Finding Your "Why?"

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Your Backstory Identity:

"I was a ____________ "
(Ex: finance professional working a thankless job)

Your Desires:

"At the time, I was trying to ____________ " (VERB)
(Ex: find a way to help my clients through their largest personal financial decisions)

Your External Struggle:

"I was struggling with ____________ " (VERB ending in ING)
(Ex: finding a way to really make a difference in my clients' lives)

Hitting the Wall:

"The problem was that ____________ " 
(Ex: if I ever wanted to really make a difference and help them achieve their dreams, it meant that I would need to find a new profession)

Internal Struggle:

"Hitting the wall in this case meant ____________ " 
(Ex: that if I didn't make a decision, I would be stuck in a thankless job)

The Tipping Point:

"And in this case, hitting the wall actually ____________ " (VERB)
(Ex: meant that I wouldn't be able to work with clients doing what I really love)

The Epiphany Event:

"But luckily for me, that when I ____________ and everything changed" (VERB)
(Ex: saw my parents try to sell their house)

Revelation:

"From this event I discovered all about ____________" (VERB ending in ING) 
(Ex: working with people I love in real estate was really what I wanted to do)

How To:

"It was clear to me how to ____________ " 
(Ex: help make a difference in my clients' lives was to help them find their dream home)

Reveal:

"Discovering this how to secret meant ____________ " 
(Ex: my friends, family, and clients would be able to rely on someone they could trust and would be able to provide sound real estate and financial advice)

The Plan:

"My plan was to start ____________ " (VERB ending in ING)
(Ex: studying for the real estate exam so that I would be able to properly look out for my clients)

Action:

"I then ____________ " 
(Ex: Spent the next 6 months learning everything I could about the industry)

Final Action:

"After that, I ____________ " (VERB) 
(Ex: launched my real estate business and started meeting with as many people as I could that might be looking to buy or sell real estate in my neighborhood)

Achievement:

"Then, because everything came together so well, I decided to ____________ " (VERB)
(Ex: start marketing to people outside of my sphere and work with others who could use my help)

Brokerage:

"And chose to join ____________ " (BROKERAGE OR TEAM NAME) 
(Ex: Very Best Realty)

Final Achievement:

"Though it sounds almost too good to be true, I can now ____________ " (VERB)
(Ex: Work with buyers and sellers, nationwide to provide advice in any market and let them achieve their dreams of buying and selling real estate with someone they trust at their side)

Finding Your "Why?"

Before even thinking about real estate, I was a finance professional working a thankless job trying to find a better way to help my clients through their largest personal financial decisions.

The thing is, at the time I was finding a way to really make a difference in my clients' lives.

The big problem was that if I ever wanted to really make a difference and help them achieve their dreams, it meant that I would need to find a new profession. That meant that if I didn't make a decision, I would be stuck in a thankless job, which meant that I wouldn't be able to work with clients doing what I really love.

Then, out of nowhere, something amazing happened...

I started to go through the home buying process for myself and saw how backward the industry operated about helping people through the process of homeownership was what I really wanted to do.

Instantly it became crystal clear to me how to help make a difference in my clients' lives was to help them find their dream home because I saw my friends, family, and clients would be able to rely on someone they could trust and would be able to provide sound real estate and financial advice.

My plan was to start studying for the real estate exam so that I would be able to properly look out for my clients.

So I started Spent the next 6 months learning everything I could about the industry. But I didn’t stop there.

I then launched my real estate business and started meeting with as many people as I could that might be looking to buy or sell real estate in my neighborhood.

After that, I start marketing to people outside of my sphere and work with others who could use my help.

Building on that success, I decided to really start to build my business within Douglas Elliman.

And, with these resources, I can now work with buyers and sellers, nationwide to provide advice in any market and let them achieve their dreams of buying and selling real estate with someone they trust at their side.

It's been such an incredible journey so far and I'm just thankful that I get to share it!