We all know what we need to be doing. We all know what it takes to succeed in a business where we don't have a boss telling us what to do each day. But there are still days where it's hard to get our act in gear and get motivated.
Today, I was going to get organized and caught up. I was going to clean my office and throw out old papers that I saved because they were on subjects that I wanted to research further but they have been OBE'd (over come by events) and now need to be pitched. I need to go through the files that I have been carrying around with me and take care of some of the little stuff that has been building up so I would stop carrying around the reminder notes. I need to just plain pitch and file and pitch some more. THEN, I need to follow up with some clients I haven't heard from in awhile and determine if they are still in the market or have pulled out due to the current economic situation and if so put them on autoprospect (or whatever is appropriate) and stop carrying their files around. That was what I was going to do. But once more, I didn't get that far.
Last night I shoveled snow when I got home so I would get the bottom coat of snow and ice off the driveway (my camry HATES snow and ice with a passion and if I don't clear the driveway I can't get up or down it safely). Then this morning, I got up early and I shoveled more snow. Then I drove in snowy rush hour traffic to the company Rally to hear David Knox give our opening motivational talk for the year. Then I ran a couple errands (had to stop by the post office and mail a package - work related) then a quick stop by home (enroute or I wouldn't have gone home) for a bowl of soup then off to see a client and show property in the snow and go through the "lets make a decision on your motivation - you want to decide now, your husband wants to wait till March - the homes you're looking at now probably won't be here in March since you like the best of the best and they just lowered their prices" talk with them, then a quick stop for gas then groceries then home to shovel more snow, with cleaning ice and snow off my car each time I got in it.
When I finally stopped shoveling snow, I was tired enough that I didn't want to do anything. This evening I have watched as the snow has continued to come down, knowing that in the morning, I am going to have to shovel again, but hoping that since I've already knocked the first three layers out, that it won't be quite as difficult, time consuming or as heavy and tiresome to shovel the next batch. But at least tomorrow, until a client calls with something different, my first appointment isn't till 6:30 pm, so I should be able to work from home and work on getting things done. Keep your fingers crossed for me!