I recently had the opportunity to participate in an 8-week course through Keller Williams Realty called BOLD, which stands for Business Objective: A Life by Design. It was a difficult but very rewarding experience because it really called for me to play big and stop making excuses.
One of the aspects of the course was to identify and then stop the "drunk monkey" - that voice in your head which tells you what you can't accomplish instead of encouraging you to go forward even when you don't want to.
I've learned recently, too, that many people aren't ready to face the drunk monkey and certainly don't want to have their excuses pointed out to them. What I'm learning as it relates to sharing what I've learned through BOLD is that if people wanted this information, they would have attended the class themselves. It does neither me nor them any good to talk about the drunk monkey if they don't even realize they have one.
So, for those of you who are choosing to read this post, I will presume that these BOLD laws may be something you are interested in learning, so I'll share a couple of them here.
First, of course, is:
Don't Listen to Your Drunk Monkey.
People Will Grow Into the Conversations You Create Around Them.
Your Business Grows to the Extent That You Do.
You Can Have Reasons or Results, and You Can't Have Both.
If you are at the point in your career, whether you're in real estate or not, that you want to take things to the next level, there are many personal development opportunities out there which will challenge you to first identify that drunk monkey - or that victim voice in your head. Once you've identified it, it's much easier to move beyond it, and ask it to get off your back.
What are you willing to do to get what you say you want?