Ewan's Blog

Post-holiday positives

Tuesday 15 Jan 2019

I love this time of year. It demonstrates the best of what Sydney has to offer.  Sure we’re heading back to work, but even though the official holiday season is over there is still such a great feeling of what I like to call ‘relaxed positivity’ around. It’s hard to be stressed and hassled with the sun shining, the days long, the beaches sparkling, the kids on holidays and the Australian Open, cricket and cycling keeping us entertained. It’s a great time of year and it highlights some important things we need to focus on for the year ahead...

We’re back at work but I’m encouraging our team to keep hold of that post-holiday vibe.  I think it brings out the best in people and as always, our aim at Morton is to be the best.

And so we’re using the clarity that emerges from ‘relaxation-mode’ to table new ideas and consider new strategies to meet new market demands that will ensure we achieve our sales and leasing goals. It’s more than a fluffy ‘feel-good’ approach to work: It’s practical.

In the wake of the holidays I’m encouraging our team to stay relaxed.  Whilst it might feel counterintuitive when you’re relaxed you do get more done.  Relaxed isn’t lazy. It’s controlled. It’s focussed. It’s sustainable over the long term and most important of all, it’s effective.

At Morton we are a team of individuals and our approach to business is to proactively facilitate a sharing of ideas in a relaxed, open environment.  Already our team are holding weekly meetings that are a platform to discuss challenges and a relaxed, supportive, environment to present new concepts. It never ceases to amaze me the range of topics covered at these meetings and the weird and wonderful pathways identified to navigate success.  The most senior, experienced of our sales agents share their knowledge but equally are often inspired by an idea presented by a comparatively new recruit.

As the new year unfolds I also want our team to stay positive. It’s important to making good decisions.  I’m not suggesting anyone ignore movements in the market. I’m certainly not advocating a belief that everything will always be rosy, but being positive is important to being realistic. You need to be positive that it if you make good, careful, considered decisions it will be okay.

Don’t get me wrong. Our team will always be honest.  They will always present the facts in terms of market risk and potential. Whatever the year ahead delivers our team will always be looking for ways to deliver a positive property outcome for our clients.  And don’t underestimate the power of positivity.  It’s infectious and it can change the mood and therefore the reality of the market.

Of course the new year brings new opportunities and challenges and that’s as exciting as it is daunting.  But as we shed our shorts and thongs for business suits and shoes the Morton team are relaxed and positive about what we can deliver our clients.