New Beginnings

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty


Elliot & Jamie on their Wedding Day

I'm reminded of the song - We've Only Just Begun ... white lace and promises, a kiss for luck and we are on our way...

Each year with our business we have the opportunity to freshen and have new beginnings.  Who is not to say that periodically if the business climate changes or your business just is not going in the right direction that you can't just pause, implement change and start fresh again?

The great thing about our career, you always have the chance to improve, make changes, hit the re-start button and make our next decisions be better & improved.  The benefit is you do know from experience what has worked, not turned out the way you had hoped and you can spring board from those experiences to much greater heights.

So if you haven't hit your stride as 2011 is beginning to unfold just step back and make the course correction to new and better beginnings.  You don't have to wait for a new year to roll around to commit to doing things differently or get your game on & energized. Just hit your next move with passion! 

Comments (54)

Retired Notworking
Tallahassee, FL

I'm with all of you. I love the start of a new year because of the feeling of a new beginning ... I also feel that way at the start of a new day - I love mornings!

Feb 14, 2011 10:21 PM
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Jim Rohn calls that . .adjusting your sails for a different destination. .great post!

Feb 14, 2011 10:50 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hey Connie, Great post. All it takes is one time, the right place, the chance encounter. And your life changes forever for the good.

Best in 2011,

Clint McKie

Feb 14, 2011 10:58 PM
Norm Werner
Real Estate One - Milford, MI
Helping the first time and every time

The fact that we generally are working with new clients all the time helps, too. While we all hope that we learn something from past mistakes, at least we get new beginnings with every new client and a new chance to improve things for them and for ourselves. Every day is a new day...

Feb 14, 2011 11:03 PM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


The start of a new year is always a good time to question priorities and allocate your time efficiently.


Feb 15, 2011 12:23 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Connie, now I will have that song in my mind all day LOL...great point though...many folks wait until the new year or a new quarter to reevaluate their goals/success/etc....we can do it any and every day!

Feb 15, 2011 12:47 AM
Virginia Dean
Keller Williams Tulare County - Visalia, CA
Real Estate Done Your Way

An inspiring post for Valentine's Day and everyday as well.

I guess that is why I liked golf, you get to start at 1 stroke over and over again, giggle.

I am starting over, again , new market.  I know what worked before, the market and location has changed of course, but the way I treat my clients has only gotten more a part of me.

Thanks for the post.

Feb 15, 2011 01:01 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Connie, great words of wisdom! This reminds me of the saying, "This is the first day of the rest of your life." Thanks for the inspiration.

Feb 15, 2011 01:08 AM
Bob Zorechak - ABR, GRI, e-PRO
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan - Morristown, NJ
Sells Homes in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Cos., NJ

Excellent suggestion not to wait for a new year to make corrections. Great post!

Feb 15, 2011 01:15 AM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Adjustments and changes are needed throughout the year, months and weeks.  I'm a fan of planning in pencil--as things are sure to change.

Feb 15, 2011 01:17 AM
Mitch Gover - Orlando, FL

Nice post Connie.  It's never too late to look at new ideas and ways to improve.  In fact, my whole business model is base on that very concept.  Thanks for the post.

Feb 15, 2011 01:29 AM
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Fresh new faces on a consistent basis help me to keep this mindset so I'm thankful for that part of my job. Ever changing business means the chance to have an ever changing attitude...just be sure to keep it positive!

Feb 15, 2011 01:39 AM
Keith Vermilyea
Boise Homes Realty brokered by Found It LLC - Boise, ID

Great post Connie and just what I needed to hear this morning.  Each day gives us an opportunity to start over again and avoid the mistakes we may have made in the past.

Feb 15, 2011 01:52 AM
Chris and Berna Sloan
Group 1 Real Estate - Tooele, UT
Tooele UT

Today is always the best day to try something new and hopefully better! Thanks for the post!

Feb 15, 2011 01:55 AM
Ellen Kippel
Weichert Realtors - Suffern, NY
Licensed NY and NJ realtor 914-588-2365

Thanks for the pep talk.  I will think and readjust.  I think it will be a good idea.

Feb 15, 2011 03:43 AM
Cory Barbee
San Diego, CA
Broker (760) 563-4022

Great have to challenge yourself to get better is moving real estate rapidy and many of the agents today will not be in business 3-5 years from now...

Feb 15, 2011 03:50 AM
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

I'm singing that song today. The Carpenters are one of my favorite singers... Wished she lived longer to have sung more songs for us.

Feb 15, 2011 06:38 AM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Hi Connie:

So well said my friend!

Let's make 2011 a great year!

Feb 15, 2011 03:12 PM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

Each day is a new chance to start fresh. People put alot of emphasis on the new year however it's just a matter of perspective on how you see it. It's kinda like starting a healthy way of eating, just start where you are, don't worry about yesterday... procrastination is ambition's worst enemy.

Nice post Connie!

Feb 15, 2011 11:18 PM
I concur there is no better time than the present to implement change!
Feb 19, 2011 04:03 AM