There's a group of people on this Earth that have made a bold decision. They have decided to take on a career that promises them no paycheck on a daily basis until they deliver the goods, yet this profession has no ceiling on it's earning potential-the allure. It delivers an abundance of challenges and problems to solve along the way, in order to earn that paycheck.
It's a job that is built entirely on competence & character mixed with the ability to create rapport, while maintaining ethics and truth even when it costs you. It's advanced entrepreneurial-ship...you gotta want it bad because it's gonna put up a fight. It says "You want it? Come and take it if you can, 'cause we ain't giving it away here!" Well, it sure feels that way doesn't it?
This is a group that wakes up every morning with fire in their belly, creativity in their brain and a passion in their heart for the possibilities the day holds; for what they can accomplish and build. They never,ever,ever quit.
The time they offer you is oh so precious, because it's time not spent with their families, with their hobbies nor with their personal dreams. They offer you that precious time with the generosity of a mother and will defend how it's spent with the watchful eye of a father. They are happy to be in service to you, to help you reach your goals and defend your right to pursue them. They are having fun, serving people, making money.
They are your Realtor, they are your Lender; they are The Salesmen (& women) and they are in the most honorable profession on this planet; because nothing happens on this planet, until a sale happens: no economy, no employment, no wealth happens without sales.
So, if you are going to do what you do-Love what you do- and work it like there's no tomorrow each and every day. If you don't, you're in the wrong business my friend. Bring the best of you to it and it will reward your efforts in ways you can't imagine. Give it out in slices and it comes back in loaves.
Oh by the way....
...please remember to hang the "Sorry, We're Closed" sign each night at a decent hour and at least one full day per week and go love that family, pet, personal time or dream. It's a job, it's a career, it's not who you are. At the end of the day, what/who hugs you before bed is who you are. As Zig Ziglar says: " Your happiness is determined more by the success of your relationships than any other single thing."
I have good days, I have bad days and get bumps and bruises along the way, but I love the possibilities that surround what I do. I'm a Realtor.
Inspired by a conversation I had with a great lender, fellow Rainmaker & friend. Thanks Jason!