HOW MANY DRUMMERS DO YOU MARCH TO?

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HOW MANY DRUMMERS DO YOU MARCH TO?

The Drummer Stock Photo

The main purpose of a drummer is timekeeping. Drummers are part of the rhythm section.

All the other members of the group listen for the drummer, including singers, to keep the rhythm.

The question for today is: How many drummers do you follow? The answer is very important in business. Who is setting your rhythm? Or do you even pay attention to the rhythm?

In Real Estate, every day I receive an email for a webinar to show me how to achieve greater success in my business. I receive emails that invite me to buy a course that will take me to new highs in business. I read blogs that tell me about internet ideas that will reach more people. (Note: I am not speaking against any of these ideas and methods).

If we are not careful, we will hear different drummers with different rhythms that will lead us in many directions. The result will be a lot of time, money and energy will be spent, but without the desired results.

How do we keep from going in many different directions?

How do we achieve success without burning money and our minds?

It is all about selecting the right drummer.

Most of us spent time at the beginning of the year to develop our business plan. We set goals and developed a plan of action that would take us to those goals.

Then along came a drummer, a different drummer with a different rhythm. We like that sound, it promised us success and off we went, following the new drummer. The problem was, we forgot to check that new rhythm with our goals and strategies. Would the new rhythm take us to our goals or would we just take a side trip and have a little dance that did not achieve the results we wanted?

There are so many good activities for us to add to our tool kit, but they may not be the right tools for where we are going.

Someone hears a successful agent share the secret to their success-which is buying ads in TOP LUXURY HOMES OF THE WORLD. The successful agent reports they sold $150,000,000 in one year, all from advertising in that one magazine. Now the want to be successful agent forgets that his marketing plan is for investment and rental properties. They now hear the beat of a new drummer and follow a new rhythm. The result is $0 in return, because they were marketing in the wrong place to meet the people in their target area.

There is good reason to have a goal and plans to reach those goals. They will be your drummer that gives you the rhythm. Stick to the beat. You can add other instruments and voices as long as they follow the same rhythm.

Success will be found if you control How Many Drummers you Follow. 

 

That is why I am focused on providing exceptional service and results for the consumers I work with. I cannot be all things for everyone. 

Contact me today for your Real Estate needs. I CARE, I LISTEN and I SOLVE PROBLEMS. 239.338.7927

 

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Rainmaker
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

For nearly 20 years I have been plugged into Howard Brinton and his Star Power Network.  Today, i still listen to Howard's top agent interviews and there are some real pearls within those tapes and CDs.  

May 20, 2014 08:16 PM #33
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the reminder and for the inspiration. Have a good day.

May 20, 2014 08:48 PM #34
Rainmaker
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Sam, it sounds like you found a drummer that takes you where you plan to go and have continued with the song.

Make it a great day.

May 20, 2014 09:37 PM #35
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks Gita for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am glad to give a reminder.

Make it a great day.

May 20, 2014 09:40 PM #36
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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John, Those offers pour in and it gets confusing especially when you are a new agent. Slow and steady are the keys and master one thing then move on to the next.

May 20, 2014 10:48 PM #37
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Debbie, thanks for your great comment. Being the professional that you are, you understand slow and steady so you can master on thing before you move on.

Make it a great day.

May 20, 2014 11:06 PM #38
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

John I guess I am late to the Party, well said, we all get the same mixed messages and the only one who makes money is the "drummer":))), Endre

May 21, 2014 09:56 AM #39
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

John

Outstanding post . . .  . we have to move in the direction of the right drummer.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 21, 2014 10:56 AM #40
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Endre, thanks for commenting. Better late than never as they say.

Make it a great day.

May 21, 2014 10:59 AM #41
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Lou, I appreciate your commenting. Making sure it is the right drummer is so important. Thanks

May 21, 2014 10:59 AM #42
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Suzanne De Vita
RISMedia
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John, excellent blog! There's no right path to success, and it's easy to get swept up in the latest technology or newest biz trend. Sticking to your goals for your market is what it's all about. 

May 22, 2014 01:12 AM #43
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Suzanne, thanks for the great comment. You are so right it is about sticking to your goals.

May 22, 2014 02:39 AM #44
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Focus in the key.....and what works in one part of the company may not in another...there is no magic pill or seminar that sets your business aglow with prosperity....there is that work ethic we need to survive and thrive whatever the direction.

May 22, 2014 09:15 PM #45
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Sally and David, thanks for the great comments. You are so right, we need to find what fits us and works in our area. It all takes work.

Make it a great Memorial Day weekend.

May 22, 2014 10:27 PM #46
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, John.... good post.... I try to march to my own drummer and set the beat and pace of my marketing.... I too am bombarded with offers to sign up for every site and lead generating system.... I have a program of tunes and I'll stay with them until I lose listeners and followers...

May 23, 2014 08:34 PM #47
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Barbara, great comment. It is obvious you know good music and are in tune with it.

Make it a great Memorial Day weekend.

May 23, 2014 09:25 PM #48
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Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi John, excellent information. Most of the drummers are there to make a living as well. Focus on things you do that got results.

May 24, 2014 01:51 PM #49
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Kwee, thanks for a good comment. There are many good products that work. We just have to know what works best for us.

May 24, 2014 02:03 PM #50
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Excellent analogy. You have captured in words what we need to be reminded of in our mind-set. 

May 25, 2014 03:04 AM #51
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Anna, thanks so much for your comments.  We all need reminders.

May 25, 2014 03:13 AM #52
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