A Higher Sense of Purpose
Real Scottsdale Living isn’t just a site about real estate in Scottsdale. It’s not only a place where you can search for properties, learn about the Short Sale process, or research what the community has to offer. It’s also a site about getting REAL in Scottsdale. The name Real Scottsdale Living was born after seeing Steve Belt’s success with Real Phoenix Living. Steve Belt, formerly a real estate agent and property manager with Realty Executives, now owns and operates a successful coffee shop at 78th Street and Thomas called Echo Coffee.
Me Too, Me Too
At the time I discovered Steve’s real estate blog, being part of a blogging community was more important to me than working on real estate, which essentially is working on relationships. True, blogs provide a way to develop relationships, but when I first began this venture, it was all about being noticed as a blogger.
We Can’t Focus on That
Boy was I on the wrong track, and thankfully, I believe the purpose of this website is evolving into something that means more than I ever thought it would. What that is, I can’t exactly place yet, but I know that I have a higher sense of purpose in mind, and I think it may have something to do with the hidden meaning in the name of this site.
What It Boils Down To
True, the name is good for search engines, and it’s good for indexing based on common real estate phrases, but I think I got lucky with the name, because the higher purpose of this site is to help people realize (REALize) their financial dreams through the process of personal refinement. I’m on a mission to help people who are ready to get REAL about life in Scottsdale, their life in Scottsdale.
I’m a pretty straight forward guy. I say what I think when I think it as long as I can debunk the myths that I tell myself, and I’m okay if you don’t like it. There are plenty of people who do, and I work with them to help them achieve their real estate results.
What Prompted This Post
I came across the following statement that is a clear myth we all buy into from time to time. “I can’t do it.” I nothing more to say to someone who says that “I can’t do it.” I find myself believing more and more that I can do it as I pick myself up over and over again to continue through something even after I fail at it. “Until you try, you can’t possibly know what you can or can’t do.” – Gary Keller, Keller Williams Real Estate.
Coming from a mastermind of the real estate world, a statement like this sinks in and does its work in my heart and in my mind. But what about in others’ hearts and minds?
The Daily Risk
I have found that it is so much easier to be pulled down by people who live inside of “I can’t do it” than it is to pull myself up and out. If you surround yourself with people who believe they will never succeed, or that they have reached their limit, it’s likely that you’ll follow along with them because you’ll be afraid of going against the grain, because going against the grain means discovering something new, which means change will happen. When change happens, old relationships pass, and new ones begin. So the daily risk of surrounding yourself with people who don’t believe they can do it, is a very high risk activity, and the risk is never creating new relationships that can help you achieve your goals.