Many of you know that I am a drummer. Have been since the age of 10 (I'm 33 now.) I play as much as my schedule wife allows me to, which equates to about once a week. It is more than a passion for me, more like an addiction. In the past, I tried the whole "rock star" thing...driving up and down the road to play bars all around the Southeast. Met, opened up for, and even played with some of my musical heroes. And it was worth it. Glad I did it. Wouldn't have done it differently if I had to do it over again. But I digress.
From being a drummer, even when I'm not on stage, nor thinking, or dreaming of being on stage, I still have that "rhythm." It flows through me. I don't mean I walk around and beat box all day or drum on every surface I touch. (Wait a minute. I DO drum on everything.) That's not what I mean. I mean that my day runs smoothly when I stay on course, when I stick to the routine, or (forgive me if you will) get into a "rhythm."
Emailing, blogging, taking pictures of properties, previewing properties, sending handwritten letters, calling exprieds, calling FSBOS... to me it's all rhythmic. And, like playing with a band, if you lose the rhythm, the day falls apart just like a song would with the beat not staying on tempo. Sometimes I rush the beat, try to go too fast, and forget to call someone back or take the earnest money check to the closing. Oops! Other times I'll drag the tempo, or go too slow, and not get everthing done that I need to, like staying in contact with sellers, or having the time to stay in touch with my sphere of influence for referrals.
I'm sure not many agents out there are drummers, so it's doubtful that they've thought about their daily or weekly routine as a drum beat. But to me, that's what it takes to keep me successful...rhythm.