Tooting My Own Horn
“The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.” — Denis Waitley
I’ve been noticing something fascinating lately that I want to share with you, my readers. I have a group of students who I’ve been working with, my advanced students, all of whom have been with me for over a year, and I can’t tell you how incredibly proud I am of them and the progress that they’ve been making. I mean, it’s really leaps and bounds, off the charts, unhinged progress.
I’d like to give myself a big pat on the back for being such a great teacher and really caring about what I’m teaching them on their weekly coaching club calls and twice monthly advanced calls, but I can’t take even most of the credit for the advances I’m seeing despite being the common denominator ; – ).
What I’m seeing as an increase in orders of magnitude of their persuasion skills is a result of their incredible hard work and diligence. I am constantly hearing, especially on my one-on-one coaching calls, how accelerated their learning is coming to them. They are receiving incredible results in an unpredictable economy and realizing that persuasion is reaching every aspect of their lives.
One of my star pupils told me just recently that she’s started realizing that persuasion is permeating all parts of her life, not just in business, not just in putting together more contracts, not just signing more deals, not just getting more listings, but all aspects of life. She told me, “(Persuasion) is in everything that I do no matter whether it’s business or not. It’s to make me more effective. And help me also understand myself better and understand others better. I think I’m achieving that with you.”
This was kind of an ‘aha’ moment for her. It’s something I often say to my students, but until they experience it, it’s kind of an abstract idea. When you feel the results of your efforts, hard work, and study click into place and produce something quantifiable, that is an incredible achievement.
I will tell you that not only am I proud and thrilled for her, but it gives me renewed enthusiasm for doing what I do when I see the noticeable results in so many folks.
I have some other students, a husband and wife, who are in the real estate business as well, and despite the tough housing market, they are flourishing and really seeing the fruit of their labors as a solid, ever increasing number in their bank accounts and investments. They’ve also been really polishing their writing skills and have started a mastermind group to share the immensity of their knowledge with others.
I could go on and on with how proud I am of my students and despite it seeming like I’m bragging, I am genuinely thrilled to continue to bring the best and most up to the second persuasion material in existence.
Until Next Time,
Kenrick E. Cleveland