Failure Is A Good Thing

Real Estate Agent

To boost your business it's sometimes necessary to get out of your comfort zone. 

What keeps us from trying that which is uncomfortable for us? Fear of Failure.

Almost every successful person experienced failures.  Thomas Edison tried thousands
of materials to make a light bulb filament.  Thousands failed.  One succeeded.

  • You want to expand your business and improve your 2012 stats?  What technique should you choose?

Attempting a new marketing strategy is one way.  I remember being at one Rain Camp and listening to Ben Kinney describe a marketing program. I moaned and groaned when I heard the activities I would have to perform over 10 days.  NOT FOR ME.

  • At the same Rain Camp I learned about unique URL's.  Just this one technique has helped me increase traffic to my website and bring prospects to me.

Point is: Not all marketing programs followed to the letter work for everyone.  Extract something new and different which you can implement that will boost your production.

I mention Ben Kinney because nothing about Ben Kinney is canned.  He is creative and has approached "marketing" by thinking out of the box.  Bottom Line:  He is successful.

  • In 2011 Ben Kinney closed 500 transactions?  That's an average of 42 per month or around 8 per week. So how does your 2011 compare?

Mark you calendars and register for the upcoming Rain Camp April 19, 2012. Come on couch potato click the link and join us.  RAIN CAMP

Michael Jordan said that in his career he missed 3,000 shots, lost 300 games, and missed 26 game winning shots when the ball was given to him.  Do you think Michael Jordan is a failure?

What sets apart successful agents from mediocre agents is that they do not let failure stop them.

Make it a point to change just one thing - and increase your odds for success.

Comments (13)

Jon Eliason
EXIT Realty Advantage Pagosa, Pagosa Springs, Colorado - Pagosa Springs, CO

Bonnie ~ Great post. Taking that chance, by stepping out of my comfort zone, has done wonders. Of course, there have been a few bungles, but being able to learn from the mistakes is what it's all about. I just try to remember not to do the same thing twice, if it failed the first time.

Mar 31, 2012 11:30 PM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

This is a great post.  I love to learn new things, and yes, I don't like failure, but I'm also not afraid of it.  I'm following your link to sign up.

Mar 31, 2012 11:41 PM
Donna Derrick Ponte Vedra Beach, Jax Beach FL
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

It's tough but I try to learn from a bad experience and not do it again. Failure is going to happen, its getting over it and brushing yourself off to stand a little taller next time. Great post!

Mar 31, 2012 11:48 PM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Great post Bonnie, as long as we are honest and try our best, failure is nothing to be feared.

Mar 31, 2012 11:54 PM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

I need new glasses.  I swore this blog was being saved as a draft.  I had not finished it yet.  LOL  I have some revisions to make.

Apr 01, 2012 12:29 AM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Jon  thank you for commenting.  Sometimes we don't recognize what we are doing that is non-productive until we hear someone else talking about it.

Apr 01, 2012 12:31 AM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Cindy.. Great you are signing up.  Jayne and I went to a Rain Camp a few years ago, and it was the most worthwhile seminar we ever attended.  Real people doing real things.

Apr 01, 2012 12:33 AM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Donna:  I don't see myself practicing 10 days of pain.  I do however see the message - consistency and not giving up.

Apr 01, 2012 12:35 AM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Malcolm - gettting out of our comfort zone and trying a new technique - will pay off.  People resist it because they are afraid it will fail.

Apr 01, 2012 12:37 AM
Steve Shelton
RE/MAX Tri-State 256-810-4786 - Florence, AL
REALTOR, Florence, AL homes

Thanks Bonnie, We can all benefit from stretching ourselves a bit. Good post.

Apr 01, 2012 06:29 AM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Thanks Steve - sign up for Rain Camp

Apr 01, 2012 11:43 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I never fear failure.  But, sometimes it sneaks up on me.  This is just great information.  You should come back to the Rain.

May 23, 2012 06:32 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Bonnie,  Very good advice to expand your horizons.  Did you know that my maiden name is Vaughan with the "a".  I was surprised when I saw your name on one of my comments.  Maybe we are long lost cousins....

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