Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Fine Line Between Success and Failure

As a business owner you have probably heard that most business start ups fail within the first year or so. This is not something that has to happen. It is something that happens due to a lack of survival. It happens because these business owners didn’t know what they had to do to survive.

Survival is about learning what you must do. It about learning to adapt to your market. It is about striving to be the best. When you have a winning attitude and you are willing to do anything to succeed, you will find success.

Failure is not something you must accept. You do not have to face bankruptcy or forfeit your dreams. You just need to be strong, determined and willing to do what it takes to find success. This video explain some of the top reasons why businesses fail. Learning about failure will help you to be better ready to avoid it.

Billion Dollar Agents never give up. They fight. They work hard and they see problems as challenges that they can learn from and use to build their business. You have to be like them. You have to put everything you have into your business so you don’t end up a statistic. Your future does not have to be about failure. With the right winning spirit your business success is just a heartbeat away.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Manifest a Little Good Luck in your Life

Luck and business success seem to go hand in hand, but what happens when you are one of those people whose luck only seems to be bad? If you are not someone who just seems to find good luck around every corner then it can seem a bit disheartening to think that luck plays into your business success. Don’t fear, though, anyone can manifest a little good luck in their life. You just have to learn how.

Good luck is not something you find. It is something you create. Luck comes from owning your life. It comes from positive thinking. It comes from focusing on goals, putting positive energy out there and being willing to work to gain success.’

One of the keys to attracting good luck is being focused and positive. When you think about things in a positive way, they are easier to accomplish. For example, instead of thinking that you may be able to do something, think that you will do something. Just changing the way you think can do wonders.

Drawing good luck into your life does not happen by chance. You can make it happen. You can finally be one of those people who seems to have all the luck.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Achieve Goals in Steps to Reach Success

When you are working towards growing your business and making it as a real estate agent you have to think about your goals in steps. You cannot go from start up to Billion Dollar Agent overnight. Nobody has done that. Achieving such success is a process. As with any process it happens in steps.

You will grow your business in stages from $0-$100k, $100k-$200k, $200k-$500k, and $500k-1M net profit. In order to do so you will need to focus on different areas within your business.

You will need to follow in the foot steps of Billion Dollar Agents. You need to learn as much as possible. Get a mentor. That is the best way to set yourself up for success. Find someone you trust and who is a top agent and ask if they will help you and serve as a mentor.

Map out your steps to reaching your goals. Make plans and keep records. Make sure that every area of your business is covered in your plan. You should be covering everything from basic business management to listing management to customer care. Leave nothing to chance.

When you work towards your goals in steps you will feel more organized and find success comes a bit easier. It takes time. Just take it step by step and one day you will look up to see your standing on that top step.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Create a Big Huge Audacious Goal

A big huge audacious goal or BHAG, for short. Is just as the name suggests – something so huge and so crazy that it seems impossible. This is a goal that you set to accomplish is three to five years. You get that long because this goal is not your run of the mill goal.

A BHAG should be something really major. It should be a goal that anyone who sees it says it is impossible. This goal is “the” goal. It is your long term goal that you will work to achieve from the moment you write it down.

The whole reasoning behind a BHAG is to set your sights high. You want to be a top agent. You want to be part of Billion Dollar Agents. If those things are really true then you have to have extreme goals.

Agents don’t get to the top my setting easily attainable goals. They don’t get to the top by achieving. They get to the top by working. A BHAG makes you work and you work hard. It is a test. It is a test of your strength, character, commitment and determination.

Once you reach your BHAG you will have a feeling of accomplishment that goes beyond anything you have ever experienced. It is truly amazing. It is a stepping stone to reaching that ultimate goal of being a Billion Dollar Agent and you can do it!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Why Aren’t You a Billion Dollar Agent?

You know what a Billion Dollar Agent is and you know you want to be one, but you still don’t know why you haven’t reached that status yet. Why are you not a Billion Dollar Agent already? You have the drive, the dedication and the skills to get there, but something is holding you back.

Billion Dollar Agents are not at the top by chance. Every Billion Dollar Agent has put themselves to work with complete dedication. Set backs and problems are lessons to be learned and these top agents know this. Are you letting challenges hold you back? Maybe this is why you have not reached Billion Dollar Agent status yet.

Billion Dollar Agents know how to run a business. Maybe you are a superb real estate agent. Maybe you can sell any listing that comes you way. That is great, but that is only part of being a Billion Dollar Agent. You also have to be good at running a business. You have to know how to delegate, how to manage and how to get the most from your business. Are you a good business person? Maybe this is holding you down and keeping you from reaching the top.

It is important to note that only the top 20% of real estate agents ever reach that Billion Dollar Agent status. It is estimated that only 100 agents have reached this status. Being a Billion Dollar Agent is truly an elite recognition. Not everyone will make it there, but you obviously have the desire to be at the top, so examine your strengths and weaknesses and get yourself there. Being a Billion Dollar Agent is in your future.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Create Systems for a Better Running Business

There are many ways to run a business. Each business owner has their own ideas and own ways of doing things. The top real estate agents, though, understand that systems are the key to keeping things consistent.

You can see systems at work in every top business, not just real estate. You want to put systems in place that allow your business to run smoothly, like clock work. You should focus on creating systems that can run without you manning them. You should also design these systems to adjust to changes and allow for growth.

When you have systems set up you can then teach new employees the systems for quick training. You also will know that everyone in your business is on the same page and that things are being done the same by everyone.

Having systems is a Billion Dollar Agent secret that you cannot overlook. If you want a business that runs smooth and functions on a constant level then you need systems in place that will help you reach those goals.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Give Back: Make This Your Motto

Have you ever wondered what you can do to help your business image in the community? One of the best ways to help your business while also helping others is to get involved in charity and community service work. Giving back is always a great thing to do. Not only will it show you care about the community, but on a personal level it will make you feel good and bring your positive vibes.

One thing to keep in mind is that while donating money or items is nice, you want face time with the community, so you need to actually physically get involved. You want to give your time.

This may seem crazy since you are so busy, but it is well worth it. Charitable organizations always need volunteers to be there and help with events, so you will be doing them a big favor. Also you will be getting a break from the daily grind which will help your stress levels.

Overall, you cannot lose by giving back to your community. It makes you feel good, helps others and helps your business image.