HIT THE NEW YEAR RUNNING

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Is this the year that you are going to take real estate practice or your  business to the next level?  Many great business ideas never happen because of a lack of commitment to get started.  It is a law of physics.  It takes more energy to start a car or turn on a light than to continue operating them.  This is also true with starting a project or starting a business.  It takes more effort to get started.

For that reason, people tend to have the paralysis of analysis.  I won’t start until it is perfect even though it never is.  “I cannot start until I get my brochures, business cards, website set.”  Roughly 80% of people who say they want to run a business of their own don’t follow through. One reason may be that the rewards aren’t enough to motivate them into action. Another probable reason may be that procrastination has derailed or stalled them. The inability to act can often be traced to fear, doubt, or the absence of a clear picture of the potential rewards and consequences.

Some of these fears could include:

Fear of criticism, rejection, or exposure:  The need for social acceptance will result in going to great lengths to adopt a mode of dress or a certain type of behavior because of fear of criticism and rejection of others. Fear of having an idea rejected continues to lose billions of dollars for American business.

Fear of the unknown:  The need for security and safety causes us to be fearful in those situations in which we’re not sure what is going to happen. Our fear of what might or might not happen can cause us to keep from doing those things we should do to bring us closer to our goals. One key to addressing fear of the unknown is examining the possibilities and then weighing them against doing nothing.

Fear of failure:  Whether it’s the president who’s afraid to make a change in structure or the manager who is afraid to develop a more competent, self-directed team, or an individual considering a business of their own, fear can be a major deterrent to success. If you have a low risk tolerance, then the entire goal setting process can be stifled. If mistakes are met with criticism and/or punishment, people will be inclined to do only what they know how to do. It will inhibit creativity and improvement. By not trying, people frequently ensure failure—the very thing that they’re trying to avoid. Fear of failure has blinded many people from seeing opportunities.

 

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It is important to remember that failure is important to success if it is viewed as an opportunity to learn. To change failure from a negative experience to a positive phenomenon, eliminate those conditions which contribute to fear of failure.

Take the first step forward.  The second and third step will not be as hard.  For a similar post on our web site see TAKE THE FIRST STEP NOW.

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Grant, the first prerequisite to a good finish is getting started! Thanks for this post!

Jan 09, 2018 05:43 AM #19
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Roy Kelley
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This is excellent advice to share as we face the challenges of the new year.

Jan 09, 2018 06:11 AM #20
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Grant, just do it, as my mom would say. If it is not for you, then move on to the next.

Jan 09, 2018 10:11 AM #21
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Grant Schneider
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Silvia - right on, you can finish what you don't start.

Roy - thaink you.  I hope it is helpful.

Rebecca -  you had a wise mom.

Jan 10, 2018 04:58 AM #22
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Surrender is a word that this post brings to mind, Grant. Surrender your fears to strength and you WILL achieve those goals for the new year - each and every year!

Excellent advice, as always, Grant!

Jan 10, 2018 05:13 AM #23
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Richard Weeks
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Great information.  Thanks for sharing.  I would like all the agents at our brokerage to read this.

Jan 10, 2018 09:02 AM #24
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Roy Kelley
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Good Wednesday morning, Grant. I hope you are enjoying a most productive week.

Jan 10, 2018 09:14 AM #25
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Grant Schneider
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Debe _ yes, I like that term.  Surrender your fears.

Richard  - thank you.  That is quite an honor.

Roy - yes I am.  Hitting the ground running.

Jan 10, 2018 10:44 AM #26
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Great post and a reminder to all of us not to let inactivity stifle us, keep moving. As Tony Robbins says take some massive action and get yourself moving, not a direct quote but his gist.

Good encouragement to learn through failure rather than being stuck by it.

Jan 10, 2018 12:52 PM #27
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Grant I had to smile as your post reminded me of the many excuses agents have given me over the years as to why things just weren't working out. I used to say something like - just get started and the momentum will take over. And ask for help if you get stuck - right away. Don't wait a month!

Jan 10, 2018 02:34 PM #28
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Dorie Dillard
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Good evening Grant Schneider ,

Congratulations on a well deserved featured post. Just get out there and "do the work!"

Jan 10, 2018 05:02 PM #29
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Grant Schneider
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Nick and Trudy - slowing down will also make it harder to get back to stride.

Anna Banana -  that is right.  You can't get any momentum without getting moving.

Dorie - that's right.  Get it done.

 

Jan 10, 2018 07:00 PM #31
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Thanks Grant, yes we are taking our business to a new level this year, and I hope that you are having an excellent year too.

bob

Jan 11, 2018 10:51 PM #32
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

 It takes more energy to start a car or turn on a light than to continue operating them.  This is also true with starting a project or starting a business.  It takes more effort to get started.  I love this concept! 

Jan 12, 2018 05:22 AM #33
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Grant Schneider
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Robert - I have been noticing that in your posts.  Have a great year.

Lisa - yes indeed.  It is all about momentum.

Jan 12, 2018 05:46 AM #34
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

The antidote for fear is action.

Fear left unattended will convince that no action is best, safe.

Thanks for your motivational thoughts Grant.

Jan 12, 2018 10:39 AM #35
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Grant Schneider
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John - yes, that is exactly correct.  Take action.

Jan 13, 2018 07:42 AM #36
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Jan Green
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HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great point!  Business plans need to be in writing and executable.  If we don't put them in writing how are we ever going to realize those goals.  Sure, sometimes it's luck, but it's better to plan!

Jan 16, 2018 08:53 PM #37
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Grant,\ Failure is not bad especially if you learn from it and go on to succeed!

Jan 20, 2018 03:37 PM #38
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Grant Schneider
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Jan - they need to be executable in fact they should be SMART.

Yolanda - all people who have achieved have learned from failure.

Jan 21, 2018 06:02 AM #39
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