March 4, 2008

Do You Know Where You're Going?

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
“Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?” was his response.
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter which road you take.”

These words written almost 150 years ago today by the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (pseudonym Lewis Carroll) are so true today and we have absolute control to know the answers that Alice didn't.

The real estate world has experienced some treacherous twists and turns these last twelve months, not unlike Alice's journey down the rabbit hole. We must proceed into 2008 with cautious optimism that, like Alice, the strange occurrences and happenings of late will soon be behind us.

As we conclude the first quarter of the year, ask yourself these questions:
  • Are you on pace to achieve the goals you set in your 2008 Business Plan?

  • Are you allowing yourself to be influenced by the media and naysayers who only see the negative aspects of today's real estate landscape? Remember, Alice's problems began when she drank a mysterious bottle with the label saying "Drink Me." Don't allow yourself to drink the "negative juices."

  • Do you face each day with a list of specific activities that will help you move closer to your personal and business goals?

  • Have you taken advantage of the tools, systems and support available to you to achieve the levels of success you aspire to?

In the next blog in The Realtor's Toolbox we'll begin to study the Vision, Mission and Business Principles we strive to achieve as members of the Realogy family. How do these "directions" compare to those of your "company"?

Remember what Yogi Berra said...“If you don't know where you're going, you'll probably end up someplace else."

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Let me know...How do you know where you're going?

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