Real Estate Agent with Alpha Global Associates


As I left off on the previous blog, my broker suggested that I start reading and journaling.  She begins her day with a time of reading, reflecting and journaling.  Not me, I'm a coffee and newspaper guy first thing in the morning.  Have been for most of my life.  It comes I think from those early mornings as a youth delivering the daily papers back home in Kansas!  So, as you can see, some habits die hard.  I do still enjoy the paper and coffee, but I've added a couple of new steps in the old morning routine!Coffee in the morning

As I stated before, I was in a bit of a funk.  I had no energy, little drive.  Some of you may know the routine.  It wasn't just mental.  And to help understand my funk, over the summer I became a cancer survivor.  I say this to help everyone understand my mental state, which wasn't good.

Let me ask you, if you had a friend or business associate who was having difficulties, what would you do?  My broker noticed all of this, and wasn't going to let me stay there.  Let me explain how.

Cold Hard CashShe noticed that I was being inconsistent in my weekly efforts.  Why?  I didn't have any 'investment' in the game!  What'd she do?  You may have guessed.  ACCOUNTABILITY!  Yep, that's it!  If I didn't do what I said I'd do over the next week, she'd be in my pocket!  YES, COLD HARD CASH!  I don't know about you, but giving up my Starbuck's and lunch allowances for NOT doing what I said I'd do didn't work for me.  Let's just say she had some great lunches and lots of Starbucks!

Am I money motiviated.  Yes!  Aren't we all at some point in this business?  We have multiple reasons to do what we do, but at the end of the day money is one way we measure success.  I chose not to keep supplying her Starbuck's habit, and over time have been much more successful in keeping up.Good Wine

That's not to say I've been 100% successful, but definitely better.  And then the unexpected happened!  Horror of horrors to those of us working from our home office.  Yes, my broker came to visit.  She had been having trouble with her fax, and long story short after several attempts, asked if she could come over and use mine.  Oh #$*&%@!  I had to quickly hide stuff.  Why?  Well, let's just say may office was a bit cluttered!  We got her fax off and she went on her way.  No big deal, I THOUGHT!

Our next coaching session was a NIGHTMARE in my mind!  You may have noticed by now that I am extremely closed minded and NOT-AT-ALL OPEN TO NEW IDEAS.  My broker thought things over about my office condition, and HAD THE NERVE TO SUGGEST that my office was a reflection of my life.  Man, that was deep.  She thought that if I cleaned it up and got it more organized, that things generally would improve.  Great idea? Right?  Well, yes generally.

Now, here's the investment in accountability in this situation!  Yes, more cold-hard-cash!  But we're not talking Starbuck's here!  Oh no!  Here's where part of the "My Broker Sucks" comes in.  She likes wine.  And not just the $2 Buck Chuck variety!  Don't get me wrong, I like wine too.  And for the penalty in not doing what I 'chose to commit to do' would have been sufficient cash to buy some really nice wines!  Yes, that's plural.

Yes, I did get it cleaned up and organized.  It needs work daily, but I'm doing a much better job.  I really hate it when people control what I do!

Getting cash out of my pocket is another way that MY BROKER SUCKS! Part 2 of 3

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Lynn Edgin
Keller Williams Clients' Choice - Colorado Springs, CO

Ken, great openess to help us all know that we aren't the only ones in a funk. Been there.

Nov 17, 2010 03:13 AM #1
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Ken!  Bad broker!  And we could all use one of those.  Sort of reminds my of my own!  And I would die if she came by and say my office!

Nov 17, 2010 03:25 AM #2
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

LOL a reversal of clean your room and I will give you an allowance!

Nov 17, 2010 04:10 AM #3
Ken Speer
Alpha Global Associates - Phoenix, AZ

Lynn ~ Life certainly gives us lots of opportunities.  It's great having people in our lives that know and care about us.

Patricia ~ You got it Patricia.  I believe we all have our 'little' challenges.  It's funny how quickly things start to recur if I don't keep working on it!

Sussie ~ I'm laughing with on this one.  In fact, I've been laughing all the time while writing this!

Nov 18, 2010 01:42 AM #4
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

I bet she's really bummed that she didn't get to cash in on some fine wines LOL!

Nov 18, 2010 09:42 PM #5
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Hmmm...I wonder what she's going to do to you next, since she couldn't collect on those wines...but maybe she is collecting these whines...;-)

Nov 21, 2010 01:19 PM #6
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