Since I had many emails and calls about my insight at the last month's meeting, I decided to share my thoughts for those of you who missed out. As many of you know, we are not just another real estate club where all you hear is nuts and bolts without any regards to what inspires us to act. A positive attitude, motivation to take action and understanding your human nature are just as important in helping you achieve your goals in life.
The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.
- Elaine Agather
Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people"—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
- Peter F. Drucker
A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.
Leadership these days is confused by politics and politicians. Worse than this, most people seem to feel that if they are not a politician they must be, and can only be, a follower. Yes, of course, there are business leaders, religious leaders, etc., but with the help of the media and our education system most of us have been indoctrinated into thinking that normal people like us cannot be leaders in any way, shape, or form.
Our real estate club is very unique in that we educate our members about “the why” as well as “the how” of success. Everyday, we get bombarded with information or “the how” to do this and that but rarely do we get any sort of real inspiration or motivation to help us take action in the direction of our dreams. The philosophy of success, “the why” or the reason, is just as important if not more so than knowing the X’s and O’s. .