Al and Cal Homes and Community: What We Can Learn From the New England Patriots

What We Can Learn From the New England Patriots

What We Can Learn From the New England Patriots

No doubt by now, not just New England Patriot fans but anyone following football knows that the New England Patriots will be one of the competing teams in this years Super Bowl.  

Woo Hoo!  On to the Super Bowl Baby!  New England Patriot Stadium

This is great news for  New England fans and under the guidance of coach Bill Belichick it hasn't been the first time.   After watching the most exciting game in recent history and after listening to his news conference, I was inspired by what he had to say and recognized that it relates to real estate professionals as much as football players.   

A win is a win, and always sweet.   But a great coach and great players will dissect the game and improve on weakness and also on their strengths.   

In his press conference, Coach Belichick discussed his teams mental toughness.    

Coach defines mental toughness as "doing your best for the team even when everything’s not going right for you personally.  

I thought about my real estate career.   I thought about my own mental toughness or lack thereof.    How easy it is to beat yourself up after a listing presentation that didn't go exactly as you planned.    Heck, maybe you got there and realized you were up against "a friend".    How easy it is to get upset with the call coordinator that missed an instruction and as a result your client came down on you.    How easy it is to beat your self up or another agent when an offer didn't go your way.     How hard it is to stay on task when your personal life is upside down!   

Coach Belichick is right.    Mental toughness is one of the keys to success.    Another is reviewing the game and recognizing what works and what doesn't and being capable enough to make the necessary changes.   To be the first in the office and the last to leave.   In other words to give it your all.  

So, what can we learn from the New England Patriots?    Tons!   Determination, Practice, Education, Mental toughness are just a few.     Those things can make us a success in business and in life!

We don't need to be football players to be stars, but we can learn a lot from them!  

Go New England Patriots!   and, thank you Coach Belichick!

Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty

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Comment balloon 18 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • January 22 2012 09:47PM

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Mental Toughness is a huge key in success....my husband and I were just talking about how a couple of years ago we made conscious decisions to be positive and to stay the course...hasn't been easy but sure has been rewarding! 

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) almost 7 years ago

Hi Deborah.    Awesome!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Teamwork and talent evaluation too.

Mel

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Terrific post Cal, being able to change the plan to get better results important in anything we do.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) almost 7 years ago

Hi Gretchen.   Yes!   Thanks.

 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Hi Al!    You are right.   Go Patriots!   Thanks!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

I like Deborah's comment. I think that's it in a nutshell - staying focuses and positive requires discipline - it's something my and husband and I work on - and help remind one another on those "down" days. Starting off the week with a pint or two of mental toughness. Have a good Monday Carol Ann and go Pats.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 7 years ago

Carol Ann,

Very good blog and you tied the Patriots to Real Estate and that was excellent. I am not a Patriots fan but mental toughness I believe is important in business, sports and in life. The key is to preserve over the long run by keeping your mental toughness sharp.I will suggest and I hope you get featured.

What I learned from the Pats and Ravens game is that our Texans are not that far behind! (LOL) :) We had to fight through using a third string QB , 5 th round draft choice who did not even dress out for the first 10 games of the season.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 7 years ago

Hi Debb.   It always helps to have someone to bounce things off of!    Thanks for reading and commenting.   A very exciting Monday here in New England!  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Hi Bob.       Texans showed mental toughness for sure.    If not for injury things may have very well been quite different.   They are a great team.     We are smiling and honestly feel a bit lucky this Monday!   :)    Thanks for reading, commenting and feeling that it was good enough to hit the "s"!   

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Carol Ann,

Tom Brady is the best QB probably in all football but he is so stuck on himself. Good luck in the Super Bowl. The Patriots are very mentally tough and it all stems from the coach.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 7 years ago

Carol Ann....great analogy.  Bill Belichik is the master of mental toughness.  He never lets up.  IfWhen they win the Super Bowl, he may relax for that night....but by the next day he preparing for the next season.

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com) almost 7 years ago

Just popped in to say "hi." Hope you're having a great week and productive one too.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 7 years ago

Hi Bob.   LOL!    You are probably right!  

 

Hi Christine.    He is amazing!

 

Hi Debb.    Thank you for stopping by.  Having a hard time with the new format.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Hi Carol Ann~

I always love it when you talk about SPORTS (AKA LIFE)>..Loved your thoughts...and I'd like to underscore this one: " A win is a win, and always sweet.   But a great coach and great players will dissect the game and improve on weakness and also on their strengths. "

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 7 years ago

Hi janeAnne!    Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings!  I appreciate your thoughts always.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Carol Ann, i missed this one & it says alot for all of us to remember...it sometimes is so hard to stay on task when personal things are happening in our lives...compartmentalize i feel is best.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) almost 7 years ago
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