It’s that time of year again, holiday parties, holiday events for children, booze, food, and presents! I do enjoy the holidays because we get to see so much of our families and my girls love any chance they get to see all their cousins. Well, for me, their is always delicious food and drink around as well. Let’s just say that if you are a master at making peanut butter balls, I would love you forever.
So this year I started my new career in real estate and it has gone pretty well I think. I have learned A LOT and realized that there is much more stress than I was expecting. One thing I have learned that carries over to both my personal life and my career, surround yourself with like-minded people. People that make you better as a person. People that have similar goals. People that have similar morals. People that will make me better. Once I realized that I was letting the same people in my life upset me or make me feel bad about myself, I walked away. It took me years to finally realize that nothing was going to change on its own, I had to do the changing. Now, I’m surrounding myself with some awesome people and there is almost zero drama. I am almost 37 years old and there is no room for drama in my life (unless it’s from my 6 or 8 year old).
I truly believe that it should be the same in your professional life. The reason I choose my current brokerage is because I wanted to work with some of the best people in real estate. I wanted to pick the brains of all these multi-million dollar producers who had been in the business for over ten years. My motto was, if I’m going to be the best, I have to work with the best. I think a lot of real estate agents get a bad reputation for being snotty, standoffish, and selfish. Believe me, there are plenty of those still in the business but for the most part, the successful agents are there to help. I have learned a lot from my fellow associates at RE/MAX and I don’t think I would have been as successful my first year if I had gone somewhere else.
In the past couple months I have jumped on the Rachel Hollis train and I’m loving it! If you haven’t read Girl, Wash Your Face then you are missing out. She also has a podcast that is fun and inspiring to listen to. I’ve been staying positive, setting goals for myself, and holding myself accountable more. I’m still working on the whole “working out everyday” thing but I’ll get there (hopefully)! What I’m trying to say is that, she has inspired me to be better and sometimes that is all we need. I have big plans for myself in 2019, and I can’t wait to start crushing it. Stay tuned…