Working for real estate success

There’s an old chestnut that people like to throw at each other when it comes to discussions about work – namely “are you working to live, or living to work?” Now, if you really, really love your job like a lot of the Century 21 real estate agents, living to work may actually be the answer and that’s not a bad thing. I think a better question is are you working to achieve success, or are you working to survive?

This acknowledges that like many real estate agents, working is actually an enjoyable part of life and separating the two isn’t an option. What work then comes down to is how badly you want to succeed, or if your job really is just a way to pay the bills.


I’ve blogged before about the notion that you need to focus on success in order to achieve it, and that’s what I’m getting at again today. So many people trudge to work every day and go through the motions to be able to pay their mortgage, put their kids through school etc. that they forget to look at the big picture and ask if this style of working is really what they want. Don’t get me wrong, if it is and you’re happy, then that’s fabulous. But for many people, and I know this is the case for many real estate agents, especially those of us at Century 21, we work for success.


The best way to work for success is to plan for success. It doesn’t happen by accident (as I have so profoundly stated before) and it’s often not easy. Having a strategy in place to achieve the type and level of success you want is a great first step to achieving your goals.

As they say, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. And so I say, if you succeed to succeed, you’ve….um…succeeded!  

Posted by Charles Tarbey on 11/12/2009 at 11:06 AM | Categories:


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