I read a comment this morning that basically said if you don't do things the way I would do them, then you are lazy. See, this is the thing, everybody has their own opinion or at least they probably should, and whatever works for a person is what works for them. One agent's laziness is another agent's efficiency. You don't have to follow the crowd and handle your business the same way as everybody else. You can break out, be a maverick. As long as you are not breaking laws or violating the Code of Ethics and you're successful at what you do, who is to say you are not doing things right? Nobody has that right.
There is no specific right way to be successful. Just follow the Golden Rule and do the best you can with what you've got. Be kind to other people. Put your client's interests first, and that will lead you where you need to go. In my case, it led me to Lanai. You can read more here about Hulopo'e Beach Park and Manele Harbor at Lanai, Hawaii, and see the photographs I shot yesterday. Aloha!