trying to break into the house, because you’ll get the beat-down of your life” treatment? Seriously! That’s awesome! Real estate market trends for 2015 have just gotten that much more exciting as we get to see all sorts of keyless entries going on involving biometric fingerprint analysis.

Here’s a better bonus even: ever lost your house keys? Now you don’t even need to worry about it. Get your finger on the scanner, and you’re as good as in. The police would love this form of security like they do body cameras, for instance, and these are locks no burglar could ever figure out unless the burglar was Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. You’d have to know a little bit about numerical algorithms to even think about cracking a code.

Even some systems out there in the real estate industry would allow homeowners the option of tracking all who enter and when. That’s security. You can’t beat that.

It’s All About Safety

You’ve got to love the real estate industry when they emphasize the right stuff, what homeowners care about. Your property. Your livelihood. Your lifestyle. Your well-being. There’s nothing else in the world that would mean that more than when you have the ability to safeguard your property with no chance of breakdown.

Take One Look at a Typewriter, and You’ll Know How to Achieve Productivity

This is why many well-known writers will tell you the same advice to writing like a master: the key to good writing is just to, well, write! There’s no “secret” to it. No manual. No nothing. Seems foolish and retarded, but it’s the truth.

Now the Same Applies to Productivity in the Workplace or at Hometypewriter productivity

Take that adage with you to the water cooler, to the cubicle, to the main office, out in the field, at home figuring out if you need that equity loan. Seriously. Productivity’s not that hard to accomplish when you know about laziness according to Sigmund Freud. You’ll learn a lot on that front to achieve productivity. Write all this down on the typewriter, by the way — as you punch the keys, more thoughts and words will come to you.

To go on further, this brings up the topic of procrastination. What do you do? You “split tasks.” Work on a system, especially if you are a writer, and that typewriter does look a bit intimidating. When you partition your work schedule in such a way that it makes you efficient, you end up not so scared of “writer’s block,” (or worker’s block) per se.

Keeping in mind old “sayings,” or proverbs, would be a great motivator to stay on task as well. Don’t get distracted. Hang up post-its at work if you want. Whatever you can do to keep your will and drive to succeed like a superhero and save the day.

Whether you’re into real estate investments or sales, it doesn’t matter: motivation matters when it comes to productivity.

Don’t Get Discouraged: the Words Will Come to You

Perhaps you just might write the Great American Novel, or the quintessential how-to on improving your work productivity. Whatever the case may be, you’ve got all the cards. Write your words of wisdom down. Then apply them to your life. Your work. Your home.

How to Think Like Jack Bauer in a Boardroom

WHERE’S THE NUCLEAR BOMB!!?? — You, Jack Bauer, say, as you point your magnum at the forehead of a foreign terrorist dedicated to bringing Hell upon America. Don’t forget to ‘whisper’ — and look about as serious as can be. Because you’ll never smile. Why would you? Every year, you have a good 24 hours of sheer unadulterated pain and suffering where you never get to use the bathroom, eat a meal, and you’re constantly on your feet with that gun in hand, chasing X amount of terrorists. Heck, you’re like a credit watchdog, keeping track of every negative on your report. You’re like the terminator. Only without the “Ah-nuld.”

Who Would’ve Thought That Jack Bauer Could Make a Good Negotiator — in the Board Room?Jack Bauer negotation persuasion

It’s true when you think about it. If that Jack Bauer could get a cold-hearted terrorist to proverbially spill his guts with just a gun to the head, you’ve got to imagine that there are some subtle tactics involved there that could apply to everything from a job interview to a merger & acquisition of a company. Even lead generation and account management can apply here!

The fact is special forces, counterterrorism, and techniques utilized by the FBI make for great methodology of persuasion. Just ask your mom, quite possibly the best FBI agent in history.

Now, I’ll say this much: Jack Bauer doesn’t smile very well. Truthfully, he doesn’t have to. But when it comes to persuasion, smiling can be your ideal weapon (better than any gun). Furthermore, it would seem that Jack Bauer hardly requires any kind of help to get the job done (in 24 hours), although he had the help of everyone from Chloe O’Brian to Tony Almeida to President David Palmer. So it’s safe to say that you can ‘act’ like you need some ‘help’ in order to get people to go to bat for you on a particular project. That’s true Negotiation 101 right there.

Subliminal messages, too: they can do a number on a person as you land an investor by simply saying they’re going to say “yes,” so to speak. There’s more to it than that, though, but I guess you can just find out for yourself. Don’t worry: I won’t threaten you with a gun, or a nuclear bomb. I certainly won’t pass a Jedi mind trick on you.

Whatever the Case, Learn From Jack Bauer

That CTU agent’s only the start of it. Negotiation tactics vary, depending on the situation. Who knows — you could be newlyweds taking the necessary steps toward first-time homeowner-ship. You adapt.

Develop your corporate ‘radar’ if necessary. For starters, though, you can learn a lot from Jack Bauer. More importantly, however, I’d say know the difference between the red and blue wire. That way, you can ensure the boardroom stays intact.

The Big Reason Why Harry and Lloyd Can, in Fact, Be Leading Professionals

“Dumb and Dumber” was one heck of a comedy. For several reasons. Yes, it had Jim Carrey at the top of his game, and he was supported by an ever genuine and genius Jeff Daniels; and who doesn’t love a Farrelly Brothers picture as well? Nobody. More so than that, I have to say that the film wasn’t simply a slapstick display of stupidity, something we could all hack and laugh at with fervor and pleasantry.

Rather, this was a film about something so specific, and as a marketer, I can attest to this to great effect. Whatever industry you’re in — maybe you’re a marketer as well, and your plate’s full of tasks you need to accomplish for X amount of clients, and you just want to slap yourself in the head as you feel yourself growing dumber.

What was this film really about? It’s simple:

Harry and Lloyd Were Actual Prodigies!

Harry and Lloyd didn’t know it at all. They may go through their lives not ever knowing it. And for them, that’s okay. But it astonishes me at how genius both of them really were throughout the movie, and the sheer intelligence shows the most over the fact that they were totally oblivious to their iconic supreme mentality.

I make a point here, as usual. Don’t pay too much attention to ‘intelligence.’ What do I mean by that?

Society’s View of Intelligence Is Wrong

Harry and Lloyd didn’t actually have to fit a certain mold to be considered intelligent, basically. If you’re a football jock, make no mistake: you’re not a dunderhead (or even a muscle head). Intelligence isn’t simply measured by test scores or days in school, or especially a piece of paper saying you’ve graduated from Harvard.

In fact, if someone ever calls you “stupid” for any ‘valid’ reason, know that they’re dead wrong. You’re not stupid. Harry and Lloyd, in fact, were never stupid. No one ever is. Get a 15 on your ACT or an 800 on the SAT, and you’re not going to be considered a lesser candidate for a PhD one day. I assure you.

We’re Going to Take Perceptions and Turn Them on Their Heads

Just watch. Seriously. You will be surprised at just how focused you really are — even when you do feel like you’re way off base and on a different planet.

You’d have to be at least somewhat smart like Harry and Lloyd to make the choices they made and somehow find themselves on a highway, stopped by a bus filled with sexy models needing two oil boys to grease them up after each competition.

(Of course, they were dumb enough to actually say no. Lord.)