Motivational Monday - Love What You Do

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Real Estate Agent with www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Motivational Monday - Love What You Do

A friend recently shared that her son had quit yet, another job. I think it is the 3rd or 4th in the past 18 months or so. With every one, he basically, just ‘didn’t like it’ after a few weeks. He never tried to find anything at all that he liked about it. He never shared anything positive after a few short weeks at each job.

Several friends were having our weekly ‘happy hour’ together (via ZOOM) last week and one of my friends asked the mother of the son if he thought SHE (the mother) actually loved her job. My friend paused for awhile and said, “Some days, yes; other days, not so much.” She asked if her son knew that no job was perfect. I thought that was a great question - and one that my other friend explored over the weekend.


Love what you do!

That set me to pondering about loving what I do…and I always have. I believe the first reason is that I am so very thankful for a job/career. That may ‘taint’ my view but, it really is a great example and strong reason to begin your day with affirmations. Gratefulness leads to positivity throughout the day - just my opinion.

Another thing that I remember from my nursing days is that I was always paired with one or more nurses in the trauma operating room. We worked so well together because there were parts of the job that one loved and the others didn’t; we focused on what we enjoyed and the other nurses did the same. The job was always done - and the spirits were always high. That was something we needed, considering the level of stress each of these cases created.

In real estate, we procure business the way that works for US. If we don’t like one or two or ten aspects of what we do, we hire it out. I stink at photography and videography, so I always - not sometimes, ALWAYS - hire it out! When I get my pictures, videos and drone shots, I’m thrilled with them and am always excited to get them back from the photographer. That ‘excitement’ leads to more positivity which leads to even more positivity!


Loving what we do has an awful lot to do with NOT doing what we don’t like to do! If you don’t like the paperwork, hire an assistant. Have absolutely zero taste in staging? Hire a stager! These people free you up to do what you LOVE doing. When you love what you do, you do great work - and it shows in your reviews and the level of repeat and referral business that you do.

 

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Motivational Monday - Love What You Do

Comments (63)

Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

 I love what I do...at least most of the time anyways...or for sure part of the time...and absolutely for a little of it...and maybe even once in a while...even if those days are few and far between...or nonexistent...I mean...well...yeah...I guess...most likely... at least most of the time anyways...I Love what I do!! 😉

Dec 17, 2020 10:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker! I can't put my finger on it either (about the kids) but, it really is sad and makes you wonder if parents are just too busy these days to teach those subtleties. 

Funny, we are definitely birds of a feather - I also loved it before I began selling real estate and can't IMAGINE doing anything else, I love it so much! It's the clients that make the difference, for sure!

Dec 17, 2020 07:11 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm a big believer in morning gratuities, Lynn B. Friedman - it really does make the rest of your day more positive. Hope you're doing well! Happy last day of Hanukkah! 

Dec 17, 2020 07:13 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I completely agree, Paula McDonald, Ph.D.! I can't imagine going through life any other way. Could you?

Dec 17, 2020 07:14 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe, what a powerful post, and it is all about "Attitude" if you look at things positively and look for the good in it you will be fine and "like your job" then if you want to go a step further do not look at it as a "job" look at it as something more like "career or something better" just my take...Endre

Dec 17, 2020 08:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debe- love your post. When Larry began in homebuilding in Houston which was booming, he worked 12 hour days and often 7 days a week. He enjoyed it but he also knew that the bigger prize was moving up the ladder which he did. As a stager I hated hanging mirrors and pictures. The best part was when the furniture rental company I started using had their own crew hang everything. 

Nothing and no one is perfect but our attitude is what will make a difference. 

Dec 18, 2020 01:22 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I am typing this on Friday but I realize how much you love what you do Monday through Friday and maybe even on the weekends as a realtor in the typical lifestyle

Dec 18, 2020 03:55 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Kathy Streib I agree but it’s definitely a great thing to go after what you love with a passion and a smile, you know what I mean?

Dec 18, 2020 03:56 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Endre Barath, Jr. They say your attitude determines your altitude and I can’t believe that for real.

Dec 18, 2020 03:57 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You're so right - it's NOT a job! It's a business we own, Endre Barath, Jr. and so many people forget that - people in our own business!!

Dec 18, 2020 05:35 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

LOL Kathy Streib! There are things that I detest doing and they are comparable to hanging pictures! And, I did exactly what you did - hired it out to someone who loves doing it. What a win-win, right?!

Dec 18, 2020 05:40 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, no client will ever know that I don't like ANYTHING about what I do! But, boy, it's nice when all of the passion can go into what I DO love doing, Laura Cerrano!!

Dec 18, 2020 05:41 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

And, yes, It's Monday through Sunday for us, Laura Cerrano! I'm devoted to taking Sundays off so, I schedule when I'm available and my clients never complain at all!

Dec 18, 2020 05:43 PM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Debe, this is so important. Not every aspect of any job is fun or you love. Sometimes you *used* to love a part that you don't anymore! :) Hiring out the parts that you aren't an expert in or don't love is best for both you and your client!

Dec 21, 2020 04:22 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - I agree 100%.  I am glad I have my husband who loves all the tech and helps me with that every day. 

Dec 21, 2020 07:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You two have an amazing set-up, Sheri Sperry - MCNE®! He's the best in the business at what he does, as are you. The two of you make a rock star team!

Dec 21, 2020 08:33 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I totally agree, Marney Kirk! I'm thankful for having the connections to be able to hire out what I really am not fond of doing! It frees me up to be in front of my clients more and I LOVE that!

Dec 21, 2020 08:35 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I wanted to stop by and leave a comment. I enjoyed the reblog by Roy. Thanks for sharing the story. Have a great week ahead.

Dec 21, 2020 09:42 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Good thoughts reading this today.  You have such a great attitude, knowing that not every aspect of every job is perfect.  Loving what you do takes an attitude of gratitude in my opinion.  Happy Holidays! 

Dec 22, 2020 09:48 AM
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Great post!

Jan 03, 2021 08:26 AM

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