This Is What I Know For Sure - The Agent Unleashed

This is my birthday week and I was reflecting on what’s important in life and in business after being a CPA in 3 U.S. cities and then being a listing agent in San Francisco for over 25 years. 

I hope some of these points can help you be a better listing agent and be a better person.  I have learned so many lessons since I have been working since 1925 (LOL), here are some I know for sure:

  • My health is my most important job.  And it’s not just eating well and exercising. Staying out of the orbit of toxic people is key as my mental health is just as important.
  • Relationships, after health, are the most important thing we have in life.  We need to cultivate and work hard to bridge the geographical and emotional divides and work hard to love the most important people in our lives.
  • Being grateful is the key to life.  This emotion should be the foundation of all else.
  • The loving begins with you.  Stop waiting for others to validate yourself.
  • Being in love with someone is NOT enough.  I am not a relationship expert, but I do know that having a successful relationship with someone requires hard work and it’s worth it.
  • Consistency is ALL that matters in being an Unleashed listing agent.  It is everything in our business.
  • Shit happens.  Most things in your life and business do not go according to plan.  It’s not the problem, it is YOUR reaction to the problem that matters.  Plan accordingly.
  • I need to live for something greater than myself.  One can move/travel all over the world, work in all sorts of jobs, make new friends, have loads of money but without giving up a place (big or small) in your life for something more than just your own self, I believe you will never be satisfied.
  • Too many choices in life are not good for me.
  • Travel is one of the most important things one can do.  Educating yourself about different cultures, races, lifestyles from around the world is one of the highest forms of enlightenment.
  • One can NOT do anything in life alone.  Whether it’s love, work, money, health, it is ok and it is imperative to ask for help.
  • Find the positive in any situation.  Bad things happen to us with our business and in life all the time.  Learn from it, change from it and realize how this can improve your situation.
  • One of the hardest things that I am still learning is I am not defined by what I do, what I’ve done or where I’m at in life.
  • Meditation is the key for me in my life.  It’s important to have some type of spiritual/quiet time practice in your life.  Call it what you want, prayer, meditation, quiet time, etc…..it’s key.
  • Anything that controls you is not good.  If it’s alcohol, drugs, spending money, sex, people, whatever, spend whatever time and whatever money you can to stop it.
  • The news is only going to depress you.  Stop watching it.
  • Respect people’s actions to social change, it doesn’t matter what people do to affect change in our world (as long as it’s peaceful), respect them and keep making change happen.
  • Our job in life is to find joy.  Happiness is BS.  Search what brings us into a state of joy and from that place, you can do anything.
  • Love is all that matters.  As trite as it is, love can conquer, change, enrich, solve and bring joy.
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