I think we will all agree right now mindset is more important than it has been in a really long time. I mean lets face it, it isn’t that hard to be happy, confident, centered, and at peace when things are already going well.

Right now however, we are all facing some of the toughest times many of us have ever faced economically speaking. And if we aren’t, then like the President recently said, most of us at least know someone who is. Having the right mindset and attitude is crucial in times like these.

First accept that it’s totally normal to have “those” days, weeks, and even months sometimes. As humans we are always going to have those. Yesterday I was leading my mastermind group and talked about victim vs. responsibility. It hit right home for all of us, mostly because of the continued challenging market conditions. Do you find yourself feeling victimized in your life and in your business, or are you taking responsibility for everything and action to be, do, and have what you want in your life?

I personally realized how much I’ve been playing the victim to my life, my business, my financial position, and even my relationships over the last few weeks. You would think as a coach, mentor, and leader that I would “get it” and have it all figured out. But see, that’s just what I want to share with you today. No one has it all going on 100% of the time.

The magic is in NOTICING AND BEING AWARE OF when you are heading down that path of doom and gloom, then CHOOSING to shift it. Reach out for help if you need it. Check out of your life for a moment and take care of you! Without YOU there is nothing. You HAVE to take time to take care of you. Most of us are working harder now than we have in many years just to stay afloat in this business. And, its easy to get caught up in the rat race of do, do, do, and to forget about be, be, be.

So, I want to preface a few questions to make sure you are taking care of your mindset, and that you continue to BE the powerful, amazing person that you are. I challenge you to not allow this market, this economy, and the continued negative news to hold you back from BEING all that you want to be. We CAN be, do, and have anything we want in our lives despite all that’s going on. But we must choose the right path, make the right choices, work hard, and keep our mindset in the right place.

Okay, here are the questions. And I want you to know that I designed these questions for myself. I wrote these last night and have committed to ask myself these questions every single morning before I begin each day.

1. Who and how are you being right now?
2. Are you being a confident, well skilled, top producing salesperson?
3. What kind of day are you committed to having today?
4. How will you be a contribution to others today?
5. What book will you read today that will strengthen your mindset?
6. What CD will you listen to today that will uplift and encourage you?
7. What can you do today to improve your business?
8. What can you do today to improve your mindset and attitude?
9. What is on your mind, and in your thoughts, that you need to simply let go of?
10. Where is there resistance in your life that you need to remove?
11. How can you make a difference for your clients today?
12. How can I make a difference in my relationships today?
13. What can I do to improve my overall well being today?
14. What am I trying to control that I know I can’t and need to let go and allow?
15. What do I keep telling myself I’m going to do but don’t and when will I take action and do it?

For the next 30 days I am committed to asking myself these questions every single day to ensure my mindset stays strong and powerful as we move toward the close of this year. Remember what you do RIGHT now determines what the first quarter of next year looks like. Not just in business, but in life too. What you eat right now will determine your waist line in the first quarter of next year. Just as the leads you generate right now will be your pipe line for deals in the first quarter of next year.

Take some positive action toward making 2013 YOUR year!

I have an audio program available on my website that will undoubtedly empower your mindset. Its call You’re The One, and it’s a program talking about how to be the one in all areas of your life to experience the life you’ve always dreamed of having. To order your copy simply visit my website at yourethedifference.com.

“Christy Crouch is the co-founder of You’re The Difference Sales & Life Coaching, co-author of the highly acclaimed real estate objection handler book, Now What Do I Say? A collection of more than 400 answers to over 70 of the most common questions and objections faced in the real estate industry. She is still an active agent in Virginia, has participated in closing thousands of transactions in her career, and was inducted in the RE/MAX Hall of Fame for her production. Christy is in the top 2.3% of her marketplace. Her goal is to share what she’s learned with other agents to support them in having a highly successful real estate sales business while having a happy and balanced life. To learn more about her coaching and products please email her at christy@yourethedifference.com or visit her website at www.yourethedifference.com”