I’m Certainly Not Trying to Be "Mean" But…


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

I’ve been working with my sixth daughter Riley a lot this school year on her math homework. So far, in addition to some review of things from last year, we’ve been spending time focusing on lists of numbers to identify the mode, the average, the mode, minimums and maximums.

While it may seem like an easy concept for adults, it still can be confusing for an eleven-year-old.

As I continue to review, practice and repeat these math drills with Riley so she can earn a high grade in the class, it had me thinking about some of the “easy” concepts for real estate agents and people’s efforts to “earn high grades.”

  • How many hours do you put in compared to your competition?
  • How many calls do you make a day to “develop new business”?
  • When someone drives by one of your broker’s yard signs (even if it’s not your listing), do they think of you?
  • Are you following up with your clients and bulls eye list of advocates regularly?


How Far Do You Have to Go?

“Don’t be content by being average.
Being average means you are as near to the bottom as you are to the top.”


So this week, make one more phone call than you planned.

Schedule one more appointment than you have on your calendar right now.

Send one more hand written note to a client.

Run one more mile on your morning run.

Don’t settle for average. You’re better than that!

4 Responses to I’m Certainly Not Trying to Be "Mean" But…
  1. Cameron
    September 20, 2010 | 5:06 pm

    Thanks for you wisdom Sean.

  2. Cameron
    September 20, 2010 | 5:06 pm

    That would be your wisdom Sean.

  3. Tracey De Simon
    September 21, 2010 | 11:44 pm

    Sean, thanks for your inspiration at the Coldwell Banker Gundaker mini-convention – I love attending your sessions.

  4. Sean M. Carpenter
    September 23, 2010 | 5:12 pm

    Thanks Cameron & Tracey,

    I appreciate your being loyal readers and am always excited to hear that something in "The Toolbox" worked for you.

    Keep up the great efforts and attitudes!

    Sean