Inspiration for my fellow Realtors and anyone else who cares to listen.
It’s soon to be a New Year. And as I sip my echinacea tea nursing what appears to be a bit more than the common cold a day after X-mas (what better time for a Realtor), I am reflecting on this past year. It has been a year filled with professional accolades and achievements (Richmond Association of Realtors Sales Associate of the Year, Style Weekly Best Realtor) and personal adventures (traveling thru Morocco and Portugal, catching a citation trout while kayak fishing). It has been a year of balance, giving 110% to both work and play, I believe you cannot truly be successful at the former without the latter.
I look forward to 2015, and think to myself how can I improve, what can I learn, how do I make it even better? And whether you are just starting your career or have been at it for many years, this insight should not be lost. Success is not to be taken for granted. I don’t really want all this to sound like a life coach shpiel, it is my own personal approach to being the best I can be in all ways.
If you’re not yawning by now I’ll sign off with one short story that should sum it up.
‘Twas the day before Xmas, really, when a buyer texted that she must see a property ASAP. My husband and I are on the way to the movies, it’s raining, and my sniffles are beginning to set in (you know the feeling, like am I really going to be sick or is it just a passing cold). I tell him I just got this text and he says why not show tonight after the movie? I struggle with this decision, after all, it’s Xmas eve, we had planned on going to a gathering after the show, and I still don’t know whether I’ve got the flu or not. I say ok, we go, I show, she loves it and is contemplating an offer.
No, it’s not a sale, yet. So I suppose the moral here is that it’s not always easy. There will be wins and there will be losses, but with hard work, tenacity and sacrifice (sometimes), you will find success in whatever you do.
Oh, and don’t forget to play.