My Humbling Experience

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KFCI finally did it...

I reduced the prices of my classes to the lowest of the low ($39.95). After getting little to no action for what I consider to be VERY IMPORTANT STUFF AGENTS NEED TO KNOW, I decided to take the plunge and work in the red for a while.

The real estate market has been such a humbling experience for me. You know, from being at the top your game where everybody loves you, to having doors slammed in your face!

But I really believe I needed to have this experience. Humbling makes me more well rounded and a stronger person. I truly believe that my webinars WILL make a difference in the real estate industry (even if no one else thinks so right now!).

Did you know that Harland David (Colonel) Sanders had many doors slammed in his face for years before someone finally believed in his product and took a chance with his secret fried chicken recipe?

Even more incredible is that he started Kentucky Fried Chicken in his mid 60's!

Sometimes, when I'm having my pity party, I try to remember the inspirational people like the Colonel who did not give up because of a few hundred (thousand?) doors slammed in their face. Their perseverance eventually paid off.

Also, I am trying to allow myself to be more open to opportunities. Even if the square peg is not exactly what I was looking for, I find by being creative and open to new experiences, I can still do what I love.

For example, a couple of weeks ago, I agreed to teach a private class to a couple of new assistants for 2 agents. Normally, I wouldn't do this-too busy, not enough money in it, etc. But I decided to go for it. As a result, I had a GREAT day teaching, and it allowed me to think about offering private training sessions to other agents in need of help. From there, it opened my mind up to dozens of possibilities/opportunities that I would really enjoy doing!

Amazing, immediately after I decided to reduce the costs of my webinars, I received a call from Sacramento Association of Realtors who approved to use my webinars as part of their education program!  

I did ask a big favor of Leon, one the education board members. Was it possible for me to get a job cleaning toilets at night at the association to help supplement my income?  

Hah! Being humble is not so bad!




Comments (4)

IMNJ - Internet Marketing Specialist
Internet Marketing NJ - Red Bank, NJ

“Humility is like underwear, essential, but indecent if it shows” -  Helen Nielsen


Jun 18, 2008 06:53 AM
Diana Turnbloom - Martinez, CA
The Leading Expert in TC Services & Education

Ah, Excellent parable! I shall use it as an opening for my next class! Thanks for the lesson in humility!

Jun 18, 2008 07:04 AM
Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

Diana  - Sorry to hear about that.  How about using technology to get the word out to more yet reduce your overall cost.  Webinar sounds good like you are on the right path!  Scrubbing toilets?  It's not all that it's cracked up to be.  I've been scrubbing like crazy around here.  Even with my cross marketing, it's still very slow. 

Active Mike

Jun 18, 2008 07:29 AM
Diana Turnbloom - Martinez, CA
The Leading Expert in TC Services & Education

Hey Mike! Don't feel bad for me. I like getting spanked every once in a while...keeps me honest. I am using technology to get the word out. I think it's about timing. It WILL happen. Hey, you ever watch "Dirty Jobs"? I think my toilet cleaning stint is a pretty good deal!

Jun 19, 2008 03:26 AM