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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Not true. My systems work when I don't. 

After my mild stroke in late 2018, I literally didn't work for almost 4 whole months-into early 2019, yet I closed 1-2 deals per month with the help of my systems and team.

Systems are supposed to work when you don't otherwise you only have a job and real estate is a business.

Mar 01, 2020 10:21 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

many things work when I don't.  I haven't been to work since July.

Mar 01, 2020 02:14 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My ON switch is never OFF.....

Mar 01, 2020 01:49 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Unlike the systems mention, you have to work or you won't get results. You did actually have to set up those systems (work) in order to put it on autopilot.

Mar 01, 2020 11:35 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

<----- is over here holding my cursor over the 'like' button waiting for the 'heart' to come up. Woops! Wrong SM site!

Well SOME THINGS do work if we don't . . . if proper intent is set . . . if systems are in place . . . but even then, it's only because we already did all the work!

Did I make zero sense? 
Back to the drawing board! LOL

Mar 01, 2020 10:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Yes/No/Yes things definitely are more likely to go my way if I actively work for it but the best "work" I can do is to ask a greater power to clear a path for me and hold my hand as I travel that path Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Mar 01, 2020 06:02 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

If it's not one thing, it's your mother.

Mar 01, 2020 03:39 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is true in a lot of ways but i also have systems that work when i do not. But it is rare that i am off to test it. My marketing is working when i am not. 

Mar 02, 2020 05:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

On the surface that might be true, but I have to say that Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets makes a great point. I've been in that position myself. If you have systems in place you can keep a certain level of momentum going.

Mar 02, 2020 03:33 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

That depends - organizational processes can be put into place so that when you're taking time off, everything is covered.

Otherwise, I never expect anyone on my staff to work as hard as I do but, they always rise to the occasion when I take time off!

Mar 01, 2020 08:09 PM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I would be lost not working because I love my work. On the other hand, I would love to have a system set up when I can no longer work.

Mar 01, 2020 04:46 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I don't think this is true.  Life goes on with or without me.

Mar 01, 2020 03:51 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Candice A. Donofrio I get it...You made perfect sense to me...ride the horse in the direction it is going...A

Mar 01, 2020 11:38 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671



Mar 01, 2020 10:52 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

You are so right Wanda,  I still need to work!


Mar 01, 2020 10:31 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not entirely true for me ... 

It's all a matter of perspective ... right?

Mar 02, 2020 08:16 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

That is why "success" is only found before "work" in the dictionary.

Mar 02, 2020 05:06 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

So that’s what I’ve been doing wrong !

Mar 02, 2020 04:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your perspective.

Mar 01, 2020 11:49 AM