Hope Springs Eternal for the Solo Producer

This is for all those intrepid entrepreneurs who never give up.

To all those folks who commute to “real jobs” and bring home regular paychecks and cannot fathom how these solo entrepreneurs make a decent living, here’s the reality.

While it may appear that these entrepreneurs coast along through life in a frictionless, free and easy lifestyle, the truth is that most of these solo fliers literally put everything on the table with every project knowing the likelihood of things panning out as hoped is slim at best.

Yep . . . all in, and it might go pfffffft . . .

Alternatively, it might just find traction and ‘splode to something HUGE!

It’s literally feast or famine.

Whichever it is, the entrepreneur’s resilience is uncanny.

How in the heck do we maintain our motivation to keep moving forward?

For most of us . . . We took the dive out of the realm of “real job” and consider ourselves no longer employable.

After all . . . most of us wouldn’t even think of hiring ourselves.

and so we work our art, and win some and lose some but never give up.

This is not to say we don’t need motivational boosts along the journey.

One of my all time favorite songs is Lee Ann Womack’s “I hope you dance”.

This song always gives me the lift I need when doubt creeps in.

This blog post is a tribute to all entrepreneurs and especially the solo Real Estate Sales Professionals.

My hat’s off to all y’all!

Day in and day out, you are working magic for Home Buyers and Sellers AND running your business.

As more and more Teams form and grow in size, the solo agents sometimes get lost in the shuffle of these teams racing to achieve “Mega” production status.

For a variety of reasons, I built the niche business model of Pareto Realty to focus on support of these solo REALTORS and small (2-3 person) teams.

We are finding that the environment in the office is refreshingly collaborative and supportive and aware that as each one of our “Vital Few” members succeeds, ALL of us succeed.

Our mission statement:

Pareto Realty is a residential real estate sales firm that supports member agents in building and growing consistently productive niche businesses as they enjoy the healthy life rhythm they want and deserve.

This is one of the great things about the Real Estate Sales industry . . . There’s a Firm Business model for pretty much everyone, and there’s plenty of room in this space for new, niche models . . . Like a box of chocolates.

I Hope You Dance
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’
Don’t let some Hellbent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to sellin’ out, reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance (Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance
I hope you dance (Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance (Where those years have gone?)
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance (Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)
I hope you dance (Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder?)
Songwriters: Tia Sillers / Mark Sanders
I Hope You Dance lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

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