Do you ever notice when you watch someone do something they are REALLY good at, they make it look so easy…they make it look effortless? Then when we get fired up to give it a shot ourselves we discover just how hard it is. What they make look so simple and natural makes us normal folk look like fools. There is so much more sacrifice, hard work, dedications and skill involved than appears…right? Last week we had our 9th annual Achievement Awards at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. What an event it was…Intero’s version of the Academy Awards. I would like to congratulate everyone at Intero for their accomplishments in 2011. We have come a long way from an idea without a name, in a temporary space on Winchester Avenue in San Jose 9 years ago, to a company with over 2,100 people, #1 market share in Silicon Valley, with over 60 office not only here in the Bay Area and around the country, but around the world. It’s wild and hard to get my head around. No one, two, or three people could do it. It takes an innovative company with a great brand, image, culture and an amazing team of great people. That is exactly what we have with the 2,100 plus people at Intero and growing.
At the end of the event we acknowledged Intero’s top 1% (Chairman’s Circle) which are the top 24 out of 2,100 people. Now, let me tell you…these people sell a lot of property and make a lot of money. Like professional athletes what they do looks effortless to so many on the outside looking in. They seem lucky and many times it looks like easy money. Guess again…what these people make look effortless and natural has been years and countless hours of work, dedication, sacrifice and investment in the making. They did not just wake up one day and say “I am going to be successful in the real estate business” and then bang it happens. They are the definition of Entrepreneur: a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, with considerable initiative and risk. They have made sacrifices and spent countless hours/years working on their craft to be the best they can be. They have the drive, the discipline, the determination, the attitude, the plan, the work ethic and most importantly a Purpose.
So, next time you see someone who makes something look effortless, think again. If you could look behind the curtain at what no one else sees you would find out what it really takes…you would also find a burning desire and purpose. Now look at yourself and look at what you want to accomplish in your life…your F5 (Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness, Finance). What do you really need to do to make it happen? Are you really willing to do what the top people in the game do? That is what it takes to make it look effortless…a lot of effort and a purpose. JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!
Congratulations to everyone at Intero. I consider myself blessed to be able to work with all of you. You all ROCK!!!!!!