A post that speaks volumes about the author.
Sheila has a way with words. Speak to her one-on-one and you'll see what I mean. Some people are able to convey their inspirational messages with blogs, some with words - Sheila manages to do both well, but in addition, she often manages to do it without using either. A simple question, a certain look in the middle of a conversation, and her actions on a daily basis with her clients and her agents.
I've had to ask for help at times and I will probably need help in the future. This is refreshing advice to remember that if you don't ask, you're probably not going to get it.
Finding your way back from the “dark” corners of Real Estate
As the Broker of our office I think that my main responsibility is to HELP: educate, inspire, promote & guide my Agents to a better place in Real Estate. A “better place” is always different for each person as well all needs something different out of this life and where we are at in our journey, growth, careers, etc. I take this seriously. I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end as the Agent as well.
I also believe that we can only ascertain a certain level of business, knowledge, manners and the like by ourselves. Becoming better, learning new things, broadening your horizons are only achieved when you have stretched yourself outside of your “self”. One of the best ways to achieve this is by learning from someone else. A few examples: Teacher, Coach, Mentor, Friend, Parent, etc. I’ve noticed over the years that whether you are seasoned or new that we all need a shot in the area once in a while, right? A shot in the arm can be something that inspires you, compels you, drives you through the day and lifts your spirits and your understanding to something bigger than you had before.
So, if you’re struggling and feeling frustrated, where do you go? Are you sitting at your desk waiting for the phone to ring? Waiting for someone to stop by and give you the solution (to your unknown problems)? Waiting for someone to take your frustrations away? Fretting and complaining and fighting within you?
Are you on the web talking with other REALTORS® about these issues? Are you being proactive and finding solutions to your problems? Are you looking at things a certain way and need someone to “shift” the view of your “rose colored glasses” to a different location?
Your solution: Reach out to someone and find your way out of the dark.
If you’re not moving forward and your stagnant the answer will not come to you. Nature rewards activity. I promise you that. Take your pride and put it in your pocket for a second and walk down the hall to that someone that you think you can connect with, or trust, or know is seasoned. Ask them to help you. Ask them to guide you in a positive, enriched and knowledge based “light”. Go ahead and try it. Reach out to someone. I’m almost certain that whomever this person is that you picked will take a minute or more to sit down with you, acknowledge your stresses and pressures and probably help you work through your frustrations. Thus the “enlightening” process can begin.
If we can’t rely on each other to help each other out (yes, even in real estate) then where else do you turn?
Don’t wait another day in the corner, stand in the center and bask in the light.
Life is a box of chocolates, go ahead and explore!
Serving the needs of Agents, Buyer's and Seller's for over 22 years.
Sheila Moran, Broker/Owner
19115 FM 2252, Ste. 7
Garden Ridge, Texas 78266
210-657-7500 / 210-325-6962