About Steven Edwards

Steven Edwards serves as the Training Broker of the Real Estate Group. With years of experience in the field, he brings his expertise to the classroom to help prepare agents to succeed in today's market.

Discipline Builds A Strong Mindset

It is not our genetics that set us up for success or failure it is our mindset. Our mindset is critical to our growth and development. It surfaces in our personal and professional life and helps to form our identity. Some people that do understand the importance of mindset wonder why it seems so hard to achieve. It is the process involved that will ultimately ensure our success and diffuse any fears of failure.

First, we must always persevere and view our careers with a long term perspective. Just as a marathon runner trains and practices for years on end, we must treat each phase of our career as our own marathon. We must set definable and achievable goals,  build our endurance and our skills daily, and make sure that we have the right trainer to hold us accountable along the way to guide us when we need adjusting. When the athlete wishes to improve their speed, they must set short term goals to intensify their lap speed, one lap at a time. Just improving 2 seconds per lap over the course of a race may reduce 30-60 seconds off of their overall time. This is HUGE in the big picture of a marathon. Once one goal is met, it sets the bar for the next race to come.

It stands to reason that every professional will experience his or her share of positive and negative times.  The key to getting ourselves through these tough times is to not give up or give in. It is to remember that THE GOOD STUFF IS IN THE HARD STUFF!  Be sure your goals are meaningful. This will fuel your desire and ensure that you are building the life and career that you want for yourself. To transfer your hopes and dreams into goals and then into reality, we must first break them down into micro goals. NEVER underestimate small beginnings! One right choice builds on the previous choice and each time becomes easier and easier until it becomes a habit.

In order to do this we must develop new disciplines. Advanced decision making is a process that suggests that making the right choices ahead of time will prevent you from stalling when the time comes. The most helpful practice to accomplish this is the method of time-blocking, where you set aside specific times of each day for particular tasks. This is great in theory. However, if we don’t implement proactive duties during our time block that are in line with our specific goals then our practice in the allotted time could actually stunt our growth.  This being said, your Launchpad for this growth system is ACCOUNTABILITY. Choose a broker, fellow associate, or maybe your spouse to hold you accountable to your schedule and to your list of time-blocked activities.

Live determined and with boldness! Our short term goals lay the tracks before us, our long term dreams fuel us to keep moving and ensure that we lay those tracks in the proper direction, and having the courage to face our doubts and fears head on clears our vision and gives us the confidence needed to reach each goal, and ultimately our life’s dreams. So dream on, as discipline and dreams go hand in hand to achieve success.

About Steven Edwards

Steven Edwards serves as the Training Broker of the Real Estate Group. With years of experience in the field, he brings his expertise to the classroom to help prepare agents to succeed in today's market.