The other day I was sitting in a buyer's consultation and at the very end of the conversation I asked the same thing I always do: "Any questions?" I know I know, how original, right? This is obviously a conditioned reflex and I don't typically expect much in return, until the gentleman's nephew raised his hand and said, "I have a question; what are your 3 tips for success?"
First I was shocked. Then I was wildly impressed. This kid, who doesn't even appear to be old enough to drive is asking questions I never dreamed of asking at his age.
With no time to think or plan out a response, I blurted out what immediately came to mind:
1. Learn. Learn from books, learn from other people. Never stop educating yourself and growing, because just when you think you've learned everything there is to know, you haven't.
2. If you truly want something, go for it 110%. Stay committed. When other people say you can't, or your "drunk monkey" (aka the negative voice in your head) gets in the way, push through, ignore the negativity, and keep fighting.
3. Don't be afraid to fail. Even the most successful people have failed a thousand times before.
So how'd I do? If you were asked the same question, what would your 3 tips to success be?