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I've been a runner since high school. I think the reason I have kept this up for so long is because I change my routine, constantly look for challenges and some days, I just take it easy and run for therapy! I approach my business, and life, the same as I do running - and here are some things I've learned from running that help in business:
Embrace change. As much as I love to run at the same time, same place, with the same people - I'd miss opportunities if I didn't run along different paths with various terrains. Same with work - if we do everything the same and never change year after year - we'd miss opportunities that come from broadening our scope and trying new methods!
Strive for new goals. It's very easy for me to run at the track - everyday. But then all I get good at is running at the track. Mixing it up - running stairs, doing sprints, running faster for shorter distances, etc., is a way to set new goals for the same thing! With business, we basically do one thing - sell real estate, manage property, etc. In order to keep it fresh you have to mix it up too - blog about something other than market reports, do some different marketing, make a fun home video, etc!
Time is precious. I only have 1 1/2 hours in the morning to go run so I maximize that time! We all have only so many minutes in a day (and your life!) - prioritize your time - do what you need to first, whether it's blogging, making calls, returning emails; do what's important next - daily business tasks, showing homes, etc., and then take the rest of your time to enjoy the day and your life.
If you just aren't on it - take a day off. Can't tell you how many times I've made it my mission to get to the track and get there but have no energy to even run a lap! If it's something that can wait and be done another day - stop! It's OK to take a day off! Even with work! It's better than forcing and being frustrated the entire time you are working on a project!
If you hit the wall - you hit the wall. If you are a runner or cyclist - you know what I mean! You start out - doing your best time, feeling great, knocking out the miles. All of a sudden - you go from 50 to O and you just can't move anymore. Show of hands on those days where you get 3 great "I need help finding a house..." calls and all of a sudden by mid afternoon - none of them worked out!? It happens - so just wind it down and work at finishing instead of winning!
This blog is written with my opinions and my opinions are presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Please talk to a professional before making any real estate, financial or agency decisions.Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind - 2011. If you want to reprint parts of this - just email me for my permission:TucsonsRealEstate@gmail.com.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.