How 15 - 30 minutes a day can improve your skills in life and real estate

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Dynasty

    For the past 30 years I have tried to learn how to draw. Maybe I got some kind of drawing block that prevented me from drawing anything that I see or I got two right hands, but nothing that I drew looked the way I wanted. Every year I would get hyped about finally learn how to draw by buying a couple of drawing books and some drawing supplies. After a week or two I would quit after yielding little results.

    I finally made amazing breakthrough the last few weeks by registering in a weekly drawing class and spending about 15 - 30 minutes each day just practicing drawing each day. I could start drawing pretty much litterally anything I see or in my mind.

    The difference that I am experiencing from previous attempts were that I would spend long hours for a few days trying to learn drawing and quickly get frustrated. Or that I was not in the right environment where I can relax and focus which is what the weekly drawing class provided.

    I found this learning experience similar when applied to my real estate learning. I trained myself an extra 30 minutes outside of the office or on the field each day and see myself improving so much faster than more experience agents. Just a short 15 - 30 minutes a day for 8 - 12 weeks would be a great investment to improve on any skill. Try it and let me know your results.

Comments (3)

David Obbee - Agoura Hills, CA

That's great advice- there is a big difference between focused ("good") practice, and just simply practicing the same thing you've always done.  Thanks for sharing!

May 05, 2010 03:29 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I LOVE ART!  And yes you must practice everyday... how long each day is up to you. The more you practice the better you get. I would enroll in an beginners art class. So what type of art medium do you do? I like water color.... but I can do pencil also. Never really got into charcoal.

Coming to you from Texas......

May 05, 2010 03:36 AM
Song San
Coldwell Banker Dynasty - Rosemead, CA
Broker, MBA

  Sussie, I still try to master pencil and ink on regular paper.  I just think that being able to learn something that you always wanted to do by learning to disclipline yourself is important in art and real estate.

May 20, 2010 11:53 AM