The Magic of Showing Up

“80 percent of life is showing up”
Woody Allen

I had to remind myself of that this morning when the alarm went off, and I headed to the gym. Friday’s are my swim day, which is my favorite workout, but that doesn’t mean it’s any easier to get out of bed at 5am. True to form, though, I felt so much better once I got home.

I’ve had those days where I rationalize not going to the gym, and no matter how good my reasons are, the days I go are always more productive and more positive than those were I don’t go.

It’s the same for everything in life. Our work, our relationships.

We all know this, but it’s easy to slip into thinking: When ________ happens, then I’ll do _______.

When the a client shows up, then I’ll start showing up to the office every day.

Once I get a referral, I’ll start making FORD calls.

We get stuck waiting for evidence that something is working before putting any effort into it.

Yet, we all know agents for whom things seem to just magically  happen for them. Clients and sales show up out of no where. When you ask them how they did it, they are as surprised as you.

But when you really look at it, they are the ones that show up every day. No excuses. No reasons why things won’t work for their client base. No over thinking it.

I’ve seen it time and time again in the agents that I coach. The ones that are the most successful are the ones that show up. Period.

Here are 5 ways that you can show up starting now:

  • Reach out to 3 people a day to connect and make them smile
  • Send 1 thank you note a day
  • Preview 10 properties a week
  • Connect with at least one person a week for lunch, coffee, a walk, etc
  • Write in your gratitude journal daily – this is the foundation for everything

The secret is to show up every day, and not be attached to the outcome. That’s when the magic really starts to happen.

To your success!

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