Planning to Succeed?

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GPS ArrowYou have a goal…great! But do you know how you'll reach that goal? If you get in your car to drive somewhere that you've never been before, what's the chance you'll get there without a map or directions or a GPS? Or if you go online to buy a pair of running shoes for your sister but you don't know what brand or size she wears, what's the chance that those shoes will have to be returned?

You get the idea – if you don't plan first, you probably will have trouble achieving even the simplest of goals. But when you have the four pieces of goal achievement lined up, you can't miss.


  1. Know what you want – identify and visualize your goals.
  2. Have a why – internalize the payoff that will come with reaching your goals. When you truly feel that desire, the price to achieve the goal becomes almost effortless.
  3. Charting successMake your plan – know what actions you need to take on a daily and weekly basis to realize your goals. Without a plan, you can become sidetracked. Get out your calendar and create the structure and control that will make your plan work. “Control is knowing what you are thinking, where you are going and why at any given time.”
    1. Create the blueprint for action
    2. Identify the standards of behavior that you hold yourself to
    3. Establish the boundaries of behavior that you hold others to
  4. Take action – put your plan into action to move towards your goals

BlueprintAn essential part of a successful plan is standards, whether you are talking about a building or a real estate business. If you erect a high-rise building, there are building codes and community standards to be met. These are minimums; to stand the test of time, your building must meet the standards and even surpass them.


Real estate professionals also need high standards, and not only for professional and legal reasons. On a personal level, low standards lead to stress, more work, less income, and an unhappy situation all around. But that same real estate agent who has – and commits to – high standards, finds that work is easier, more fun, less work, pays better, and life is happier and healthier in every way.


Are you experiencing the outcomes you want? If not, maybe you need to raise your own standards and expect more of others as well as yourself. Everything in life has cause and effect. When you focus your energy on the things that will lead to major improvements in your business and life, then you'll see the power of planning and action. The higher your desire and the more the commitment, the more you BELIEVE you can, the quicker the results you want will happen.


Success signToday would be a good day to start working on your plan, wouldn't it? One of the best ways to get on your success path is by playing The Real Estate Game®. It's time to start living the life of your dreams!






Patti Kouri, Accelerated Performance Coaching
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Vickie Nagy
Palm Springs, CA

Ah, it's been awhile since I read anything about The Real Estate Game. I'm going to check out the link. I've heard it's a good program.

Dec 11, 2009 06:44 AM #1
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Good job with the 4 pts. about goal achievement !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 11, 2009 11:08 PM #2
Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Patti,

Thank you for your terrific post!  Just what I needed with the new year approaching! I will definitely check out the link to the Real Estate Game.  I really enjoyed your post...thank you! 




Dec 12, 2009 03:29 PM #3
Walter Grewe III
Long and Foster Realtors - Roanoke, VA
Realtor, SFR, A-REO, Roanoke Homes and Real Estate


Thanks for the refresher on the importance of not only goal setting, but the actions that will achieve those goals and the internalization of the feelings associated with that achievement.

Happy Holidays.

Dec 13, 2009 12:55 AM #4
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