Motivational Monday - Trendy or Classic?
As long as I have been in this business, we have been told that it is a necessity to flow with the trends. We must stay a step ahead and follow everything trendy - from social media to AI, you’re not a presence if you aren’t trendy.
Or are you?
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker and Carol Williams sponsored a challenge in October (Rising above the Pandemic) and @Margaret Rome’s April challenge (Finding Ways to Help During a Pandemic) got us all thinking outside the box. There were so many ideas, some that are trendy, some that were new ideas that worked and others that were simply classic, ‘back-to-basics’ ideas. I feel like we all read them with a passionate curiosity - none of us really knew the right answer. Was there even a 'right' answer?
We are in a pandemic and I get that we have to think outside the box to establish the direction of our businesses during these trying times. Does what we incorporate in our business really have to be trendy though?
I never lost phone service during 2020! Hmm…picking up the phone and spreading thoughtful, positive cheer, answering questions, offering help to those most in-need or just to say “Hello” should continue to work. Why not try that?
While I had to have something to keep me busy during the first weeks of being deemed ‘non-essential’ (according to Charlotte’s mayor), I still kept up my phone calling to my sphere. To my surprise, what I found was that many of my sphere were following my silly little ‘Coronavirus Hacks’ Facebook posts. I was more often than not, greeted by phone with, “Oh, I’m loving your hacks - we had our garage door serviced,” etc.
Even more of a surprise was that many of the people who commented about those posts during our phone conversations, did not comment on them online - they were reading them ‘in stealth mode,’ as I call it! I would never have known that, had I not continued my calls.
The bottom line is that good old, person-to-person communication, something that is not very trendy, actually works better than the trendy, shiny things that are constantly being ‘sold’ to us! Naturally being old school but, having millennials who keep me ‘trendy curious,’ I’ve enjoyed blending the two. However, truth be told, my preference is classic - it’s just what is in my core!
How do you run your business - trendy or classic?
Happy Monday Everyone!
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Motivational Monday - Trendy or Classic?