Realtors accept that one of the best ways of creating a strong data base is by building Relationships. It is strange than that little time is spent developing those relationships and making new ones.
Realtors tend to work long hours and in some cases let the job control them, they don’t control the job. One of the most common complaints, “I don’t have time.” That means no time for Energy Renewal, for building new Relationships and maintaining and nurturing the Relationships that we currently value.
”The pulse of a strong relationship involves a rhythmic movement between giving and taking, talking and listening, valuing the other person and feeling commensurately valued in return. A relationship in which you do most of the giving and receive very little in return ultimately prompts a sense of deficit and emptiness. A self-absorbed relationship isn’t really much of a relationship at all.” The Power of Full Engagement
We spend hours searching out new business and leave our personal house in disarray. We must ask ourselves “Why do we never have the time, energy or money to do the things that matter the most?” The new digital world places demands on our time and attention. Planning Recovery is even more important today than it was in the past.
When I am working with a Realtor on Time Management issues, one of the first things that we schedule is our “FAMILY TIME”. That includes date nights, anniversaries, kids school events and birthdays. Sometimes, even Family Dinners, now that is a new concept! We discuss the fact that those are the times when we don’t turn on the PDA. We give 100% to those who are the most important to us. These dates are non negotiable.
Tim McGraws song “Live Like You Were Dying” gives a great message that we should all take to heart.
He said “I was finally the husband,
“That most the time I wasn’t.
“An’ I became a friend a friend would like to have.
“And all of a sudden goin’ fishin’,
“Wasn’t such an imposition,
“And I went three times that year I lost my Dad.
“Well, I finally read the Good Book,
“And I took a good long hard look,
“At what I’d do if I could do it all again,
“And then: “I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
“I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
“And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
“And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying.”
An’ he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
“To live like you were dyin’.”
We then schedule in our Energy Recovery time. Looking after us by scheduling in an Exercise program. It is amazing how many Relationships can be built up at a gym or doing some exercise that you truly enjoy. I know that I find myself lacking energy when I have let my exercise program lapse. Schedule it and it will happen. Exercise will not only help to restore your Energy but also help your Emotional Renewal.
Being in a more relaxed, positive frame of mind enables you to spend the quality time that you need at work and at home and engage more positively.
“My father always used to say that when you die,
if you’ve got five real friends,then you’ve had a great life.”
~ Lee Iacocca
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