Ten Seconds

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Ten Seconds

“A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.”

Jesse Owens 1913 - 1980, Olympic Gold Mental Winner


As I see it . . . . . . .

Ten seconds


Jesse Owens quote is a reflection of his Olympic performance in the 1936 in Berlin Germany.


He had trained for a lifetime to compete and win a Olympic gold medal for running the 100 meter dash.


In 1936 Jesse Owens became the first American to win 4 gold medals in Track and Field in a single Olympiad.


His first gold medal was in the 100 meters dash and his time was 10.3 seconds.


His second gold medal was for the long jump.


His third gold medal was for the 200 meter dash.


And his fourth gold medal 4x100 relay team.


As business professional the question becomes do you want to perform at a champion level? And are you committed to your professional development be the best you can be and to run your 100 meter dash for the world to see in your business?


■Professional development prepares you in advance to perform at competitive level and prepares you to handle challenging and complicated condition.


■Professional development conditions and stretches your thinking and capacity. It will expand your professional skills, techniques and methods to and create a strategic business advantage


■Professional development is not a sometime thing it’s a continuous and ongoing process that keeps you on the leading edge of your business.


Champions are made in the thin slices and Jesse Owens case it was 10 seconds.


Create the ten seconds philosophy in your life and you will have the philosophy of a champion in your heart and spirit and it will be reflected in your actions. 


©2012 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


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Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

So much of what we do comes down to those quick moments on how we answer a question, or the question we might ask that is the difference in building our businesses.


May 30, 2012 06:32 PM #6
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist

Genius is overrated. Hard work is a mainstay. :)

May 30, 2012 07:17 PM #7
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Lou ~  You make it seem so easy


Create the ten seconds philosophy in your life and you will have the philosophy of a champion in your heart and spirit and it will be reflected in your actions. 


May 30, 2012 07:33 PM #8
Judi K Barrett
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma - Idabel, OK
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB

Hours and Hours of training.. a lifetime of eating right, taking care of the body and perfecting the technique for a 10 second competition.  That will make you stop and think, won't it??

May 30, 2012 08:03 PM #9
Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lou, you are always great - but this one gets perfect '10'.

May 30, 2012 08:11 PM #10
Steve Hoffacker
Hoffacker Associates LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
New Home Sales Trainer, Aging-In-Place Instructor


Congratulations on another featured post. A 10-second mentality and effort - great post. :)


May 30, 2012 09:04 PM #11
Tammie White
(615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN

Lou, you've got another winner here. It's hard to believe that 10 seconds can be life changing.

May 30, 2012 09:27 PM #12
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist

Lou, Seems of late my 10 second rule is to bite my tongue before I speak!  It's another kind of discipline :-D

May 30, 2012 09:55 PM #13
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663

Great advice as always Lou, the best all spend a lot of time preparing for that 10 seconds.

May 30, 2012 10:05 PM #14
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Congratulations on the feature! When I think about it, our training in real estate is paltry compared to championship athletes.


May 30, 2012 11:14 PM #15
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I enjoyed reading this blog, Lou!  I had kids which were competitive swimmers.  And I can tell you high quality training is important if you are competing at upper levels.  There were many 100 meter races which were swam, that were decided by as little a 3/100ths of a second!   You can hardly see it, but the clock marks it!

May 31, 2012 12:17 AM #16
Donna Derrick Drees Homes Market Manager Jax Area
Drees Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
Your resource for Off Site "Build On Your Lot"

Lou, This was a great blog! Very motivational and without a doubt something to keep with you to rembmer. Ten seconds is all it takes to make a big change! Great advice, great blog. Thanks for sharing!

May 31, 2012 03:27 AM #17
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY

I concur with the others Lou -  Fantastic post!! We all know that it "can change in a heartbeat". It's good to be prepared!!

May 31, 2012 04:09 AM #18
Amanda and Jared Christiansen
Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Century 21 Bradley Realtors

Good stuff as always Lou.                                                                                                                                                     

May 31, 2012 05:12 AM #19
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Melbourne, FL
Customer Focused, Results Driven Service!

It has been demonstrated so many times before. Look at heroes in the military or elsewhere. It is their training that makes a difference although it may only be a brief opportunity.

May 31, 2012 05:35 AM #20
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lou, great analogy! The key is in the preparation for getting to the point to be able to compete. Those 10 seconds put Jesse Owens in the history books.

May 31, 2012 05:56 AM #21
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I watched an Owens special recently and Hitler would not congratulate this man...he went on record to say that a photo of him with a Negro did not fit his plans....As to owens, he had to compete and take on lots of other peoples baggage and he still came in first...A winner all the way...

May 31, 2012 07:28 AM #22
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Love this. . 

A good place for a champion's quote. .the greatest of all. .

I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
Muhammad Ali

May 31, 2012 10:19 AM #23
Andrew Mooers
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Good advice as usual!

May 31, 2012 10:52 AM #24
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

Great motivational piece. I think it takes a heart of a champion to really see it through to the end for that 10 seconds of glory.

May 31, 2012 01:20 PM #25
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