Incorporating Being A Pusher Into Your Business Plan

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

DealerWho is it these days ringing your doorbell with your fresh pizza?

A Realtor.

Hey you have to do what you have to do as the economy is weak. But have you thought about

Incorporating Being A Pusher Into Your Business Plans?

No, not an alternative income stream related to drugs and any illegal activity.

I am talking about not forgetting about your goal setting despite hard times. 

Did I ever tell you I don't believe in other people motivating you? I think people can inspire you but true motivation comes from within. It is self-motivation. Being a "pusher" means coming up with goals at least in 90 day time windows ahead of you and making them stretch goals not those easy ones that don't take any effort. Business goals, fitness goals, educational goals, social or charitable goals, etc. Don't rattle off too many goals but maybe focus on two or three good big ones per quarter. You do need to be a pusher of yourself cause no one will light a fire under your butt as good as you can. You may like using an accountability partner if that works for you but for others these people are annoying and you'd rather report in to yourself. All depends on how disciplined you are.

So are you a "pusher" or laid back? I vote for being a pusher. Goals mainly set the sails for where you are wanting to go even if the goal is a bit too challenging to meet this quarter. If you don't meet it, roll it into the next quarter, but be persistent with it. Goal setting thoughout life should be definitely one of your drugs of choice!!

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Rainmaker
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Tami Vroma
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate

I am definatley a "Pusher".  I always say if I do go down in this business I am going to go down swinging!!

September 28, 2009 01:42 PM
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Tammy Lankford
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Lane Realty

I push myself, but not others.   I've never even considered trying to push a purchaser into a decision.  That can bite you in the rear when it comes to repeat and referral business.

September 28, 2009 03:04 PM
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Judy Jennings
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Gary - I never thought that I would be reading, let alone responding to a post about being a pusher. However, if it is about setting goals, count me in as one.

September 28, 2009 03:07 PM
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Kate Elim
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA
Dockside Realty

Hi Gary...I've actually had a goal foisted off on me.  My first full year with RE/MAX I earned the 100 Percent Award.  Eight years later I find that's about it as far as goals.  Once you earn that a couple of times in a row you tend to want to keep earning it.

My other goal is to continue to enjoy working with people and doing the best job possible for them.

Kate

September 28, 2009 03:27 PM
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Lou Ludwig
CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
Ludwig & Associates

Gary

Outstanding post, now is the time to push forward.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

September 28, 2009 04:22 PM
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Tom Braatz
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
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Gary

Goals are great, but it's like you said about pushing;we do need people to hold us accountable.

September 28, 2009 05:33 PM
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Gary,

In an outstanding group of "pushers" I am absolutely not a pusher. Whether it is good or bad, this is something to do with who we are.

I can try to mimic a "pusher" in the sense that you imply, but it is not mine.

Oh, well...

September 28, 2009 05:42 PM
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Peggy Wester
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County Real
Think Young Team--Realty Executives Integrity

Great post, Gary. I used to avoid making goals because I'd be so hard on myself if I didn't meet them. But it sure does "push" me when I see them written down on paper day after day. Thanks for pushing me even a little bit more.

September 28, 2009 06:14 PM
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Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision

Absolutely Gary....the will has to be there-commitment, focus, goal setting- we can turn toward a mentor or get outside help, at the end of the day you are the only one who can take off from the runway.

September 28, 2009 07:28 PM
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Sharon Lee
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Why does this NOT surprise me. <SMILE>I vote for being a pusher.

September 28, 2009 07:35 PM
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Neal Bloom
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate
Keller Williams Properties, Weston FL

Gary,

I don't even have to think about it...I'm the pusher for sure.

September 28, 2009 07:38 PM
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Mary Douglas
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
United Country Ponderosa Realty

Gary I like your idea of the 90 day goals -- I have only heard of doing this for the year - which seems a little daunting - so thanks for that. I think I've always pushed myself, sometimes too hard, now I'm a little bit nicer to me. :-)

BTW, I have never come to your post without leaving with a powerful thought or action to consider.  You inspire me to be better - thanks Gary!!!

September 28, 2009 09:04 PM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Gary,

I have always seen you as a self motivated individual and you have brought up a very good point as we enter into the last quarter of the year.  Thank you sir for the gentle but firm nudge.

September 28, 2009 09:25 PM
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William Johnson
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
RE/MAX Associates

Hi Gary, You make a good point and at times we can get lax with meeting our stated, written and timed goals. It is important to be realistic in set times frames. We teach our selves wrong things all the time. Like Setings appointments. Assume the time was 2:00. If you are ready at 1:40 generaly the time is wasted. When i set appointments I try to explain that i am usealy early, Would that be OK? I work in 10 minute intervals as many takes take that long. Working one hour modules can really destroy a days momentum. I am also learning to complete my posts and comments in shorter periods of time by leaving out a lot of unnessessasy fluff. :-)

September 28, 2009 10:01 PM
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Anna Matsunaga
Team Momentum Keller Williams Realty Tacoma

I guess you have to count me as a pusher, I push myself more than anyone else.....I always have goals but some times need a bit more focus.  People who push themselves tend to make things happen for themselves and for others too.

September 28, 2009 10:19 PM
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Toula Rosebrock
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ

ToulaRosebrock,com

Hi Gary:

I'm all for inspiring others. 

As you know, I started the Motivational Monday group.

And you're right, Motivation comes from within.  But it's the outside influences that make it happen...

September 29, 2009 08:29 AM
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Irene Tron

Even though I've never thought of myself as a pusher, maybe I am.  I have found since working from a home office, I accomplish a lot more than in the broker/office setting.  Maybe I motivate myself more that others motivate me.  Interesting thought.

September 29, 2009 09:31 AM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Lyon Real Estate

No doubt about it, I'm definitely Type A. I make things happen. But there are drawbacks, you know. Sometimes little things can fall through the cracks.

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September 29, 2009 09:52 AM
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Dorie Dillard
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker United Realtors

Hi Gary,

I love your message: goal setting should be your"Drug of Choice!" You are right we can listen and get ideas etc. but it all must come from with-in. Thanks for all your inspirational messages.

September 30, 2009 07:22 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Associate Broker, Northern VA
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA

Gary: Self-motivation is the hardest thing for some in our business.  A very good friend of mine is one of them.  I seem to want success for her more than she wants it herself.  That doesn't help her at all.

September 30, 2009 08:46 AM
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