Sometimes I use this blog to walk you through quarterly “progress reports.” Today I’m taking that concept in a little different direction.

You see, it’s been just over six months since our offices were ordered closed due to the pandemic, and my team started working from home. For some of you, the changes might’ve started sooner and been more profound; others might not have been affected much at all.

Whatever the case, you have to agree 2020 has been a year of being forced to make adjustments… where flexibility has been a huge key to success.

And I think it’s valuable to look back to see – despite the tragic circumstances – how much progress you’ve made over the last 180 days or so… and what lessons can be learned through those experiences.

10 Important Questions to Ask Yourself

I came up with 10 questions I want you to ask yourself, and I’ll share my answers as well.

I’m going to give you all the questions first. I suggest you read each one and think about your answer. Then keep reading below to see my response.

  1. How adaptable were you?
  2. What lessons did you learn from needing to adapt?
  3. What was the biggest change you made in your business?
  4. What are you most proud of?
  5. What needed changes have you resisted? And what did that cost you?
  6. What did you discover you could do better?
  7. What holes in your business did the pandemic expose? Have you fixed them?
  8. What do you need moving forward?
  9. Looking back, was change harder or easier than you thought it would be? What’s the takeaway from that answer?
  10. Are you a better agent/businessperson today than you were six months ago? Why or why not?

Here are my responses: