May 8, 2011

Are Realtors and the Horses in the Kentucky Derby from the Same "Neigh"borhood?

Monday Morning Match is a short post - maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea - intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning.

Let's Make a Run for the Roses

After enjoying the 137th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, which was won by underdog Animal Kingdom in his first race ever on dirt, it got me to thinking about how much Realtors have in common with these thoroughbred horses.

Everyone wants to get to a point in their career where their name is well known and every is talking about you before you even show up.

Getting off to a fast start isn't as important as what happens down the stretch

You need to rely on your coach and/or trainer to get you in to position to win

Give it everything you have for short time frames. There will be plenty of time after the big races to relax.

The favorite doesn't always win so when the gates open, start running.

Don't pay as much attention to the competition as to how you're running your own race.

When you're in the middle of the action, keep your blinders on. There will be plenty of time for "partying in the infield" when the job is done.

Regardless of the odds, once the starting bell is sounded, everyone has an equal chance.

The general public might not believe in you. Heck, they may not even know your name right before the race starts. But after a big success, you can be sure that people will suddenly be watching your every least until the next big event.

And down the stretch they come...

I hope you have a great week. Break out of the gates with speed, focus and passion. And remember... if you have to place a wager this week, I might suggest you bet the house on this trifecta:

Build Relationships to win
Solve Problems to place and
Have Fun to show.