Boy Have I Done It Now

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Signature Properties


So I sat down with my broker just the other day to formulate my2010 Business Plan because we all know without goals, there are no rewards.  We went over numbers galore; averages, number of transactions, number of listings, number of buyers, etc, etc.  Then we set goals.  What kind of numbers I should strive for in 2010.  Fascinating right?

Then we started to discuss the real meat of things.  What are the educational goals?  What are the family goals?  Where and when will we vacation next year?  How will Virginia grow in 2010?  For those of you who haven't taken such a challenge, I dare you.  Sit with your family, spouse, boss, SELF, and set your 2010 goals.

I used to run.  I mean really run.  I ran 30ish miles a week.  I loved it.  Well, in real estate sometimes your schedule can take over your life hence, I no longer run consistently.  

My 2010 goal?  One 5K per quarter. Seems reasonable, right?

Fast forward to yesterday, I was browsing facebook (minding my own business) when a friend from college posts that she is running the Sacramento Marathon on Saturday.  I post back, "Plan on Chicago next Oct.  My hubby is running it.  We can visit.  I won't run a full marathon so I can cheer you guys on."  

Her reply?  "You and I can run the half.  I will call my friends.  It's a date!"

I stared at that reply for a good ten minutes.  What do I say?  Do I wimp out?  Do I commit?  She and I are both over 40.  If she can I can. Holy smokes, what AM I thinking?

You guessed it.  I committed.  Now it is on my blog so I am really committed.  Look for updates.  I will post a schedule of my races soon.  Chances are good I will post a LOT about my progress.  I am all about the "ataboy."  I am scared to death (of running 13.1 miles again) but I am so jazzed about the coming year.

2010 is going to be one helluva good year in the Halter household.  Name your goals, professional and personal.  Give yourself a road map for your success.  You won't believe how good it feels.


Comments (4)

Stephanie Frymyer
Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc. - Whittier, CA
Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier

Good for you! You are so right, Real Estate has a tendency of taking over our lives ... I have been meaning to join a Tai-Chi and/or Yoga group for the past THREE YEARS! Maybe I should try even harder this year, after all, what is it they say, "A healthy mind in a healthy body"?! 
Thanks so much for your blog and happy running! 

Dec 03, 2009 04:47 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Congratulations, stating it is half the goal. I will be looking for your post and updates.

Dec 03, 2009 04:54 AM
Brian K. White
RE/MAX Alliance Group - Gilbert, AZ

How strong is one's resolve?  That's the key.  People who "try" to quit smoking, lose weight, get healthy, or whatever always seem come in second place to those who make a firm decision, or "resolve" to do something. 

I say go for it with the half marathon next October.  Build up your gumption and just do it.  Slap a little resolve on the issue.  You'll be glad you did, as long as you fully prepare for it. 




Dec 03, 2009 04:58 AM
Gary Swanson
Century 21 Harris & Taylor - Grants Pass, OR

Hi Virginia,  Your stuck now!  I'm sure you'll do fine and be glad that you did it.

Dec 03, 2009 05:10 AM