Success or failure is not an action. It is a HABIT!

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Real Estate Agent with Prado Real Estate South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00
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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.

 

 Good Habit

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. 

 

Bad Habit

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!

 

 Ugly Habit

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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Buying or selling a home in southern Utah? Call me at 435.632.9374 or contact me at wanda@buynsellutah.com to help because Wanda Can! 

A portion of every successful real estate transaction goes to Bed 'n' Biscuits to help fund Switchpoint, a local homeless shelter.

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Norma J. Elkins
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Great blog...thanks for sharing!

Oct 04, 2017 05:54 AM #1
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You are so welcome Norma J. Elkins, thank you for stopping by!

Oct 04, 2017 06:18 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Wanda. I admire you and know what you mean. I like your determination.

Oct 04, 2017 06:35 AM #3
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Thank you so much Sheila Anderson for your support and do believe the admiration is mutual. Have a fantastic day!

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Love this, Wanda! You know - I am SO not a shopper but, will occasionally go with my girlfriends - I can only take about an hour though! LOL 

My 106 year-old grandmother died yesterday and guess where I went today? Yes, the mall - where I go about twice each year!! It was total sadness that took me there...and I felt a bit better (at least temporarily) when I left! Isn't it crazy that we do things that we would never otherwise do, when we're sad or depressed?! 

Oct 04, 2017 08:52 PM #5
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James Dray
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Good morning Wanda.

I, unlike most men like to shop.  Not for clothes, shoes etc, but groceries and of course golf clubs. 

Oct 05, 2017 01:47 AM #6
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Oh, I am so sorry for your loss Debe Maxwell, CRS, what an amazing life she must have had! Reading, for me, also helps take the mind off what is present to another place and time.

Oct 05, 2017 07:11 AM #7
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Haha! You and my husband would get along James Dray! He does most of the grocery shopping due to our schedules.

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OH, thank you, Wanda! Yes, reading does help me too - or I just immerse myself in work! It so rarely happens with me but, definitely catches me off-guard when it does!

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Elva Branson-Lee
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Wanda, my notebook has become a sort of running journal, and yes, time spent gathering your thoughts daily in that way can replace other not-so-productive habits.

Oct 06, 2017 11:44 AM #10
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Elva Branson-Lee , Good for you. it is a good habit to write thoughts down. I am always working to do better, be better - definitely a work in progress!

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My sister loves to shop as therapy and then she ends up giving it away. She also does yoga about 10 hours a week so hoping that will cure it. Thanks for participating in the Good, Bad and Ugly Habits contest.

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