Will You Be Ready When It’s Time to Click the Shutter?

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.

We live out life in Technicolor but when we look back on our experiences, everything is black and white. Things that happened, happened. We cannot change the past. It’s become cliché these days for people to utter the phrase “it is what it is.” When people add up the score at the end of your career, the results of your actions – the “black and white” of who you were and what you did, will not be near as important as the colorful relationships you built with your family, organization, industry, and community.

Sometimes we have to look at things through both filters and think of what has been, what is and what will be. The black and white of what has been, the color of what is and the picture in our imagination, not yet developed, of what will be. It could impact our beliefs and actions and therefore, it might change the results we get in our personal and professional lives.

One of the best at seeing the beauty of the colorful world and filtering it down to the black and white was photographer Ansel Adams. Adams would have been celebrating his 116th birthday this week. His collection of photographs is considered among the best landscape photographs ever taken. He knew that “you don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

Ansel also said, “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” The same can be said about a clear relationship between a Realtor and a client.

How are you picturing success in the year ahead? Are you looking through the lens from your point of view or your client’s point of view? Is the picture of success for you or your client’s journey? Maybe if you develop a plan to help your clients, you realize that the former happens when the latter becomes clear.

Adams credits much of his success to luck, saying “sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” Get out this week and build relationships, solve problems, and have fun and who knows? You might be in the right place at the right time to take a frame-worthy picture.

 

Photo Courtesy of Tom Holmes

Photo Courtesy of Casey Horner

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