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What's Your Passion?

Real Estate Agent with Atlas Property Group and Abbey Church Properties

I am a firm believer in living what you love, loving what you do, and not settling for anything less than excellence.

The trick, of course, is actually achieving those goals.

Think about what you really, truly love. Typically, you do that activity well. It makes you feel exhilerated and fulfilled. But there may be that little voice in your head that says "Oh, I couldn't really do this for my life's work. It wouldn't pay me anything. It's not practical. I have  a family to think of now. I couldn't walk away from everything and start over again."

Have you heard that voice?

Tell it to be quiet, go away.

Haven't found your passion yet? I suggest a sabbatical or at least a short retreat. Find some silence away from the noise of the world and just "be". Keep a journal. Write down the 50 things you would like to do, no matter how outlandish or unrealistic. I guarantee you will find a pattern. Your passion will reveal itself.

If you are not passionate about real estate you will not do well long term. Your clients will know, your colleagues will know. Sometimes everyone else knows before you. Just like a poker player's "tell", you will give yourself away.

If you are passionate about your work, you will succeed.

I wish you all a passionate life.

Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Good morning Lisa,

Thank you for sharing this wonderful blog...excellent advice to one and all.  Life is too short to be without passion.  I hope everyone reads and passes this along - more importantly, takes this information to heart.

Have a lovely Sunday!

May 22, 2011 05:31 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

A very important post...needs to be a featured one.    Our passion is always the basis of our sustained action.

May 22, 2011 05:31 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

You are so right.  A life without passion is a life without life. . . Thank you for your post

May 22, 2011 10:24 AM
Paul Walker
Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC - Scott AFB, IL
Scott AFB IL Area Realtor

Hi Lisa,

This is excellent advice. One must always have passion to perform well at anything.

May 22, 2011 10:58 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Lisa, I am passionate about selling real estate.

May 23, 2011 04:54 AM
Tim Peterson
Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes - Madison, WI
Realtor Safety Training Classes

Hi Lisa I suggested this-what a great idea about sitting down and making a list of top 50

Jun 27, 2011 08:08 PM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

Hi Lisa,  I am finding the more I am in the trenches the more passionate I get for real estate.  For me it is when I step back that the butterflies start to fly. :)  I have my top 50 and I am working toward them.  Thanks for the post!!

Sep 01, 2011 02:19 PM