Motivation, Why Bother? Then it came to me. I looked at my past, some of the careers I held, and what I learned from all them in my endeavors. In almost every job and position (National Sales Trainer, Retail Store Manager, Wholesale Distributor Territory Manager), the common thread I loved about each was the training aspect. Not just teaching product knowledge, but the whole 'how to sale' and 'motivation' techniques I presented. These are topics I find myself using everyday in my career as a Realtor. I still do training and motivation, but these days instead of 15 to 100 people at a time, it is mostly for that one great listener, me. However, I sure do enjoy having an audience. Nothing I will bring up is new, or revolutionary. Motivation has been written about in thousands of books and articles, talked about at thousands of seminars, and watched on thousands of conference room VCR's. That being said, then why bother? Four reasons - 1. To keep me motivated by remembering all the skills I picked up in 20 years of sales and management so I can be the best Realtor my clients ever had; 2. Maybe, just maybe someone will be refreshed themselves and look at their day just a bit more enthusiastically and be the best in their endeavors; 3. Someone, somewhere, may not have heard, read or watched anyone on sales and motivation, and will pick up a few pointers; 4. Lets face it, I dont know it all, maybe only a hint of it, so I hope to truly learn something new that in its own right will be motivating.I don't plan on doing this alone. I hope to get Ideas. Topics. Feedback.
As a finish for this entry, I wanted to put out this little thought, which I credit back to my Dad, “‘Can’t’ Never Did Anything!" I have used this all my life. It is pretty much my Motto, and how I have always approached dealing with clients and potential clients. It motivates me to take reasonable risks in my personal life. Before I let fear take hold, I remind myself of this, and plunge ahead. What is your motto that keeps you going?
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