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After spending a week at Keller Williams Family Reunion this past week there were many AHA's that were being shared. One of them kept being repeated and stood out to me was that you are only 5 years from being whomever you want to be. What great news!

Let me share with you what that can look like as we go back in time together and I share my story. Let's go back 6 years. I know I said 5 years, let's look at the 5 year gap from 2011-2016 to see what can be done.

I share with you my story as an example and then at the end I will share with you the simple steps you can follow to create your own transformation.


(Insert your own time travel music here)



In 2011 I am not married and in 2016 I have a strong marriage with my amazing wife Nita that is built on trust and honesty. By using strategies of Darren Hardy, I have created a gratitude journal for my wife and shared it with her. It now always has me looking for the things that I am grateful for about her and it has her doing the same. This keeps us growing and strengthening our marriage.

In 2011 I am up to my eyeballs in debt due to irresponsible management of my money and credit and in 2016 I am proud to say I am debt free, except for my home. How does this happen? Following the path put before us by Dave Ramsey for Financial Peace in our lives.

In 2011 I think that I am in shape and in 2016 I am in the best shape of my life. By finding a gym that works for me and a trainer that pushes me and a nutritionist that guides me healthy becomes a way of life.

In 2011 I call Bellingham Washington home and by 2016 I call Atlanta Georgia home.  With growth comes opportunity and with opportunity comes change.


(Insert your own time travel music here again)


Now that we are back in the present it is time for you to set your vision for who you will be in 2022. It might sound far away, although it is only 5 years away and will be here before you know it!


How to do it? 

First thing is the hardest thing as you want to do is decide who you want to be when you get there. If you don't have a vision you will look up and be the same you 5 years from now, or you might have gone backwards. Sit down and dream big! Do you want your health to look a certain way? How about where you are living? What does business look like for you? Who are you in relationships with?

Second step is what is called Goal Setting to the Now from The ONE Thing and take your written vision of 5 years from now backwards. If you know who you want to be in 5 years, who do you need to be in 3 years to be on track? Who you then need to be in 1 year to be on track? Who will you need to be in 6 months then? How about 1 month? How about at the end of this week? How about as soon as you finish reading this?

Walk the goal backwards and it becomes easier to see the finish line.


Now it is up to you to get started and I can't wait to meet the 2022 version of you!


PS Did you notice along the way of my path, there was a mentor, a trainer, a coach to show me the path? Find yours today!


Chadalyst - Start dreaming BIG and write down who you want to be 5 years from now. Remember, you can change the vision on the way!


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Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

Wow!  You have made some big changes and look at the life you are living!  Congratulations on the well deserved feature.

Feb 23, 2017 02:17 AM #22
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

My life is totally different now than it was 5 years ago, and I already have some goals for 5 years from now. But I'm going to think even more carefully about ideas for my future because it will be here before I know it.

Feb 23, 2017 03:52 AM #23
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Great tips!!!

If you don't have a vision you will look up and be the same you 5 years from now, or you might have gone backwards. Sit down and dream big! Do you want your health to look a certain way? How about where you are living? What does business look like for you? Who are you in relationships with?

Feb 23, 2017 03:57 AM #24
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

This is a real eye opener. Time waits for no one.

Feb 23, 2017 06:12 AM #25
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

This was a very inspiring read about having a vision and taking control to get where you want to be. We'll see what happens in 5 years!

Feb 23, 2017 06:45 AM #26
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The right path in life is evidenced by one evolving as they go...case in point here

Feb 23, 2017 07:14 AM #27
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Chad, what an inspiring post, thank you for sharing your journey with us, wishing you continued success. We can do anything if we're willing to work for it.

Feb 23, 2017 07:40 AM #28
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Definitely agree, that working from the 5 year plan backwards makes each step much clearer and obtainable.  

Feb 23, 2017 08:15 AM #29
Rose @ DomainFarming.today
DomainFarming.today - Livermore, CA
Locally branded domains that attract sellers.

This is a great share. Man people don't have the courage to share all that you have. Thank you!

Feb 23, 2017 12:04 PM #30
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Nice post, congrats on the feature.

Feb 23, 2017 01:35 PM #31
Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service

Great inspirational post! Next thing to do is to check the other resources you linked to as I am not familiar with them, thanks again!

Feb 23, 2017 05:22 PM #32
Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

Thanks for the direction, Chad Hyams, and welcome to Atlanta, Georgia.

Feb 23, 2017 07:42 PM #33
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Thank you, Chad for this inspirational post and sharing part of your journey.  Congrats on the feature.  This post is certainly worthy.  I have bookmarked the post and will refer back to it.  I wish you continued success.

Feb 24, 2017 12:44 PM #34
Theresa Akin

First Congrats on the feature. Going back 5 years I never anticipated being diagnosed with cancer in June 2012. Hasn't really been a bad ride but did have to be a patient ride (no pun intended). I was the one who had to be patient and positive and pro-active in getting better. Everything has gotten better. Just remember the sun is on the other side of that cloud and they will pass each other.

Feb 24, 2017 01:56 PM #35
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

A very inspirational post, giving a direction to setting and achieveing goals. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 24, 2017 03:16 PM #36
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Chad Hyams it is good to see you setting goals and reaching them. Stay focused!

Feb 24, 2017 09:20 PM #37
Karon Tubbs

Very good Chad! I enjoyed reading this.

Feb 25, 2017 06:32 PM #38
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks Chad. Personal sharing is not always easy to do but it does have an impact on others.

Focus and goal setting followed by positive and consistent action will bring results.

Feb 26, 2017 04:11 AM #39
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Very smart advice.  I love how you took control of your life and envisioned what it might be.  I always work backwards in projects, real estate, and anything I want to accomplish.  Thank you for sharing tools for us to accomplish those goals.  Having gone through spinal fusion surgery, last year was rough but I'm looking forward to a great 5 year run, too!  Off to the gym :) 

Feb 26, 2017 09:34 AM #40
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Thanks so much for taking the time to post I hope your week is going great so far! :-Dave\




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