October 29, 2018
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
(Man’s Search for Meaning)

Building With A Firm Foundation

Your business is going to sustain your life and your lifestyle.  It’s also going to be something that, if you succeed, will generate you a great income, a great living, and a great opportunity.

  • A Great Income: As I sit here this morning writing this piece, I don’t know where you are at in your business journey.  You may be new… just trying to figure out some of the basics in this business.  You may be well advanced in your knowledge of this industry.   Money may be hard to come by.  Money might be flowing like a stream out of your business.  Either way, I know that one of the reasons you got into this business is because of the income potential.  But in order to get there… you have to start here, today..right where you are.   Don’t forget that nothing great has ever been accomplished without challenge, pressure, and difficulty.  If you look back, you’ll see how far you’ve come.  If you look forward, don’t let the challenge paralyze you.
  • A Great Living: What defines a great living?   I know lots of people who have money who are not filled with much joy.  Real Estate is one of the only businesses you can do that gives you the opportunity to be full time in the business of making new friends everyday.  This is a relationship business.  If that’s not your thing, I doubt you’ll do well.  Here’s why.  Because a having great living begins by being a great human being.  And being a great human being is about humilty, joy, teachability, and faith.  You don’t have to make a lot of money to have a great living.  Besides, tomorrow’s not every promised so, work towards your goals, but don’t forget to stop and be present in the everyday.
  • A Great Opportunity: As you become the person you believe you are supposed to be, and as you reach out and help more people get what they are hoping for in the sale or purchase of real estate, you will find yourself with opportunity after opportunity to serve, to give, and to lead others towards a better future. Don’t take the responsibility of success and relationship lightly.  You have so much to offer people in the world around you.  Do what you do with integrity, serve people with humility, and love your clients and business coworkers well.  The opportunity that exists for you to do the right thing everyday may be the only opportunity you get today.  If it is, then that is enough.  And if by some Divine hand of favor you get the opportunity to see an abundance of the fruit of your labor, seize your Divine moment and become a blessing to those who never would have thought you would be the one to serve them in that way.

There’s lots of work to be done here on the planet that matters.  What we are doing in our line of business is not any different. There will be moments where you will be so glad you decided to do this as a career.  And then there will be moments where you will wish you had chosen to work for somebody else.  Regardless of how you feel today, remember that who you are today will influence what you do, how you do it, and whose life you will touch with your own.

That’s opportunity enough.

Get after it this week.  You’ve got work to do that matters!

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