It may not seem like it, but winter is almost over. The “famine” part of the equation will be history and we can wallow in the “feast” that spring brings.
Until then, dealing with the snail’s pace of the market at this time of year can dishearten even the most optimistic among us.
But it doesn’t have to. Check out these three tips to help you stay motivated through the final month of winter.
1. Take action, even if it’s puny
“Your income right now is a result of your standards, it is not the industry, it is not the economy,” claims motivational coach Tony Robbins. Easy for him to say when he doesn’t work in real estate, right?
If you’re familiar with Robbins you’ll know that he’s big on taking action – especially if it’s “massive.” Even a small step toward your goals, however, helps raise those standards he speaks about.
“Even if you take the wrong action, if you keep changing your approach you can succeed in anything,” according to Robbins.
Actions to consider taking during the remaining downtime include:
- Clean up and organize your CRM
- Prepare a mailing list of past clients
- Research a farm area for listings
- Organize a summer event for past clients
One action – just one step toward a goal – taken every day can move you from inertia to progress.
Turn the eyes upside down
While people you hang out with can stifle your professional progress, “the what that you surround yourself with …can either propel you forward…or hold you back,” according to Amy Blaschka at Forbes.com.
In other words, get out of the office, the car and your head by changing your environment. Samuel R. Sommers, associate professor of psychology at Tufts University claims that this one change can lead to “a burst of fresh thinking and increased drive.”
Take the laptop to a coffee shop or, if it’s not too frosty outdoors, head to the local park. Invite a prospect for coffee or lunch. Take a walk in nature.
“Turn the eyes upside down, by looking at the landscape through your legs,” suggested the late Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Watch, listen, read
The world is filled with motivational coaches, speakers, and gurus. Take advantage of their knowledge by scheduling time each day to watch, listen to or read their works.
Be brave, strong and smart
Winnie the Pooh fans will recall Christopher Robin’s admonition that “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
We tend to forget this fact when we aren’t actively participating in whatever it is that reminds us of our greatness.
Fight the malaise by taking action, even if it’s one small step.
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