2013 Resolutions

Do you have any resolutions for 2013?  I’m publicly posting mine.  These are mostly real estate resolutions, but I think the last one is the best.

Top people have future orientation – the think about the future.  Where they want to go, where they want to be.

For the last several weeks they have been handing out a simple goal guide at the weekly sales meeting and encouraging us to fill it out.  I’ve always thought it kind of silly, but since this a new year, why not try something new.

What do you want?  Write it Down.  Set a deadline.  Male a list of steps to achieve that goal.  Take action immediately on something.  And finally, do something everyday.

So I’m writing down the 10 things I would like to have in 2013.

  1. I want 50 new listings in 2013. That’s an average of 1 per week with a 2-week vacation.  I’ll accomplish this by doing the basics.  Calls, mailings, networking, and of course follow-ups. I fell a bit short on this, but hopefully can do it one year.  Maybe not my first year out though.
  2. I want to use all my postcards that JB Goodwin provides every month.  This includes the free open house postcards, the free new listing postcards, and the free postcards that I win from contests.  All of them will be used to market myself, of course. I did this and had a great response.  Next year instead of just using basic postcards, I’ll be using some from moo.com.
  3. I want to write a blog post about real estate everyday. (Mission accomplished today).  This is the hardest.  I posted about 200 blog posts, but still fell short.
  4. I want to increase my personal contacts on Facebook, and especially Google+ to over 300.  That’s less than1 new follower per day. Accomplished for Facebook (550), and halfway for G+ (272)
  5. I will conduct a blogging seminar for JB Goodwin.  This will help others get better websites, and elevate the Real Estate game in Austin.  Done with great success.
  6. I will do a form of exercise everyday.  Be it push-ups, sit-ups or running (even if it is on a treadmill).  Not quite.  The daily activities are hardest.
  7. I will become fit enough to get off high blood pressure medication. Not done.  Probably bad genetics.
  8. I will go to the F1 race (hopefully in a luxury box). It was during Jenn’s birthday so I didn’t even ask.
  9. I want to get my little Spitfire running again. Not accomplished.
  10. I will be the best father and husband I can be. A work in progress.

One Reply to “2013 Resolutions”

  1. Thanks Eric for sharing your goals! Now you’ve inspired me to write out mine and not just have them in my head. 🙂

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