How Do You Start a Movement?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams NYC

Each of us makes a choice every day to get up, get motivated and hopefully, inspire others along the way.  Some of us have come from humble beginnings, while others took over the reins of a family business.  We all have role models -- those individuals that struck a chord with us; whether it be something he/she has accomplished or some words of encouragement that lit a fire, so to speak, underneath us.  

 

When I arrived in Manhattan several years ago, I never dreamed I’d be where I am today.  It took hard work and never losing sight of what I wanted for myself and my family.  That wasn’t just monetary gain (although it certainly is a motivator), but a sense of accomplishment that kept me going and striving to do more.  

 

As I achieved those milestones along the way, I found others that shared the same interests as I did.  Those individuals that not only helped me to become successful, but I helped them achieve their milestones as well.  I think most of us derive as much satisfaction from seeing someone we’ve mentored reach their success as we do when we reach ours.  

 

I thought I’d share this video with you.  If you haven’t heard of Derek Sivers, then I advise you to check out the website Ted.com. There are plenty of humorous and motivating short clips.  One of my favorites, “How to Start a Movement” is below.  


Lessons learned:  

 

Leadership is over-glorified. . . it’s the first follower that transforms the “lone nut” into a leader.

 

Have the courage to follow and show others to follow.

 

Remember the importance of nurturing those first few followers.  

 

Now that you’ve viewed it, do you consider yourself the “lone nut” or are you the first follower?  When was your “tipping point” and whatever you were doing became a movement?  Whatever the case may be, I hope it’s inspired you, helped you gain a new perspective, or at the very least, made you laugh.

 

I think the “movement” I began in Manhattan with the first Keller Williams shares similar aspects.  As of this month, we’ve grown to 100 licensed agents and we’re on track for our year-end goal of 250.  I thank each of these wonderful individuals that had the courage to “follow.”

 

What movement have you started lately?


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Rainer
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Karin Lundeen
Keller Williams Realty - Denver Southlands - Centennial, CO
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Great video Ilan~ I'm not a "lone nut" or a "first follower"...too cautious for that!  I really like:

Have the courage to follow and show others to follow.

 

Remember the importance of nurturing those first few followers. 


The world needs a bit of each!  Thanks for the encouragement nonetheless!

Aug 23, 2011 09:58 AM #1
Rainer
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Ilan Bracha
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Hi Karin--they are inspiring words!  Glad you liked the post/video and you gleaned some inspiration and encouragement from it.  Thank you!

Aug 24, 2011 12:30 AM #2
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Love the video and the written text by you! As a follower to TED you are illustrating the movement!

Aug 24, 2011 06:28 AM #3
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Ilan Bracha
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Hi Patricia, thanks!  So glad you enjoyed it.

Aug 24, 2011 11:56 PM #4
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