Motivational Monday - Adaptability, the Key to Success

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Motivational Monday - Adaptability, the Key to Success

One of the wisest women we know here in the Rain, our own Barbara Todaro, has been reminding us recently about this very topic - adaptability. Our business is a fluid one and predictability is something that, if we follow our local data, we become adept with the sense of where our markets are heading.

 

Some things are right in front of us; others require a deeper analysis. However, knowing what to do with the data we collect and our sense of our own business is also essential in planning and goal-setting. The real key to success? Adaptability.

 

Adaptation = Success

 

Change is not always welcomed but, when we are at the helm, in control of our own business and the changes within, change is much more palatable...or it should be! 

 

Here are a few other quotes to consider with regards to adaptability. Thanks, Barbara, for the inspiration for this week’s motivational post…

 

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.” Mahatma Gandhi

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” - Kakuzo Okakura

 

Change - Will you Adapt?Adaptability is being able to adjust to any situation at any given time.” - John Wooden

 

And the most successful people are those who accept, and adapt to constant change. This adaptability requires a degree of flexibility and humility most people can’t manage.” - Paul Lutus

Adaptability is the simple secret of survival.” - Jessica Hagedorn

 

Action and adaptability create opportunity.” - Garrison Wynn

 

Adaptability enforces creativity, and creativity is adaptability.” - Pearl Zhu

 


 

 

When you're feeling that discomfort we feel when change is on the horizon, remember Darwin's quote. Adapt and embrace the 'new,' for that will open up a whole new world of possibilities for you.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin

 

Happy Monday!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Motivational Monday - Adaptability, the Key to Success

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Carol Williams
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Yes, Debe Maxwell, CRS , training does need to be stepped up.  I've received many calls from agents across the country looking for guidance.  These are agents who work at national franchises that tout their training programs. 

Jan 10, 2019 08:49 AM #55
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A wonderful post and well deserved feature. If you can’t adapt and change in Real Estate you might as well hang it up. Our industry is constantly changing and evolving.  Wishing you continued phenomenal success in 2019. 

Jan 10, 2019 10:59 AM #56
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John Henry
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Darwin may have said it best but all the other quotes are excellent and drive home the point.  Adapt or die.  Thanks, Debe!!

Jan 10, 2019 02:20 PM #57
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I'm seeing so many markets change and realtors must adapt.  We're slowing but not like other parts of the country.  To survive, we have to adapt!   Great post and mention of Barbara.  

Jan 14, 2019 05:59 PM #58
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Definitely a good time to read a book, Endre Barath, Jr.! I typically change browsers before I head to the book though...or re-boot.

Jan 15, 2019 05:41 PM #59
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I agree, Dörte Engel but, I will say that if it's not, it will be 2020 and I will be thankful for another year to adapt!

Jan 15, 2019 05:43 PM #60
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That is so true, Anne Corbin - without change, life would be ever-so boring too!

Jan 15, 2019 05:43 PM #61
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I totally agree, Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886! I think any of us who thrived during the recession are adept at change. However, I will say, I'm not looking forward to another one that deep though!

Jan 15, 2019 05:45 PM #62
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Well, thank you, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland! I agree, our previous careers were better preparation than any MBA program or line of work. Teaching is another one that prepares us for the resilience and adaptation that is required in our business.

Jan 15, 2019 05:47 PM #63
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Carol Williams, When doing deals with new agents on the other side, it's those from that same brokerage that I have to help more than any of the brokerages - even the small boutiques. It's really sad, isn't it?

Jan 15, 2019 05:50 PM #64
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It surely is, Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida - I joke with new agents that it changes with the wind...and I'm not far off! LOL

And, thank you! Here's to a fabulous 2019 for you as well, Joyce!

Jan 15, 2019 05:51 PM #65
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Yep, simple and to the point, John Henry - you're so right!

Jan 15, 2019 05:52 PM #66
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Thank you, Jan Green! I'm seeing the same thing and am thankful we're not seeing the change to the depth that others are at this time.

We WILL adapt and we WILL survive once again, Jan!

Jan 15, 2019 05:54 PM #67
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I totally agree, Laura Cerrano! It's what we do best!

Jan 15, 2019 05:55 PM #68
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Hi Steven Nickens! Yes, I do feel it to a small degree but, I began noticing it in June of last year. I think if you are in-tune with your market data, you can plan ahead. And, as you said, follow Barbara's direction when it comes to keeping in touch with the communities we serve via our base, farming and open houses...and yes, 100 sit-ups each day!!

Jan 15, 2019 05:58 PM #69
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Thank you so much, Jeff! You're so right, we can all live by this quote - 

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” 

Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Jan 15, 2019 06:01 PM #70
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I always joke that if we thrived in the recession, we can do ANYTHING, James Dray - there's a LOT of truth in that!

Jan 15, 2019 06:02 PM #71
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HaHa, Roy Kelley! You are thriving in retirement - there's nothing at all to change about your wonderful life! 

Jan 15, 2019 06:02 PM #72
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Great post Debe!

Jan 16, 2019 01:09 PM #73
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I completely agree with this but the tropuble for many real estate agents is not knowing the difference between adaptability and accomodation.

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