In today’s world, it would be bold to say that the secret to creating a sustaining real estate business is by focusing on building consistent, repetitive, and creative habits. Not by trying to skip steps and create hacks for your business.
A lot of us early on in our businesses (including me) start out by thinking of ways to shortcut the process and forecast our mistakes in order to help our business become successful faster. We often find that there is no shortcut, and by attempting the shortcut actually made our road to success a little bit longer.
What we need to realize is that if we want level up our business, we need to put our heads down, show up, and get to work. Chuck Close has a quote that really puts things into perspective for me:
Inspiration is for amateurs – the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will – through work – bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art [idea].’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you [did] today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.
~ Chuck Close
How do we create these daily, consistent creative habits without losing sight of our end goal? Keep reading.