Still fresh off the plane from Palm Desert, California where I've been for the last week with 3 of my co-workers and 1500 or so other realtors from all over the country.
The occassion was Tom Ferry's Success Summit 2008 which was held at the Desert Springs JW Marriot Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. We flew from Atlanta to Phoenix, then Phoenix to Palm Springs, then took a cab ride to the resort last Monday. We flew home Saturday arriving back in Auburn, AL about Midnight local time.
What a week! The actual conference didn't begin until Tuesday afternoon but we we there for early registration to avoid the crowd and I'm glad we did! Wow, what a line of folks. I thought these people were crazy for getting in line an hour before the doors opened to get a good seat in the ballroom. It was like a rock n' roll show. Lights going everywhere, upbeat music blaring from the sound system, and 5 enormous projection screens so that everyone in the room could get a clear picture of our esteemed leader, Tom Ferry.
Let me just say, I say Tom in New Orleans this past March at the Prudential National Convention. He was, by far, my favorite speaker. After the 90 minute talk, I went home, implemented the strategies he taught me, and my business SHOT up! So when I got the opportunity to go to his 4-day Success Summit, it was an easy decision.
Tom is a world-renowned, real estate coach, speaker, and motivator. I spoke with him briefly on Tuesday night at the Prudential party and to my surprise, 2 days later, he called me by name and referenced our conversation 2 days prior. That blew me away. I've only known Southern Baptist preachers who could remember names so well.
Several successful agents from across the country who are Tom's clients spoke of their businesses and how they've achieved real estate stardom. They were equally as helpful as Tom.
On Friday, Tony Robbins spoke. If you've never heard him before, wow. We were jumping up and down, getting pumped-up and full of energy. (They even had to take some guy to the hospital.) This was an excellent closer for an awesome week. I've never felt so energized and excited about real estate. I WILL be there next year.
Not to give away all the secrets I learned from traveling across country, but here's Tom's vision: to make 1,000,000 people millionaires and to make their respective businesses simple, fun, and profitable.