April was a great month at the IMA. Last month, my message was about the success of the Spring Conference. A few weeks after that, we had a fantastic Mortgage Boot Camp for 40 mortgage professionals, many of them joining our industry less than 18 months ago. This was a strong showing and a great sign for our industry in Iowa. Providing education and resources to the next generation of rock stars in our business is a vital mission of our organization. A special thanks to Tim Lamb and David Horak for spearheading this boot camp once again as well as to Scott Warren, Megan Severson, Angela Lampert, Ronette Schlatter and Darcy Burnett for sharing their expertise.
I have talked in the past about the volatility we will be experiencing this year as well as finding a way to set yourself apart from your competition. Now is the time to bring all of that together. If you attended the conference and/or the boot camp, it is my hope that you took away a few ideas you can implement immediately to help strengthen your business. Maybe it is becoming a subject matter expert on a certain product or overcoming call reluctance. Maybe it is something completely unique to you. Whatever it may be, if you feel it can help you build a stronger network of people around you or help you grow personally or professionally, use this time to work on making it a part of your daily routine. If you did not attend the conference or the boot camp, identify an obstacle that you feel could be holding you back and work on solutions to minimize or eliminate the obstacle. If you are not sure where to start, reach out to someone in our organization and see if they have faced the same obstacle and what they did to overcome it. If you are hesitant, start with something small and then work to something bigger. I promise it will increase your efficiency and take away some stress.
Here's to a productive month for all!