Get away from your desk. Get out of your office. Get out of your normal working environment and go somewhere else! You’ll think differently, and you’ll come up with different ideas.
Go for a monthly hike. Plan a quarterly fishing trip. Go somewhere out of the office (and out of the ordinary) so you can get a new perspective and see the big picture of your business. Plan where you want your business to be in a year, 5 years, 10 years. Then break that vision down to the things you can start doing now to bridge that gap.
Keri and I are big believers in the value of getting out of your normal environment to brainstorm and plan. That’s true whether you’re a solo agent or you’re on a team.
We bring our leadership team to Florida once a year to plan the next 1, 5, even the next 10 years. It also gives us an opportunity to get to know each other in a different way. During our recent leadership off-site, we had some fun out in the sun and on the water with our managers and directors.
We also planned how we’re going to close the gap to 1,000 transactions by the end of the year… and set the stage to become the #1 real estate team in the world.
Four or five years ago, when we first started hosting these off-site meetings, we just planned for our real estate business. This year we’re also planning for our HyperFast Agent platform: events, coaching programs, done-for-you services, and more. Now we’re also planning for our development business — we’ve got over 110 units in the pipeline now.
So we’re planning for multiple businesses now. It’s exciting to get our leadership team together to see what kinds of ideas come out.
Whether you’re a solo agent or you’re leading a team, take some time to put a trip on your calendar right now. Plan to go somewhere unusual that puts you in a positive mindset and gives you a new perspective on your business!