I'm not a newbie, but I'm the new gal in my office after being away two years. I'm trying to hang out IN the office, which breaks a long term tradition of working exclusively from home.
And, I'll admit. I'm Jennifer and I'm intimidated. I see all the activity around me, all the hustle and bustle, people coming and going. The ink on my re-activated license is barely dry, so I don't have a lot of hustle and bustle on my desk yet. I hear tidbits and snippets of conversations about situations that sound terribly complicated and even a little scary.
Now, I'm a 12 year agent, who has solved a gazillion difficult problems and sold lots and lots of properties, so why should I be feeling this way? I dunno.
I'm sure I'll get over it once I have my own complicated situations to resolve, but I just want to reassure our beloved rookies that it's not as hard as it sounds from those snippets you're overhearing. I promise you.
Once you're out there in the trenches yourself, you'll be intimately familiar with your own deals and you WILL be able to understand and solve the problems that attack your paycheck on a daily basis. If you have made it this far in your life, you are obviously a competent human being. Trust that about yourself and dive in headfirst.
And enjoy! Solving problems is actually a lot of fun!