A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this new motivational series, I’ll highlight how to become a Peak Performer.

In today’s Peak Performer Series message I’d like to talk to you mindset. Are you in the right mindset? Poor thinking habits result in poor work habits – no matter how hard you work!  Are your thoughts in alignment with the results you want to have? Learn more about the importance of having a positive mindset in my latest Motivational Minute message.

Need more motivation? Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Now go sell something! 

What’s your mindset?

One of the most important things you can do at the beginning of each morning is to check your mindset.  What are your thoughts at the start of everyday?  Are you positive or negative?  Are you eager or are you apprehensive?  Are you excited or worried about what the day will bring to you?  What is the first thing you think about when you get out of bed or when you face any situation during your day.  Whatever it is will dictate your behavior the rest of the day so it is so important to feed your mind with the right thoughts.  Also, your thoughts help develop your character, your personality and how others perceive you which determines if they will want to be with you or associate with you.  So start the day right – with the right mindset – the mindset for success!

The people you interact with on a daily basis are the ones who will set your baseline attitude.  Are they forward thinking, positive, can do people or are they lazy, see what we can get away with today type of people.  If the latter, you need to move on and find new friends.  It has been said that your income is the average of the 7 people you hang around with most…income and attitude go hand in hand – think about that for a minute!

Do you have a mindset that says you need to get up, work hard and accomplish something worthwhile today?  Do you have a true work ethic that drives you to make the most of everyday or do you have an air of entitlement where you expect people to give you business, buy you lunch, and give you what you want?  If the latter, you need to really analyze your thinking and thought processes.

Is your mindset and attitude one of inspiration to others?  Do you lift up others or do you put them down?  Are you destructive in how you treat, speak, or act towards others?  If you are in the second set, why, it does you and them no good to be this way?  Think about this, you get further faster by helping, encouraging and motivating others rather than by putting them down.  Change your mindset and success will follow.

Do you have a servant mentality ready and willing to help others by referring them, educating them or by just being there for them in their time of need or are you always needy asking for more from others and not giving back?  The saying is, the more give the more you get so get busy giving!

Is your attitude one of positivity, creativity and innovation that motivates others to achieve more or are you angry, close minded and negative ready to snap at anyone you encounter?  Take the time to think before you act, what are the consequences of your actions and words.  Strive to be more open minded and unlock the creativity within you!  There is also medication for this…ask Kate.

Are you constantly looking to improve upon how you act or treat others?  Are you continuously upgrading your systems and processes to serve others better? Or are you stuck in a rut, doing the same thing over and over like a robot because that’s the way it has always been and will always be?  It all starts with your mindset.  Write down new things that come to mind and share them with others.  Take the first step to continuous improvement and never look back!

Be bold in your statements and make things happen because your thoughts control your destiny.  Sit back and analyze how and what you think at the beginning of each day and get your head right each and every morning.  You will be surprised at what will happen!  Get it?  Got it?  Good!

Now, go sell something!

 

 

What kind of change are you looking for?

As the New Year is upon us, it is the time many agents think about changing companies.  Before you think about making a move consider the following thoughts you are about to read.  A change of scenery is just that – a change in scenery.  Rarely does a change for change sake work.  Either does a change to “see what happens”.  The only time a change works is when change happens from within.  To truly change, you must change your habits, change your work ethic, change your desires, change how or who you are – not where you are.  My grandmother used to say, “A leopard doesn’t change its spots”.

True change is a choice to change behavioral patterns and thought processes not a change in location.  Rarely will success occur from merely changing where you are.  A change for the best occurs when you take advantage of what is available to you and by instilling discipline into your life.  Your attitude is typically one of the best places to start.  Analyze where you are today and why.  Do you have the discipline to set and achieve goals, develop a plan of action, setting a schedule, working that schedule, and growing you through education, accountability and coaching?  Find a mentor to develop yourself into what you want to become – don’t just change companies…this is superficial and in the end will rarely help you and you will continue your search for the next company that offers lower fees, more leads or something else that won’t yield true results.  The great Bob Marley sang – you’re running and you’re running and you’re running away but you can’t run away from yourself.  Truer words have never been sung in regards to change.  You can’t change others, changing companies doesn’t work – only changing you works. 

Now at times, a change is required if you aren’t provided opportunities – training, coaching, the right atmosphere, leadership or potential to grow yourself and your business but when you are and you don’t take advantage of these opportunities – you only have yourself to blame and your success will be no greater at the new location.  Lower fees won’t make a difference – the promise of leads won’t make you better – a salary won’t make you improve – only you can make you better.

It’s time to change you – not your location or company.  Get it?  Got it?  Good!

Now, go sell something.