In my search to learn and evolve in the real estate world, I uncovered the wonderful videos of Kate Rossi, who is a boss! This woman is loud, in-charge, direct, articulate, funny, knowledgeable/educated, successful, determined, strong, and powerful. She is the kick in ass, the soul in sister, and the final in answer! She says "what are we so damn scared of?" And the answer really is...REJECTION! She comments that when a store clerk asks if we need assistance, and we reply "no thanks," that store clerk doesn't run to the corner and sob; she doesn,'t take it personally! She moves about her day, and asks someone else because it's her job. Just as a cop may ticket someone for speeding; it doesn't necessarily mean that he enjoys that part of his job, but it is just that, and so he does what is expected of him! When we know our WHY (am I really doing all of this), then nothing else should really matter if our WHY is strong enough to get us this far! I remember seeing the word PASS on my test the day I took the FL state exam. I hurried to the restroom, mostly because I always have to pee when I'm nervous, but also because I was in shock. I had devoted so much time to studying for this, and thought about this moment a hundred times, until it was surreal. I looked at my reflection in the mirror, and literally started sobbing uncontrollably like a little child. It was erratic, unexplained nerves just flowing from my pores. "Get it together Missy," I thought to myself! "You passed! Why in the heck are you freaking out?" And that didn't go away when I walked into the parking lot, sat in my car, nor drove back to the hotel! It stayed. So many emotions can take over our being, our moments entirely! We must stay focused on what is truly important and why we are here; if I focus on needing to feed my children, then calling Sam or Sally and being hung up on just seems like a little mole hill, but if I think of the rejection, and how much these people probably hate me calling their home, I've made it into a mole hill! You see? Along with my broker, I am reading The One Thing by Gary Keller, and it reminds us to take a step back from what we've been programmed to believe in this fast-paced, technological environment, and that is to get many things done, quickly, efficiently, and for less cost! This is not the most productive or healthy way to move through life. I, for one, have learned that all that work and no play brings only stressed, tired, angry, unfulfilled, and unappreciated lives. I want to work to live. I want to love what I do. Why did I get into Real Estate? It was basically accident...looking to flip houses. Then it became a necessity because I lost my job and needed a very flexible work/lifestyle that would put my children and family first! Here I am. If making these calls means I miss many less recitals, ball games, dinners with family, game nights, family vacations, kisses goodnight, beach days, girls' weekends, and I get to enjoy my life...well I'm all in! 110% in! Like it or not, I may call your house. I may ask you to let me help you buy or list a home or refer friends to me, but I damn well deserve it! Who better than me? And I've always been here to support my communtiy, friends, and family in their endeavors! I want less materialistically and (OH SO MUCH) more time and memories! Thank you for reminding me of WHY Mrs. Kate Rossi! I hope to meet you one day! And I hope you Yell at me because that would be AWESOME! Good night my loves! Sale on Seller! ;) and pray for my hubs in Tampa tonight! Namaste...
WHAT IS YOUR WHY?
May 18, 2017