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Getting Real

by Hermione Gardiner 0 comments

Hermione GardinerPardon the pun, but here at Real Plus HQ the theme of this week has been all about getting real! (though, of course, our aim is that everyone gets the Real Plus property management platform into their lives) 

 Blogger: Hermione Gardiner, business manager, Real+

What we have been focusing on this week is getting real with ourselves and helping our clients and members to get real with themselves too.

What do we mean by this? Very often in life or work there are things we complain about, wish we had, wish we were, could do, could be, or could change. The stories we tell ourselves about why it can’t happen, how long it would take, why we can’t change and blaming it on other people and external factors are what keep us trapped in this negative cycle.

The key to positive change within yourself, your work, and life in general starts with being honest with yourself. So for today’s blog let’s start by being honest with ourselves. It’s almost the end of July, so where are we at with what we wanted to achieve this year? Are we on track? Have our goals diminished into the too hard basket? Have you been trying hard but not reaching your goals? Be brutally honest with yourself. You’re not fooling anyone except yourself.

Once you’ve taken an honest look at where you are versus where you want to be, tell yourself what you need to do to get there.

If you’re not reaching your new business target, what can you do to fit more prospecting time into your week?

If you’re trying to lose a few kilos, what can you do to plan your eating and exercise better?

If you’d committed to work-life balance but are still in the office at 7pm every night, what can you do to ensure you leave on time?

If you are trying to grow your rent roll but are not getting anywhere, what additional resources or training do you need to get there?

At Real Plus, one of our office mantras is that we are not allowed to use the word 'can't', so remember, there is no can’t; it is all achievable, you just need to find a way.

The truth can often be a little uncomfortable but it’s important to be honest and to 'get real' with yourself as often as possible. In doing so, you ensure you are constantly moving forward towards your goals. So as this week wraps up, ask yourself honestly, did you achieve what you wanted to achieve this week?

If so, congratulate yourself and plan for a bigger and better week next week. If not, that’s okay, but it’s time to take a moment to ask yourself “why not?”. Instead of blaming external factors, get real and look inside for the real answer. You may be just surprised at what you can achieve next week and beyond. 


About Hermione

Hermione GardinerHermione has been part of the real estate industry for over 10 years. From property management to corporate leasing, new business and team management. She has successfully managed a broad range of clientele and delivered winning new business growth strategies. 

Excelling in areas of team training, leasing product development and implementation of new software, her invaluable skills have led her to Real+ where she is passionate about assisting clients to achieve their maximum potential through the online learning experience, Real Plus.

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Business Manager - Real+

Hermione has been part of the real estate industry for over 10 years. From Property Management to Corporate Leasing, New Business and Team Management. She has successfully managed a broad range of clientele, and delivered winning new business growth strategies.
Excelling in areas of team training, leasing product development and implementation of new software, her invaluable skills have led her to Real+ where she is passionate about assisting our clients to achieve their maximum potential through the online learning experience, Real Plus.

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