In case you missed it, last night, beleaguered NFL quarterback and lightening rod, Tim Tebow, beat the odds and advanced his team, the Denver Broncos, in the NFL playoffs. Tebow, whose quarterback skills had been maligned most of the season was coming off of a 6-22 passing performance and a loss against one of the leagues worst teams the week before. Heading into last night’s game against the best defense in the league, very few people gave him any kind of chance whatsoever.
He started out slow and his team was down 6-0 after the first quarter, it looked like the critics were right.
Then he lit up the best defense in football to lead 20-6 at halftime. In the second half his opponent the Pittsburgh Steelers woke up and rallied to tie the game at 23 at the end of regulation. In overtime, if the first team to get the ball scores a touchdown, the game is over. The Broncos got the ball and Tim Tebow, threw a strike to his wide-receiver who ran the ball in for a touchdown to get Tim Tebow his first playoff win and defy the odds.
At one point this season, Tim Tebow wasn’t even the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos and when he was on the bench they were 1-4 with no playoff hopes. Then, they gave the guy a shot and he led them to a mediocre 8-8 record, but it was enough to get them into the playoffs and the season starts anew in the playoffs.
So what is the Tim Tebow magic? Some people say it’s Divine Intervention because he wears his religion on his sleeve.
I believe it is his belief in himself and his teammates to get the job done. THAT is the trick. Nothing bigger or more powerful then that. He believes and has encouraged his teammates to believe in themselves and it has led to some pretty incredible games with Tim Tebow at the helm.
How can this translate in the CT real estate market for you?
Think about it this way. With the market in the shape that it is in now, you might think of yourself as starting out the season at 1-4. The pundits are saying it will take years for the real estate market to turn around. Prices are low. Demand is low. What are you going to do?
Do what Tebow does.
Believe in yourself. If you have a team, believe in your team. After all, the pundits aren’t going on listing appointments with you. The pundits aren’t holding open houses with you. The pundits aren’t going above and beyond for your clients with you.
The real estate market as a whole may very well take a while to turn around, but your business doesn’t have to.
The next time you’re heading out for a listing appointment think about Tim Tebow. Think about how he never gives up. The guy had FOUR overtime wins this season alone. He had SIX fourth quarter comebacks. He doesn’t get down on himself. He doesn’t get down on his team. He believes that every time he touches the ball is another opportunity to make something happen.
The same can be true for you. The next time you send an e-mail, is another opportunity to make something happen. The next time you pick up the phone is another opportunity to make something happen. The next sign you hang, Facebook status update you write, Tweet or YouTube video you make is another opportunity to make something happen.
It might be Tim Tebow time in Denver, but in Connecticut, it’s YOUR time. Make something happen and then, take a picture of yourself Tebowing. What is Tebowing? See the picture at the top of this post for a clue. Send me your pictures and I’ll share them right here in a previous blog post.