I was kidding around the other day......Go figure! I made the comment that my next blog would be entitled as it is. And Awaaaaayyyy WE GO!
I'm not Bryant Tutas. For instance...his blogs actually get comments. He is the master of the Blog and so many of us enjoy reading his stuff that we think....man that guy is good.
But then who really is a Bryant Tutas. I mean, Not Bryant Tutas, not originally. Sure his parents probably named him Bryant and his last name is Tutas. But then there is that whole Shakespeare thing about roses and names.
If Bryant Tutas owned a car dealership in Nebraska, would we know who he is? Probably not. If he painted houses in Rio Linda would we know. Nope. But Bryant Tutas has become a name that we all know in the area and on Active rain because of one reason and one reason only. That reason is that Bryant chose a sales career for his career, and in sales you must be good at something that many of us shy away from. Self Promotion.
Now before angrily you click the comment button, hear me out and hang on to see if I can get some wisdom out of this.
Bryant has taken what we are all supposed to do and be to a higher plane. He has made his name what it is. He is a self starting individual and has succeeded greatly where so many have failed.
I once interviewed a guy who said to me, I don't like to talk about myself. Uh.....hello there Skippy, this is an interview!
SO why am I no Bryant Tutas? Because I am Gary De Pury! and You are (Insert your name here)! For everything that you think you can't do, I can name three things that I can't. For every thing that I excel at, you can best me on something else.
Why did I pick on Bryant Tutas, he was available and I like typing his name. (The letters are closer together than Wayne Gretzky) but the person doesn't matter. The idea is try to be something that you're not and you will always be where you don't belong. Excel at being who you are and you will get where you are supposed to be.
So many people give in when they think that they can't catch someone (Who they believe to be) better than they are. They submit to early in the game when they see someone get listing after listing and they only close 50%. They give up when they don't get the referrals that they DON'T ask for. WHY?????
So your homework tonight is find someone that you think has an edge on you and figure out three things.
1) Do they really have an edge or am I just making myself believe they do.
2) Do I have an edge on them?
3) How can I sharpen that edge to make myself better at being ME!
Once you have figured those things out... then sit back and contemplate all of the opportunities that you may have lost because you thought that someone better was going to do it before you. All of the listings that you didn't go after, all of the FSBO's you have driven by and then finally seen another sign up, all of the referrals that you didn't ask for...and so on.
Then CHANGE it. My Grandfather taught me...."Don't mimic success, BE Success"! But then he told me to get off his yard! ? :)
Since I don't have my grandfathers wisdom I say "Be the broom and not the dirt. Do the moving, don't be moved and get swept away."
Well, good night folks and great talking to you.