How to Get out of Rut or My Reasons to Get Out of Bed in the Morning...

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Sundance Realty

Anyone who has been in real estate industry or self-employed long enough, knows that every now and then you get in a rut, meaning you are not motivated and just don't feel like performing t o your fullest potential. You don't feel creative and/or act productive, you are in a rut...I'll be the first one to admit I've been there myself before.


It's especially easy to get there when the market is down, when you don't make as much money as you used to or hoped for, when there are more obstacles on your way and it's harder and harder to close the deals.


So the question is what do you do? How you get out of a rut? How you change your mind set? The answer is easy: you surround yourself with people that inspire you.


It could be your real estate coach, aka your personal cheer leader, who keeps you motivated by telling you, "YOU CAN DO IT! GO FOR IT," who also provides you with new "tricks of trade" and helps you along the way.


It could be your manager or broker-owner, who is there for guidance, who inspires you because of her ethical core values, personal strength and diplomatic skills, no doubt developed over the years of dealing with people from all walks of life.

It could be your peers, family member, front desk person, but today, for me personally, it is one of my customers.

Every day it seems we are bombarded by life problems. How many people you personally know who are struggling, even getting depressed because life is not easy? This particular person is having a lot of health problems in addition to the daily life stuff...

She has been in and out of the hospitals every other week for the last 8 months. Two days ago she just had a  surgery I didn't know about. I called her a few times about decisions that had to be made, but when I didn't have my phone calls returned, I stared to worry.

Finally, she called back and that's how I learned about the surgery. I learned that this person is currently on 5 different heart pills a day. And yet when I talked to her, she was the one who was trying to comfort me, saying, "Call me if you need me... We'll get it done... No worries..."

My God! What a mighty mental strength! Talk about mind over matter! What a will to live and make it through whatever comes your way! What a fighter! That type of an attitude is contagious and deserves respect! For this type of a person not only would I get out of bed, I'll fight with my nails!

Someone, who makes a priority someone else other then him/her while in a physical pain, is selfless and caring person.

Thank you for being in my life. All my prayers go to you! God loves you, so do I!


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Adam Affleck
Remax Charlottetown Realty - Charlottetown, PE

Great info.  I thank you for taking your time to post this valuable info.  I hope all others can use this to their advantage.

Thanks again,


Adam Affleck

Charlottetown Remax

Remax PEI Real Estate

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Mar 06, 2008 04:35 AM #1
Lynn Franklin
Coldwell Banker Ponderosa - Paradise, CA
thank you.  I am having one of those days today!!
Mar 06, 2008 04:43 AM #2
Ray Nellum
Envision Real Estate Group, LLC. - Fort Smith, AR
Fort Smith Real Estate
Anna, it is great to see you back!!!  Great post and you know I expect more really soon!!!
Mar 06, 2008 01:58 PM #3
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Hi Anna,

That was a beautiful story! :) Nice to see you again

Mar 06, 2008 02:03 PM #4
Lynn Johnson
Coldwell Banker Home Connection - Owatonna, MN
Owatonna, MN Real Estate
Anna - As tough as it gets (and it's been tough) I still have my health - and therefore I can get through anything that this market can dish out.  Thanks for the great perspective.
Mar 06, 2008 02:22 PM #5
Anna Lukyanova
Century 21 Sundance Realty - Daytona Beach, FL

Adam, thanks for stopping by.  I hope it helps indeed.

Lynn, just hang in there.  It shall pass.

Ray and Suzanne, thank you for the visit. I've been real busy.   Happy to be back. Missed you too.

Lynn, you are right. Health is all we've got. I always say count your blessings. There are many. You just need stop for a second and breath. You'll see them quickly enough.

Mar 07, 2008 03:11 AM #6
Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals

Hi Anna-now that is a very good reason to get out of bed!  I have watched you grow as a real estate professional and a human being...Rock on Ana...2008..will be what we make of it...and your customer proves that!

p.s  I love you more! :)

Mar 07, 2008 04:17 AM #7
Anna Lukyanova
Century 21 Sundance Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Midori, you are absolutly right aobut that.. it is what it is, or what we make of it...
Mar 07, 2008 06:18 AM #8
Denise Shockey
RE/MAX Aerospace Realty - Cocoa Beach, FL
Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate
Anna, Great post with a great deal of wisdom and thought.  We all need to be more appreciative.  Thanks for the inspiration!
Mar 20, 2008 12:27 PM #9
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