Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty



Frog at Dallas Arboretum 


Action speak louder than words.  A foundation for our business - Don't just talk a good talk but actually emply what comes out of your mouth into motion.

We continually get bombarded with the list of Don't do or things to avoid.  To be into positive thinking avoid the Don't Do to just Do.


  • Get up with purpose and a plan each business day.
  • Respect your time and put distractions away to when you can conveniently address.
  • Prospect - make that a top priority each day - have a plan of action of what touch/task.
  • Fit in time to keep updated on industry information by attending office meetings, reading the NAR website news, etc.
  • Keep in front of your past clients by continuing to call and send them information.
  • Return phone calls and emails.
  • Listen before reaction.
  • Be thoughtful to others in the way you talk.
  • Be professional - from how you dress to how you address others.
  • Be on time.
  • Reach for your goals and not let setbacks take you off track from this journey.


Be a Doer not a Talker.  You will find that "I can do" attitude will take you towards the outcome of your day and achievement of your goals.  Besides you will just like yourself much better!



Comments (15)

David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Ahhh, Thank you, one of my favorite sayings, "action speak louder than words" ranks right up with "the buck stops here."

Aug 20, 2011 02:56 AM
Michael L. Brownstead
Brownstead Real Estate, LLC - Frisco, TX
ABR, GRI, MRP, SRS, 1SG US Army (Ret.)

Connie this is an awesoem posting and it will help us stay focused and weed out all the distractors. Thanks again for the posting!

Aug 20, 2011 02:58 AM
Amy Prumo
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co. - Marathon, FL

very nice

Aug 20, 2011 03:01 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Love the  concept of your post and I am in total agreement...and, I love the froggie!  Wish I had him in my yard :-)

Aug 20, 2011 03:09 AM
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Connie, yes actions do speak louder than words, not only in our business but in life as well. Have a great day!

Aug 20, 2011 03:14 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Great post, Connie. Your list is "spot on". Actions DO speak louder than words. And I'm sure our clients (& colleagues!!) would all appreciate us following through on the things we say we're going to do!! :)

Aug 20, 2011 03:14 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Thank you all for your comments and kind words - we just DO need to hear and see what we in our heart know we should be DOing.

David - I love "the buck stops here" it takes ownership of a situation and control of you are the one to make things happen.

Michael - thank you for the kind words.  I write to inspire myself into correct thinking and hope other can glean a pearl along the way.

Amy - thank you for reading.

Kristin- love that frog too - it is at the Dallas Arboretum in a children's area.  Kids come with bathing suits & some very little ones unprepared just go naked - I avoided that shot.  Thanks as always for stopping off with your comments & loyal following!

Fred - I just hate the list and the talk and then you look back - that is all that is achieved.  Words and nothing to show.  You have a wonderful day as well and great weekend!

Brenda - I imagine all will agree but we do find ourselves at time just not putting things into motion.  Glad you enjoyed my post.

DO have a wonderful weekend!

Aug 20, 2011 03:23 AM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

My granddaughter loves playing in the water there at the Park. Amd my mom taught me "I can't can't do nothing" so I learned "I can" early in life. Your post says it very nicely, Connie.

Aug 20, 2011 03:32 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Teral - isn't the Arboretum a treasure for young to elderly.  So pretty - love the weddings held there as well when we have better temperatures.  Thanks for visiting!!

Aug 20, 2011 03:37 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Business plan and listen before reaction. Two I really need to work on, again.

Aug 20, 2011 03:43 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Than - No matter how many times I am reminded .. I still need to get on task and work on that business plan.  Listening is a skill I learned early on that and listen to all sides of the story and just know that the answer generally lies somewhere between.  Thanks for your comment!

Aug 20, 2011 04:12 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I dislike it immensely when wildlife spits at me. lol

Hope you have a most wonderful weekend!

Aug 20, 2011 04:33 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Doing the right things and just the sheer doing and not sitting around thinking about something Connie will carry you far in business and in life. Great list.

Aug 20, 2011 04:40 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Funny!  Spit and other unmentionable things they can do too!  Thanks for the fun comment.

Aug 20, 2011 04:45 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Gary - absolutely right - sitting when you do need to do research but in our business we do have to get out and up .. action taken.  Have a great weekend!

Aug 20, 2011 04:46 AM