Finding Your "Why?"

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1) Fill out the form below and click the "Build Script" button

2) Copy, paste, and edit the story

3) Use for your bio, a social media post, a presentation, or whatever you need!

Your Backstory Identity:

"I was ____________ "
(Ex: a financial advisor in my mid-thirties)

Your Desires:

"I really wanted to ____________ " 
(Ex: find a new career that would allow me the ability to pursue my passion)

Your External Struggle:

"At the time I was ____________ " (VERB ending in ING)
(Ex: struggling to find a job where I could build meaningful relationships and could also help my clients make better financial decisions)

Hitting the Wall:

"The problem was that ____________ " 
(Ex: I was stuck at a desk over 60 hours each week working behind a computer)

Internal Struggle:

"The result of that problem meant ____________ " 
(Ex: that it was difficult to really make a difference in my clients’ lives)

The Tipping Point:

"And in this case, hitting the wall actually ____________ " (VERB)
(Ex: made it almost impossible to stay motivated to go to work each day)

The Epiphany Event:

"But luckily for me, that's when I ____________ and everything changed" (VERB)
(Ex: spoke to a friend that worked in real estate)

Revelation:

"From this event I discovered all about ____________" (VERB ending in ING) 
(Ex: being an agent and the joy that they get from helping people find their dream homes)

How To:

"It was clear to me how to ____________ " 
(Ex: make the biggest impact on peoples’ lives was by helping them through their largest and most emotionally involved decisions)

Reveal:

"Discovering this "how to" meant ____________ " 
(Ex: that by being a real estate agent, I would be able to work closely with clients to make their dreams come true)

The Plan:

"My plan was to start ____________ " (VERB ending in ING)
(Ex: learning everything I could about real estate, so that I would be able to become a go-to resource for my friends and family)

Action:

"I then ____________ " 
(Ex: enrolled in real estate classes to learn everything I could about the industry)

Final Action:

"After that, I ____________ " (VERB) 
(Ex: launched my real estate business and took meetings with as many people as I could that might be looking to buy or sell real estate or who had clients with real estate needs)

Achievement:

"Then, because everything came together so well, I could ____________ " (VERB)
(Ex: work with more people outside of my sphere)

Brokerage:

"And chose to join ____________ " (BROKERAGE OR TEAM NAME) 
(Ex: Douglas Elliman)

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 with the hopes of letting them achieve their dreams of buying and selling real estate with someone they trust at their side)

Finding Your "Why?"

Before I started in real estate, I was a financial advisor in my mid-thirties trying to find a new career that would allow me the ability to pursue my passion.

At the time, I was struggling to find a job where I could build meaningful relationships and could also help my clients make better financial decisions.

The problem was that I was stuck at a desk over 60 hours each week working behind a computer. That meant that it was difficult to really make a difference in my clients’ lives which made it almost impossible to stay motivated to go to work each day.

Then, out of nowhere, everything started to come together...

I spoke to a friend that worked in real estate about being an agent and the joy that they get from helping people find their dream homes.

Instantly it became clear to me how to make the biggest impact on peoples’ lives was by helping them through their largest and most emotionally involved decisions, because I saw that by being a real estate agent, I would be able to work closely with clients to make their dreams come true.

My plan was to start learning everything I could about real estate, so that I would be able to become a go-to resource for my friends and family.

So I enrolled in real estate classes to learn everything I could about the industry. But I didn’t stop there.

I launched my real estate business and took meetings with as many people as I could that might be looking to buy or sell real estate or who had clients with real estate needs.

After that, I could work with more people outside of my sphere.

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

And, with the resources that I now have at my disposal, I can now work with buyers and sellers, nationwide to provide advice in any market with the hopes of letting them achieve their dreams of buying and selling real estate with someone they trust at their side.

It's been such an incredible journey, and a rewarding career so far, and I’ve loved every single day of it.