Will closing the eyes limit hindsight?
Real estate sales in 2019 were steady. Business for me in 2020 also started out extremely strong with 6 ready, willing and able buyers, who were excited to make the southern Utah area their final destination.
When the national shutdown was announced, it felt like being punished for someone else's transgressions. Most of my clients are from out-of-area and one by one they all canceled their appointments.
Instead of becoming paralyzed or denying reality, which benefits no one in business or personal circles, I settled in for several months, forgoing the norm to figure out a more productive way to fill time.
New routines meant:
- Realizing that I had no deadlines while staying home and could take a more casual approach to meeting the day.
- The freedom to spend more time in the garden, weeding, pulling produce or just sitting and relaxing, surrounded by nature.
- Playing horseshoes again after a hiatus of several years. I practiced many times, thinking I'd beat my husband. Not even!
Set routines remained:
- Calling to catch up with past clients to have an enjoyable conversation about their needs or events happening in their lives.
- Sending out a personally designed quarterly greeting card with a sealed mask to show that I do indeed care about clients.
- Maintaining a positive online presence, especially blogging, following up on leads and inquiries about the southern Utah area.
One thing that became immediately obvious was the necessity to avoid the evil, social media/media giant emotional roller-coaster, designed to incite fear and hate by attacking an audience's vulnerable state.
That suits no one well!
The U.S. didn't know what was coming until its arrival, then Wuhan flu had to be understood first, then dealt with. Am thankful to be healthy, to have the love of family and friends and career success.
Though I had thought 2020 would be another banner year, am viewing it in hindsight while intently looking ahead to 2021. A much smarter business strategy in my opinion. Don't you agree?
This is an entry to: October Challenge - To Think is To Create
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