Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Let Go of the Soon to Be Obsolete

Let Go of the Soon to Be Obsolete



Motivational Power Quote


Let Go of the Soon to Be Obsolete


"It's easy to come up with new ideals;

the hard part is letting

go of what worked for you two years ago,

but will soon be out-of-date."

Roger Von Oech  


As I see it. . . . . . . .

Let go of the soon to be obsolete   

The business world has changed; hanging onto the things that will soon be obsolete is like carrying around an anchor. The weight will drag you down.    

Because something has worked in the past is no assurance that it will work in the future.   

Review your business strategies, methods and techniques. Eliminate the old methods that are no longer working effectively for you before they becoming obsolete.   

Where there is a need make adjustments; make the adjustments to your methods to make them work effectively.  

Become a forward thinker and adjust your strategies, methods and techniques to carry you forward in a new business environment.    

Just let go of the old and grasp the new opportunities.

®2010, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer a

Comment balloon 18 commentsLou Ludwig • January 18 2010 08:57PM


What doesn't seem to work as well anymore...

1. Newspaper ads

2. The Yellow Pages (Ads)

3. Cold Calling (caller ID and Voicemail have killed that)



Posted by Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC (Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office) about 10 years ago

Lou - Great advise.  If it's not working, time to let it go.

Posted by Mary Sitton Real Estate Team, Realtor® - Hendersonville, NC and WNC Area (Mary Sitton Real Estate Team -) about 10 years ago

Lou this is a great blog and is one that continually follow us and should keep us changing. Tom those are the top 3 things if realtors still do them they will be dead in the water.

Posted by Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes (LemonTree Realty) about 10 years ago

What a timely post, Lou! It's a new year; time to embrace the new and let go of the old!

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) about 10 years ago


It's always hard to let go of what used to work. That's actually a major cause of dysfunctional behavior in all aspects of our lives.

Hope it has warmed up in Florida!

Posted by Lisa Walston (Atlas Property Group and Abbey Church Properties) about 10 years ago

Although letting go of the old ways is difficult it is also liberating!  Thanks for the inspiration!

Posted by Delete Acct Real Estate about 10 years ago

Old habits are hard to break. It takes a very open mind to abandon the old ways.

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) about 10 years ago

Lou - Your post reminds me of the saying about doing the same thing over and over again the same way and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.


Time to put our big boy and big girl panties on and deal with the state of the industry where it is.....otherwise we will get left behind.

Posted by Coleen DeGroff, Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL (Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors) about 10 years ago

Lou,  Great motivational post and for me it is very timely because I am going to shift the entire focus of my business to my Latin America referrals.  Thanks for the encouraging quote.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) about 10 years ago

I would agree Lou.  It's important to think outside the traditional box and be progressive!

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS (Real Estate Cafe LLC) about 10 years ago

Lou, it's too easy for some to find comfort in what is familiar and not step out of that comfort zone.  I think it's all about perspective and viewing what is new as exciting.  And with the changes in technology coming at us is such rapid fashion, it just does not make sense not to stay on the edge.

Twitter is revolutinizing the way we receive information.  Going back to the very first few hours of the current Haitian crisis, it was social media that brought the news to us.  This scenario regarding how the world is connected, i.e. through social media, should be a wake-up call.  I find it exhilarating that we can be so connected globally to one another.  I'm with you, kick out the old and ineffective, unless that comfortable old slipper is still producing results.

Posted by R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson, Poconos, Pike, Wayne, Monroe Counties, PA; PA/NYS (Century 21 Geba Realty, Milford, PA; Licensed in PA & NYS) about 10 years ago

A book I'm reading: How God Changes Your Brain - written by neuro scientists, explains the physiological reasons why habits are so hard to break - the connections made between dendrites (those tentacle-like things extending out from neurons) are very strong.  Meditation - it many forms from yawning to relaxation to setting intentions and working wtih mantras help to rewire the brain.

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) about 10 years ago


Ah, sometimes this is tough to do !

Posted by Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32 (RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels)) about 10 years ago

Lou - boy that is the truth.  It is hard at times to let go of things of days gone by, but time marches on and you have to march with it.  Have a great day!  ....geri

Posted by geri wehry, your agent for life (RE/MAX Select R.E.) about 10 years ago


When it comes to marketing and competition the only constant there will ever be is change. Keeping ahead of everyone is difficult especially if you are not up on technology, sure you can pay someone to know about technology. But as soon as they realize you have no idea about what you are doing, you are gonna pay.


Posted by Ingrid Laine, Loan Officer (Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

It's interesting that Carol Williams chooses a Lou Ludwig post each week to include in her SCS Second Chance Saturday selection.  The spirit of him stays as a part of ActiveRain but it often reminds me of the members who were once active on this platform.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 2 months ago

Michael Jacobs - I love that Carol Williams includes a Lou post each week; usually one from exactly 10 years ago. His advice is as valid now as it was a decade ago!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 2 months ago

I still have Lou listed in my people I follow and I like to look back at his wisdom.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 2 months ago