Celebrate Your Progress Often


Every quarter, our team celebrates the progress we’ve made together. The progress isn’t just about production numbers, revenue, or how many families we’ve helped. It’s to proactively recognize and celebrate the personal and professional growth each individual has made, and how we’ve grown as a team. It’s to recognize and reward the effort put forth by every single person.

I’ve learned to live in a 90-day world. Gone are the days I can predict and plan for what an entire year will look like. But quarter by quarter I can much better control my focus, my priorities, and results. And by helping my team create 90-day plans and ensuring we celebrate together every quarter, we can increase our confidence and happiness over time.

Why celebrate progress and not just specific milestones or goals achieved? Because progress is the only thing we can control. There is no “ideal” or perfect result, as much as we try to paint that picture. And too often, the market has a say in those things.

Celebrate progress often…while pursuing perfection.

I encourage every company to set in motion a proactive, fun plan for celebrating progress regularly. Set a budget and put team’s together who are in charge of organizing the celebration. Recognize your team’s personal and professional growth. Create a culture that encourages progress and growth as you pursue specific goals and measurables.

When money, production, or revenue goals aren’t the primary purpose in your business, you may be surprised when you blow past those monetary goals faster and easier on the way to a much bigger purpose.

About Trevor Hammond

As a veteran of the mortgage industry, Trevor Hammond is the co-author of "Borrow Smart, Retire Rich," a Certified Mortgage Adviser and a founding Faculty Member and Contributor to the National Institute of Financial Education (www.niofe.org). And he has provided thousands of homeowners with the clarity and confidence to make smarter decisions when it comes to their mortgages and money. In 2013 he launched an entirely new kind of mortgage company: Aspire Mortgage Group, which is committed to educating and empowering homeowners to increase savings, eliminate bad debt, and safely increase net worth. The specialized group of mortgage professionals at Aspire Mortgage Group have redefined what homeowners should expect from a mortgage company. To learn more about Trevor Hammond and our team of mortgage advisors please visit our website at www.aspiremortgagegroup.com or email Trevor directly: trevor.hammond@sierrapacificmortgage.com. Aspire Mortgage is a Sierra Pacific Mortgage Partner.
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1 Response to Celebrate Your Progress Often

  1. Justin Stoddart says:

    Great article Trevor… too often we set endless goals but don’t pause for just a minute to recognize all we’ve accomplished.

    Justin Stoddart Old Republic Title 503-560-7972

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