Your calendar is full of appointments, phone calls, and meetings. Your schedule is hectic and jam-packed. You might think it’s crazy even to suggest that you should take a few minutes a week to focus on your personal growth. In a competitive business such as real estate, you can’t afford NOT to budget in some time for you to learn something new that can help you AND your team become a dynamic force in your community. Broker02 talks TED in this article to help you learn more about how you can help yourself and your company grow.
Self-care is a hot topic these days. But this isn’t about bubble baths or drinks with friends. This is about business. Taking care of yourself is imperative to your health and well-being, and ultimately the success of your business. One way to practice self-care is through education. It is important to continually learn how your line of work is changing, stay up-to-date on new information, and understand what your clients really want from you. It’s no secret that real estate is one of the fastest evolving businesses out there. With daily changes in technology and homebuyers wants and needs changing just as fast, keeping up can be a challenge. This is what makes TED Talks perfect for the busy professional!
TED is a unique place to share ideas on just about any topic. Ted.com explains:
“TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.”
The videos are free to view and are limited to 18 minutes or less. This is done with intent. Even sharp, focused minds tend to wander after about 20 minutes. Plus, those with hectic schedules are more likely to take a few minutes here and there to watch a quick “pep-talk” so to speak.
Its not the same old “coaching” and guidance. Zig Zigglar and Mike Ferry have had their time, but all of your competitors are doing the same old thing. Get out and learn from the best in other industries. First of all, every single one of them is interesting and informative. Second, the speakers are all leaders in their field who offer unique insight into many topics. Third, your business will only grow as you do.
WARNING: TED is addictive, once you start watching you will understand the lasting impact it can have on you both personally and professionally- they are also available on podcast for your drive time.
Here are a few excellent TED Talks that Broker02 recommends you watch as a leader to start building momentum with your agents and recruits and to make sure your message is heard:
This Amy Cuddy talk is great for listing appointments!
Getting an edge up on your game is important, we are confident that by watching a few videos a week, your enthusiasm will begin to build and you will share that enthusiasm with your team. As a leader, you know that all eyes are on you. Are you doing the things necessary to grow and develop into a great leader? Are you setting a good example for your team?
Contact Broker02 to see how we can develop a tailored plan to help you retain your current employees and attract more of the kind of people you want on your team.