Thinking About Something Verses Doing IT

by admin on June 21, 2012

Chris Hasson
Every Morning Is A Chance At A New Day: Just learned something about getting up early.
My new Real Estate Training Regime is:
Up at 5am for cardio 1/2 hr, then 1/2 yoga, the hour of learning/training with the work say starting at 7am.
I finish work at 7pm.
If you want to be the best at your field, you have to get better.
This is what I learned:
Exercise in the morning will speed metabolism up exponentially more than exercising at night.
4 deep breaths in through the nose and 4 short sharp breaths out through the nose releases a chemical from the brain that makes you feel good (even when it is dark and serotonin hasn’t kicked in.
Have a great day.


Want To be Remembered?

by admin on December 19, 2011

Just Follow This Advice

“People Won’t Remember What You Said But Will Remember HOW You Made Them Feel”


What’s Your Everest?

by admin on September 9, 2011

Everything Great Was Birthed In A Dream

Martin Luther didn’t say he had a goal, he said… I. Have. A. Dream! What’s Your Dream?

Stephens Bock was an average guy from Sydney with nothing really special other than a dream. To climb Mt Everest. Watch these 2 videos and reflect on what’s possible in your life if you stop listening to others, to your own self talk, to logic and just incisively dream about your dream.

If money was no option, if you had all the time in the world.

What would you be doing?

Once you come up with what it is you really would like to do, write it down daily and dream about it. Your subconscious mind amazingly has an in built mechanism that will find a away for you, draw the right people into your life at the right times and your destiny will be for filled.

5 years ago I had a dream. I dreamt of being an elite real estate agent, of being a principal, of using my teaching degree towards Real Estate training and Real estate coaching. I dreamt of enough money and time of having 10 weeks a year holidays, of not going to work if I didn’t want to. I dreamt of writing an award winning book, of setting up an Internet Marketing company selling information products on the world wide web, then helping other Real Estate agents with that skill in their Real Estate business to set up an automated lead generating system so they don’t have to spend countless hours contacting their database in search of leads. I dream’t that this Internet Marketing company would provide a passive income that required no more than 20 hours a week to manage so that if I ever got tired of Real Estate I could leave. So that I could put my time and energy into Real Estate because I loved it and the people in it. Not because it was my JOB. Of setting up a foundation large enough to write a $1million dollar cheque for the right cause.

I am now living this dream.

To the Stephen Bocks of this world who have followed their dream and helped inspire me to follow mine. I say thankyou :)

I hope you enjoy this weekends message and that something little inside you today is stirred for positive action. It was for me.

Quick Port Stephens Real Estate Wrap And Our Weekly Results

Sales In Progress

¼ Caledonia – exchanged 31/8/11 @ $500,000

1/48 Shoreline Dr  @ $330,000

14 Port Stephens Dr @ $720,000

12/26 Ajax Ave@$ 260,000

56a Saratoga Ave – exchanged 7/9/11 @ $435,000

3/3 Yacaaba – @ $260,000

New Listings

10 Dunmore Ave Anna Bay @ new Listing

Apartments 17 @ $439,000, 18 @ $390,000, 92 @ $439,000 @ mantra

1/195 Rocky Point Road @$ 299,000

5/14 Gretel Close @ $320,000

188 Soldiers Point Rd @ $699,000

2/30 Thurlow Ave @$585,000

27 Morna Point Rd @ $449,000

1/7 Navala Ave – Auction

And one Port Stephens property listed and then sold TODAY.

I’ll let you know soon where it was. Who said the Port Stephens property market was slow. Have a great weekend.


A very hot weekend and my usual Sunday rant has slipped over to Monday because of a huge weekend of selling Real Estate.

In the afternoon of yesterdays heat, with the sunlight like a sharp arrow piercing through the palms of our back garden over the pool, my eldest child(6years old) is playing. This is what I discovered in observation:

She was running around with giggles of excitement trying to catch this butterfly. Around and round she danced in the afternoon heat stopping only occasionally with cheeks red as rasberries and the mixed look of humour, passion and frustration lighting her face up like a Christmas tree. It was an entertaining sight. I asked her what she thought the best way to catch the butterfly was. She asked me if we had a net. Maybe a net would catch it. Eventually, spent, with beads of sweat dripping off her forehead and the look of defeat written all over her face, she gave up on the chase and sat down on the grass with a smile on her face and said” Daddy, I don’t think the butterfly wants to be caught”.

Before I had a chance to respond, and almost like a good sense of humour with God’s nature, the butterfly landed squarely on her shoulder. At this stage my daughter remained still, very still. With total amazement she had caught her butterfly. A smile broadened her face and she very gently reached up her hand and with the tip of her finger she felt the butterfly sit on her hand. She slowly brought the butterfly down in front of her. Still surprised and over whelmed with her result, she described in vivid detail, the colours of this butterfly and its features. It was a moment in time.

How true is this story of representing life itself.

Let me explain.

Are you madly trying to chase something that you desire so strongly but it constantly appears to be out of your grasps, the perfect job, business taking off, a partner, a better relationship with your teenage children, better marriage, HOUSE SOLD, the list goes on. Sometimes in life, especially through a storm, it is not until we are in the eye of that cyclone that we realise what we need to do and the very thing we were chasing so madly presents itself on a silver platter virtually with no effort at all. Like the butterfly that in my daughters stillness, landing on her shoulder. She could see its colours, appreciate its beauty and realise that maybe the hard work and chasing was part of the solution, but it was the rest, the stillness, the peaceful resolution that brought about the result she was after.

Are you going through a storm right know, are you madly chasing, with defeat building in your heart the “Butterfly Of Life”. I encourage you, like I learned from my daughter this very week to take time out, without distraction, without any thoughts, plans or chatter in your mind and rest for at least half an hour by your self. During that time make a commitment to yourself that you are not going to chase the very thing you are chasing for a small amount of time. You are going to resign yourself and convince your self that there are other things to focus on. Because when you have a hammer in your hand “Everything looks like a nail”. When you have a major issue in your life, everything looks like a problem.

You maybe surprised at what presents itself.

This is Chris Hasson, have a great week.

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Chris Hasson, Port Stephens No1 Agent


The recent tragic death in Port Stephens of an old school buddy who took his own life and left behind a beautiful, loving family has moved me to 
reflect on some important questions about life, happiness, priorities and communication. But first the questions?

What could possibly move someone who appeared to have it all, to have a loving supportive wife, beautiful children and great friendships to take  their own life? And what can we do to use this absolutely tragic situation for the good of others. Let me first tell a story told to me recently:

“Sometimes in the daily challenges that life gives us, we miss what is really important. We may
fail to say hello, please, or thank you, congratulate someone on something wonderful that has
happened to them, give a compliment, or just do something nice for no reason.

Charles Plumb, a US Naval Academy graduate, was a jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat
missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and
parachuted into enemy lands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist Vietnamese
prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience.

One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant, a man at another table came
up and said, “You’re Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk.
You were shot down!” “How in the world did you know that?” asked Plumb. “I packed your
parachute,” the man replied.

Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude. The man pumped his hand and said, “I guess it
worked!” Plumb assured him, “It sure did. If your chute hadn’t worked, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Plumb couldn’t sleep that night, thinking about that man. Plumb says, “I kept wondering what
he might have looked like in a Navy uniform: A white hat, a bib in the back, and bell bottom
trousers. I wonder how many times I might have seen him and not even said good morning,
how are you or anything because, you see, I was a fighter pilot, and he was just a sailor.”

Plumb thought of the many hours the sailor had spent on a long wooden table in the bowels of
the ship, carefully weaving the shrouds and folding the silks of each chute, holding in his
hands each time the fate of someone he didn’t know.

Now, Plumb asks his audience, “Who’s packing your parachute?”

Everyone has someone who provides what they need to make it through the day. Plumb
also points out that he needed many kinds of parachutes when his plane was shot down
over enemy territory – he needed his physical parachute, his mental parachute, his emotional
parachute, and his spiritual parachute. He called on all these supports before reaching safety. His
experience reminds us all to prepare ourselves to weather whatever storms lie ahead. As you
go through this week, this month, this year… recognize people who pack your parachute!”

Who’s packing your parachute? What does your parachute look like?

Every successful person feels pain and has a painful story. Some people are suffering pain right know.

Deep inside every painful experience is the energy to channel your hidden gift that inspires the very people around you that are packing your parachute. Always remember and be thankful for the people who pack your parachute.

So why is it that we have a current rate of 3/4 of all suicide deaths being men. George E. Murphy, M.D., an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, who has specialised in research in this area concludes that women are far more likely to discuss how they feel with fellow friends, seek feedback, and process strategies for happiness. Do you realise that true happiness, the type of joy that flows freely when you are serving your purpose in life that you know you were wired for. Enjoying your specially wired gift with passion and enthusiasm actually releases a natural chemical called serotonin to the brain. And it is this “natural drug” Serotonin that is responsible for the natural highs that we experience as well as the bursts of energy needed to get us through tough times.

So what’s my point?

Firstly, we MUST learn how to be happy. Remember we become the people we spend the most time with. Evaluate who you are spending time, with. Could you express how you really felt with those people. Are your fiends and family your biggest supporters. Are you really doing in life what you know you are called to do. Do you really feel like you are making a difference. Do you feel alive when you wake up, that the day will be full of new and exciting challenges that will only strengthen you to take on the next challenge. Do you realise that life is not really about you, that you are the most important person in the world, but only when you realise it is when you use your gifts to serve others that this is the case. If you are in a work, social, family situation that is not right, YOU MUST take action now. Talk to someone, make a change. You see, energy is movement. You must do something different if you are wanting a different result. In the wise words of Einstein, “the definition of stupidity is to keep doing the same thing while expecting a different result”. What change are you needing to make right now. ” And Happiness IS The Key”, its infectious. Stand for something good. “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”.

In the famous words of Forest Gump “Life is Like a Box Of Chocolates, You never know what you’re going to get”

I’ll finish with this story about life in it’s truest sense:”There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He’s very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.

He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patient and in fact is the merchant’s confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times.

Now, the merchant’s 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and pursuits of business as well as taking care of the household. However, the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

One day, the merchant fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself, “Now I have 4 wives with me. But when I die, I’ll be alone. How lonely I’ll be!”

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, “I loved you most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No way!” replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.

The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant’s heart. The sad merchant then asked the 3rd wife, “I have loved you so much for all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No!” replied the 3rd wife. “Life is so good over here! I’m going to remarry when you die!” The merchant’s heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, “I always turned to you for help and you’ve always helped me out. Now I need your help again. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?” “I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!” replied the 2nd wife. “At the very most, I can only send you to your grave.” The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the merchant was devastated.

Then a voice called out : “I’ll leave with you. I’ll follow you no matter where you go.” The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the merchant said, “I should have taken much better care of you while I could have !”

Actually, we all have 4 wives in our lives

a. The 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it’ll leave us when we die.

b. Our 3rd wife ? Our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they all go to others.

c. The 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we’re alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

d. The 1st wife is in fact our soul, often neglected in our pursuit of material, wealth and sensual pleasure.

This is Chris Hasson, have a great week.

Special Note: The blog post I did above 6 months before Archie was born has been the philosophy we chose to live by that has seen us not only survive but thrive through our difficult journey.

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Mark Zukerberg has pledged to give away half of his fortune to charity. The Giving Pledge was set up by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to inspire Billionaires to use their wealth for Good. Now I can hear what your saying. It must be nice to be able to still live on $3.5 billion. The fact is, the more you follow your dreams and desires, the more of an opportunity you have to give. That reminds me of a story.

A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For
many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s
showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told
him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited
signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the
morning of his graduation his father called him into his private
study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine
son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son
a beautiful wrapped gift box.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man
opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily,
he raised his voice at his father and said, “With all your money you
give me a Bible?” and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in
He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his
father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He
had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make
arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had
passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He
needed to come home immediately and take care things.
When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and
regret filled his heart.

He began to search his father’s important papers and
saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With
tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he
read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope
taped behind the Bible.
It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the
sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation,
and the words…PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss gifts and blessings in life because they are not packaged as we expected?

Can you relate to this story?

I guess we all can miss opportunities from time to time because it doesn’t come wrapped as an opportunity.

But let’s get back to the Real Life Breaking News! At the age of 26 he is already one of the richest men in the world. Fifty seven billionaires have signed up with the Facebook founder one of the latest 17 to sign up. “I’m delighted, and would like to welcome these new members” said Warren Buffet who is giving away 99% of his fortune. You see the point is, you make a living by what you do and a life by what you give”

I often reflect while I’m involved in Real Estate transactions daily in Port Stephens about “Do more than you are paid to do and you will eventually get more than what you’re paid to do”

I dedicated 10% of everything owned that i would give away 5 years ago. It was the most difficult but liberating decisions I ever made. And I will finish on decision making as that is for the next post.

“How to Make Good Decisions Better”

This is Chris Hasson, have great day