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

Since 1998, Trevor Hammond has helped thousands of families finance their homes and make smart decisions when it comes to their personal finances. Now, as a sought-after mortgage advisor, coach, speaker, and author, Trevor Hammond continues to focus on helping people enjoy more money, less stress, and more life. As the co-author of Borrow Smart, Repay Smart and his 2018 follow up book, Mortgages, Money and Life, Trevor has created unique financial coaching programs and spoken in front of thousands of people on his book concepts ranging from improving cash flow and savings, managing liabilities, to advanced real estate financing strategies for homeowners. His passion for providing financial education and his ability to innovate unique processes that help both clients and originators excel, has led Trevor to become a top producer and build a #1 branch in the country for mortgage lending company Sierra Pacific Mortgage. Whether Trevor is speaking to hundreds of people from the stage, working on his next book or mentoring a Loan Officer one-on-one as a High Trust™ Leader, he is pursuing his greatest passion of all: Coaching.
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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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