We’ve all heard the age-old adage, “Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” But what if you spend too much time doing what you love? What if your love turns into work?
There’s nothing more challenging than running a real estate business when you’re overwhelmed and burnt out. Showing up, being a leader, and putting on a happy face for your employees and customers can seem impossible when you’re working 50, 60, or even 70 hours a week.
So how do you bring joy to your real estate business? More importantly, how do you fall back in love with leading a real estate team?
If you can’t remember the last time you took a vacation or spent time with your family, it’s time to take a step back. Just like romantic love, you can have too much of a good thing. Nobody is going to tell you to take a few days off or to focus on self-care. You are your only advocate!
You might be thinking “I can’t afford to take a day off – everything will fall apart without me!”, but is that really the case? If so, then it might be time to make a hire. A talented real estate assistant could not only give you the free time you need, but could also implement new systems and processes to help you streamline your business.
If you’re already running a robust real estate team, explore what tasks you can delegate to your existing team members. When you’re surrounded by the right people, they can rally around you and help you free up some time.
When you first started your business, what was your “why?” What made you decide to go into real estate? Where did your passion come from, and what part of your career gives you the most satisfaction and joy? These are all important questions to ask yourself when you’re feeling worn down.
If you notice that you’ve been working in your business instead of on your business then it’s time to recalibrate. Pause and reconnect with your passion. It can be easy to lose sight of your “why” when you’ve been running a business for over a decade.
As a leader, it’s your job to play defense for your employees; support them, advocate for them, and provide a buffer when conversations get heated. Sometimes, challenging clients can threaten the happiness and wellbeing of your team. By showing them how to properly diffuse and resolve conflict, they’ll learn how to better protect themselves (and keep the “joy” in their job!) in the future.
After all the challenges we’ve faced in the last few years, moving into 2022 with joy can make all the difference. If you’d like to talk to Kathleen about how to bring joy and progress into your team, schedule a free clarity call with her!