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Unique approach to real estate survival

Part 1: Creating a business plan

(This is Part 1 of a three-part series. See Part 2: Birth date impacts real estate success and Part 3: Real estate biz prosperity changes with the seasons.) Ninety percent of all businesses lack a business plan. Even among those who do have a plan, their plans often fail. Did you know that the season in which you are born might be an influence on whether your plan will succeed? For the last seven years, I have been using the Native American Medicine Wheel as a coaching tool for people to have better lives and better businesses. Native Americans divide the wheel into four directions representing the different seasons of the year. They also believe that the season in which you are born influences you throughout your life. Surprisingly, hundreds of research studies support this proposition. Season of birth influences everything from your longevity to the types of diseases you are most likely to experience. For example, in the United States, those born in July survive the longest whil...