“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
“You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself, and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals. If you do, you will be successful.”
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
We’ve heard them time and time again…quotes about goals: setting them, making them, breaking them…
Goals help set the pace for our lives. When we don’t have clear goals, we don’t have clear focus or vision. The Paxton Group’s goal in 2015 was to help 180 families move and sell $31 Million in Real Estate. If we achieved this, we were planning on jetting to an all-inclusive trip in Punta Cana.
We fell a little short, helping 170 families move and selling nearly $30 Million (I know, right? We were so close!).
The “Consolation” reward trip was a long weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains! We rented a cabin for our team (+1 guest each!) and proceeded to do whatever we wanted! It was a fun, relaxing trip full of laughter, beautiful weather (60’s and 70’s – seriously?!?), shopping, eating (lots of that!), hiking, and naps. Here are some of the highlights:
The first three photos are from a hike 6 of us did on Saturday afternoon. While the rest of the group was snoozing the afternoon away (just kidding), we walked on packed snow, climbed over icy bridges, and made our way up a precarious set of stairs (we had to walk backwards on the way down, clutching a cable for dear life). All of us on that hike said the snow made it even more beautiful and interesting. I wouldn’t have changed it for the world (yep, I was one of the brave souls on the walk!).
The group photo is of the entire crew at Old Mill restaurant. One words sums up that dinner: YUM!!! If you haven’t been, you need to. Country cooking at its finest, they charge you one flat price for an appetizer (salad, corn chowder and corn fritters), entree AND dessert. After dinner, The Paxton Group took a little gander into one of the thousands of Old Tyme Photo joints. That was a load of fun! Anytime you get to dress up in “funny” outfits and hold fake guns (sometimes pointed at your boss) is a win. And before you ask, no, Chris didn’t realize that Todd was fake punching him.
The next day, we took a long, easy walk in absolutely beautiful weather and ended the day on the Gatlinburg “strip” shopping and eating the day away. We so enjoyed the time together without a ton of work (some of us were still checking emails and writing contracts). It was fantastic.
So, now that we’re back, we’re hitting the pavement harder than ever. We’re planning on making the invisible visible this year and we’ve got Punta Cana in mind for the next big trip. We’d like to assist 250 families this year, but beyond that, we have just one simple goal: to help people. After all, that’s why all of us are in the business.
So….who do you know who is thinking of making a move?