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Refine Your Habits

Your habits can determine your success. If you have great habits, you’ll set yourself up for success. However, bad habits can create hurdles on your journey to achieving your goals. Here’s how to refine your habits.

Pinpoint the habits you want to change. Oftentimes, we know that certain habits may be holding us back. For example, while we may understand that checking our phones for messages or scrolling through social media every few minutes takes away from the time we could be spending making calls or writing personal notes, but we do it anyway because it’s a habit. Think about what you do each day and write down the habits that you feel are holding you back from success.

Replace bad habits with good habits. Once you’ve identified the habits you’d like to change, determine the good habits you’d like to replace them with. For example, if you’d like to spend less time scrolling through social media, make the habit of making a call to a client when you get the urge to scroll.

Visualize. Visualizing success is a powerful tool to changing your habits. Visualize the life you want to lead and see yourself doing the habits you’d like to adopt. Write down the steps you’ll need to take to successfully replace your bad habits.

Know your triggers. What triggers cause you to give in to the bad habit instead of making the better choice? If you find yourself constantly checking your email, ask yourself why? Is it because you don’t want to miss a message? Are you trying to avoid working on another aspect of your business? Identify what triggers the bad habit and you’ll be able to replace it with a better habit.

Track your progress. Use Referral Maker® CRM to help you track your progress toward achieving your goal. Tracking not only helps you achieve success, it also provides perspective and motivation when you need it the most.

Be patient. Change takes time. Just as it took time to develop bad habits, it’ll take time to replace them with good ones. Be patient with yourself and your progress and keep at it each day. Over time, the good habits will prevail.

Reward yourself for your hard work. If you want to stay motivated, reward yourself for a job well done.

Referral Maker CRM makes it easier to adopt better habits. Set reminders for everything from making your daily calls to delivering Pop-Bys. Visit ReferralMaker.com for more information.

How to Be More Effective in the Coming Year

Businessman checking the time in office

 

Is one of you goals to become even more successful in 2018? Now is when many agents and brokers begin to think about what they’d like to achieve in the coming year. Whether or not you’ll succeed in achieving those goals depends on the habits you’ve developed over your career. Your habits do more than help you succeed; they also decide how effective and efficient you are as an agent. If you want to improve, look at your habits first. Continue reading

The Pro’s Guide to Earning

A pros guide to learning

Many agents got into real estate to be their own bosses. While they have the freedom to make their own hours, they’re also free of a steady paycheck. For many new agents, this can be tough to get used to, especially if they don’t have the financial habits in place to help them not only create steady income, but also make their earnings last. Earn like a pro with these tips: Continue reading

5 Ways to Start 2017 Right

Start 2017 Right

When you improve your mind, you’ll improve your business. The more time you set aside for personal and professional growth and development, the more successful you’ll be in your business. It’s true—the most successful real estate professionals understand that in order to offer you clients the highest level of service, it’s vital to keep one’s skills sharp, habits good and attitude positive. Here’s how: Continue reading

Never Stop Learning

Never stop learning

What’s the secret to lasting success? Many people will say good habits, and they’re not far off. Habits certainly help you maintain your success over time. Others will say smart financial decisions, and again, they’re not far off. In order to maintain financial success, it’s important to make smart financial choices. Still others will say a positive, resilient attitude. While staying positive is vital to overcoming challenges, there’s still one more think that’ll push you in the direction of lasting success. What is it? A commitment to learning and growth. Continue reading

Make Time for Learning

Make time for learning

Kids aren’t the only ones going back to school. If you want to improve your skills, it’s important commit to learning, whether it’s reading a book or taking a class or workshop. However, if you’re like many agents and brokers, you may say, “I’d love to learn more, but I just don’t have the time.” When you’re busy closing deals, generating leads and trying to build a business it can be difficult to carve out time to take classes and learn. But, it’s a double-edged sword: If you don’t take the time to learn and improve your skills, you’ll be less effective to your clients and may not be able to build your business to the level you’d like. Like anything in life, if you want to do something, you have to make time for it. Here’s how: Continue reading

Take Time to Recharge Your Batteries

Take a run at the end of the day to clear your mind, reduce your stress and keep you mentally sharp.

Take a run at the end of the day to clear your mind, reduce your stress and keep you mentally sharp.

Many real estate agents feel the more they work, the more successful they’ll be. They work, work, work—without a break—from early in the morning until late at night, just trying to get ahead. However, studies show that all work and no play can have damaging effects on your health, deplete your energy and leave you feeling frustrated and burned out. Soon, you’re no longer productive; you’re just going through the motions trying to complete your tasks each day. Although it seems counterintuitive, if you want to be more productive, you must take breaks to recharge your energy stores.  Continue reading

3 Steps to Personal Development

The most successful professionals read anywhere they can.

The most successful professionals read anywhere they can.

Grow your business while you grow yourself! Personal development is critical if you want to take your business to the next level of success and reach significance in your business and life. The most successful people make personal development a habit in their lives, one that they make time for in their schedules every day. Continue reading