You May Go Broke to Be Strong
I met with a friend for coffee this morning who is going through some rough times. Despite his colorful resume, he is without a job, savings account almost gone, going through a divorce, one closing for the past nine months and have no money to keep going.
I listened..showed compassion..listened some more while thinking of the right words to motivate him. It’s not easy to lift someone up when they’re in that dark place. Last thing they want to hear is how Steve Jobs or Walt Disney but I went there.
When I first started working for Walt Disney World, I was in a class at Disney University where there are pictures and quotes by this great man all over. One that stuck with me was “If you can dream it, you can do it”. I truly believe that.
Most of us know the story of Walt Disney, he had a dream that he never gave up on and went broke more than once but he achieved his goals by not giving up and believing in his dreams and abilities.
Are we any different than Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Martha Stewart? I don’t think we are. If they did it, so can we.
The more I thought about what all these successful people had in common the more I realized they were all in that dark place, down at the bottom before they came up. In life, we won’t always be on mountain top but we must know that we can get there by working hard and believing. See, if you don’t think you will ever achieve your goals, you won’t. Don’t stand between you and your mountain top. If you want to get there, you have what it takes. You may be in that place today not knowing how you will fill up your gas tank, pay your mortgage, keep food on the table but all that can change in a New York minute. Are you willing to hang on? Are you willing to do something you’ve never done before? Do you believe in your dreams?
If you answered YES to any of the questions, today is your day. If you are a REALTOR® with nothing in the horizon, that’s OK, it’s in the past, you’re going to change that today. Here are some ideas;
- It’s the end of the year and it’s the best time to pull up all the expired listings between January-December and send a postcard. Follow up with a letter with a market update, mail another postcard and do this every three weeks.
-Start posting on Facebook. What do most people search around the holidays? Christmas trees, Christmas lights, best deals, restaurants, events. Take your camera, go out and take pictures, post them on Facebook with hashtags(#) i.e #christmaslights #christmastrees #christmasevents
Find local places that sell Christmas trees and post them on your page. Find a home with nice decorations, knock on their door to see if it would be OK for you to post a picture of their home on your FB, then use (#) with the name of the area and invite locals to see the home.
-Call your SOI and past clients just to say hello. Do not ask for business. Then send them a handwritten postcard.
These are just some ideas. You have two choices, you can either sit on your couch and feel sorry for yourself or go out there and make things happen. You don’t need someone else to lift you up, you have YOU! Start with positive affirmations even if you don’t believe or feel like it. I am beautiful..I am the best REALTOR®, there’s a seller out there who is waiting for me to list their home..I will get a listing in the next seven days..
You can do it my friends, today is not over yet but you’re going to have to work for it!
You May Go Broke to Be Strong