Making a Change

By
Commercial Real Estate Agent

Today I realized that I have been stagnant for almost a month maybe even longer.  I have been in a rut and either I haven't noticed it or I'm complacent to be there.

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I haven't been marketing myself with the methods that I know succeed......I've been lazy, posting blogs and writing comments when I could be shaking hands and meeting new clients.  Activerain has helped me get some potential clients but not anything that I can count on as "guaranteed" paychecks.

paycheck Now this guy is happy....I'll bet he's not in a rut.  No matter how successful you can be or are one realization has occured to me over the past few days.  If I stay stagnant too long I will learn how to "live" with my situation and try to create happiness in something that I may not truly be happy doing.

When was the last time you cold called?  cold callingMy last one was over two weeks ago and it wasn't even a cold call, it was a luke warm call.

When was the last time you started a conversation in a grocery store or other business trying to strike up potential friendships or clients?  Mine was over two months ago.

 

I've kept my head down buried into the internet, new listings, activerain, dealing with lifes little problems and my own issues far too long.  Today is a day for change.

Ever heard the quote "Today is the first day of the rest of my life."  That applies to me today and is worth considering for all of us. Some of you may be reading this and applying portions of the commentary to you and others may not.......here's a quote that can apply to all of us given to me this morning by my father who always seems to know how to wake up my internal drive.

"There is no guarantee of tomorrow, don't regret the time you spend today."

Ryan Haddock

www.soundadvisors.net

Comments (4)

Nia Knowles
Solid Source Realty - Atlanta, GA

"There is no guarantee of tomorrow, don't regret the time you spend today."

Very true! Each day is a new day to hustle and promote. I learned you must stay on top of the game daily to remain on top especially in the blogging world. You can see from our rankings that you can be in position 28 one day and the next 32. 

Oct 31, 2007 04:03 AM
Joseph Michalski
Precision Home Inspection - Lansdale, PA
PA Home Inspector

Great post!

I, too, got complacent recently allowing my marketing to slip since I was busy while other inspectors were singing the market slow-down blues.  Then, my web traffic dropped in half for 3 days consecutively.

I kicked my own butt and began doing the things I know I need to do.  The funny thing is, while I will procrastinate and think of reasons not to do personal calls or stop by offices, or otherwise get out and meet people I am not already comfortable with - once I do it, I really get into it and love it.

Good and timely message!!!

Nov 01, 2007 12:01 PM
Tyghre Collentine
Coldwell Banker Burnet - Minneapolis, MN
So true!  I think we start to feel comfortable hiding behind our computer screens and blogging to people we don't even really know...but as soon as that phone rings we go in a little panic attack.  And while yes technology has allowed us to do amazing things, I think it has also made us lose our simple means of communication...like being able to start a conversation with the person standing next to you at the store...holiday season is right around the corner, were going to be standing in many lines for quite some time!
Nov 01, 2007 12:13 PM
Seth Callen
Farmers Insurance - Lawton, OK
Good post.  I too, have struggled with getting in a "marketing rut".  My problem has been with getting overwhelmed with all the tools that I've discovered since joining AR and having trouble organizing them all. 
Nov 02, 2007 02:15 AM