June 10, 2008

Are you Committed?

In a career like real estate, every day you need to ask yourself that question. Are you committed?

This job is too difficult to try and operate on a different level of commitment each and every day with each and every client. Does your attitude match your effort? Are you consistent in your services and treatment of customers? Do you rely on a team and can they rely on you? Are you committed to do what it takes to provide "truly remarkable service"?

GDP is defined as the total market value of all final goods and services produced within the country in a given period of time (usually a calendar year). It is also considered the sum of value added at every stage of production of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period of time, and it is given a money value.

If we apply this ECON 101 theory to the business of real estate, we have Business Principle #5:

We are committed to personal growth, professional development and innovation in the pursuit of excellence.

What is your GDP? Growth, Development and Pusuit of Excellence?

Are you committed to personal growth? What are you doing to gain knowledge, skills or confidence in the services you provide? Are you taking classes? Do you take advantage of coaching from your manager? Do you attend company and industry training events and conventions?

Are you committed to professional development? How often do you practice scripts and dialogues to continuously present the best image and message to customers and clients? Are you focused on your health and physical fitness so you maintain the levels of energy required in today's fast-paced society? Do you spend time each day in self-reflection, finding personal achievements to be proud of and identifying opportunities to better yourself, your company and your industry?

Are you committed to the pursuit of excellence? It has been said that "the easier you are on yourself when no one is looking, the harder life will be on you; the harder you are on yourself when no one is looking, the easier life will be on you."

Let me know what some of your specialized services or skills are that help you achieve Business Principle #5. We'd love to hear and share with others.

Until next time...Build relationships...Solve problems...Have fun.