When it comes to making an impact in your real estate business or the sphere around you called life, ask yourself this question,
Would Someone Call You Parsley or Salt?
We get this from our lunch or dinner table of course. It comes down to looking at yourself as a garnish or a condiment. Some background from Master Chef Gary.
A garnish would be something like Parsley. Something to make the dish more visually appealing. Also like paprika on a Salmon salad, chives sprinkled on potatoes, or a slice of fruit on the edge of a tropical drink like a Mai Tai. The dish may even appear incomplete without this enhancement. Have you ever seen soda fountain cheeseburgers without Parsley? BUT the big difference with the garnish is it is all visual. It adds nothing to the taste of the dish.
I relate this to people who are empty suits. All talk, no action, no real impact to something meaningful in your life. Hot air.
Ah, then we have the classic example of a condiment like Salt. You know in life, we are ALL called to be the salt of the earth. Someone that MAKES A DIFFERENCE in the world. I have made this a personal mantra of mine from way back when, and I hope you are on board with it as well and will never be an empty suit.
Salt flavors. Salt changes with its mere presence. You know salt is there and won't forget the changed taste. Ever put too much salt on your popcorn at the movie theater? You know that it is there by what it is doing on the taste buds. Other condiments that make you take notice with food include relish, any kind of sauce, pepper, ketchup, mustard, olive oil, and vinegar.
You get my point. You don't want to sit on the sideline not affecting people's lives with who you are like parsley. Yes they know you are there but you are just adorning the scene with what you "could be."
You want to wallop them with your salty self with an encouraging, uplifting helping self. You want to be a great example for them and spice up their lives with humor and have them "relish" you when you come by.
Most of all when you have left their presence for the moment or as your lives diverge you want to have changed them in some good way and above all had made a difference that your paths crossed. Be the salt of the earth. It's what the world needs from you. MORE FLAVOR, MORE RICHNESS.