I don't wanna do that (IDWDT) is THE big red STOP sign.
"GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK - Breaking The Failure SYSTEM"is the title of a new book providing insight and instruction to those considering a career in real estate. The decades-long failure rate of new agents borderlines being a criminal enterprise. The subtitle "Breaking the Failure System' makes clear the outcome intended. (Author: Annette Lawrence) (on LuLu.com)
Following is one page from "GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK - Breaking the Failure System" that encourages brokers/trainer/mentors (and new agents themselves) to test the fabric of new agents to see if they are sufficiently enabled to succeed in this business. It is best to find out early, before investing time and resources and allowing the new agent to spend down their savings, create debt and burn the bridges to their friends and family in the process. (This is EXACLTY what broker/trainers/mentor will instruct the newbie agent to do)
This page is a lesson about LIFE.
An encouragement to be obedient to your genius.
Confirmation of what you already know, that regret is a merciless taskmaster.
IDWDT is the big red stop sign that stops the potential of genius in it's tracks. Now, lets go to the page 42 in the book.
“I Don’t Wanna Do That” (IDWDT)
Much of our subconscious life is spent protecting ourselves from doing what we don’t want to do. It is inevitable this becomes observable in behavior and in avoidance practices. This culminates with a great segment of the population feeling stuck – dissatisfied. IDWDT has become a reliable sojourner with so many, providing the assurance things will remain the same.
A common indication of IDWDT is seen in our society in the prevalent use of the F-bomb. It is a word without real meaning but delivers immense consequence. Politicians, preachers, teachers, athletes find comfort in F-bombs. It keeps them SAFE. F-bombs keep YOU safe.
I’ll ask you, “How are you doing today?”
The predictable response is your F-bomb, “FINE.”
You are not FINE! You are tired, or happy or scared or excited or bored or fantastic or feeling dumpy. You are not FINE, but that F-bomb keeps you safe because you know if you are ‘FINE’ you do not need to do anything. If you said you were tired, you just might have to go to bed earlier and IDWDT!
Uncovering the IDWDT (I Don't Wanna Do That) syndrome is a measure whether the individual has accepted the responsibility of parenting himself or herself. Parenting yourself means knowing it’s your responsibility to make yourself do the crap you don’t want to do! You know, just like a parent.
When you are face-to-face with what you don’t want to do, you also meet the force required to change your life. ACTIVATION ENERGY. The secret weapon, to bring into your life anything that you want is activation energy.
Only five seconds of opportunity exists to apply activation energy. Take longer and the fight is lost.
This is true regarding facing what your don’t want to do as well as acting upon the inner unction, your moment of genius, the arrival of that great idea. Act in five seconds or it will be gone, another opportunity lost. The greatest ideas ever have not yet been acted upon.
In your real estate business, IDWDT is the quicksand that immobilizes you. Keeps you stuck, dissatisfied, a drag on everyone around you. That is why it is so important to press new folks into activity they really don’t want to do. If they refuse to take the crappy steps to get what they want, they just may be a time-hole that will rob others of what they want also.
“I don’t wanna do that!” Call me when you are ready to parent yourself.
How to stop screwing yourself over (TED TALK VIDEO)
IDWDT, the "I don't wanna do that" syndrome permeating society keeps incredible potential and bright ideas defeated because so many just don't want to grow up.
Starting your own business, which is EXACTLY what becoming a real estate agent is, means realizing NO ONE is available to make you do the crap. IDWDT will lead you to crash and burn, meanwhile others will make money off your tragedy.
The "crap" is making proper preparation before you put your saving and current livelihood and relationships to friends and associates at risk.
It is work. Actually hard work. But not so hard as to be an obstacle to actully getting to where you want to be, to your goal, to finally achieving the independence that real estate can provide - BEFORE you plunk down your dollars to enroll in real estate school.
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In "GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK - Breaking the Failure System" the reader is guided through practical processes allowing them to create the plan that supports their goal.
Too often citizens enroll into real estate school and then welcomed by real estate brokers without proper preparation. The gauntlet of entrapments encountered has historically resulted in MOST new agents failing within 24 months. There is too much money made in the failing process to hope for correction. This book is my attempt to push information into the hands of those with a real estate dream that will enable them, with real information, to make a better decision. The purpose of this book is to interrupt the failure policy that now exists. The outcome hoped for is to get you off to the best start possible in your real estate career by following the 5 planning steps.
The five steps you should consider before real estate school are:
- Self-evaluation and analysis
- Interviewing real estate agents
- Creating a business description and plan
- Broker selection
It is EXCITING TIME to pursue a dream.
Related blog: Saga of the new real estate agent http://actvra.in/4NyB
Wishing you the best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec, Palm Harbor, FL
727.420 . 4041