We have all heard the old saying “Hindsight is 20/20”, isn’t that so very true? We have all said it to ourselves throughout our careers. Since the beginning of 2007, I have been saying it to myself quite a bit. Especially after reading these two books. Let me share my story…..
Earlier this year, I found myself personally and professionally knee deep in “BURN-OUT Mode”. Last year (2006) was a record setting year for me professionally, but the other parts of my life were in “neglected” mode. With the new year 2007, I found myself running on empty. And by March 07 our wonderful “seller market” had changed, and me being a buyers agent, I began to panic about “where are all the buyers?!”. Anxiety, frustration, desperation, depression, etc……sound familiar? Serious burn-out.
In the spring, I read two books that have helped me very much – professionally and personally. I want to recommend them to everyone with a need to “feed their empty tanks”.
Please, take an afternoon to read “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason. It was a BIG, giant lightbulb going off in my brain. I wish I had read this book while I was in college. If I would have implemented this rule in this book 20 years ago, I would be so much better financially. (remember hindsight is 20/20?) This book should be required reading for every college student. It’s short and precise, and easy read in one day. I have a copy on my desk as part of my reminder to “follow the rule”. My son is 14 now, but I will make sure he reads it and follows this rule as soon as he gets his first part-time job!
My next read was The Power of Focus, by Jack Canfield. This book was a HUGE, real kick in my poor-attitude and I recommend this one to everyone. Currently, I am working on reading this book a second time, with my husband. We both are now working to understand the power of focus on our personal goals. This is another book that I wish I would have read the first day I began my real estate career. It’s NOT a real estate book either – it’s a book for any working professional.
Make it a great day! Win the Day! Go buy yourself a book that may help you fill your empty tank!
Written and Posted By: Chris Bohn, GRI- ABR-ePro–
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Chris Bohn, RE/MAX Professionals, Inc., is a Florida Realtor® who specializes in Gainesville, FL and communities in Alachua County, FL