From time immemorial people have tried to find the shortcut, the quick fix, the magic pill to achieve all sorts of things. From getting to a destination, building things, losing weight, making more money, having a great relationship and achieving success people have sought out all manner of crazy gimmicks to get there with little or no sweat, tears, or hard work.
So here’s the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth:
“There’s No Shortcut To Success”
If you want to lose weight, it takes hard work. You’ll need to exercise regularly, build muscle, and stop eating processed foods. It’s hard to make breakfast and lunch instead of stopping at a fast food place or restaurant. It’s hard to leave the couch and go to the gym 5 nights a week. Weight loss pills are dangerous and so is surgery. So, we know that the only real way to lose weight, in a healthy way, is going to take hard work. I know this from experience.
If you want to build a house, you’ll need a good firm foundation, accurate measurements, quality materials, and skilled assembly. Cut any corners and it won’t last. Experience has taught us this but many people still try to get around reality.
If you want a quality relationship, you can’t buy it. Sure you might get a short way on charm and gifts, but sooner or later you’ll need to put in the hard work a relationship requires or it’s doomed. Yes, it’s hard but many people will tell you, from experience, that it’s all worth the extra effort. These people have experience.
Experience is what you want when you look for a mentor. And everyone should have at least one.
If you want to pass through a minefield you will want to try it yourself or step where a successful traveler has stepped.
Taking your success-walk with a mentor is more fun too. It’s tough rolling around in your own head every day. It’s much more fun to meet, or speak with, your mentor at least weekly. Find out what they’re doing, ask for advice, and pattern your activity after their past successful activity.
One of the things I’ve learned working at Empower Brokerage is that the people who’ve been here a while have some things in common.
They’re Genuine – They generally say what they mean and mean what they say. There’s little sugar-coating the truth and that’s important when you need to succeed instead of just feeling successful. Nothing will make you truly feel successful as much as a healthy and growing business. And the people at Empower Brokerage are singular in their mission to help others achieve that success.
They Work Hard – I’ve never seen so many people work so hard in one place. There’s no spare time to goof off here. It’s fairly constant work. Taking phone calls, giving advice, preparing marketing materials, writing content, editing video, preparing quotes, contracting, processing applications, generating and distributing leads, and on and on and on. There’s a sense of accomplishment that permeates the office. It becomes plain to see who’s doing the work, who’s acting like they’re working, and who’s not working much at all. Only those who do the work end up staying here because honest workers only like to be around other honest workers.
They’re Always Eager To Help – I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone here brush off an agent’s plea for help. In addition, I always notice when my co-workers offer to help without being asked. And that happens every day. It’s a team atmosphere and most people here are cross-trained.
It’s no wonder why Empower Brokerage continues to grow and expand. These are some fundamental qualities for success!
What do you think would happen to your business if you incorporated these things into it?
You Can Be Genuine – You can tell your clients what you’re going to do and then make sure you do it. You can tell them the truth, even if they won’t like it. You can put your clients first and genuinely care about their success.
You Can Work Hard – Of course you need to work smart. That’s a never-ending process to keep working smarter. But it must be accompanied by hard work. Get up early, develop a routine, make the calls you don’t want to make, do the activities you don’t want to do. Don’t lie to yourself about your work effort. Look in the mirror and quietly tell yourself the truth about your effort level. Admit to yourself areas where you need improvement. Do what others are unable or unwilling to do….to have what others don’t have.
You Can Be Eager To Help Others – To be eager to help others you need to care about them. I believe we are all part of the same family. Try to care about people more, even if you don’t particularly like them. What would you do if you saw them starving? Feed them. What would you do if you saw them dying of thirst? Give them a drink. What would you do if you saw them living with a spouse and children and they didn’t have life insurance, paid too much for their health insurance, or were struggling to figure out the best way to save for retirement? Help them with a passion. Be Eager.
Once you’ve made a decision to incorporate these things into your life, I’d love to hear about your progress.
Everyone at Empower Brokerage is eager to help you make positive changes in your career. Let us know how we can help.
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