What Motivates you to Be the Best Realtor you Can Be? Part II - The Need to Dream Big!

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Real Estate Agent with Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake

Earlier this week I wrote  What Motivates you to Be the Best Realtor you Can Be?   So please read it if you haven't yet...it'll make more sense if you do!  I decided to make it a Two Parter so I could get some feedback before I continued on with my story... AND did get some interesting feedback! 

Thats one of the most amazing things about Active Rain -the incredible Contribution the members make....... My Part II was heading in a different direction...and then I had to pause and reflect on the interesting comments.........and how  different people interpreted my question in different ways.  Actually that one thought....that of 'perspective'... never seizes to create 'wonder' for me.:-)

I was looking for something straight from your 'gut'...deep in your 'spirit'...stuff....something beyond the the basic getting up in the morning because you 'need' to make the 'mortgage payment' - or put the 'food on the table'....Because I believe for most people.........that is NOT ENOUGH....I can tell you that proof is in the pudding!

Some of us are self driven and self motivated.....and have no patience for those that aren't, isn't that true?  For you it can be anything from 'being the best you can be - using yourself as a yardstick........to paying for your kids' college, to the thrill of competition...to the pleasure you get from a job well done, or helping a client achieve their dream.

But what about those that aren't feeling their Mojo?  Those that not only  do not feel motivated...but are having a hard time even getting up in the morning?  What can they do to change it?   I think there is a general consensus that...we cannot really inspire, motivate or manage them to success....So what then?

Well this is my premise...........I believe that many of us have forgotten how to dream.  Either that or we didn't have a dream to begin with - or over time have forgotten what it was.   Or put even more  simply....Our Dreams just aren't Big Enough to inspire and motivate us.  I believe the reason so many Realtors don't get very far is because they don't have an inspiring long term vision that leads them, step-by-step, into the future.

As Victor Hugo said, "There is nothing like a dream to create the future." We need a dream, and we need to dream big!

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In business terms, the dream is typically called the Vision, and it defines the final destination of our business. The dream tells you where you are going and becomes, in effect, your North Star. 

Maybe.......you just lost sight of your North Star?  How do you find it and restart your journey? Any ideas?  Any Lost and Found Stories You'd Like to Share?

 

Stay tuned for Part III - Finding Your North Star :-)

 

                    

                                                                   

                                     If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling property in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you're considering a career in Real Estate or would like more information about Keller Williams please give Liz  Moras a call!  Managing Broker and Team Leader - 604-799-0459 or e-mail at lizmoras@shaw.ca

 

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Sally Dunbar
Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale
Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area)

Liz - I have a better answer to your question than my woo-woo one above.  I have a mission statement that I created a few years back.  It holds true with everything I do.

To support my family and my retirement through being a Realtor.  To keep being more educated about real estate, the market and the process of selling homes, and to always do what is right for my clients, regardless of my personal gain.  To strive to increase my reputation in the industry, and to build a business I am proud of.

When I considered blogging, it fit in my statement.  when I was asked to be a director of our local Board, it fit. Chatting by the water cooler - doesn't fit.  Looking for my why, which for me is my family, it's easy to fill in the blanks of what I need to do.

April 27, 2009 01:56 PM
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Wayne Weaver
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Great posts from everyone.  I'm with Ryan, we have to have a plan showing a path to our dreams!

April 30, 2009 05:54 AM
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Liz Moras
Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford
Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake

sally - you really are one and a million - and I envy you your certainty...:-)  it was nice of you to come back and further share :-) 

ryan - vision takes dream to a whole new leve :-)

April 30, 2009 11:39 PM
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Coleen DeGroff
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL
eXp Realty

Hi Liz,

What motivates me to be the best realtor I can be?

 

I love what I do!  I love meeting people, I love learning about their lives, I love playing an integral role in helping them transition to the next stage of their journey.

 

Where I am in my journey is right here, in real estate.  I cannot imagine a time when I won't be doing this, but I try not to look too far ahead and instead trust in the path that I am walking; for if I follow it with a true heart, it will lead me wherever I need to be.

 

My vision/dream is to live Mother Teresa's words:  "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."

May 19, 2009 05:50 AM
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Norma J. Elkins
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Elite Realty Group

I enjoyed this very much - am going back to read the first one - thanks for sharing!

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