This is a sequel or follow-up to a blog post written a few days ago about my superpowers. While I am not in the Justice League and I am not one of the Super Friends, I have been lucky enough to isolate my niche—based on my superpower, tenacity. Since I am tenacious, I have found a great deal of success in negotiating and processing short sales.
Over the last three or four years, I’ve helped hundreds of Realtors® and home sellers obtain approval letters on their short sale transactions. I’ve often wondered why me? I figure—if I can do it, everyone should be able to do so as well. But, the truth is that everyone has a different superpower—and that is what makes our country (and our industry) great.
Many of the marketing and business gurus tell us that we need to identify our strengths and play off of them or utilize them to our advantage. As we head towards 2011 and begin to think about what we are going to do (and do differently) in 2011, I think it is time again to evaluate our unique super powers.
Check out my list of super powers (and add your own):
- Super Salesperson. A Super Salesperson can sell a heart attack to someone in the coronary care unit.
- Detail-Oriented. This is the individual who has the most perfect real estate file. All documents are completed with a great eye toward completion, and no stone is left unturned.
- Well-Organized. If all of the items in your closet hung up and/or folded and color-coded, then this is you.
- Patient. If you have a large family and only one bathroom, then this might be you.
- Multi-tasker. Can you manage multiple transactions, multiple files, and multiple activities all at one time?
There are many more superpowers than I have listed here. But, I think that the key is to identify your gift(s) or your superpowers and figure out how to use them to bring your business to the next level in 2011.
For example, the super salesperson may want to hire a detail-oriented multi-tasker to take care of the transaction coordination while the super salesperson is out in the field meeting with clients, and putting together deals.
The key is to look in the mirror—to really look at yourself and be objective. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Then, move on from there.
I’m sure that you have heard of America referred to as a melting pot. I’ve also heard folks refer to it as a salad bar—where each item (or individual) has a unique look, texture and flavor, but the dressing is what ties everything together. In thinking about 2011 and putting together a business plan, determine which piece of the salad you are and how you can leverage your time, money, superpowers, and relationships with others in order for your business to become the tastiest salad on the menu.
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