Some of you might use this period of relative stability to ride out this wave by coasting just a bit. Not push as hard. After all, it was a tough few years and you might need a rest.
While a rest and vacation might definitely be in store for you (I know some of you did not take one between 2007-2012), “comfortable coasting” at work might ignore the fact that everything goes in cycles and it might be time to use what you learned in the hard times to apply them in good times.
In fact, as business improves, it's my guess that most successful Real Estate companies will be looking for those who are making the most of a good opportunity to be the ones to join them in a continued future. That means you must find ways to become indispensible.
The following are five snippets from the 10 keys he laid out:
Exhibit the ability to get ‘stuff’ done
In projects, there are two key parts - the front end and the back end, people and tasks, marketing and operations, talkers and doers. If the key stakeholder is a talker, then you need to be a doer. They need you to keep making their projects succeed.
Treat everyone with genuine respect
It’s not just about managing well, but also about how you treat your peers, team members, and vendors alike. You never know who you may be working for or with some day, so treat everyone as you’d want to be treated and keep confidences when someone confides in you and wants some advice.
Be Truly Engaged
As one reader puts it, “In our business, we find time and time again that it's the truly engaged employees who rise to the occasion - and they're the ones you want to hang on to.”
Provide Exceptional Value
In order to do this well, you have to invest time, energy, and creativity to understand your clients' and stakeholders' business, goals, and requirements.
Are you a commodity, or do you differentiate yourself from others? Never be a commodity, always work to differentiate yourself, and stay hungry.
Multitasking Is Crucial
Multitasking is crucial, and being able to juggle multiple balls without letting many drop is critical to being considered.”
If you practice all of the above, I am positive that you will make it very difficult for anyone to even think about replacing you—either in good times or bad!