Impossible or I'm Possible? You choose!

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Impossible or I'm Possible? You choose!

Main Line Antiques Show booth 2013One of the things I do is chair and manage an antiques fair for a local charity Surrey Services for Seniors in November, The Main Line Antiques Show, November 15 & 16 2014, this year to be held at Cabrini College in the Dixon Center. I have lots of connections having been an antiques dealer and know what both consumers and dealers are looking for and hoping to achieve with an antiques fair. The whole point for the local charity is they are trying to raise funds. Last year we raised just over $130,000. I largely work with a volunteer committee and to raise the funds we need the committee to reach out and make some advertising sales and obtain sponsorships. About this time of year, we are in our last push to reach our goal as we need to print the show catalog and finalize all the signs in time for the opening. Our goal this year is $165,000 as agreed upon by the committee.

But, with any team a goal can feel impossible and difficult to reach for many reasons. Fear, of making calls, of achieving the goal and what it might mean next year, the economy, procrastination, there are many reasons and excuses.

Last year I remember I challenged our team not to use the work "Impossible" but to re-frame it and see it as "I'm possible" just add some punctuation. I also told them that for every no they received they moved closer to our goal. Thanks to Darren Hardy of Success magazine I had heard him throw down a challenge to go for failure, to celebrate the top fails. Most likely these would also be the top achievers as they had pushed through the fear, laid it aside and were willing to put up with the "No" to achieve the "Yes". We made our goal last year, and we are on track for our goal this year. Is it a reach, of course but it would not be a challenge if it was not.

So, maybe you need to re-frame your goals, are they big, or do you need to increase them and when your internal voice, or someone else says that's impossible, say no all it says is "I'm possible! They just missed some punctuation." This is how I tackle most things, I don't always reach my goal, but I often reach far higher than I would have if I had accepted something easy or achievable. How about you?

Oh and if you like antiques, then mark your calendar as the show is awesome with some wonderful dealers and lots of amazing merchandise.

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John Meussner
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Good luck reaching your goal.  I've always enjoyed the word "no" as it's an opportunity to assume my sales skills & get closer to the next close.

Sep 08, 2014 02:40 AM #1
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Re-framing is so very important. When we can master this process, all in our lives can be that much better. My wife has taught her clients to re-framing for many years.

Make it a great week!

Sep 08, 2014 02:48 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Nick and Trudy. I also love antiques and doing this for a good cause is wonderful. Great attitude and I'd bet you hit your goal. Good luck.

Sep 08, 2014 11:41 PM #3
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It's easy to give up on goals when you aren't t here, but the reward can be so great when you get your head right and reach until you get there.

Sep 12, 2014 10:41 AM #4
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Too bad, you are far from my location. I'd love to visit your events and maybe volunteer to help. I love antique furniture and looking locally for the organization like yours.

Good luck with your goals!

Sep 16, 2014 10:27 AM #5
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Inna Ivchenko sure there are plenty and lots of events in LA you can get invovled in as well.

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