Flying First Class In Coach!

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346

 Yesterday, I had my first coaching session with Jacques, my ClubNet coach.

It was a "5 Wow" conversation.

To prepare for our time over the phone, I prepared a business profile and a first draft of my 2008 business plan.  That alone put me way ahead of where I was this time last year - I had a few written goals but no real plan.

And I want to share with you a wonderful nugget that I got from Jacques.

You know how we all make out plans and New Years resolutions and all of that to start on January 1st of whatever year?  That would be the time to dump all bad habits, eat only healthy food, work out at the gym 5 times a week, and do all of our calls and contacts and prospecting.  

Add to all of that clear clutter from home, office and brain.   

And of course, by the end of January, I'm back to slug bait!  I'm eating like a pig, going to the gym only to use the steam room and whirlpool, letting my business go back to auto-pilot, and bringing junk home from some neighbor's flea sale.

So this year, I am not waiting for January 1.  My New Year began yesterday.  I'm getting into practice.   By the beginning of the New Year, I'll at least be in practice - and while I may not make it perfect, it's going to be really, really good!

I can feel it in my bones! 

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Norma Toering
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Patricia--Keep us posted on your success--I'm always looking for inspiration!  Now, I need to get off the computer and work on my written goals for 2008--got to get them out of my head and on paper.
December 08, 2007 11:08 AM
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Brian Schulman
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Pat, one of the things I figured out this year is that the New Year begins with planning that should probably start in November...
December 08, 2007 11:12 AM
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Frances C. Rokicki
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Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC

Patricia,  Good for you!  Clubnet is the best, especially now in this market.  Clubnet will wrap its arms around you so that, you will always feel our support.  Wishing you a good 2008!  You are on your way!  I will be heading to Orlando in January for the Turning Point, plane tickets are not expensive at that time, so it is well within my "spending plan" That's how I start off my new year!

It's a Good Life!

Fran

December 08, 2007 11:12 AM
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Todd Clark
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This is why I re-look at my business plan on the first of every month. I make the first of every month a new year and re-check those new years resolutions.

Todd

December 08, 2007 11:18 AM
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Al Maxwell
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Thanks for the post Patricia. Good luck with all of your personal and professional goals...
December 08, 2007 11:28 AM
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Sharon Ivey
Exit Dynamic Realty LLC

Patricia,

You Go Girl!  One of my goals is to join Clubnet, but I'm not quite there yet.  I am taking your advice and start now so January I will be on the right path.  You know there seems to be help where ever you look.  thanks for the suggestion.

Sharon  

December 08, 2007 11:36 AM
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Mary Warren
Go get 'em Pat! Good for you for taking this step and moving forward!
December 08, 2007 12:10 PM
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Margaret Woda
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Great idea!  Why wait?  Congratulations on your decision to work with a coach - did you ever notice that the long-timers in this business never stop reaching out to learn?  Hmmmm.... do you think it's a coincidence?
December 08, 2007 12:29 PM
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Antoinette Scognamiglio
GRI, ASP - Homes for Sale - Jefferson Township NJ
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Patricia, I hope your coaching experience is very successful and brings you where you want to me!

December 08, 2007 03:44 PM
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Sharon Simms
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Coastal Properties Group International
Why wait til January 1st - today is the first day of the rest of your life. Glad your coaching started out on the right foot. Can't wait to hear about your progress.
December 08, 2007 05:02 PM
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Daniel Sundberg
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I love that feeling... when something feels like its going to come together.  Best of Luck in 08!
December 08, 2007 10:44 PM
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Faina Sechzer
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Patricia - for a few years I worked out with a trainer. He came to my house and weather I liked it or not I had to exercise. I was never in as good shape, as I was then. I am sure the same applies to business. Good luck, I am sure you will reach your goals.
December 09, 2007 07:27 AM
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Debbie Cook
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
That's a good "nugget", not waiting till January 1st is smart.  My natural clock says that September 1 or labor day weekend is the perfect time to do it.  Septmeber just feels like the beginning of a new year.
December 09, 2007 08:02 AM
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Frank Rubi
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Patricia, I think your already well into your first quarter. Good for you. Business plans and goal setting are a must. Have a great 2008.
December 09, 2007 08:18 AM
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Perrin Cornell
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Club Net is Great and congrats on your first session. There is a RREALTOT in my office that two omnths ago signed up for the monthly package rather than spend the $$ on coaching. Ok, I can understand...especially as a first step. Thursday we had a conversation and she has been mailing 15 cards a week and doing nothing else... she was VERY upset that so far she did not get a lead...

Point is the best feature of Club Net, besides accountability is it ties everything...all of the activities together and keeps things in focus!

December 09, 2007 10:53 AM
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Chris Pollinger
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If it is good enough to qualify as a goal for tomorrow, then there is no point in waiting to put it into practice.  Great post!
December 09, 2007 02:19 PM
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Bret & Meredith Amon
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That's awesome!  You are so proactive.  This is an inspiring post.  Thanks for sharing!

Meredith

December 09, 2007 02:22 PM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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Patricia- sounds like we are doing the same thing, just using different companies to do it!!! I am doing this with By Referral Only and had my first coach teleconference last week - now MY client list is up to date and my reconnect letter is about to go out!!!

We are both on track to make 2008 the year that will be the start of something WONDERFUL!!!!

December 09, 2007 06:30 PM
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Jackie Peraza
Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts
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Patricia- ohhh, congratulations on your first session with Jacques and your enthusiasm for ClubNet!  I hope you enjoy working with your coach as much as I enjoy working with mine.

I'm going to decide this week about Florida as well...Fran has been talking about it for so long I feel like I just have to be there too!  (what is the deal with all the exclamations!!!) :o)

Jackie

December 10, 2007 01:08 AM
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Aziz Abdur-Raoof
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Pat -very inspirational post, you got me fired up and I am suppose to be going to bed.   How goes things now that you are three weeks into your New Year?

Today, I did some of the things you mentioned that take you away from working on your business.  Currently, I am reading E Myth Mastery --phenomenal book and I highly recommend it.  Read E Myth revisited first. 

 

Hey, what's wrong with hitting the gym for a steam( ha ha) anyway I worked out today too --2008 will be great(GOD Willing) 

December 26, 2007 12:37 AM
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