July 21, 2011

Mountain Due?

Do you feel you've been working hard this year? Does it seem that deals today are requiring more attention to detail and even still, you're keeping fingers crossed that they will make it successfully to the closing table?

If you've got a mountain of work in front of you and you're wondering if there might be any hope of the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel," it might be time to plan a vacation.

I've been enjoying the last few days in Northwest Montana visiting my mother to celebrate her 75th birthday. She lives out here in Kalispell, Montana in the summers (mainly to escape the heat and humidity we usually get in Columbus.) We have made several visits to Glacier National Park  (just Northeast of Kalispell) so far and it has been quite awe-inspiring.

When you see the beauty of a place like Glacier National Park or (insert your favorite vacation spot here), it really does help to put into perspective what we do each day in the real estate business. 

Important, yes? Literally moving mountains and taking visitors breath away for 101 years? Not exactly.

Where Are You Going?

So tell me...when is your next vacation and where will you be going? It doesn't matter if you just returned from a vacation, where will you be going next? If you just walked out of a successful listing appointment, wouldn't it be great if you had some idea of when and where your next opportunity is going to come from? A successful closing you might have had yesterday doesn't mean anything to your concerns tomorrow. What have you done for yourself lately?

Yes, I know. It is important to focus on the here and now but if you don't keep your eyes looking ahead, you just might not be heading where you were hoping you'd end up.
I've spoken in previous blogs about the power of creating S.M.A.R.T Goals and it is such an important and basic lesson to follow. 

Of the things you're currently working on, what will be your reward when you achieve your desired results? Where will you go, what will you get, who will you be spending the reward with?

Maybe a visit to one of the many national parks that grace this country would be something worth working towards? Maybe it's a chance to update that wardrobe as you head into the fall and winter? Perhaps you've had your eye on the new model of a car you could picture yourself driving up in at your next listing presentation?

Need some inspiration? Take a look at some of the views I've had this week and ask yourself, where do you want to be a year from now? Next is to start figuring out what you need to do to make it happen. Then, you need to follow the easiest advice you can ever heed when it comes to making things happen...

"Do what's due first."

Start on your next reward today by getting out there and build relationships, solve problems and have fun.