Passion Breeds Excellence. A Lesson from Gary Vaynerchuk

Reblogger Kerry Lucasse
Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group GA# 305421

Original content by Joel McDonald

I just watched Gary Vaynerchuk's appearance on the CBS Early Morning Show from yesterday.

The most profound thing I noticed while watching this video was his passion - which makes him the most excellent person in his field.  He doesn't have to put on any airs or dress up in fancy suits like 98% of his competitors.  He is just himeself, and he loves what he does.  His passion shines through so much -- that he doesn't even have to worry about people finding him. (Notice when asked the name of his site, he barely mentions it under his breath and gets right back to sharing his knowledge.) He just provides a good service, and is there for the people that DO find him. You can find him at

Here is a link to the 2 minute video. To me, it's a reminder that we have to believe in what we're doing with every ounce of our being, and we can't just settle for getting our buyers into a home, or getting our seller's home sold.  That's even more important in slower markets.  I think all of us sometimes convince ourselves we're too busy to deal with the "little things", but it's the little things that make a big difference.

Sometimes it's easy to forget that if we just did a few of those kinds of things in our day to day lives, referral business would take care of itself, and promotion tactics would not be necessary at all.  If we did do any advertising or promotion, it would be 3 to 5 times as effective than if we didn't strive toward excellence in what we do.

In my continual strive toward excellence, I'm picking a new year's resolution early, but I haven't yet decided what I'm going to try to do.  If you wouldn't mind, I would LOVE if you shared one thing that you do extremely well that separates you from the rest of the agents in your area.  Maybe you can help me decide what it is that I'm going to decide to do to bring myself closer to excellence next year.




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I break my five-year plan down into five years, months, weeks, days, and even hours. By working those hours -- those little things -- persistently and consistently, I find that the days, weeks, months, and years naturally fall into place.

I think the world has gotten too large, and as the companies got larger to meet the needs, the top brass of those companies got larger, too, i.e., too full of themselves. If we can get back to the little things, we can get back to making this country work.

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity in the new year.

Dec 22, 2008 05:41 PM #1
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Kerry, I agree that passionate people really are engaging and fun to be around. I think it's a good lesson to those of us working in real estate. If we don't believe in what we're doing, it'll show. ;-)


Dec 26, 2008 10:05 AM #2
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Kerry, I'll just share my resolution with you -not really a resolution, but a goal: I will not send an email, unless I'm emailing SOMETHING the person needs to read.  In otherwords, my goal for 2009 is to touch each person- personally/ Either with a phone call, or personal appointment. Please let me know what you decide.  Best wishes for 2009!

Dec 26, 2008 04:01 PM #3
Tom Ferry
Tom Ferry-yourcoach - Newport Beach, CA

Kerry- I agree. Gary's passion is off the charts! I'm excited to say he will be speaking at my Summit in August!


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Jun 19, 2009 09:33 AM #4
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