Hope you had a great weekend! I’m getting ready to leave for San Francisco tomorrow to meet with clients and my business partner. I have so many clients and friends in SF that are super cool…it’s really important to have people in your life that uplift you. In your business as well as your personal life.
And once a year, I like to repost a blog I wrote a few years ago that bears repeating, especially at the beginning of this year:
One of my friends is struggling with an addiction which we, as a group, are trying to help him with. So sad.
As an Unleashed listing agent, one HAS to have control over your urges so you can have an amazing listing business. As I have gotten older, being in real estate for over 30 years, this becomes more and more clear.
I suspect this may be hard for some to read, from Daily Stoic book:
“On an ordinary afternoon in 1949, the physicist Richard Feynman was going about his business as he felt a pull to have a drink. Not an intense craving by any means, but still it was a disconcerting desire for some alcohol. On the spot, Feynman gave up drinking right then and there. He didn’t want anything to have that kind of power over him.
The Stoics were big on the idea quitting cold turkey. They were big on quitting anything that had a pull over us. “Show me a man who isn’t a slave,” Seneca demanded, pointing out that even slave owners were chained to the responsibilities of the institution of slavery. The first step, he said, was to pull yourself out of the ignorance of your dependency, whatever it happens to be. Then you need to get clean—get clean from your mistress, from your addiction to work, from your lust for power, whatever. And not every pull seems so severe. In the modern era, we might be hooked on cigarettes or soda, likes on social media or watching cable news.
If you feel these things ruling your life, you have to quit. Quit cold turkey. Be a slave to fewer things. Get free.”
So I hope you get free of everything that is ruling your life. I know from personal experience that this can be a difficult road. This is probably one of the biggest accomplishments you can make to make you “feel good”.
And after accomplishing that, doing things like calling expireds and nailing your listing presentation is a piece of cake.