“I feel stuck.” Today’s real estate market is competitive, frustrating, and exhausting.
Not enough listings… too many offers… appraisal issues… the list goes on.
Most of us have experienced a day (or several) where we’re questioning whether we want to get up and do this all over again tomorrow. If only there were a reset button.
What are YOU doing to reset tonight and get back to your best tomorrow?
Fill the G.A.P. and Find Yourself Moving Forward
Do any of these statements ring true for you?
- I wake up and reach for my phone to check texts and email to see what blew up overnight.
- I sometimes (often?) lay awake at night rolling through an ever-growing list of things I need to remember to get done.
- I’ve sat up in bed in a panic about something I may have forgotten to do.
- I fall into bed exhausted and/or wake up feeling fatigued.
- Most days I just can’t keep up.
Real estate is relentless. Do you want to live reactively for the rest of your career?
Identifying the G.A.P.
Many of you may have a morning ritual. That’s an important and valuable practice. But did you know the process really starts the night before?
The GAP is a simple five-minute exercise you do each night before climbing into bed and drifting off. Its success is born of its simplicity. Grab a journal, a laptop, or your phone and write down the following:
G = Gratitude
What are you grateful for, in this moment? Even on the crummiest of days, we can all find something to be grateful for. Simple gifts like having running water are worth your gratitude. Are you grateful for a warm, sunny autumn day? The attentiveness of one of your peers when you needed to vent? Write down at least one gratitude each night.
A = Accomplishment
Acknowledging any step to move forward, no matter the size of the step, is critical. What is one thing you accomplished today? Did you get an offer accepted? Reduce the number of emails in your Inbox? On a really rough day, did you still manage to get up, get dressed, and get out the door? Write down one accomplishment below your gratitude.
P = Priorities
Some days in real estate, it feels like everything is urgent. The reality is, we’re not in a whole lot of life-or-death situations. If you let the day start by reacting to the first email or phone call that catches on fire, you may never get your big business picture moving forward. Get clear on the most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Write down your Top 3 (or fewer) priorities for the coming day. This will help your mind relax so that you sleep better, and it will also help you get up tomorrow with a sense of purpose.
Commit to doing your GAP each evening for two weeks. Then evaluate if you notice any positive changes as a result.
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