(I have a 4 year old that thinks she’s a parrot and therefore I have an exceptionally clean mouth, but yes I know what most people say!
Usually this saying is uttered in relief that the work week is over, well almost, and fun, freedom from clients and relaxation is not far off. It makes us dread the coming Morose Monday and live in fear of the seemingly endless work week after the weekend. Not such a good thing.
So why not change it?
Instead of thinking “Yes it’s Friday, this week is almost over!“, why not switch it around to “Yes it’s Friday, time to be fearless and give it my all so Monday will be that much better!”
Instead of rushing through your duties and getting out of the office as fast as possible, take a few minutes to stop and consider what it is that makes you dread your work week.
Is it your clients? If so maybe you need to weed out some of them. Nothing destroys your love of being a Realtor faster than toxic clients. Coach Patti Kouri posted a fantastic blog on that very subject today. Check it out!
It is your Co-Realtors? Having difficulties with someone at the office? Or someone involved in another office? Take some time to think about why, then schedule a sit down (Lunch or coffee might help the situation) to talk about it. They probably have no idea there is an issue. Just be sure not to verbally attack them, no matter how annoying they have been. Honesty and open communication does wonders for making the work place a better environment for everyone.
It is you? We all get discouraged from time to time. The economy is a little more difficult than usual right now and businesses, and the people in them, are feeling it. Trouble at home can also be a huge cause of stress that can carry over to work, leading to decreased productivity. Or maybe you are just feeling dissatisfied with your job. Whatever the reason your will to work is suffering, if you let it keep getting to you it can make your life . . . well. . . heck.!
Take a few minutes to remember all the things you love about your job, then write them down and put them where you can see them often, it will help, trust me! At home. . . well, I’m no Dr. Phil (and, sorry, but I think he’s kind of an idiot anyway). Just realize that if problems at home are affecting your work, that they are getting pretty big and need your immediate attention. Work should never be used as an escape from home, it’s the other way around, the rest of the world goes smoother when all is well on the home front.
So take today and give it your all. Make this the first of many, many Fearless Friday’s, and see what magic happens!