Your Key to the Future – Becoming Part of the Response Team
You may have been told from an early age that your future is up to you, and yes, that is true. But the future can be an even brighter place when you learn the importance of teamwork and how Response provides keys for success. Let’s start by focusing on two entities. The first entity is you. You are the captain of your own destiny. The other entity is your backup team, and that is where Response can play such an important role.
To understand the importance of the relationship between yourself and Response, consider the account of Charles Plumb, a United States fighter pilot in Vietnam. He had completed 75 combat missions by the time he was shot down. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands, where he spent six years in a Vietnamese prison. After being released years later, a man come up to him and said, “You’re Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down!”
Plumb was confused and asked how the man knew about that and the man replied, “I packed your parachute.” Then he continued, “I guess it worked.” Plumb assured him it had and said, “If your chute hadn’t worked, I wouldn’t be here today.”
Plumb thought a lot about the man who held the fate of someone he did not even know in his hands. He kept pondering how many times he might have seen the guy and not even said anything because he was a fighter pilot and the stranger was a sailor.
In today’s real estate investment world, you are the pilot, but you have people you may not know who are supporting you and insuring that you have the ability to succeed. They are in essence packing your parachute and they are the members of your Response Team.
Ask yourself why this teamwork is so important. Andrew Carnegie was responsible for a major change in the industrial world of today. He pointed out the reason why teamwork in business is such an important ingredient when he said, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” A great team doesn’t happen by coincidence. Instead, a well-functioning team requires work from all team members as well as open communication and a clear vision toward an achievable result.
In real estate this teamwork concept is extremely important for both short and long-term positive results. There are five important reasons why teamwork with Response helps develop successful real estate entrepreneurs.
- It helps develop a single purpose. You truly are the driving force for your real estate success, but when you involve the Response team, you learn to focus on specific, achievable goals—and you have help!
- It helps develop multiple options. The Response Team backs you up with a complete library full of training, tools, and resources that allow you to choose multiple ways of achieving real estate success.
- It helps develop efficiency. There is no reason for you to learn from your mistakes alone. The Response Team gives you the opportunity to learn from the mistakes and successes of others. It is a way to shorten your path to success.
- It helps develop new learning opportunities. With the educational resources available to you as part of the Response Team, you can experience success in multiple ways.
- It helps develop overall success. This is your opportunity to become a successful real estate entrepreneur.
It’s critical that you involve Response and make your team as strong as possible. As the leader of your team, you can insure that your personal team is as strong as possible by following five teamwork rules.
- Focus on personal objectives. The Response Team is part of your team. Your personal real estate objectives or goals are the overall objective. Focus your efforts on those personal goals.
- Visualize the role of both Response and yourself as equal participants. Don’t try and do everything yourself. Take the time to see what you need to do and how Response can help you. Seeing it first in your mind will help insure that you succeed.
- Open communication with Response. The Response Team is at your disposal. Don’t be afraid to contact them when you have questions or need help.
- Create achievable goals. The Response Team can help you achieve success, but you have to be clear what your goals are. When you can describe those goals simply, then the other members of your team can help you achieve them.
- Balance problems with successes. You will encounter problems and obstacles from time to time. It is important to let your Response Team know what the problems are, but you should also let them know of your successes.
Here at Response, we firmly believe that real estate success can best be achieved with teamwork. My goal, as the Director of Real Estate Education at Response, is to provide the tools and training necessary for real estate success. Working together, we can unlock your future.