Do You Keep Your Focus? I Thought I was Pretty Good At It Until.....
My Story. You get a call from your client, you have been in a meeting, are in your car but bluetooth not on, you don't want to answer cell just yet and decide to return the call when you get back to your office within the half hour. Your client has property she is hoping to see within a couple of hours, property is vacant and at this moment you have the time. No problem.
You return the phone call, make arrangements to meet and call list agent to make sure all okay. No problem.
You gather all necessary information, put it together, gather your cell and anything else you may need, oh yes don't forget your MLS key. No problem, off you go.
You show the property, client likes but wants to think about it, and wants to walk down the street to talk to neighbor outside and see what neighborhood is like. No problem, off you go to explore.
The question was "Do You Keep Your Focus", usually the answer is yes I do, but on that day, I rushed out and did not change my shoes, always I wear flat shoes when showing property, always. Not on that day, I lost my focus and did not slow down, I left without thinking flat shoes, instead I had on wedges. That day I did not keep my focus, did not watch my step in a slight incline, right foot inverted, ankle went down, knees went down, right hand and wrist went forward to break fall and the only focus I had left was getting up. My client, bless her heart, helped me up with a bloodied knee, bruised wrist (not broken), torn slacks and a deeply sprained ankle (not broken) and bruised ego if you will.
So my question of "Do you keep your focus", is really aimed at me and should be rephrased as Keep your focus and slow down, which of course now I am, canes or crutches do not let you go very fast. Lesson 101 on Focus. Lesson learned, until next time.