Millers vs. Islanders

“Don’t feed your mind with negative thoughts. If you do, you will come to believe them.”

~ Catherine Ponder

Recently, I had the opportunity to watch the Washburn High School Boys Basketball Team vs. the DeLaSalle High School Boys Basketball Team play for the Minnesota State 3A Championship. What a nail biter the game was!  For much of the game the Islander’s of DeLaSalle were winning, but never by very much; Never more than 8 points to be exact. Kudos to the Millers, they never panicked and played hard right down to the end.

Washburn took the lead late with opportunities at the charity stripe (free-throw line) to actually win the ball game during regulation play.

Unfortunately for the Millers the free throws needed to seal the game were missed and the game ended up in over time. During the overtime period one of Washburn’s players made a fantastic play to actually take the ball from one end of the floor to the other and score a tough lay-up in traffic with less than 7 seconds remaining. With the seconds ticking away, the Islander’s inbounded the ball to their senior point guard, who dribbled it up the floor and made a heck of a pass to one of DeLaSalle’s best shooters, and with less than 2 seconds on the clock the player caught the ball, shot it and buried it right in the net! Final score: WHS 56, DHS 57. What a game!

I only bring this up to remind you that opportunities only come around once in awhile. We have to be prepared to make our free-throws when the time comes. Many of you hung around like Washburn, through the tough years. You didn’t panic. You didn’t quit under the pressure. You stayed in the game while others quit.

Now is your chance to make those free-throws when it counts. Our market has never been this primed for both buyers and sellers. NEVER! Make sure you’re ready, concentrate, relax and just do it.

Put yourself in a position to win by just being there. Half of it is just being there. Get yourself ready and do more open houses, call more, send out emails, write more handwritten notes/cards, text more, engage more people on Facebook. Do more of everything. There is no excuse not to have a better year this year than last.

The timing is right to really be of service for your clients. If you don’t ASK them, I guarantee somebody else will… Don’t miss those free-throws, don’t miss this opportunity!

 Thanks once again for allowing me to rant…

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”

~ Marcus Aurelius


About Lance Berwald, Coldwell Banker Burnet

I am a real estate aspirant and scholar. Always seeking to learn more about an every changing world and industry. Come and seek the truth about life, real estate and what motivates us each and every day!
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