Entrepreneurs and business professionals in all industries spend their careers searching for the secret to a successful business. The more they search, the more success eludes them. We’ll let you in on a little secret: The key to success in your business is you. Although the answer is a bit anticlimactic, it’s true. Success is more than working hard and closing deals; it relies upon a commitment to personal growth boosting your energy, improving your skills and maintaining a positive attitude.
Include “you” in your schedule. When you’re planning your schedule for the week or month, be sure to include some time to do the things you enjoy, whether it’s a long run, a class at the local community college or university or an hour or two to catch up on the latest book from your favorite author. Dedicating time to your personal passions not only helps you to fill your energy tank, it also helps to fuel your drive to succeed in your business. Spending time on non-business-related pursuits will help you come back to work refreshed and ready to tackle challenges with a fresh perspective.
Boost your skills. Successful real estate professionals never stop learning and improving their skills. The market is always changing. A new era of real estate is upon us; honing your skills is essential if you wish to lead a thriving business. Sign up for workshops and seminars, read books by successful businesspeople and work with a mentor.
Brian Buffini’s Success Tour 2014 kicks off in Seattle on February 4-5, and will stop in Richmond, Virginia, San Jose, California, New York City and Toronto during the year. This live two-day seminar features top-notch business training from the industry’s best, Brian Buffini, and a host of business leaders including Joe Niego, Brian Tracy, Jon Gordon, Shawn Achor and Rudy Giuliani. Can’t make it to the event, watch it online! Visit brianbuffini.com for more information and to register.
Keep it positive. Your attitude can impact your success. Some of the most successful people are optimists—they think positively, view setbacks as temporary and fill their minds with positive, motivational material from books to films to music. If you want to improve your business, improve your outlook. Want to get inspired? Read inspirational books or articles, subscribe to positive blogs and newsletters and watch inspirational movies or television shows. Your inspiration will fuel your motivation to succeed.
Brian Buffini’s Referral Maker™ real estate CRM software takes the guesswork out of working by referral. Once you establish your goals for your business, Referral Maker creates a daily action plan to help you reach them. You’ll always know what to do, who to call and what to say, so that you have more time to focus on the activities and opportunities that drive your business. And, you have more time to dedicate to personal growth. Visit Referral Maker for more information and to start your free 30-day trial.