Opportunity in Disguise: Reflection, Expectations, and Planning During a Global Pandemic, with Erin Bradley

Episode 86:

Real Estate Success: What You Will Learn:

  • How to apply the law of subtraction in the pursuit of real estate success
  • How to use this forced pause as an opportunity to play the long game
  • Why the blank space on your calendar is actually a gift
  • Why reflection is a great way to reshape your routines
  • How to reset your expectations for success
  • How to plan and execute the changes you make during this lull so you can hit the ground running when it passes

Take Advantage of the Forced Pause

In the pursuit of real estate success, the global pandemic continues to shake things up. It is affecting us as real estate professionals and as human beings, but there is a silver lining to all of this! If we take advantage of this forced pause, we can reflect, redirect, and establish new habits that will help us excel in the long term. It is time to think about your ideal lifestyle, and design your business to be a vehicle to support that vision. There’s no better time than right to re-evaluate your priorities, get clear on what truly matters to you, and set yourself up for success in the long run.

“In the pursuit of real estate success, busyness is not the recipe for business, and busyness is not necessarily something to be admired.”

An Opportunity for Change

Different factors are attributed to real estate success, but the list changes and the priorities shift when new challenges arise. In times of crisis, it might seem sensible to double down on your current business model and ride out the storm. But necessity is the mother of innovation, and there is a lot to gain by using a little creativity. Up until this point, think about how your business has served you. What are you going to do to turn your business into a vehicle for time and financial freedom? To narrow it down and help you answer these burning questions, I want you to focus on three concepts as you dig in and plan your route through these difficult times. One; reflection. Two; expectation. And three; planning.

Reflection, Expectations, Planning

As you’re presented with an unexpected detour on the road to real estate success, you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed, and perhaps debilitated, by the blank space on your calendar. But this extra time is a gift. It forces us into a state of reflection and enables us to create new routines that are more in alignment with our pursuit of time and financial freedom. It’s time to focus on the activities that you truly enjoy, which you’re good at, and which move the needle for you in life and business. The lack of ‘busy-ness’ is a time to analyze the commitments you’ve been permitting onto your calendar and to-do lists, and ask yourself if they truly serve you and bring you joy. Those tasks that don’t fall under the category of “I love doing it, and I’m good at it,” should be eliminated, delegated or automated. If you must continue doing tasks that deplete your energy, then they should be batched. Organize your schedule, to better manage your energy, and watch as you magnetize the success and happiness you’ve been seeking!

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About Erin Bradley

Erin Bradley is a speaker and business coach, bestselling author, and host of the real estate podcast Pursuing Freedom. As a mortgage lender, Erin learned the hard way just how hard entrepreneurship and success in sales can be. From flat broke to 6 figures, and then to burnout, Erin and her team have been through it all! Erin operates under the mindset that you never give up, and you never settle, in life or in business. Anything is possible when you have the right mindset, great systems, and an amazing team. Erin is passionate about helping others design their ideal life, then create a business that is a vehicle to support that lifestyle, rather than rob you of it. And she’s on a mission to help you believe in, and achieve your biggest dreams!

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