In the past 5 years I've had two major situations come up that forced me to rethink my career. One huge impact was meeting Jason Crouch online, right here at ActiveRain. It was one of those rare, unexpected AHA! moments in life. The other big thing that happened to me was having one of my clients send me her personal copy of Gary Keller's great book, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent. I'm very thankful for both events.
MREA opened my eyes to how a successful team can be built in real estate. I keep Gary's book right next to my computer, and refer to it often. However, my copy of MREA does not address blogging. My book was printed in 2003. It's very well worn.
Jason Crouch is the person who opened my eyes to the power of social media. Here's what Jason posted on November 12 of 2008. If you're new to ActiveRain, you should stop reading my post and jump over to Jason's commentary right now. It might give you a new perspective about risk and big rewards. It might even change your life.
Here are the facts. I'm 55 years old. I'm not a great writer. I never expected to be a blogger. In fact, I figured blogging was something for college kids with too much free time on their hands. How wrong I was! Once I discovered a little about the power of social media, I wanted to know more. So I hired Jason.
Are you afraid to blog? Don't be. Here's a little secret. If I can do it, YOU can too!
I'm a bottom line kind of guy. Will I ever be a great blogger like Jason? Not a chance. I don't have his talent.
Am I making new business connections all over America. Yes! What else can you ask for?
So why did I hire Jason? It was mostly a combination of these 4 things.
- Jason is Helpful. I remember the first time Jason called me. He didn't even know me at the time, but he offered to help me anyway. I was quite surprised!
- Jason is Honest. I think of Jason as the Abraham Lincoln of blogging. I think everyone who knows Jason will agree with me.
- Jason has a good sense of Humor. Life's short. Real estate can be challenging. I like to work with people who laugh! :)
- Jason has Experience. Jason doesn't just talk about social media. He walks the walk. He's all over the internet.
I give a hearty thumbs up to Jason Crouch as a coach. Try him out, like I did. I believe your career will be changed too!
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