What do you think the biggest enemy of progress is? A big problem for a lot of us is, and this is scientifically, not from the world of Cheryl, and it’s not procrastination, while that is a big problem.
What do you think it is?
Lack of focus! Which is what I call, “Squirrel!”
I actually did this to my daughter one time. It was so mean, oh my gosh! How many of you people have seen the movie UP? Love the movie UP! Ok, so we were skiing together. My youngest daughter, she was about 10. It was a beautiful pristine morning, not another track anywhere with freshly fallen snow and I did that to her. What is wrong with me?
I said, “squirrel!” really, loud as she went butt-over-teacups. It was terrible and she’s never gone skiing since. So, ya, don’t do that. Ya it scarred her for life and she’s never let me forget that. “Remember that time?” Don’t do that to yourself! Don’t do that to your children, either. It’s very, very not good.
Squirrels, distractions are the enemy of everything that you want in your life and you’ve got to identify what they are for you and eliminate them to the very best of your ability. Can you eliminate them entirely? NO, because it’s your husband, we don’t want to eliminate him. That would not be good. No, we don’t want to eliminate him. How many people do you have who want to spend more time with you?
You’ve got to make sure you power up. This includes your car. How many of you drive incessantly with less than a quarter of a tank of gas? See, I knew you were my people!
My new car, it pops up on this huge screen when I’m running out of gas, and it says, “Do you want me to find a gas station for you?” I’m like, “Where’ve you been all my life? Such a great service, where was this when I was practicing? I love this!”
Stop doing that! Go more frequently and when you see that you are getting low, handle that. Just go handle that because when you are in a hurry the next morning what are you going to do? You are going to break into a turrets swearing stream that you have to go get gas when you could have handled that yesterday. So just go handle that!
And make sure you have a phone charger in your car and invest in some kind of recharging device. So, I personally love the Mofi just because that’s what I am familiar with and I love it, but I’m not endorsing any particular brand, but I love Mofi. I like the external battery charger. I know Rick, my husband, carries one on his phone. It’s absolutely brilliant. It fits on his phone. It makes it weigh about seven thousand three hundred and twelve pounds. They sell these at airports, kids, and so you can buy one. I even bought one that was pink. It’s perfect!
You need to have these with you so that you can continually charge. So that you are not out of fuel for you phone.
K, you are going to create and implement systems and your systems are going to look different when you’re doing five transactions a year vs. 50 transactions a year. That’s ok! That is perfectly ok. When you realize that something isn’t working that’s a prefect time to fix it and to reach out to other people who are smart and brilliant and say, “I need your help! I need to implement a new system because what I have been doing isn’t working.”
And so you need to create them. You need to implement them. You need to use them. And you need to tweak them as necessary as your life situation permits, as things change in your business and that’ perfectly ok.
Rick Geha began his real estate career at age 22 and has been selling for over 36 years and has run, managed or owned real estate offices for the past 23 years. Rick’s love of people and mentoring their passions has lead him to a successful career as a speaker, trainer and coach with Workman Success Systems. Over the past 15 years, he’s led more than 1,000 classes and workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada and presented keynote addresses to thousands of professionals from all industries and walks of life. Rick is proud to be someone who’s spent nearly three decades helping people worldwide discover and walk their path to personal freedom.