The NMP Blog

News From NAMB: November 3, 2016

Submitted by John Councilman on November 03, 2016

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage. ... Read More

You Can't Win Without a Plan

Submitted by David Lykken on November 01, 2016

If you ever watch football at the professional and collegiate level, or even at the high school level, you'll quickly notice how organized and structured the game is. The quarterback calls a play and the offense follows a set pattern, and then the defense reacts accordingly. Each side has a pre-formed strategy—a playbook that they use to govern their decisions.

Now, contrast that with a... Read More

Training Is Like Practice Before the Big Game

Submitted by David Lykken on October 31, 2016

Have you ever watched professional athletes play and wonder how they perform so well. When the quarterback or point guard calls a play, how do his teammates know how to react? Of course, we don't wonder how this happens—because we all know. They've spent the whole week practicing.

Here's an interesting question, though. Professional athletes have spent their whole lives playing the game... Read More

News From NAMB: October 27, 2016

Submitted by John Councilman on October 27, 2016

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage. ... Read More

Two Questions to Ask in Order to Discover Your Purpose

Submitted by David Lykken on October 26, 2016

The most important, and often most neglected, aspect of leadership in the mortgage industry is understanding, developing, and living out the core purpose of your organization. All too often, leaders try to move their organization forward without defining any kind of central purpose. But the simple truth is that you can't really get anywhere if you don't know where you're going. Purpose is the... Read More

Your Reputation: The One Thing You Can't Get Back

Submitted by David Lykken on October 24, 2016

You've heard this line before; and have probably even said it: "It's just stuff. It can be replaced." You've probably said this when something in your house gets broken, a car gets totaled or something of that nature. But, in addition to our everyday lives, I think there is a manner in which this applies to business in the mortgage industry.

Sooner or later, we all face a decision that... Read More

News From NAMB: October 20, 2016

Submitted by John Councilman on October 20, 2016

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way.  Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage. ... Read More

Why Meetings Are Important in Business

Submitted by David Lykken on October 19, 2016

Football is perhaps the most popular sport in America—at least if the Super Bowl is any indicator. More people watch the Super Bowl each year on TV than any other event. Despite its popularity though, games are only played once a week. Contrast that to other American sports that play games every few days, and you have to ask: What do professional football players do the rest of the week?

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Onboarding: Employees and First Impressions

Submitted by David Lykken on October 17, 2016

First impressions matter. Think about the first time you met someone—whether it's a friend or family member or someone you work with. What did you think of them at the time? Now, trace that relationship forward to where it is today? Can you see how your first impression of that person influenced your perception of them over time? Intuitively, this is what we do: we use our first impressions as... Read More

News From NAMB: October 13, 2016

Submitted by John Councilman on October 13, 2016

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage. ... Read More