A Chance to Contribute
What Mark Will You Make?
By America’s Six Figure Real Estate Coach Roberta Ross
Steve Jobs once said, “I want to put a ding in the universe.” It’s funny how that one simple sentence can resonate so far for so many people. Every day we get to choose how we will contribute – to our futures, our families, our clients, our careers and ourselves. What kind of impact can we make? Will it be positive or negative? What kind of ‘ding’ will we create on the world around us?
For many agents, summertime is at a little bit slower pace and many take some of that extra time to brush up on their skills, fine-tune their passions, and reflect on their purpose. If that sounds like you – here are five amazing characteristics of people who positive impact the world:
- They are ALWAYS willing to get better. Top performers and leaders never stop learning or finding ways to better themselves. In a world where learning opportunities are available around the clock via the internet, sharp salespeople constantly take advantage of new chances to grow.
- They connect and engage. Positive-impact people know that leaving a legacy most often has more to do with the connectivity and relationships they’ve built in their lives and careers than anything else. They strive to cultivate those relationships, both personally and professionally with open minds and open spirits, always on the lookout for ways they can help.
- They are problem solvers. It’s easy to see what can go wrong, or what’s broken. If what you want is to make a difference in your world you must instead shift your focus to what’s going right and how to find solutions and opportunities. That whole, “where there is a will, there is a way” thing is not just a saying, it’s a positive way of life.
- They share. Too often in our business we see agents who are territorial about what they know, or what they do, and close themselves off from their colleagues because they are afraid of giving away their ‘competitive edge’. That’s such a scarcity mindset. True top performers are transparent in their actions and openly share strategies and solutions with those around them, believing that if everyone gets better, there will be more business, referrals, revenue, and relationships for all.
- They embrace challenges and critique. Positive influences don’t shy from critique and are no stranger to challenges. They know that there are often tremendous lessons and opportunities discovered in both.
If you’ve got a little extra time this month and are eager to be sure that you too are making a positive impact on the world around you, take a good look at these five common denominators and see if they fit you. If so, kudos! If not, begin to adopt them into your daily life and see the difference you can make as well! Good luck and have a great rest of the month!