3 Keys to a More Successful Business

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Vision Realty

I love inspirational quotes and messages, I mean, who doesn't? In a world where there is so much negativity and hate, looking for the good in people can be tricky and finding inspiration seems more and more like a national treasure hunt. But when we do find those nuggets of goodness what do we do with them? Do we smile and continue scrolling? Or, do we write them down and try and implement them into our lives? I  hope I do the latter more than the former more often than not. And on that note, I have watched Simon Sinek a lot lately in his speeches and he is extremely inspiring and it helps me to remember that it may not be the big things in life that are the most important but that the little things I do every day that can make the biggest impact. His more recent interview on  Tom Bilyeu site talked about the little things we do that can make a huge deal and it really inspired me to be more intentional in those little things in work and in my personal life.

He talks about the idea that going to the gym one time is not going to make an impact, but going to the gym for 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week will make a larger impact over time. The same is true with love. No one big gesture is going to make someone fall in love with you or keep them in love with you, but it's the tiny, little, individual things we do every day that shows someone we love them that keeps them in love. 

SO I thought about how to practically relate this to real estate business and here is what I have come up with. 

3 Little Daily or Weekly Things That Can Make a Big Impact on Your Business


Stay Connected

This could be as simple as staying active on your social media accounts, staying in front of potential clients in ads, online marketing, or flyers or connecting with people on a monthly basis in your area. Keep your face and your ethics in front of people and when they need your services, there is no question who they turn to.

Keep the Vision Alive

(No pun intended with our business there (Vision Realty) but there really is something to having a vision and then shooting for it. And then when that's completed go again. This time maybe bigger. Without a vision, the people perish and I think that's true in business as well. If we have no idea where we're going, we're never going to get there and we'll remain stagnant. We always want to grow, whether that's financial, connectively, or even just personally. Write down these goals and then do something every day or every week to get you closer. Add on more brokers? Expand the office? Increase revenue? Add more into retirement? Replace yourself?  

Refocus Priorities

Be grateful, make small gestures of appreciation to those in your office and those you are around, focus on who means the most. Pay attention to people's gifts. Everyone has talent but not everyone is in the right field to express it. If you see someone not succeeding, take the time to learn their gifts so they can excel in their field better and make the entire company more successful. 

Need to spend more time at home? Prioritize time management and let others pick up the slack. The vision will create your priorities so don't do one without the other. 

Go back and Read it Again! The little thing could literally just be going back and re-reading your list, your priorities and vision to keep them fresh in your mind and on the forefront of your daily goals. Remember, 9 hours in the gym will not get you fit, but 90 days of 15 minutes in the gym probably will. Commit to the process today.


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David Smith
Brokers Guild Classic - Lakewood, CO
Residential and Commercial Broker

Donald, great reminder that life is a process, thank you!

Dec 03, 2018 05:40 PM #1
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Donald - you've given us lots of good nuggets to think about in this one post alone. Small things, done with consistency, do have great results (at least, if those little things are true to your core values.)

Dec 03, 2018 07:50 PM #2
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks for sharing your post.

Without a Vision, people will perish.

Dec 04, 2018 07:52 AM #3
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Be grateful, can't stress this enough!  Every day it's easy to give thanks and really appreciate all the riches in our lives!!

Dec 04, 2018 09:38 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I like inspirational quotes and stories too, Donald.  We have a few ActiveRainers who provide them, and I always appreciate them.

Dec 04, 2018 10:30 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Donald- love your post and it really is something we can all do. Focusing on your tips every day, even if for just a few minutes will add up!

Dec 08, 2018 01:16 PM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                           Thank you, Donald. 

Dec 08, 2018 05:47 PM #7
Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Eastvale, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA

I love inspiring quotes myself and it's part of my instagram. I post one quote a day. I want people to feel good because there is so much negativity.

Dec 09, 2018 05:34 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Donald - words to live by. Each and every day.

Dec 09, 2018 05:39 AM #9
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Donald Payne,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week as I missed your post. Great tips to follow, we need to focus on them everyday. Thank you.

Dec 09, 2018 05:52 AM #10
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hello Donald, so much to do, so little time it seems.  Especially if you are a sole proprietor.  Thanks for your big 3.

Dec 09, 2018 08:36 AM #11
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Great tips, Donald. I appreciate your advice to help others find their gifts. Too many don't realize they have something to offer until someone else recognizes it.

Dec 09, 2018 01:51 PM #12
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Donald, I don't think that yormessage could be made more succinctly. Where I lost was in keeping the Vision alive and "replacing yourself?" Can you expound on that thought more deeply?

Dec 09, 2018 02:58 PM #13
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Thank you, Donald.

Focus, focus, focus is as important to us as is location, location, location.

Dec 09, 2018 03:05 PM #14
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Thanks for sharing this Donald Payne. Great wisdom in your words. Keeping focused on your goals and moving forward consistently are great methods to success.


Dec 09, 2018 07:30 PM #15
Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Oakland, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

Another great post! Found this on Kathy's weekly featured articles. Everything you said on your article is true, staying connected,  keeping the vision alive, time management and helping others succeed will impact your success as well. Thanks for sharing this!

Dec 10, 2018 01:25 PM #16
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