Safety Matters: don’t text and drive

Hi everybody. Cheryl Knowlton, CEO of Dynamite Productions coming at you with your dynamite tip of the day. Today we’re talking more about safety. One of my core four topics that I absolutely love to talk about and we’re going to talk about something that you should be employing all year-round, not just during the month of September. That is we believe in this industry that everything is a real estate emergency and that it has to be handled right this second and we have the terrible habit too many of us, of texting and driving.

If you have that bad habit, I’m going to beg you, plead with you and invite you right now to stop it. You have people who love you and care about you and want you to come home and what an absolute tragedy that would be for your career, for your life, for that to be the legacy that you leave that you are distracted while you are driving and that you hit and killed a pedestrian.

Heaven forbid, that would be the worst possible outcome for you. Bless their adorable hearts. There are phenomenal real estate professionals who gave and are phenomenal at this business who did that and are now in prison. It is illegal in 48 States and the District of Columbia to text and drive. Hopefully someday soon, all 50. Please stop and think about what you’re doing. If you do have an actual bonafide emergency, the property’s on fire or somebody is trying to break into it.

I’ve actually had that happen as a broker, both actually. Pullover, handle that situation

and then get back on the road. The biggest enemy of real estate professionals and doing their job and executing at the highest level is actually not necessarily a lack of competence, although that is a huge problem. It’s actually a distraction.

Please stop texting and driving and tell all the people that you love and care about, not to text and drive while you’re in the car. You’re worth it and you can do better than that is your dynamite tip of the day.