There's a group of people on this Earth that have made a bold decision to wake up unemployed every morning. They have decided to take on a career that promises them no paycheck on a daily basis, until they deliver the goods. This profession has no ceiling on it's earning potential (the allure), nor any basement to stop you from plumitting into debt (what they don't tell you). It delivers an abundance of challenges and problems to solve along the way, in order to earn that commission check.
It's a career that is built entirely on competence & character, mixed with the ability to create rapport, while maintaining ethics and truth even when it costs you a deal. It is advanced entrepreneurship...you gotta want it bad because it's gonna put up a fight. It's an industry that says "You want it? Come and take it if you can, 'cause we ain't giving it away here!" Well, it sure feels that way doesn't it?
This is a group of entrepreneurs that wake every morning with fire in their belly, creativity in their brain and a passion in their heart for the limitless possibilities this day holds and for what they can accomplish and build. Those that succeed, do so because they never, ever, ever quit.
The time they offer you is oh so precious, because it's time not spent with their families, with their hobbies nor with their personal dreams. They offer you that precious time with the generosity of a mother and will defend how it's spent with the watchful eye of a father. They are happy to be in service to you, to help you reach your goals and defend your right to pursue them. They are having fun, serving people, making money.
They are your Realtor - your sales agent, they are your Lender; they are the salesmen and women and they are in the most noble profession on this planet; because nothing in society moves on this planet until a sale happens: no economy, no employment, no education, no wealth happens without sales.
So, if you are going to do what you do-Love what you do- and work it like there's no tomorrow each and every day. If you don't, you're in the wrong business my friend. Bring the best of you (not what's left of you) and it will reward your efforts in ways you can't imagine. Give it out in slices and it comes back in loaves.
Oh by the way....
...please remember (your boundaries my friends); hang the "Sorry, We're Closed" sign each night at a decent hour and take at least one full day off per week to go love on your family, friends, pets, personal recharge time and goals. Take vacations, visit and explore this one precious life! It's a job, for Realtors it's a career; it's not who you are, it's what you do. At the end of the day, the goals that light you up and the loved ones (and pets) who hug you before bed is who you are.
As Zig Ziglar says: "Your happiness is determined more by the success of your relationships than any other single thing."
I have good days, I have bad days and get bumps and bruises along the way, but I love the possibilities that surround what I do. I'm a Realtor.
Inspired by a conversation I had with a great lender, fellow Rainmaker & friend. Thanks Jason E. Gordon !