I am very involved in the Real Estate community. I sit on two boards and two committees. I teach and mentor to my troops and others as well. I also mentor others in similar industries. A home inspector and a Title Start up. All of this is mutually beneficial or of course I wouldn't do it because remember, I am an Evil Republican.
Every week I meet agents who are starving and they all say the same thing......I am working my but off and I just don't get it. How do you do it?
Me: Well it is really pretty simple. QUIT!
Them: What.....???? QUIT????? Are you insane. If I even take a nap on a Sunday I fall another two days behind.
Them: Fine don't Share.
Me: That is not my point. You need to quit and look at what you are doing. Why are you running furiously and not getting anywhere?
Them: Well, because I (insert any excuse here)
Me: What is your plan?
Them: well I usually get up about 7:00, you know get the kids ready, do the email thing, yadda yadda.
Me: Stop.....not your daily plan your business plan.
Them: Oh I work for........(insert company here)
Me: Noooooooo.......YOUR BUSINESS PLAN...do you have one?
Them: Why do I need one.
Me: Do you have life insurance.
Me: Have you ever died yet?
Me: Look call me on Monday and I am going to get you set up with a Business Plan starter kit. In the mean time get your goals on paper so we.........
You get the idea.
It never seems to amaze me that anyone who laughs at the Gerbil
running on the little wheel and stands there for 10 minutes watching doesn't realize that the animal has a better plan than the watcher. The gerbil knows he is getting excercise. He doesn't have a destination.
WE ON THE OTHER HAND, do. We are trying to move forward and seldom get there as fast as we could. A plan changes all of that.
I have a plan and I know what each day will bring well ahead of time. I used some pretty decent software to create my plan and I run with it daily.
I Urge every one out there to do the same. If not for yourselves, for the environment, because we can't afford to keep oiling the little wheels.
Tampa-Bay's self proclaimed Funniest Broker
(I voted, it was Unanimous)