"It's all good business." are the last words spoken by Lord Cutler Beckett as he stood at the helm of his ship that was being bombarded by cannon fire in "Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End". In the real estate business, these words should be our mantra. BUT we cannot use these words without actions. Standing aboard and watching the Endeavour be pummeled to bits can describe your business, if you don't get out there and search for clients and customers where they are. Truer than at any time, is the realization of "going after the business."
I have just come from our company's yearly gathering, this year in Orlando, FL. I have only been in the business for a short period of time, but somehow the learning continues. I have many new wrinkles, (not on my face, in my brain!!). I have learned so much from the wealth of information available from seasoned (and not so seasoned) professionals. They have followed the models of success and continue to succeed in this market. At KW, this information is there in an on-going basis, day to day and week to week.
I DO NOT plan to stand at the helm of my ship and allow it to be blown to bits by mis-information, negative attitudes or any other cannon balls! I was just reading an article about a gentleman who was in the real estate business for 50 years, through some of the worst times, but the strategies haven't changed over the years. Maintain a positive attitude,
The key to the time we're in is to STRETCH! Reach a point where you're doing all you can possibly accomplish in one day and concentrate on the important items of the day. Treat all your business as Good Business. Watch out for the Black Pearl (negative attitudes, bad self-talk) and The Flying Dutchman (News reports, doom and gloom media). All we have to do is issue the order to "FIRE." We can destroy them and still be at the helm of our beautiful ship after the battle.