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I have been obsessed lately with Malcolm Gladwell. If you haven't picked up any of his books, I strongly recommend any of them. My title happens to come from "Outliers." If I had to describe "Outliers," I would say it is a book about understanding success, what it means to be successful, what it takes to be successful, traits of success, etc.
In it, he says scientists have come up with an amount. An amount of hours it takes to become a master at something. 10,000 hours. Imagine all of the different tasks we (as Realtors) have & really should be good at. Communicating, negotiating, scripts, researching comps -and the list goes on and on. This tells me the 10,000 hours do not just stop at one topic. It covers many topics. This tells me we have 10,000 hours PER topic...which means we have many hours to go.
He also goes on to say that having talent is not enough and that achievement is talent plus preparation. When the two combine, it's magic. When talent meets practicing for over 10,000 hours...that's when the elite step away from the pack. Ever heard the saying, "Hard work beats talent ... more
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