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Making 2012 Great

Managing Real Estate Broker with Broker, Marketing Coach, Trainer - Red Rock Real Estate Utah 9130327-AB00  

Before getting wrapped up in business, and starting the new year with a bang, it's important to look back at the past year (the good AND the bad) because it really sets the baseline of what you can achieve this next year - especially if you take the lessons to heart.

First of all, acknowledge and appreciate what happened during 2011.  

Take time to sit down and write out the following questions:

  • What did I accomplish?
  • What were my achievements?
  • What are the things that I feel GOOD about?
Listing your achievements is a great way to remind yourself that, ultimately, YOU are in charge of your destiny!  Look at your achievements in business, in your life, in your family.  Every aspect of your life affects the others, so don't just look at your business.
Next, write out these questions:
  • What were my biggest disappointments and failures?
  • What do I feel bad about?
  • What did I learn?
  • What could I have done differently?
You can't really grow your business the way that you want unless you become aware of the disappointments and failures from your past, and take the lessons to heart.  Just changing a few behaviors that have caused disappointments in the past, or solidifying certain behaviors, can really improve the chances of success for next year!
So, think about how these lessons might be applied to your life and your business in 2012.  Harness your experiences and use them to prioritize what's most important to you in the future.
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Michelle has over 16 years of internet marketing experience, and has recently developed a program to assist other Realtors in learning how to set up and grow their business utilizing the tools that today's technology provides.  Secret Agent Blueprint teaches Realtors how to harness the internet to create a lead generation system that will generate quality leads for themselves, without paying some high-priced lead company for leads that don't ever amount to anything.  Using today's technology, Realtors can easily dominate their market.

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Hector Reyes
Hector And Associates - Adelanto, CA
Southern California

Thank you, good advice.


Good thing is on my todo things on my calendar for next week!!

Nov 07, 2011 06:13 AM
Tara B. Downing
Village Properties - Mineola, NY
Homes For Sale - Mineola Port Washington

Thank you Michele.  I agree that is a great way to start the year before writting your goals for 2012.

Nov 07, 2011 06:23 AM
Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

Thanks, Michelle.  This is the time of year when we should all be reviewing our systems, making our budgets and goal setting for next year.  I've got some HUGE stuff planned for 2012, so I need all of the focus I can get.

Nov 08, 2011 06:10 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Thank you for this post - I am going to share it with our team.  Have blessed 2012. . . by finishing up 2011 right.  :)

Nov 11, 2011 12:22 PM
Michelle Fradella-Barfuss
Broker, Marketing Coach, Trainer - Red Rock Real Estate - Salt Lake City, UT
Author of "Top 10 Mistakes Agents Make When Market

If anyone is interested, I'm giving a free webinar on this exact subject, tomorrow (Wed, November 16th) at 2:00pm CST, called "Strategic Purpose":


Nov 15, 2011 03:05 AM