Good Habits I’m Keeping Lately

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((Make yourself a priority.))

We often get caught up in the chaos life brings us, and it’s important to take time for our mental and physical health. Here are a few ways I’m reducing stress and improving my overall well being.

Hot Lemon Water –Hydrate before you Caffeinate (Thanks Shona Vertue).  I have been drinking hot lemon water every single morning for the past month before drinking any coffee. I have read about the benefits of drinking lemon water in so many blogs, and I thought I would give it a try.  It is a great way to get a jumpstart on your hydration for the day. It’ll also boost your vitamin C intake, aid in digestion, and provide other health benefits.

Sign up for work-out classes.   I use an app on my phone called ClassPass to sign up for Pure Barre classes.  I recently completed my 10th class, and I’m loving it! Scheduling a class on this app makes you have more of a commitment to working out, because you are penalized for skipping them or canceling less that 12 hours prior.  You are always more likely to to follow through when you plan ahead! If you are interested in this app or pure barre, feel free to message me! I can invite you through the app for a free class. 🙂

Only drink alcohol on the weekends. Okay, so I don’t always follow this rule. BUT, if I do drink a glass of wine during the week, I drink one glass of FITVINE. This company makes wine that has significantly less sugar, carbs, and calories than your typical glass of wine. (A solution to all of our problems, right 😆).  I’ll link their website here.  Definitely worth trying!

Exercise your mind. — It’s easy to get home from work and sit on the couch watching meaningless T.V. and scrolling through social media until it’s time for bed.  Try reading something productive, listening to a podcast, or write in a journal instead. Personally, I love reading other people’s blogs who are self-employed. I also like to read more specific real estate related books that help to further my knowledge in my career.

We all need a reminder to take care of ourselves sometimes.   I hope you enjoyed reading!

 

Cheers,

Olivia

 

 

5 Things I’ve Learned in My First Few Months Being a REALTOR

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Hey there! I have put together a small list of things I have learned throughout the way so far being a realtor. However, I believe that this list can be applied to anyone’s career! I really enjoyed writing this post, and I hope that some of you find it helpful!

  1.  Keep yourself disciplined, and set goals for yourself.  It is so easy to slack off and stay on the couch an extra 30 minutes when you don’t have to be at a meeting at 9am.  This isn’t your typical 9-5 job that most people pursue after college.  It is so nice working for yourself, but you have to stay focused.  That means you have to schedule everyyyything.  Working out, going out to lunch, making calls, listing appointments, anything!
  2. Networking.  Every event is an opportunity to build your business. Talk to people!  Now, I don’t recommend passing out business cards at a wedding lol, but DO always keep business cards on you, and be aware of appropriate situations to chat about your business (tailgating, running to Starbucks, going shopping, eating out, etc).
  3. Find things that keep you motivated.  I listen to podcasts about time blocking, organization, etc. when I’m driving to a listing that is far away. I’ll leave a link down below of the podcasts I find to be helpful–even if you are not a real estate agent!
  4. Keep in touch with people.  Tell your friends and family what you are doing! No one will know that you are a real estate agent if you are quiet about it.  Ask your friends and family if they know anyone that you could help. Referrals are the best!
  5. Teach people how to treat you.  It’s a terrible stereotype that real estate agents work around everyone else’s schedules and don’t have a schedule of their own–This gives me anxiety! You can’t expect to build a business without having a true schedule with guidelines. Set aside appropriate times for appointments for the week. People will respect working with an organized professional.

The One Thing Podcast

^^This is the podcast that I was introduced to, and I really enjoy listening to. My favorite episodes so far are, Episode 2, 134, and 140.

Here are some quotes from this series that really stand out to me:

“People don’t decide their futures. They decide their habits that decide their future.”

“Sometimes you’re failing so slowly that you think you’re succeeding.”

“You are free. Limitations are in your mind.”

 

That is all I have for now! Thanks so much for reading! 🙂

 

Cheers,

Olivia