The Science-Backed Mindset All Successful Realtors Share
Can I ask you a question? Do you know how to become a successful real estate agent? If you do, what’s stopping you from making it to the top?
How you answered our question will have a huge impact on how far you succeed in real estate.
What do we know that you don’t?
Every top real estate agent and developer when asked this question all came to the same conclusion:
In order to become successful at anything, you need to cultivate a growth mindset.
That’s only half the story, though. In order to become truly successful in real estate, you need to dig deep and find the passion that will motivate you to work 70+ hours a week and endure constant rejection, day in, day out.
So today, we’re going to show you exactly how to create the science-backed mindset that will sustain you beyond the modest success you may have already achieved and how to avoid burnout completely.
Money Alone Is Not a Strong Enough Motivator to Make It to the Top
One of the most common mistakes new agents make is thinking money alone will motivate them to build a successful career in real estate. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, money might motivate you for a year or two, but you will inevitably hit a ceiling or worse, burn out and quit.
The reason why becomes obvious when you think about it. Making it to the top requires sacrifice. Making it to the top will probably hurt. Emotionally and maybe even physically. As Victor Frankl said, “What is to give light must endure burning.”
There are very, very few people in this world who are willing to take on the sacrifices and pain true success requires for money alone. In fact, if you talk to any highly successful person and ask them what truly motivates them, almost none will even mention money. They all have a much deeper motivation. One worth suffering for.
Choosing to Be Passionate About Your Real Estate Career & Life Will Fuel Your Success
If you’ve ever met or worked with a top producer, you probably noticed one thing they almost all have in common. They are passionate about their careers and their lives. This passion not only fuels their daily grind, but shines through everything they do and attracts business like bees to honey.
What most people don’t realize is that this is a choice they’ve made for themselves. They actually chose to view their real estate career as something to be passionate about.
If you want to become a highly successful real estate agent, you need to start with this. You need to figure out your “why” that will fuel your success.
What Is a Growth Mindset?
A growth mindset is a scientifically proven method of viewing setbacks or challenges as growth opportunities. Instead of thinking that your natural abilities or skills are set in stone, a growth mindset encourages people to focus on the fact that you can change and grow over time.
While this may sound obvious (most great ideas do), a growth mindset is something that has only been proven in a clinical setting fairly recently.
Why It Works: The Science Behind a Growth Mindset
The term growth mindset was coined by Stanford Psychology professor and best-selling author Carol Dweck. Encouraged by new developments in neuroscience that showed our brains are far more malleable than previously thought, Dweck ran a study to see how growth mindsets affected the grades of math students.
The results were fairly conclusive. The students who were taught the growth mindset showed an improvement in math grades over time. Meanwhile, the control group’s scores actually declined…..
Next week we will continue by explaining how to use a growth mindset to build your real estate career