The other day I blogged about disappointments and how they sometimes infiltrate our lives. In the particular instance I used about my grandson, Oliver, not being able to visit, we had a twist of fate the very next day. My daughter was able to procure a direct flight from Boston to New Orleans, and Oliver can visit after all, which turned my disappointment into joy. Joy comes in the morning (Ps. 30:1-5) has always been true in my life, and even when the disappointments remained, there were always other things to replace them with joy. In this case, it is Oliver, and I am a happy Nana once again.
In the practice of real estate, we cannot allow disappointments to rule our lives. We must walk through those disappointments and learn from them. Only then will joy come again and when joy comes, it outweighs disappointments and we function at super speeds and with super skills. Joy comes to encourage us, to remind us that all is not lost!
A career in real estate is not without its emotions. We function all the way from the peaks down to the very bottom of the valleys. A true superstar learns how to function in any stage of emotions. Real estate agents cannot afford to allow their emotions to compromise their business. If we function off emotions, we will soon have no reason to stay in the business. We cannot let emotions rule the way we think and/or act.
In our business, joy comes from the satisfaction of helping a seller or a buyer. Joy comes from completing the task in a win-win situation for everyone concerned. Joy comes from knowing we did a good job for someone. Joy comes from serving. What a wonderful testimony to us when we can function in disappointments as though we were experiencing joy! It takes much practice, and every REALTOR® and real estate agent has the potential of being able to do it. It just takes lots of practice.
Some days when I am teaching I really don’t feel like teaching. I push through it, though, and I try not to let our students see my emotions. I want to be the same each day, no matter my circumstances, because our students come first, not my disappointments or my joy. When you place someone else’s interests ahead of your own, something begins to happen. Eventually, joy comes and takes residence in your heart. Disappointments are overshadowed by that joy, and you begin to function in a consistent way with each person who comes into your life. It’s such a blessing to be able to accomplish this. Try it – you may like it.
Our school, TEAM Hughes, exists for you. We diligently try to function in joy, not in disappointments, and we will do our best to put your needs, your interests and your goals ahead of our own. Give us a try the next time you need a class. We want to serve you in much joy.