Are you worried if your business is slow? This thought just came to my mind today. I have to say that I’m kind of intentional about slow-pacing my business now. I used to post more Facebook posts to entice buyers and I did get quite a few buyer leads from them. However, I’m not really doing that. Instead, I’m using the time to do other things in my life these days. I would call it a “recharge time” for me.
There comes an opportunity cost for every decision we make. I just recently got off the team, Zeus Group Hawaii, for some personal reasons. I’ve had a great time being on the team, and I believe I grew to become a confident solo agent with great trainings and guidance from the leadership. It was a big change. I didn’t want to make a hasty decision for anything. I decided to take this time to re-evaluate my life in general, not only the business but also my personal life and family.
I came to a conclusion that it’s time for me to take care of my family and my health. The first year as a real estate agent, I closed 22 transactions and have 2 pending ones that will close soon. I made a little above 300K my first year in real estate, and honestly my production was above my expectations. However, everything comes with an opportunity cost. Even though I did make quite a lot of money, I did not have enough time to spend quality family time with my husband and three little children. I joined an online fitness group and started working out and eating healthy.
I’m also brainstorming every day to find out what could maximize my future production and still be present for important moments for my family and help our children thrive. Even though I don’t go showings or do open houses as often, I have more time to read books, study more about real estate investing, and listen to inspiring podcasts, and finally sit down to write my Agent Diary blogs. These are something that I couldn’t have done if my life was packed with back to back appointments.
I appreciate this time. Slower business, but I’m happy that I’m able to do all these other things to prep me to become a better person and agent. I cannot deny that I have this room because I already made good income this year. However, even if not, it doesn’t really matter. I’ll always remember that daily activities that seem like they’re not income-generating activities are still valuable if they nourish my body and mind and positively influence my relationship.
Taking one step back to go two steps. This slowness is good as long as I feel peace in it. I was always pretty anxious when deals don’t go the way I planned. Now I’m learning to mediate. I’m learning to lose that ‘go-go-go!’ mindset and embrace every moment that I have.
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