Do you still have “zeal” for your job, or are you just going through the motions every day?

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Do you still have “zeal” for your job, or are you just going through the motions every day?Our work should offer us more than mere financial compensation. Fulfillment results from a zeal for what you do and the satisfaction that results from a job well done.

The real estate business has changed a lot over the last five years. In many aspects, it is an entirely different occupation that requires new skill sets and a lot more patience. And the truth is, a lot of agents no longer enjoy what they do and have an eye open for “something else.”

But when the economy slows down, it’s hard enough to change jobs let alone embark on a new career path. The level of risk becomes exaggerated by circumstances beyond our control.

But life is more than offers and closings. We still have to live every day and face each day with zeal rather than dread or apprehension.

“Going through the motions” day after day is a dismal existence. Life offers so much more.

That is, for those braves souls that are willing to rediscover passion for what they do!

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Richard, that's sometimes easier said than done!

July 17, 2011 10:27 AM
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Richard, such great advice and something I need to stop and consider every so often too.  Life isn't just about real estate!  Thanks for the reminder ~ hope you enjoy your Sunday!
Pamela

July 17, 2011 10:47 AM
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Richard Iarossi
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Richard,

I consider my life so much more than my real estate career. I have much more zeal for the former, than the latter.

Rich

July 17, 2011 01:57 PM
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I used to tell my kids when they were small, "It's a lot more fun when you're having fun!" Zeal is a mindset. If we approach life with expectation, enjoy doing what we do... things will happen. I think the universe wants to support us. It doesn't know if what we say or think is good or bad. It simply supports us.

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Richard: I see everyday agents enhancing their photos with blue skies, green lawns, etc.. I haven't done it but I do not see the problem in their doing same... I did laugh once when I heard an agent 'repainted' the house a different color.... taking it a tad too far... but I think I will have to r  up more on the rules and regs of our board....

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