|Posted by Jenelle Kirton on June 3, 2016 at 5:05 PM|
EXIT Mid Atlantic was happy to host Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International, at our 2016 Broker’s Retreat. It was during her talk when she gave our team of ambitious professionals a great life lesson, everything in life should be “an opportunity to…” She encouraged our team to look at every success, every failure, every interview, every employee hiring, every employee firing, every new sale and every lost sale as an opportunity to grow and learn. Tami told our Brokers that even when she has perform one of the hardest functions of being a manager and let an employee go, she sees it as a growth opportunity for herself, and makes every effort to deliver the message to the employee as an opportunity for them to grow and possibly find their true calling. She gave an example of an employee she had to let go who turned that experience into an opportunity to pursue her passion for nursing and is, today, still very satisfied with her rewarding work in a hospital.
As we are faced with varying levels and types of opportunities on a daily basis, we have to make sure our work is one of those opportunities we don’t take lightly; you have to do this every day of your life, you may as well enjoy it. “Your head leads you in a direction, but your heart needs to follow,” was advice given by Tami during her talk. Every opportunity you are presented with should be another step in the direction of your life’s passion and goals. If your heart isn’t truly in what you are doing, you should probably be doing something else. Your head told you that is where you need to be, but if you don’t feel fulfilled at the end of each day you will find yourself, one day, not giving it your all. We know our Brokers give 110% because we know they have found their passion, now they are being challenged and empowered to seek out those agents who also have a passion for real estate.