Mindset For Success – JP & Associates REALTORS®
Episode 88: Lacy Rushin – The “3 Basics”

Episode 88: Lacy Rushin – The “3 Basics”

In this episode of Success Superstars, Lacy Rushin shares how the organizational skills she learned while teaching proved to be practical in her transition of running a real estate practice.

Lacy explains how mastering emotional intelligence sets the tone for the client relationship and avoids unnecessary tensions. Lacy also lays out how her first year was all about self-empowerment and setting up “3 basics” for her business.

“My leadership approach is modeling and inviting my clients to have this experience with me. It’s all about the client experience. ~ Lacy Rushin, JP and Associates REALTORS®

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Freedom Isn’t Free – Part II

Freedom Isn’t Free – Part II

In today’s blog, we honor our veterans, those that have served us in preserving the freedoms we enjoy. President Franklin Roosevelt spoke about four freedoms: the freedom of speech & expression; the freedom of worship; the freedom from want and the freedom from fear. I’m reminded on this Veterans Day, that all the freedoms we enjoy don’t come without a cost.

What can learn from those that serve and how can we apply those learnings to our real estate practice? American Express, in their Open Forum, interviewed 18 veteran business owners who shared the lessons they learned in the military that has led to business success. They are summarized here:

1. The Power of Intense Focus
2. Teamwork
3. Adaptability
4. Superior Decision-Making Skills
5. Resourcefulness, Flexibility, and Persistence
6. The Ability to Harness Processes and Procedures
7. Extreme Discipline

Focus
The ability to silence distractions is a critical business skill that allows us to quickly assess situations and identify solutions that yield positive outcomes.

Teamwork
In order to achieve a mission, the military teaches that it takes a team watching each other’s backs while doing their individual best.

Adaptability
In the military, if something stays the same for too long, it starts to feel strange. You’re constantly moving to a new base, changing roles and deploying to different locations. In private business, change is also constant, especially in companies like ours that strive to be ‘innovative and growth-oriented’ and continuously look to improve.

Superior Decision-Making Skills
All leaders would love to make decisions with perfect information, but that never happens. In the military, you learn to trust your ability to make decisions under pressure using what information you have available. Then you adjust as the situation warrants. Situational awareness is a skill learned in military service.

Resourcefulness, Flexibility, and Persistence
Veterans learn to pivot on a moment’s notice from plans that aren’t working to plans that are. When you are faced with the challenge of getting a job done without access to the resources that would ideally be available, one of the greatest skills you gain is an uncanny and nearly unparalleled ability to independently solve complex tasks with little to no guidance.

The Ability to Harness Processes and Procedures
In the military, everything is built on the fundamentals with a process and a procedure. We would never be able to progress to conducting night live-fire exercises if we weren’t able to shoot, move and communicate during the day. You don’t just hop into a plane and take it off the ground. There are many checks and safety inspections that have to be done, and a responsible pilot has to be accountable for all of it.

Extreme Discipline
Starting and running your own business is the most all-consuming thing you can do. Running on little sleep, having a no-quit attitude and preserving until the end is all attributes I can trace back to the military culture and training.

There you have it, 7 key skills that we can learn from Veterans. Which ones can you apply today to #WinTheDay.

Episode 86: Edith Melendez – How to Sell to a Millenial and The Power of Tools

Episode 86: Edith Melendez – How to Sell to a Millenial and The Power of Tools

In this episode of Success Superstars, Edith Melendez sits down with Mark Johnson to discuss how to leverage any skillset into Real Estate.

Having worked in banking for years, Edith has been able to provide buyers and sellers with ‘behind-the-scenes’ expertise and detailed explanations of the whole process that most professionals in the industry can’t match. She felt inspired by being able to take control of her own professional success and to give back in ways that a corporate job wouldn’t have allowed her to. Edith talks about how to sell to millennials and the power of tools like owning targeted landing pages and Facebook Pixels.

” The best things in life don’t come easy. It’s all mind, it’s not so much the physical or sweat equity. Stop thinking poor or otherwise, you’ll be poor. If you want to get to certain places in life, you have to put in that work, no matter what’s going on on your personal life.” – Edith Melendez, JP and Associates REALTORS®

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Episode 85: Steve Harney – Keeping Current Matters

Episode 85: Steve Harney – Keeping Current Matters

Steve Harney Founder of Keeping Current Matters is a residential Real Estate expert who specializes in market trends and this week he joins Mark for a conversation about how to win in any market.

As a professional who’s been in the industry for over 25 years, Steve talks about how keeping current in today’s confusing market can make the difference between winning and losing in this business.

“As an agent, the winning formula is to worry more about that family sitting in front of you more than you worry about your commission. The way to guarantee that you get your commission is to make sure that they understand you’re worried about them.” – Steve Harney

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Episode 84 : Kevin Marks – Knowing The Right Platforms For Your Business

Episode 84 : Kevin Marks – Knowing The Right Platforms For Your Business

In this episode of Success Superstars, Kevin Marks explains his path to success with JP and Associates REALTORS®.

Kevin talks about the importance of testing the right platforms for his business, training and prospecting in his first year of Real Estate. Kevin has doubled what most agents achieve in their first year at JPAR and he achieved so by seeking out a mentor right from the get-go!

Mailouts and business cards make up almost 25% of his business, which Kevin works hard at, every single day. He also adds that having a tracker and staying organized and on schedule is the key factor in staying successful in business long-term.

“For anyone starting, I’d say take advantage of the mentor program, make the meetings and do as they say. Recognize that you don’t know a lot about the business and apply it (the learnings).” – Kevin Marks, JP and Associates REALTORS®

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Episode 81: Sara Terry – How To Get 0 to 35 Closings In A Year

Episode 81: Sara Terry – How To Get 0 to 35 Closings In A Year

Sara Terry from the San Antonio Market uncovers the secrets to staying real and true to yourself and still taking your business to the next level.

Having worked for 10 years in Healthcare and needing to transition to a more flexible schedule, Sara decided to give Real Estate a go. Three years later, she explains how she went from 0 to 35 closings in a year by hyper-focusing on her niche. Sara supercharged her business by leveraging Facebook, being creative in the listing process and understanding how she could bring her expertise to her military community.

Sara shares the learning curve of setting boundaries and non-negotiables in the business, and the lessons learned from tax season.

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”Find out what works for you and what makes you comfortable. When you’re comfortable, your mind is freer to serve the client.” – Sara Terry

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