Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them – Robert Henri
Emotions are necessary for survival. Emotions tell us when what we want, feel and need, what to avoid and what to seek; when to protect ourselves, what to do, what to avoid, and much, much more. Beyond this, our emotions are the bond that connects us to others and keeps those connections strong. Read more by Jonice Webb PhD
When I began my career in real estate I was in my early 30’s, a new wife a new mother and a new career. I was a bit overwhelmed to say the least. As a true perfectionist and control freak, I wanted everything to be perfect, even my new career selling real estate. I wanted to be the best. I wanted to be successful, for myself and for my family. Like most, when beginning something new you are not the expert, so if you are smart, you listen and you learn from those who have gone before you. (I always relay the same message to those I train and mentor — there is not need to reinvent the wheel.) I recall feeling many things – things I could not explain. It was my intuition, feelings and my emotions that were directing me. I was fairly successful my first year selling real estate – I learned from two office staffers that I was in the top 10! It was a small, boutique firm filled with top producers, so it was a big deal and it took me by surprise. But I never let that go to my head. It was my secret and I would use that as my bench mark to better myself for my family and the clients I served. I recall clients asking how I came up with the winning bid when we were in multiple offer situations. They expected the figure to be based on square footage or some mathematical calculation. I somehow always skirted around my reasoning, never wanting to let on it was just a feeling. Later I learned I had been utilizing my intuition, it never seemed to fail me. Now years later I profess to all, listen to your intuition and your emotions, both will guide you more than you know. When I feel that someone is off or we are not going to be a match, my husband and real estate partner discuss it, and remind one another, if it feels off, it’s probably not going to be a pleasant experience. When you want to serve everyone and you know you can do well for that client, it’s hard to turn them away as well as the money you would earn, but lesson learned, just walk away, bow out gracefully. Most likely you’ve experienced a similar situation in your own life.
When it feels good, it feels right, you will know it and will feel it. You will know your truth in the way it feels. Don’t doubt yourself, your gut is usually right. – Debbi
Never apologize for trusting your intuition – your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right. Read On.
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