Recently I attended a Brian Buffini Success Tour conference for what I thought was just to learn some new methods to improve my real estate career. What I learned is not how to meet a new client or sell another house but ways to better myself, my life and those around me.
I was opposed to getting an iPhone for the longest time. Those who know me know that I’m still rocking a Blackberry because I know it’s the best phone for conducting business. But when my adorable Granddaughter Angelica was born I didn’t want to miss a minute of anything she does so I “had” to get an iPhone so I can FaceTime my daughter Alyssa to see every thing Angelica is doing. Since then I found many other benefits to an iPhone and I have downloaded many Apps and the most recent is Podcasts so I can listen to The Brian Buffini Show.
I know your probably saying “How does this relate to the tallest building in town”? I was just listening to Episode 003 of Brian’s Podcast and he is speaking with the great Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn. Jim shared a profound philosophy that I’d like to share with you.
There are two ways to become the tallest building in town.
Philosphy 1: Tear all the other buildings down.
Philosphy 2: Keep working on growing your building taller.
I love this because in the Real Estate world there are a lot of agents that make their sales volume a competition. They compete on listing appointments and much like the presidential race that is going on right now they take this opportunity to tear down other agents in an effort to make themselves look better. But truly they are just making themselves look worse. I have always loathed people who do nothing but talk about themselves, their accomplishments and speak negativity about everything in the world. These people I avoid like the plague.
But with philosophy 2 it’s a win win for all. By improving yourself you are not only increasing your self worth but also having a positive influence on those around you. As you grow you’ll stand out for the positivity, strength and character you exude.
In closing I encourage you to set aside time in your busy schedule to work on improving yourself by reading, listening, interacting and growing from all the positive leaders there are in the world.