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Is the Noise of Work Too Loud for you To Think?

There are seasons in the real estate business that can be deafening to the senses.  Sometimes it is so busy that you do not have time to think, and therefore, you do not have time to discover the vision and direction of your business.

During this particular season, there is a lot of noise trying to cloud the rhythm about how we conduct our business.  When I refer to noise, what I actually mean is that the noise is the busy work of the business that is non-profitable.  And yes, when you serve others in business, noise is part of the process.  But when it becomes deafening to the point that you’re working until 9 to 10 pm each evening, something constructive needs to occur. Here’s a few points of sober-minded perspective I recommend:

  • Determine what constitutes the meaningful part of the business.  Of course, the customer is also considered in this process.
  • Eliminate the non-profitable tasks.  It’s like pulling weeds from the garden.  Though you might feel some loss of business from doing this, in the long run, this debridement of tasks will help your garden of business to grow more healthily.
  • Remain thankful for hard work.  It is a gift that needs to be nurtured.  The postmodern mindset is trying to convince our society that hard work is a bad thing, specifically, that hard work and business profits breach our sense of morality, which is the furthest point away from the truth.

Believe it or not!  These three simple and straightforward steps will help to silence the noise that deafens your perspective about work.

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All agents affiliated with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC are actively licensed in accordance to the laws of Colorado. Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

Comment balloon 5 commentsCherise Selley • February 11 2013 10:19AM


I have felt that noise Gordon with Broker Open Houses that seem more about eating cookies than doing anything productive. There are more ways to stay busy and go broke I think than I can list. One must keep the eye on the ball and stop swinging the racket to say you are playing the game. Great post.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago

This is excellent advice, Gordon.  When we are scrambling to keep other parts of building the business are falling by the wayside.  We need balance.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 7 years ago


Amen, it is like pulling weeds!  In our humble opinion, there comes a time, when an agent must realized that it may be wise to hire an assistant to pull the weeds, cannot do it all really well.  Doing it all with a lick and a promise is a guarantee for more noise...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 7 years ago

Excellent advice, Gordon!  I have that problem on occasion and have to reel myself in!  It is SO easy to get caught up in the tasks that are non-income producing and then wonder why that roller coaster of a ride that is our business has suddenly hit the bottom of the tracks!  It's easy to fall prey to that but, it's also just as easy to keep that business plan beside you and focus again!  Delegation is part of the problem also--I tend to think that no one can do it like I can and have to step back and make myself delegate new tasks. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 7 years ago

Hi Gordon,

Very well said.  I'm the sort of person that has to have quiet time to think, to contemplate, to plan and to dream.  This benefits my clients, family and friends. 

I'm in the process to trying to eliminate some of the noise and to focus on what is most important. 

I hope all is going well. 

Grace and peace,





Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) over 7 years ago