Wow - I just returned from living in Pagosa Springs CO (which I highly recommend visiting if you are looking for a slice of Heaven) the past 30 days and participating in the Parelli Fast Track Horsemanship Program. I was lucky to be in the presence of people from all over the world - New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Cananda, UK and the list goes on. The program was full time and was physically, mentally and emotionally rigourous. Being with like minded, supportive people was amazing. Still digesting the life skills I learned - wanted to talk about the 8 Principles of Horsemanship and how many apply to our real estate career and relationships in general
1. Horsemanship is Natural and can be obtained through communication and partnership versus fear, intimidation and mechanical devises.
- this applies to our human relationships - we must be in partnership with our clients and others in our lives - when we understand others ideas and help them to see how our ideas are harmoneous for them, we will have more success. Also, we cannot help others who are moving away from us - we need to have a partnership to work together.
2. Make and teach no assumptions - my absolute favorite. Just because something was true yesterday, doesnt mean it is today (boy is this true in our market today especially). Make no assumptions about what your client knows, is thinking etc etc as well.
3. Communication is two or more individuals understanding and sharing an idea.
4. There are mutual responsibilities in a partnership.
5. The attitude of justice is effective. What this means is that we have to be EFFECTIVE to be UNDERSTOOD and we have to be UNDERSTOOD to be EFFECTIVE - ponder this one.
6. Horses teach humans and humans teach riders - (Not necessarily applicable to real estate but very interesting) horses will fill in when a human has a weakness and allows the human to achieve his/her goals - until we gain the savvy needed. The human can offer up experience to the prey animal as well to get them through as well.
7. Principles, purpose and time are the tools of training (and learning) - Never put our PURPOSE before our PRINCIPLES even when we really want to achieve something, if our foundation is comprised, the end result will be at the expense of our PRINCIPLES.
Brigitte Jones 360.909.0550