Hall of Famer, Vince Lombardi is quoted as saying, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” While his point is well taken (we need to persevere during tough times), quitting can be a good thing when done selectively.
If you are a real estate professional and you are wondering whether you should keep hanging in there with the market in a funk, it is vital that you come to grips with this concept. Best selling author, Seth Godin in his latest book, The Dip, talks about how quitting can be the best career move you ever make.
The book is not simply about quitting your profession, but rather how to determine when to abandon certain tactics, ideas and services that are stealing your time and energy. We make it a habit to laud individuals who are well rounded. In certain cases however, being well rounded equates to having a lack of focus and spreading oneself too thin, both of which will have catastrophic results. If you are finding yourself in the position where you are an average agent, an average home stager, an average photographer, you have a decision to make.
You can continue to be average and find limited success, or you can quit the things that you are not very good at and do not have a passion for, and become the best at something. How do you figure out if you need to get out of your profession altogether? Let me not spoil the book for you, it is a great read, (or for those of you like me who are on the go, a great listen). Noone wants to be called a quitter. But some times we have to quit certain things in order to find ourselves a winner.