It happens to all of us. We start our real estate courses inspired and hungry for success, only to find ourselves slowly losing momentum. In a world full of distractions, it can be difficult to stay motivated. Here are some tips to make sure you stay hungry for achievement:
1. Constantly set and revise goals.
You have to start somewhere and without setting goals for yourself, you will never be able to keep up the momentum. Create time on your calendar each week to think about your goals and make revisions when necessary. Set aside 30 minutes or so to measure your progress for the week and make adjustments. Having this time will keep you on track and hold you accountable for your efforts.
2. Find inspiration daily.
In order to stay motivated, you have to constantly remind yourself why you do what you do. Is your target a certain amount of money? A certain lifestyle? A new home for your parents? College tuition for your children? Whatever it is, remind yourself daily why you're working for success. Finding inspiration can remind you of this and motivate you to keep going. Our favorite places for inspiration include LinkedIn, best-seller books related to the practice of real estate and successful Realtors who are willing to speak with you about being a real estate agent.
3. Work the micro not the macro.
Instead of looking at the course material as one big book, break it down into chapters. It’s a lot easier to read one chapter per day than staring at a thick book that’s been on the counter for a month and a half.
4. Have an accountability partner.
Who supports your dream? Is it a spouse, parent, or teacher? Find someone who believes in what you're doing and can hold you accountable each week. There will be good days and bad days, so find someone who can walk with you through both. It's important to have a mentor who can cheer you on and share insight when you need it. Here at Real Estate Trainers, we have specific sales counselors who help you with this daily. It makes all the difference!
Whatever your dreams are, pursue them full-force. As the saying goes, "you can do anything you set your mind to!"