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 to 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!