Thursday, June 9, 2016

People Ask Me, Why Do I Do IT?

Here's Why I do It... People often ask me "What is it like to be a KW Team Leader?". They’re curious as to why I do it. I've heard things like "isn't it hard, like herding cats?" or "how do you lead in a fair way with so much commission on the line?" As a coach and trainer, I have been blessed with meeting many people from different parts of this great country. I’ve had the privilege of helping real estate agents realize their full potential. My goal is help them become the agents they intended to be. I say through the BOLD laws and the with the MOST amazing real estate training in the world, I have been able to this because I put coming from contribution first. I sometimes hear “it must be hard with all the repetition -- the hitting of reset from day to day! So, I would like to share a story to help better illustrate how I feel. Once upon a time a boy went into a pet shop, looking for a puppy. The store owner showed him a litter in a box. The boy looked at the puppies. He picked each one up, examined it, and put it back into the box. After several minutes, he walked back to the owner and said, “I picked one out. How much will it cost?” The man gave him the price, and the boy promised to be back in a few days with the money.“Don’t take too long,” the owner cautioned. “Puppies like these sell quickly.” The boy turned and smiled knowingly, “I’m not worried,” he said. “Mine will still be there.” The boy went to work-weeding, washing windows, cleaning yards. He worked hard and saved his money. When he had enough for the puppy, he returned to the store. He walked up to the counter and laid down a pocketful of wadded bills. The store owner sorted and counted the cash. After verifying the amount, he smiled at the boy and said, “All right, son, you can go get your puppy.” The boy reached into the back of the box, pulled out a skinny dog with a limp leg, and started to leave. The owner stopped him. “Don’t take that puppy,” he objected. “He’s handicapped, he can’t play. He’ll never run with you. He can’t fetch. Get one of the healthy pups.” “No thank you, sir” the boy replied. “This is exactly the kind of dog I’ve been looking for.” As the boy turned to leave, the store owner started to speak but remained silent. Suddenly he understood. For extending from the bottom of the boy’s trousers was a brace--a brace for his disabled leg. Why did the boy want the dog? Because he knew how it felt, and he knew it was very special. Why do I do it? Because I know how you feel. You see, for the past 9+ years, I too was in real estate, I went through the ups and downs and everything in between. Lord knows, I know what agents are going through...good and bad. I know in my heart that this has helped me become a better teacher, trainer, coach and leader. I’ve seen so many lives transformed, because of the mindset of positive thinking that is KW. why I do it. Until Next Time, Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

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