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So far Carissa Abazia has created 63 blog entries.

A Reason To Leverage The Season

2019-02-04T15:51:25-08:00

Written by Carissa Abazia Friday, December 21, the first day of winter. In the winter, it’s darker and colder.  We stay inside.  Layers are necessary.  The busiest of us embrace a less stressful and demanding work schedule. The healthiest of us eat and drink as if calories aren’t a thing. Sounds comfy? Yes. Fun? Yes. [...]

A Reason To Leverage The Season2019-02-04T15:51:25-08:00

Six Skills Real Estate Investors And Developers Should Focus On Mastering

2019-02-04T15:52:10-08:00

Written by Forbes Real Estate Council CommunityVoice Developing or investing in the real estate market can be financially rewarding. Yet, finding success in the market requires knowledge about the liabilities inherent with any real estate or property-specific work. There is perhaps no better way to gain the information you need than by speaking with those within [...]

Six Skills Real Estate Investors And Developers Should Focus On Mastering2019-02-04T15:52:10-08:00

Fannie, Freddie Conforming Loan Limits Increase In Nearly Every Part Of The U.S.

2019-02-04T15:55:37-08:00

Written by Housing Wire After not increasing the maximum conforming loan limits on mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 10 years, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has now increased the conforming loan limit for the third straight year. The FHFA announced Tuesday that it is increasing the conforming loan limit for Fannie and Freddie mortgages in [...]

Fannie, Freddie Conforming Loan Limits Increase In Nearly Every Part Of The U.S.2019-02-04T15:55:37-08:00

Fully Grounded

2019-02-04T15:57:10-08:00

Written by Carissa Abazia Understanding the emotional basis for your actions is one of the most important aspects of evolving as an effective leader, a good partner, a new parent, a trusted advisor, an effective decision maker and so it goes. Striving for objective, fact-based decisiveness comes with fully understanding your feelings. This relationship between our [...]

Fully Grounded2019-02-04T15:57:10-08:00

A Business Plan With Core Values

2019-02-04T15:57:47-08:00

Written by Carissa Abazia I recently restructured my business plan to inculcate core values that would support both my personal and professional goals. For me, this was about stripping it down to what I know works and what I want my brand to represent.  I considered the things that really matter to me. I applied [...]

A Business Plan With Core Values2019-02-04T15:57:47-08:00

Here’s How the Trump Tax Plan Could Affect You

2019-02-04T16:04:59-08:00

Written by Amelia Josephson Update: Many of the tax changes went into effect in January 2018 (though they didn’t impact the 2017 taxes you filed in April 2018) and employees should have seen changes to their paychecks starting in February 2018. Earlier: President Trump signed the tax bill into law on Dec. 22, 2017. This came [...]

Here’s How the Trump Tax Plan Could Affect You2019-02-04T16:04:59-08:00

7 Power Gaps That Keep Professionals From Thriving And Leading At Work

2019-02-04T17:47:57-08:00

Written by Kathy Caprino In the past 13 years of coaching and training professionals around the globe, I’ve seen firsthand that thousands of women and men have spent years building careers they thought would make them happy, only to wake up and realize they are very far from where they want to be, without a [...]

7 Power Gaps That Keep Professionals From Thriving And Leading At Work2019-02-04T17:47:57-08:00

Life Lessons Everyone Should Embrace

2019-02-04T17:49:22-08:00

Written by Carissa Abazia Life is full of lessons.  Here are the best lessons I’ve been taught and continue to embrace. Prepare with mental rehearsal. Imagine yourself in various scenarios that generate the emotion and then rehearse what you'll say—to yourself, to the other person and how you’ll regain control to focus on what's really important. [...]

Life Lessons Everyone Should Embrace2019-02-04T17:49:22-08:00

The Most Important W

2019-02-04T17:49:59-08:00

Written by Carissa Abazia “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou The above quote by poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has improved the way I live my life and do my business. [...]

The Most Important W2019-02-04T17:49:59-08:00

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

2019-02-04T17:50:51-08:00

Written by Tim Urban Albeit long, Tim Urban's article from 2014 is worth reading. Enjoy! Part 1: Meet Your Mammoth The first day I was in second grade, I came to school and noticed that there was a new, very pretty girl in the class—someone who hadn’t been there the previous two years. Her name [...]

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think2019-02-04T17:50:51-08:00