Recently, I wrote a blog entitled Business Coaching: You Shouldn’t Do With Out It! To ensure I am “walking the talk” and as mentioned in the post, I embarked on a new business coaching program this week. I’ve learned through the years that no amount of personal experience or expertise can negate the benefits of seeking guidance and accountability from an independent source whose objectivity serves to bring focus to those areas in one’s business in need of attention. For me, the significance of this has been brought to bear over recent months through the vigorous personal physical training program I’ve been enjoying. Despite the fact I exercise and visit the gym regularly, hiring a personal trainer and incorporating new routines into my regimen has yielded phenomenal results in a relatively short period.
It follows then that engaging a business coach will yield comparable results. I am proud of the knowledge I’ve accumulated and successes achieved in my real estate career, but there is always room for improvement. After all, the sky remains the limit in our industry and the only thing separating that ten percent of agents doing ninety percent of the business from any other real estate agent is a willingness to grow, be receptive to change and simply “do the work”. I believe this thinking applies to all small business ventures. As entrepreneurs, it is incumbent upon us to remain fluid in our practices so we may grow as our opportunities do.
Though my practice is essentially where I strategized it to be, my workouts have made me acutely aware I have not been looking at the entire picture or exploring the possibilities for incremental and significant growth. Fortunately, there’s not much for me to do beyond a simple retooling of some of my systems. We’ll call it an overdue tune-up. In any event, I’ll let you know how it goes and hope you’ll share your own success in this forum, too.