In his autobiography, football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers stated his personal doctrine this way: "The Lord is first, my friends are second, and I am third." Likewise, the values of the Keller Williams philosophy are "God, Family, then Business."
At my home, it's just me and my dog, Sundance. This morning I was getting ready for a 9:30 meeting at the office. I figured I would arrive 30-45 minutes early, catch up with some of the other agents and be ready to go at 9:30.
Now I know I'm not the only one who talks to his pets, so I said "I've got to stop by the office this morning, Sundance, and then we'll have all afternoon free." And then he gave me 'The Look'... one that said 'it's really beautiful outside this morning, can't we just go for a quick walk in the park?' And I thought 'you know, I can talk to our agents any time. I'm going to spend a few minutes in the park with Sundance.'
Not five minutes into our walk, we met one of our neighbors. "You're a REALTOR®, right?" he asked. "I need to talk to you about selling my house." Wow! Great call on going for a walk, Sundance! So now I have a slam-dunk listing appointment, and I still made it to the meeting in plenty of time.
Whatever your beliefs, whoever makes up your family... be sure to take time for numbers one and two, and you might just be surprised at the impact it has on number three. Business comes third.