My Work Addiction
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My realtor confession is about my addiction to work. I love my job so it is no wonder that even in my downtime I find myself thinking about how to better my business. When I say that I give my clients 100%, not only does that means my skills but also a large portion of my life. I put myself into every single sale and believe it shows with the level of care I provide my clients. Having an addiction to work is not always healthy but I have ways to make sure I protect myself and enjoy doing it.
I know my family would prefer I took more time for myself but I swear, there is a method to my madness. For example, during this past Spring market, my wife and I were carrying our second child. As you can imagine, it was a busy time for me personally and professionally. I found myself working really early mornings followed by very late nights. In the end, it was all worth it as I was able to spend a lot more time with family when my son arrived in May.
I dedicate a large portion of my time to professional coaching. One of the most important lessons I am continually taught is to book more free time for yourself. This means dedicating your personal time to doing something you totally want to do. In real estate, we don’t have many days off, so it’s important to schedule yourself downtime well in advance. Personal time is more beneficial than people think. Being able to cool your brain allows you to think more creatively and clearly. It is important to take mental breaks to allow the physical body and brain to recoup. After all, when we think clearer, we do get stressed as easily which allows us to remain calm and help our clients with our fullest potential.
The best tip I can give you workaholics is to allow yourself more time off then you’d expect. The more time I have off, the smarter and harder I find myself working for clients. There is no clear science on how much time to take off and it will be different for everyone. I’d suggest start by scheduling six to eight hours a week to unplug from work and just do something for you. I guarantee you will see a difference in yourself and your work.
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JOSHUA CAMPBELL (@knowledgebrkr)
Real Estate Broker
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Centre, Brokerage
249 Avenue Road • Newmarket, ON L3Y 1N8