In Like a Lion...

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Maybe you have heard the saying "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb?"

What does that saying mean? The official answer, it is referring to the weather and how March usually starts cold and windy and ends with spring all around us as the weather gets warmer.

One thing that I hope is that this saying never applies to you. This saying should never apply to your business life or your personal life. Please do not let a month come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. Instead let's always be working to make sure that your month starts with a roar of a lion and ends up as a pride. For those wondering a pride is a group of lions.

  • If your month starts strong, keep going and build on it.
  • If your month starts average, then step it up.
  • If you month starts with a whimper just remember that at anytime with some effort you can turn that whimper into a big ROAR!

Stop for a moment and imagine what your business, your relationships, your bank account, your whole life could look like, if each month was a slightly louder roar then the month before. (This is where you stop and imagine before returning to read more...just be sure to come back and finish reading)

It doesn't take a lot to raise the volume of your roar. Check off these 5 simple things each day:

5 checkmarks

  1. Make 1 more sales call or customer follow up call before you leave work for the day. You will walk out feeling like you did your job and now and then you will walk out with an additional success.
  2. Send a thank you text before during the day to 2 people that you are grateful for from that day. You will see more happiness around you, you will be bringing happiness to other people and you will fill yourself with more happiness.
  3.  Help 3 people a day. These can be things such as holding a door, to buying coffee for the person behind you in line, to things like helping someone move. Do these things without looking for something in return and you will get something in return!
  4.  Take a moment each day and remember what you are doing it all 4OK we know we reached with the for/4 thing, just go with it. Without knowing your purpose and remembering your purpose you will get derailed.
  5. Read 5 pages of something that will help you grow. One must always be continuing to learn to develop a larger roar!

These activities will keep you working a little harder, thinking a little bigger and becoming a better person. Do these simple steps as a part of your daily activities and your roar will continue to grow and grow until everyone can hear it!

Let your roar be heard!

Chadalyst - Even if you aren't ready to do all 5 of the simple steps to raising your roar, pick one and start with that for the next week and watch your volume grow anyway!

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Rainmaker
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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Good Afternoon Chad Hyams very appropriate with April 1st around the corner!

Mar 30, 2016 07:32 AM #5
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Great advice Chad!  We all can use this reminder.

Mar 30, 2016 07:50 AM #6
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Sandra Jarock
PorchLight Real Estate Group - Parker, CO

Thanks, we always need reminders and motivation!

Mar 30, 2016 11:45 AM #7
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Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

Wonderful reminders of how to build a great business and a great life.

Mar 30, 2016 11:49 AM #8
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Good advice.  If we did even half of the 5 suggestions we would be roaring successful!

Mar 30, 2016 11:52 AM #9
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Grant LaMothe
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
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Well done as always Chad, thank you!

Mar 30, 2016 12:02 PM #10
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Chad Hyams - first 4 sound okay - can be checked. The fifth one- I'll substitute with listening at least 10 minutes of motivational audio.

Not only month, the year will be great if we do so...

Mar 30, 2016 12:14 PM #11
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I'd prefer to keep my family life "lamb-like" - no roaring! 

Meanwhle, I agree with your list, except #2. I think you should make the extra effort to take out a notecard and write that thank you by hand - then put it in the mail. If a text is the best you can do, OK, it's better than nothing. But a hand-written note really has an impact. 

Mar 30, 2016 12:42 PM #12
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi Chad Hyams 

Thanks for the great blog.  I would like to add one:

6. Pick up Sticks.   Don't walk by that piece of junk or wrapper or cup...or stick...grab it and throw it away.  You will feel good about it...just make sure you keep your hands clean...unless you are a country boy like me and that last advice goes out the window as soon as my wife is out of sight!!

Mar 30, 2016 12:47 PM #13
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Chad, these are great reminders of the simple things we can do to ignite our business!

Mar 30, 2016 03:28 PM #14
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Kevin Morris
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty - Danville, PA
Real Estate agent serving danville and surrounding

Hello Chad, 

Thank you for the list. This is a good reminder that some of the most important things we do dont have to be big things.

Mar 30, 2016 06:14 PM #15
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

"Chadalyst" - nice word use!

These are good tips. Doing just a little bit more can make a big difference.

Mar 30, 2016 09:03 PM #16
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

AND...this man Chad Hyams does Real Estate too......

Mar 30, 2016 11:18 PM #17
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

My March began and is ending with a roar. I'm hoping the rest of the busy Spring and Summer season matches it!

Mar 31, 2016 01:20 AM #18
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Vito Pal
Haines & Krieger Realty - Las Vegas, NV
Your "Pal" in Real Estate

Hi Chad,

Very encouraging, Thank you.

Mar 31, 2016 01:26 AM #19
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BARB KELLEY
NextHome Realty Center - Cypress, TX
The 'Golden' Experience Team!

Congrats on your feature!  I'm a Leo so love to roar but need to pick up the pace--great reminder of the simple things that I needed to hear/read today!  Thanks!!

Mar 31, 2016 01:28 AM #20
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Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

SMILE,,,, while doing all the above...

Mar 31, 2016 01:44 AM #21
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Robin Hobbs
Front Gate Realty - Madison, MS
REALTOR

Congrats on the featured article! Just followed. Love the idea of the thank you notes. I need to do more of that!

Mar 31, 2016 03:09 AM #22
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Nice blog! I especially like the tip about doing something nice for someone each day. The older I get--the more I realize, life is too short to let the little things bother you and it's so easy to make someone's day!

Mar 31, 2016 06:33 AM #23
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Hi Chad, adding just a few extra steps a day can add up to big things! Thanks for your post!

Mar 31, 2016 11:10 AM #24
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