3 Things I Learned From Yesterday’s Seahawks Game

NFC game1

NFC game1Wow! Yesterday’s NFC championship game was one for the record books. From the amazing plays, to Michael Bennett riding a policeman’s bike across the field to Russell Wilson’s tears, there was a lot going on.

In the midst of all of it was one of the most powerful lessons that I have ever seen displayed so completely:

Let go of the how

You’ve heard it a million times before, but it can be seemingly impossible to do. No sooner do you sent a goal then you start to plan the how.

You want to make $X in 2015. Great. The very next thoughts are: how many transactions does that take? At what price point? How many sales a month? etc.

The tricky part, though, is that once you go too far down that path, you actually lose sight of the big goal and get sidetracked by all of these other little things that you have decided need to happen in order for it all to work. It seems like a logical next step and like you are doing the intelligent, responsible, or professional thing, but in the end it is kryptonite for your goals. It gets in your head and messes you up.

Here are 3 things you can learn from the Seahawks:

  1. Let go of the how: Russell threw 4 interceptions yesterday, the whole team gave up countless yards on needless penalties, the clock was running out. To the majority of the world, there was no way they could win the game. But the Seahawks never lost faith. They were united in their goal  to win and when one “how” didn’t work, they simply found another. Once you set a goal, your job is to take the actions you know will get you there, it’s the Universe’s job to sort out the “how”. It may work out exactly like you imagined it and it may be completely different. Who knows, it may be that the Universe has an even better how than you could have ever imagined.
  2. Have no doubt: So often we set a goal and then wait around for proof that the goal is a good one, or that it is working before we fully commit. It’s the old chicken vs egg debate. You have to commit first and keep recommitting with every action that you take. Be fearless in your actions and your commitment to your goals.
  3. Make dreams happen, don’t wait for them to happen: Russell said this in a post game interview. If you decide your time is now, then it is. You don’t need anyone else to approve your dream for you.

In real estate some sales happen seemingly by magic. Others take some good old fashioned work. Neither is better than the other, they are all part of the process.

The tricky part about all of this, is that left to our own devices we get stuck in the how without even realizing it. The benefit of a team, and having people around you is that together you can keep each other moving forward.

If you keep finding yourself getting stuck in the how it’s time to get some coaching. The second round of the Mindset ~ Marketing ~ Momentum group starts next Tuesday and might be just what you need to make 2015 your best year yet.  Click here for more information and to register.

To your success!

Nicole

 

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