Success or failure is not an action. It is a HABIT!
By definition, a habit is a regular tendency or practice, one that is especially hard to give up. People can habitually fail or succeed, many times in life. This may depend on patterns, routines, desire, motivators and work ethics.
From the time I was old enough to join the work force, I never made excuses or called in sick even if I detested my job. Instead, I looked for new opportunities to be the best! Waking six days a week with clients in mind, motivates me to get up, dress up and show up to get the job done. Though Sunday is typically not a work day in this area, I will show homes upon request. Out of town home buyers typically want to shop during the weekends and I am happy to accommodate them.
Expecting that everyone thinks the same way I do about business relationships was an eye opener. Asking for a referral association with affiliates seems very reasonable to me but not so much to the majority of them. I have often heard the excuse, "I don't want anyone else in the industry to know I chose you, I could lose their business." It becomes a 'What can you do for me only' scenario. Asking to be put on a short list with other professionals also seems doable, again another no-go for most peers in the local market.
Thankfully, not all refuse reciprocity because without that, most of us would be out of business!
Shopping at some of my favorite clothing stores when I felt down almost became a reflex. Not exactly a shop-a-holic but rather a clothes hound. Searching through racks upon racks of clothes and shoes used to get my mind away from being over-stressed, when problems arose. Realizing that I was becoming a bit compulsive with buying items that weren't needed, I knew that had to change! Journaling, or writing down scenarios and situations has taken its place!
Learning how to deal with life's ups and down is pertinent to striking somewhat of a balance in life. We are all human and can be expected to be fallible, fail and succeed. They say a bad habit can be given up in 21 days and it takes 66 days for a good habit to take hold. I think that may be an individual thing rather than a one-size-fits-all!
Happy sales all and here's to your continued success!
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