So I want to reflect on the past two weeks of mylife. August 5-8 I attended the Tom Ferry Success Summit. I must admit, I was a little skeptical at first. I’ve been to many workshops, seminars, event etc where they give you just enough information to leave you wanting more before asking for some ridiculous amount of money to learn the “secrets”.
Let me tell you, this was not the case with Tom Ferry. First off, agents of my Prudential California Realty office received an amazing deal. Unless you’re already a trillionaire or planned on dying that week, it would have been foolish not to attend.
I made the necessary arrangements with my husband to take care of the kids while I attended the summit. I met up with my business partner so we could go get some insight on growing our real estate business. All the while I was driving to Anaheim I was praying that this would be something useful and not a waste of time. Then I snapped out of those thoughts since I am not a trillionaire and had no plans on dying; What did I really have to lose?
Let me tell you, Tom Ferry goes in hard from day one. After 3 1/2 days it was almost information overload. I am now using the workbook as my real estate bible. So you may be wondering when I will get to the point and tell you what I learned. Well, here it goes. I learned about some new things technology wise that we could use to grow our business, but the most important thing that stood out to me of the hundreds of ideas shared is changing your mindset.
Changing your mindset is a skill. You have to choose to be positive. You have to create the habits of success within you and express them daily. You have to commit to your success just as you would to your spouse. This is what I had been missing all along. We go through our lives saying that we want to be successful and we have dreams. Until we commit to making those dreams a reality they stay in our head and lose prominence over time.
I always knew that I wanted to be successful and I’ve changed my career path dozens of times. The only thing I ever really fell back on when I “failed” was real estate. After the Tom Ferry Summit, I now know what I have been doing wrong. I was committed to the idea of success without the proper direction on how to be successful. The light bulb truly went off last week.
I have since committed myself to the habits that will create the success I’ve been striving for my whole live. Over the past week, I have seen improvement on my team’s productivity. It took just a small shift in our mindset to help us see the light. Now we’re on our way to elevating our success with no apologies.
I don’t want to end this blog without extending our services to you. If you are looking to invest in commercial/residential real estate, have probate or trust property issues, or need to sell, feel free to contact the SNL Team 909-494-2280.
Special thanks to Rich Cosner of Prudential California Realty and Tom Ferry.
Extra special thank you to my husband and my partner Sharon Barnes. Without their support, I probably wouldn’t have attended the summit.
La Toya W. Tillett
Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor