Do you remember the playground merry-go-round? The one where a bunch of kids would pile on and it was up to the last kid—the kid left on the ground—to push the merry-go-round, loaded with other kids, until it got going fast enough to move on its own inertia. The first steps by the kid on the ground hardly moved the merry-go-round, but with persistence the kid gets the thing moving and it moves a little faster, the kids walks a little faster and pretty soon is running because the merry-go-round is moving, moving on its own so the kid jumps on. If the merry-go-round starts to slow, the kid jumps off and takes a few steps to push it along and then again its moving fast.
Our real estate businesses are a bit like that merry-go-round. If you are a Keller Williams agent you know what your CAP is and you know your CAP anniversary. Well, mine is in March, so when I pulled up my production dashboard in the first days of March I see zeros—no March income and nothing paid in to my cap. Its a bit of a defeating feeling; like trying to get that merry-go-round moving with a bunch of my friends on it.
But, I know that my real estate business merry-go-round is moving. I’ll have four closings this month and take about as many listings. If I just keep showing up, working on my business and in my business every day my business will keep moving—my merry-go-round will keep moving. Oh, a time will come where I need to pay a bit more attention to one aspect or the other—like the kid jumping off the merry-go-round to give it some extra help, I’ll have to put some extra effort into one thing or the other.
If I just keep making a plan and working my plan I know I won’t have to start all over with those first hard steps to get it going.
I heard this little merry-go-round story while listening to the book, the Compound Effect. It’s a great read (or listen) and I know you’ll find something in it to inspire you.
PASSION for Results.
Keller Williams Realty
Lisa Bieri is a broker associate with Keller Williams Realty, with an office in Door County, Wisconsin. I represent sellers and buyers from all walks of life and in all price points all over Door County and am a multi-year, multi-million dollar real estate consultant. I hold the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), ePro, Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI), Recreational Resort Specialist (RRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations. Continual education in the real estate field is of great importance to me.
I am a member of the Door County Board of Realtors, recipient of the Door County Board of Realtors Honor Society 2009-2015, Door County Realty’s Top Agent in 2012, 2013 and 2014, top agent for Keller Williams in Door County 2015 and 2016, Keller Williams Green Bay Pioneer Award 2015, a member of the Sevastopol School Board and active in local town government.
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