If you keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results - JUST STOP IT!
Do something different, ask for advice and get out of your own way!
Don't become a raving fan of the ABC gum club!
A neighbor of ours has been complaining about his kitchen sink drain that keeps smelling up, for a couple of years now. Every time he brings this up I've asked, so what do you do to fix it? He says, clean out the pipes, again. I keep asking, maybe you should call a plumber and find out if something isn't quite right. I can give you a few names. No I can handle it! That isn't necessary. Ok, whatever.....
Low and behold guess what conversation came up, again!! Yup! Same issue, same problem and the same solution. This time I thought well this is just stupid. So I said, well, if you keep doing the same thing time after time expecting different results, which never happens, why do you keep doing that? No. No. No. this time I can make it work. OMG let's try this again, and I repeated the quote.....
So here I go for the very last try and then I'll zip it. Hey......what do you have to lose other than smelly pipes or garbage disposal? Then I left him to do whatever! Sometimes you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink or stop smelling nasty pipes!
An hour or so he comes knocking at our door again. Great now what!! LOL! He's smiling so something must have clicked (hopefully). Turns out he further investigated the disposal and it's got some kind of lip thingy that collects crap and it stay there for ever. No wonder it kept smelling he says! He finally went to Home Depot and bought a new disposal. Finally!! New solution, problem solved. Thank goodness!
So what does this story have to do with Real Estate? Many agents keep doing the same things over and over, expecting different results, to no avail. I've mentored many of them over the years and the conversation goes pretty much the same direction as our neighbor with smelly pipes! Some finally 'get it' and they're off to the races. Others not so much.
It's always a choice. I say, do something different, ask for advice and get out of your own way. Just give it a try, you've got nothing to lose other than frustration and crapy results!
If you keep doing the same thing over and over...