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January 5th, 2011 at 7:52 am
“What are you prepared to do?”
That was the question Sean Connery asked Kevin Costner in The Untouchables. Costner’s character wanted to bring down Al Capone. While talking in a church, Connery tried to find out how important that goal was to Costner, and to let him know what would have to be done to accomplish it. As a Real Estate professional what are you prepared to do to take your business to the next level?
My favorite scene is towards the end of the movie when Connery’s character is dying. With blood dribbling out of his of his mouth and body, he works up the energy to ask Costner one last time “What are you prepared to do?” Wow, now that is focus!
Now I am not proposing a gun battle and I don’t want you to break the law. But this scene really shows the type of focus and commitment needed to accomplish your goals. A lot of people want to be successful in Real Estate. I hear it every day. But are they willing to do the work to get to that level? Are you willing to get the education needed to implement new strategies into your business? Instead of watching another episode of Gossip Girl, will you read that book on business systems? Will you take some of your precious vacation days and attend a seminar to learn about new real estate techniques. You will need to make some changes in your life to achieve your goals. Always ask your self – Is what I am doing right now advancing me toward my goals?
Also, will that course or book you bought just sit on your book shelf and collect dust? Or will you implement the techniques and strategies you have learned. I suggest dedicating the first hour of the morning to education and implementation. Get to your desk or a quiet space an hour earlier than usual. Before the phone starts ringing and your co-workers arrive, read or listen to educational or motivational information. Then start implementing the strategies you have just learned. Otherwise you will get caught up in the day to day activities and before you know it, the day will be over. So tell me, what are you prepared to do to build your business in 2011?