Getting Ready to Get Ready

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning.

8313144789_82418b3d61_oIn golf today, many of the participants are using range finders to determine the exact yardage they are from the flag stick yet very few people hit their shots the exact distance. Almost everyone seems to take one or two practice swings before every shot yet most fail to replicate their “practice swing” on their actual attempt to hit the ball. In an effort to emulate the PGA professionals they watch on TV, most amateurs read putts from every angle before actually stroking their putts.

Not much different in baseball, is it? Almost every batter steps in and out of the batter’s box between pitches to adjust their helmet, batting gloves or protective cup. Pitchers shake off the catcher’s signals or stretch out each at bat by throwing the ball to first base in an effort to “hold the runner.”

It seems that everyone these days is taking too much time getting ready to get ready. Preparing is one thing but if you’re never pulling the trigger, what good is the preparation? You’ll never hit the target if it’s just ready, aim…

Stop sharpening your pencil and just write the letter. Quit compiling the list and just dial the phone. Pull the car over, put it in park and knock on the door.

Hit the shot. Swing the bat. Ask for the business.

Send the email. Do the work. Hurry up and fire already!

Stop getting ready to get ready. You already are ready. You have been the whole time.

Just start building relationships, solving problems and having fun. Trust me, once you get started with that, everything else comes pretty easy.

 

 

A Little Help From Your Friends

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. I know the week just started but before you get moving too quickly, call a timeout. Take a deep…

What Realtors Can Learn from Back to School Week

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. It’s the time of year when kids everywhere are heading back to school. Elementary kids all the way up…

Who Wouldn’t Want a Guaranteed Payday?

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And That’s a Wrap

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The hotel wasn’t empty but there just weren’t many familiar faces left in the hallways. The makeshift lobby on the Mezzanine was almost completely disassembled and the ballroom was being set up for the next group of convention attendees. We were already seeing check-ins on the social networks from some of our friends who had…

Feeling Trusted

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. – George MacDonald This weekend I felt trusted….

The Song Remains the Same

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. When you’re listening to the radio while traveling, it’s common to hear the same songs on the radio over…

Give Your Business the ‘ol 1-2 Punch

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. If you’ve been in business for longer than a few minutes, chances are you’ve heard of Steven Covey. He…

A Birthday Tribute to My Mom

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Today is Claire Carpenter’s Birthday My card was going to be late and that wasn’t good. My two brothers has already sent theirs and I was sure that if I was the only one who failed to get the personalized birthday wishes to Montana before Sunday, I was at risk of being erased from the…

19 Things We Can Learn from Dogs

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Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience. Let others know when they have invaded your territory. Take naps…