Some days you wake up and it feels like not only did someone move your cheese; they ate it and didn’t leave any crumbs! Did the buyer you’ve worked with for six months and driven all over the place suddenly disappear into thin air? Did your last listing appointment turn into a disaster? Are those newspaper ads and postcards not working anymore?
Hmmm, looks like somebody moved your cheese!
I just finished re-reading the book Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life. This is a simple but powerful little book written by Spencer Johnson in the form of a parable or fable. The main characters are two mice called Sniff and Scurry and two "little people" called Hem and Haw. Its a cute story but it makes you think.
The book deals with how to handle change in your work and home life. Although not specifically written about real estate, it can give you a good attitude adjustment and help you learn how to adapt to ever changing conditions. Its also a good book for your kids to read.
This book did receive some criticism when large companies tried to use it to promote compliance or shape behavior during corporate downsizing; but on a more personal level it can be a great motivational tool to help you overcome changing conditions in the real estate market, your business, and personal life.
Are you more like Sniff, Scurry, Hem, or Haw?