MOMENTUM into the New Year!

Real Estate Agent with Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ


I’m a huge sports fan.

In particular, I’m a lifelong NY Jets fan, (I know, send me your condolences…ha-ha)…


This past Sunday, the Jets went up against the 14-0 undefeated Indianapolis Colts that are clearly on their way towards the play-offs to the ultimate goal, the Super Bowl.  

The Colts had already clinched their division and a home field advantage.

Sunday’s game got me thinking….

As much as I appreciate the Indianapolis Colts deciding that a perfect season was not their priority, that "resting" their starters for the play-offs was, the Colts proceeded to pull their quarterback, Payton Manning and some of their other starters in the 3rd quarter.  The Jets went onto win Sunday’s game 29 - 15, thus concluding the Colt’s undefeated season.

This win for the Jets kept their playoff berth alive. 
So, I’m a happy camper!

However, many critics have questioned the Colt’s decision, including myself…

Afterall, if the priority is to get to the Super Bowl, isn’t “Momentum” part of the equation?

Sports and the business world, carry many of the same principles; such as team work, strategies, attitude, etc…


In this case it’s “Momentum”

Even though we’re in the middle of the holidays, your “Momentum” into the New Year is very important…keep it going...

In Real Estate, Business makes for MORE Business.

A good December, makes for a good January…etc. etc.

Be cautious of how much time off ("resting") you take…don’t forget about the MOMENTUM towards your goals for the New Year!

 Toula N. Rosebrock (of Diane Turton, Realtors) – Broker / Sales Associate

Specializing in all of Ocean County - Lacey Township Real Estate, Forked River / Lanoka Harbor

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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


The big "Mo" is important, but apparently not as important as the possibility of an injury to a key player. Giants fan here. I don't think we'll ever see a Giants/Jets superbowl...but we can imagine.


Dec 29, 2009 12:28 AM #6
Jen Anderson
Exit By the Bay Realty - Chesapeake Beach, MD

Toula, glad your Jets won.  It's been a tough year for us Redskins Fans! On a side note, the Monday night game last night was fabulous--I stayed up way too late! 

Dec 29, 2009 12:35 AM #7
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets!

Big win over Indy.

The next game is the most important game of the year for us. Win and we're in!

But back to your post...

Momentum is huge. Success breeds success. When you're on a roll, it's important to keep at it.

Dec 29, 2009 12:47 AM #8
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Toula, great advice and post!  I agree you cant loaf off too much, or you won't get around to your goals/success...

Dec 29, 2009 12:57 AM #9
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Toula, Sunday's game is all that's been talked about on sports radio. How it cheated the fans that filled the stadium with overpriced tickets to see the subs give the game away? The teams play pre-season games to get their timing etc. then just before they are goingto need to be at the top of their game, they are told to hold back? Should make it better for our Pats in the AFC Championship game against the Colts.

Dec 29, 2009 01:17 AM #10
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey, Toula. Great comparison, this is something that we all can relate to. Thanks and take care, Jim

Cograts to the Jets!!!!

Dec 29, 2009 01:54 AM #11
Steve Merson 512 412 1621
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX

Hi Toula,

That is an excellent post and how very true. Momentum is SO important.  I can't help feeling that the decision to bench Manning and the other starters will eventually backfire.

As you say, in real estate too, we can't afford to back off and a productive December will make for a great start to 2010.

Having said all that, I still think the Colts will take some stopping in the Superbowl.......especially against my Cowboys!!!


Dec 29, 2009 01:58 AM #12
Anne Hensel
South Beaches Real Estate Professionals - Saint Petersburg, FL
Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island

Great post. I think you are so right, you have to keep the "momentum" going.

Dec 29, 2009 03:49 AM #13
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

Toula I sure hope the Saints can get there momentum going before the playoffs.

Dec 29, 2009 05:13 AM #14
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Outstanding post, I agree momentum is a big part of winning.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 29, 2009 06:38 AM #15
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Toula - I'm also a aports fan - especially football.  Like many others, I have mixed feelings about the coach's decision to play backups after the third quarter.  The goal, after all, is to win the Super Bowl - not just the playoffs.  So if in evaluating the health of his players, he felt that was their best chance, I suppose it makes sense.  Itialso allows the backups to prove their mettle.  On the other hand, I do prefer to see every team play at their best level every game, and it almost seems a bit insulting to the opposing team not to allow them to go up against your best.  And getting a rest has not always done teams as much good as they hope.

Dec 29, 2009 07:00 AM #16
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Toula - Not a big sports fan here, but agree totally with you on the momentum issue.  I couldn't wait to get back to the office after a long holiday weekend.  My one and only goal every year is to work smarter than the year before.

Dec 29, 2009 08:22 AM #17
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Toula, That's wonderful advice and I know exactly when I lose my momenturm every year is when I've just come back from vacation.  This year I prepared for that feeling and just jumped back into work but it's the time I'm most often to lose it. 

Dec 29, 2009 09:08 AM #18
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029


I watched the game and although not a Colts fan, I was rather dismayed at the coaches decision. Payton is a great quarterback and should the Jets and Colts meet again in post season, I can reassure you, the outcome will be much different...
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Wishing you and yours a safe and prosperous New Year...


Dec 29, 2009 07:46 PM #19
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There are some compelling reasons for what the coaches did, but definitely not a fan pleaser (for the Colts anyway).

Dec 29, 2009 10:30 PM #20
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Don't worry Toula, I'm also a Jets fan! You are in good company :)

Keeping the momentum going is good, but some downtime is also good. Prevents burn out.

Dec 29, 2009 11:18 PM #21
Mark Watterson
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Real Estate

At least your a loyal fan.  

I don't really have a favorite team.  

I love a good game and like to see the underdog surprise the favored.

Dec 30, 2009 02:50 AM #22
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


You are absolutely right about keeping the momentum going and it is a challenge at this time of the year. 

Regardless of which teams end up in the Superbowl I will still be watching, since "The Who" will be doing the half-time show.  I am really looking forward to that...


Dec 30, 2009 10:31 AM #23
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING TOULA!  WOW!  We did have football on our blogs minds didn't we!  Loved yours! Happy New Year to you! -- Gab

Dec 30, 2009 10:32 PM #24
geri wehry
RE/MAX Select R.E. - Covington, WA
your agent for life

Toula - OK I am a BIG colts fan so that was a painful day for me.  I see both sides of that one, but fear that losing momentum might really bite them in the playoffs.  And you are so right about staying motivated ourselves.  I have watched so many of my agent friends just take the month off.  It is tempting, don't get me wrong.  But you are right that we need to keep plugging along.  Thanks for the reminder and GO COLTS :)     ...geri

Jan 01, 2010 03:15 AM #25
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