Planning for 2014: Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!

Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel BRE 01367196

Whichever program one uses in the business, we are always told to watch those stats. Some programs count the number of phone calls whether one is prospecting or making follow up calls. Other programs advise you to classify your contact list, and focus your efforts on the A and B list, and then develop C to become an A or a B.

Some offices have quarterly awards ---- top farming agent, top listing agent, top dollar volume, etc. Some have boards on which we post our monthly listings and sales for all to see. Gotta get your name on that board!

Whatever we do, we should know our stats. Know when we're performing well and where we're not. At the end of the year, review those numbers. And then, as the U.S. Marines say,

"Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!"

I found that uses this phrase for Problem Solving.

  • To improvise, will require:"Materials,ToolsKnowledge of those materials and tools, Skills, and Time."
  • To adapt, remember that “The body has an amazing ability to adapt to an extremely wide range of circumstances – but if the mind isn’t willing, the body won’t have a chance.”
  • To overcome, reach deep into your mind and soul. Here’s a quote from one The Outlaw Josey Wales"When things get bad, really bad, and it looks like you're not going to make it, you gotta get mean, mad dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up, then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is." That is the essence of overcome.  

To put together a business plan, we should know our past history. Yes, there are a lot of self-help books on this subject. But it seems the simpler the message, the bigger the impact.

Thus, as we approach the beginning of another year, we probably are all asking ourselves what and how can we do better? 

And then


"Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!"

Comments (4)

Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hello Pacita! Being able to adopt easily is a great gift to possess and an important one in our ever changing business. Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2013 07:35 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Simple is best...history is a lesson....position in the market...vital for success !

Dec 30, 2013 08:08 PM
Rebecca Foresee
Alain Pinel Realtors - Morgan Hill, CA
Let's foresee the possibilities . and get results!

Happy New Year Pacita!  I'm excited for what 2014 has in store.  Wishing you all the best . . . now let's overcome!

Jan 01, 2014 11:43 AM
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Marco --- thanks. Here's wishing you the best

Sally and David --- keeping it simple is always a good mantra

Rebecca--- nice seeing you at the meet-up. May we have more fun in the near future


Jan 08, 2014 10:29 AM

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?