5 Tips for True Success!

Reblogger Laura Cerrano
Home Stager with Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island #888

"Successful people take very circuitous paths...They have a real knack for recognizing nontraditional opportunities." 

If you want something in life, you must make the effort!

A huge thanks to Allie for posting this masterful list!


Love and light,


Original content by RealSupport, Inc.

Feeling successful in the real estate industry can change from one day to the next.  You may come off a huge sale one day, only to find your buyer decided to switch to a new agent.  There are a number of wins and losses that can come in a single week, so being “successful” may seem worlds away.


Yet, any successful person has had to navigate their share of failures; it’s just a matter of how they handled them.  Lasting success isn’t concerned about the minor bumps along the way, but is a series of corrections and good old fashion determination along the way.  


Jeff Brown, a Harvard Medical School faculty psychologist, studied brain activity and habits of highly successful people and came up with these 5 tips.


1. Create your own serendipity-  "Successful people take very circuitous paths," Brown says. "They have a real knack for recognizing nontraditional opportunities."  Be willing to take on ideas and things that no one else has done!  It’s this creative thinking that can set you a part. 


2. Know what you bring to the table-  Be bold enough to talk with your co-workers, mentors or boss about your strengths and weaknesses.  They may be able to see things you can’t see in yourself.  Take time to work into what you do best, as well as working on areas of weakness. And don't shy away from criticism out of fear or pride, Brown says. "That's the kiss of death when it comes to success."


3. Focus on a single end goal- Aren’t sure where you want to end up?  Make a list of what you want to accomplish and the potential outcome of those goals.  This will help you stay focused on what you really want.  "Don't be duped by the illusion of missed opportunity where you think you have to do everything that comes your way," Brown says. "Lock onto your goal and don't get distracted."

4. Work at the edge of your comfort zone- "You have an optimal risk range that you have to learn to gauge and understand," notes Brown. Of course you don’t want to do something just because you’re not comfortable with it, but will need to think through how it will work towards your goals.  There will be a balance, but it’s important to learn when to push outside of your comfort zone and how to take those risks. 


5. Put your energy into the daily grind- It can be easy to focus so much on the big picture, that you feel restless when it comes to daily tasks.  Focus on those daily tasks that will steer you towards success with your goals, and you’ll find yourself being energized as you do them.  "You should enjoy the pursuit of success," Brown says. "The chase lasts much longer than the catch."


As Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we enjoy helping our clients find success and reach their goals.  Standing out from other agents and feeling proud of you work at the end of the day is possible, and we hope these tips have helped!


If you have tips for success you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them!

Allie Coyle
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura, what a great re-blog, I never ran into her what prolific advice!!

Jun 27, 2013 11:03 AM #1
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thought about you when I saw a TV program on Feng Shui. Hope you are doing well!

Jun 27, 2013 11:18 AM #2
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Outstanding choice for a re-post . . . . thanks for sharing a very informative post,

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 27, 2013 12:07 PM #3
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Laura, good choice for re- blog. Thanks. Love your posts!
Jun 27, 2013 12:22 PM #4
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

"Work at the edge of your comfort zone"...now that's something we all could probably learn from!

Jun 28, 2013 08:28 PM #5
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Laura,  good choice for re-blog.  I really like #3 Focus on a single end goal.  That is my secret for success.

Enjoy the weekend.

Jun 29, 2013 07:40 AM #6
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I also like #3 Focus on a single end goal-reminds me of Gary Keller's book, "The One Thing".

Jun 29, 2013 02:16 PM #7
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