Life requires discipline. If you don’t think so, think again. Every facet of our lives is shaped by the way we discipline ourselves, our families, and our peers. If you want to be truly efficient and effective in your career, you must embed discipline firmly in your life. Contrary to popular belief, discipline is not a dirty word…
Discipline: to improve or attempt to improve the behaviour of (oneself or someone else) by training or rules.
The four letter word of success…
How do you view discipline when it is applied to your life? For some it is to be avoided at all cost. For the champion, the top producer
and the successful, discipline is a powerful tool that can be applied to one’s self as a means to reach a goal.
For the track star –
- discipline can be getting up in the morning, doing their workout and running a set number of miles
- eating a strict diet
- planning their day around training, rest, and recovery
All this could be in preparation of a 10 second race.
For the politician –
- discipline could be a matter of staying relevant
- keeping open communications with their constituents
- following through will legislation
- or campaigning till the wheels fall off
All to bring about change and a better quality life for their citizens.
Discipline creates real estate success…
As a real estate agent, what kind of discipline would you need to follow to be successful?
Here are a few suggestions:
Training – Attend and be a part of training classes as often as possible. It’s been said, “when you think you know it all, you know nothing.”
Know your market – This takes reviewing the local reports, reading the newspaper and industry blogs, keep up with what is happening on the MLS and, of course, stay current with what is happening in your own office.
Dress for Success – Get up in the mornings prepared to go to work with the look of a winner. Dress for where you want to be, not where you are. You may not want to take this advice if you want to be an expat in the islands 😉 .
Plan you day – If you do not take the time to plan your day, it will still happen anyway. Plan to get the most out of every day.
Taking care of your personal real estate business does require discipline. You are the President, CEO, marketing coordinator, and administrative assistant of your own corporation. It takes effort.
But if you enjoy winning and reaching your goals, discipline is just the tool that can take you where you want to go.