March Madness

Real Estate Technology with SKG Marketing

So, my husband and I took a much needed vacation to Cabo last week, and naturally, all heck broke loose as soon as we got home.  It don't rain but it pours I guess.

On this topic, someone here on Active Rain (I should go back to see who it was but I am too tired/lazy to do it tonight, and I will forget about it by tomorrow) wrote a great post about the law of attraction and how when you go on vacation your clients always choose that time to come out of the woodwork and make a move.  The movie the Secret talks about this--how whatever you are thinking of, whether you are thinking of it and wanting it to happen, or thinking of it and wanting it NOT to happen, has a way of coming to pass.  Because your energy is focused on that thing (for good or bad) and so, your energy attracts whatever it is to you. 

Now, I don't know whether these things can be scientifically proven (and, being married to an engineer I am very aware that there are some people out there who always want scientific proof for anecdotal theories) but, regardless, I believe it because I have seen it work many times in my own life both personally and professionally.  Depending on your religious preferences you might call this focusing of your energy "prayer" or "mindfulness" or whatever, but whatever it is, it does work.

Anyway, this woman (pretty sure it was a she) drew the connection that this is why your clients always want to do something when you are trying to go do something else.  You cause it by thinking to yourself, "Gee, I hope my clients don't need me while I am on vacation."  Then inevitably, they decide NOW IS THE TIME, to do whatever it is they have been putting off!

Now, there may be other reasons for this besides just, "the law of attraction."  In my case (maybe yours too if you have ever been in this situation), before I go on vacation I always make sure to contact everyone that I know is "thinking about" doing anything and let them know my plans.  I don't want them to try to call me when I am at the beach and I can't help them so I try to give them some notice about my plans and make sure they will be covered if they need anything. 

So, it's not entirely attraction at work, it's also that I gave them a little nudge.  All this is just by way of observing that I am suddenly feeling very busy!

So I second the original blogger's advice that if you want to attract business you should book a vacation! 

Okay, maybe not, but at the very least pretend you are going on vacation...and think whatever thoughts you normally do before you go!


Comments (2)

Elena Thurston, Family Real Estate Specialist
Keller Williams Legacy One - Gilbert, AZ
Yes, book a vacation.  OR in my case, start February with your husband who is a corporate tax accountant and have your two young sons get Strep (in their bottoms, yes apparently it's possible)  THEN and only then, will you get four new clients all at once. 
Mar 05, 2007 03:33 PM
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent

I book my vacations, usually 4 or 5 days skiiing a few times a year.  I have a great agent/friend I guiltlessly refer any leads to.  If I'm tempting the universe to send me clients on my way out of town, I then dare it to have a referral waiting for me when I return.  LOL 

You know, the instant you change your plans, the client will cancel or not buy on that trip.  Then you loose big time.  Enjoy your VACATION!

Mar 05, 2007 09:18 PM