Monday Motivation: Love Daily
Monday Motivation, 8.3.2020
Written by: Ben Rogers
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
Have you ever been to a seminar, watched a webinar, or listened to a podcast where you felt like the speaker or host was talking directly to you? I had that feeling earlier this year when I was at a wedding of all places.
I’m at a place in my life where everything feels like it’s going right. My relationship with my wife feels great, my relationships with my teammates feel locked in, and all systems are go in business – everything is working efficiently. Of course, there are days when it doesn’t feel “up to par,” there might be something missing, or you just feel like there is more to give. Whenever you feel like the tank isn’t as full as it should be, it can be difficult to stay motivated.
When I listened this marriage officiant, he said something that will always stick with me. I don’t remember the exact words so I’ll paraphrase. He said that one thing he’s learned in the 15 years of his marriage is that people change. He’s changed, his wife has changed, and their friends have changed – physically, spiritually, and emotionally. With so much change, loving deeper each day is near impossible. Loving deeply is a common piece of advice given when entering into marriage (or any other relationship for that matter), but this guy offered a more tangible piece of advice. He challenged the newlyweds (and everyone witnessing) to instead love daily. When you love daily, he said, it is much easier to strengthen relationships through change.
What if you applied these actions to your everchanging personal and professional relationships?
- In your marriage, focus on loving your spouse every single day instead of finding a way to love them deeper despite inevitable change.
- In your friendships, focus on being a great friend today instead of worrying about what they might have going on in their lives tomorrow.
- In your work relationships with teammates and clients, focus on providing daily value instead of worrying about how you’ll provide a greater value over the long haul.
- In business, focus on getting better on each appointment, in each meeting, and on every next phone call. When you focus on the next step in your system, the entire system takes care of itself over time.
You won’t always be motivated, that’s why you have to be disciplined. Next time you feel like there’s something missing or there’s more to give, just remember this – you can’t always love deeply, so instead love daily!
Ben Rogers, The Team Leader of The Rogers-Long Team, has been in the real estate business since 2012. In 2014, he began The Rogers-Long Team with Kevin Long, which produced over $25,000,000 in volume production in 2017. In addition to selling homes and leading the team, Ben hosts a podcast show called the “The Bottom Line”, which can be found by clicking here. The Bottom Line is a Podcast that links lessons learned from sports, business, and life and is targeted at those who are striving for excellence, while ‘Average Sits on the Bench’.