Do you experience conflict with your spouse regarding the delicate balance between the amount of time spent working and the amount of time spent with the family? Do you feel like you and your spouse just aren’t “on the same page” when it comes to how much time you are spending at work and the commitment required to run a successful business? I’m going to share with you three simple steps Tiffany and I took at the beginning of my real estate career that had huge impacts on our relationship and our unity at home.
Every year there is a list published by Forbes Magazine of the 400 wealthiest Americans—“The FORBES 400”. Consider this astounding fact for a second. The Jews represent less than 3% of the U.S population. HOWEVER, each year they are estimated to make up between 20-50% of the people featured on the Forbes 400. WOW!! Did you read that? Their should only be 5- 10 Jews on that list but somehow there are 80-100+ consistently. How have the Jews accomplished this? What is it that the Jews know about making money and building wealth that you and I don’t? That’s what I would like to discuss today.
Are you considering making a business decision that is a bit RISKY? What does God tell the Christian real estate agent about taking risks? Are we supposed to be conservative or are we called to be risk-takers?
After 11 years of selling real estate and over 1100 homes sold I can tell you I have learned a lot on this subject. I have hit home runs and I have made big mistakes. Hiring consultants, investments in marketing, and hiring staff are only a few of the many tough decisions facing us every day. There is a lot I am going to cover on this subject but for now I wanted to share with you a post I made the other day on my personal blog about this topic and how it relates to us as Christians. Just CLICK HERE to check it out!—–BEFORE YOU DO THOUGH, DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE BELOW IF YOU WANT TO BE RECEIVE ALL MY FREE TEACHING ON HOW I BUILT A REAL ESTATE TEAM THAT SELLS OVER 300 HOMES PER YEAR BY IMPLEMENTING THE PRINCIPLES FOUND IN GODS WORD!
Every so often I will teach a class to agents on some aspect of building and growing their business. It never fails that as I teach the class someone makes a comment that sounds something like this…
“Mike, what your saying is great but honestly I don’t really want to have a business like yours. I don’t need a business (team) that’s as big as yours.”
Today I am going to share with you what I believe has been the single most influential and powerful business principle that I have relied upon during the last 10+ years of being in business. I think about this one principle nearly every day. It has become a filter to help me focus on what is truly significant, not only in business but also personally. It was undoubtedly one of the most important contributing factors that enabled me to sell 50 homes during my first full year in the business. In 2007 it helped me break through a plateau of approximately 50 homes sold, to over 120 transactions in one year. It has also been a key factor in my continued ability to be able to set boundaries within my business and take God-honoring rest time with my family. I knew I needed to write about this powerful principle early on because it will be something I will continually refer back to as I add more content to this blog. So, here it is….