I have shared a bit about the mind and body of a Realtor (or anyone that is an entrepreneur) and what they can look like. The last aspect I want to talk about is a Realtor's soul. Now, don't get me wrong, this isn't about religion, although it certainly can be a part of any Realtor or business person, but this is about the deep rooted non physical traits a successful person generally needs to have or does already possess.
A Great Realtor Needs to Know What They CAN Do - Any successful person in general needs to have a confidence in their abilities. They need to be very aware of what they are capable of and how they can use their gifts to further their success. Believing in your gifts if not an act of self worship. It is knowing who you are, where you come from and where you are going. It also acknowledges those who have given you those gifts, or have helped you build those gifts in you life.
A Great Realtor Needs to Know What They CAN'T Do - Another characteristic a successful person has is the ability to know when something is out of their control. It's knowing your limitations. It's giving things up in faith to someone outside of yourself. It's knowing when to let go of a certain situation. When you know your limitations and where your weaknesses are, you know who to look for to fill those voids and you know what to AVOID yourself. It's one thing to know your gifts, it's another thing to think that you can do everything and anything perfectly without help. A successful Realtor/person learns to accept help from outside of themselves.
A Great Realtor Needs to Believe the Best - Any successful person will tell you that a positive attitude is one of the most important things to have in any given situation. Always come from a place of seeing the best in others and in any and all situations, even when they are tough ones. The tough times we come across can teach us so much about ourselves and others. No failure or success is without gaining something good from in it or in spite of it. Don't jump ahead and generalize a situation in a negative way. Some things may happen in a similar way, but, all situations have something different in them no matter how similar. Always start with the best outlook you can!
A Great Realtor Needs to Be Above Reproach - A truly successful person lives their life with the best ethics always guiding and teaching them. We may see someone who seems to ignore good ethics succeed, but, just because they may be financially successful, that doesn't make them successful human beings. They hurt those around them for their own gain and in the end, even if they have barns full of treasures, they end up with nothing if they haven't had love and goodness in their life. Because we all know "you can't take it with you".
I hope that these last few Thursdays have helped you look at those things that you need to change, adapt or hang on to in your business. I also hope that it has given you some standards to look to, to not just be successful in your work, but to be successful in your life. One other thing I believe a successful human needs and that is a teachable spirit. Always find ways to improve on things in your life. For some, it means getting more education, for others it means being more active in their church and for others, it may mean to just do their best every single day to be their best and to bring out the best in others.
Until Next Time!
Jen Lush--Hard working Realtor and Mother of a Great Realtor Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy