This week I sat with my 15-year-old son for 10 hours while he worked on his first math project of the year.
Math is not his favorite subject so I’m not sure how he was able to endure hour after hour. As I watched the clock tick, I knew I would not have persevered at age 15. I always worried about being the best.
The problem with that is, I don’t have control over whether others think I am the best. None of us really do. As a real estate broker, I spent a lot of time focused on client needs and perceptions, sometimes at the expense of doing my best, so that I could appear to be the best in this competitive profession. The good news is we ALL have control over doing our best.
What my son taught me this week is such a powerful equation. If we work at being our best, without worrying about whether others think we are the best, then success is inevitable. Doing one’s best has a magnetism that striving to be the best lacks.
Being the best may be profitable but doing our best is priceless.
The essence of Top Agent Portfolio is to support and feature agents who are not only at the top of their profession but are committed to doing their best every day.
Here are some writers who did their best to write the most interesting news of the week:
1. The Housing Market Inventory Shrinks While Home Prices Climb [Forbes]
“As the pandemic continues and mortgage rates stay low look for more buyers and fewer sellers as we move into the fourth quarter.”
2. Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market [Keeping Current Matters]
“Clearly, today’s strong gains in home equity paired with record-low interest rates make fall a great time to move up into the luxury market to meet those changing needs.”
3. August Closings: Properties Averaged 3 Offers [Realtor Magazine]
“As buyer demand remains strong, homes are selling faster. Sixty-nine percent of listings stayed on the market for less than one month in August (reflecting listing date to contract date).”
4. Inman Handbook: Branding your way to success [Inman]
“Branding includes logos, photos, and plenty of other visuals. But at its core, it’s really about story and identity.”
5. 6 Books That Helped Me as an Entrepreneur [Entreprenuer]
“Here are a few familiar books and some hidden gems that offer timely insights and perspectives for entrepreneurs this year.”
BONUS: The Real ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Motel Will Be Up for Sale Soon [Realtor.com]