Where? At a local event in Atlantic City. I purchased a table and bought my business cards and I even had a pink bucket where I invited clients to give me their name and email for a chance to win a $5 WAWA gift card (building my list) .
I have to admit the day did not start off so well. I should bought a tent to shield me the sun (duh) ! But alas those things happen but this is where ir pays to have friends who love you. My good friend came and saw what I needed and went and got me a tent – her husband and us put it together and whew instant AC – OMG – what a difference because I was ready to leave; I felt defeated but I wouldn’t give up and my friend wouldn’t let me. How awesome is that? No one can do it alone.
After that the day went fabulous. I was introducing myself to people and giving them my card until I realized I actually had no more cards left.
My confidence is so much higher right now and my fear in my ability to do what I want to do is growing. Now you go and do it too.Trust me it’s the only way to increase your confidence. It feels wonderful.
Remember like Nike said – Just do it!
Let me know how you do it.
Be Grateful Be Joyous Be Abundant
To be perfectly honest I still have some fear but not nearly as much as I had before I started substitute teaching. Substitute teaching kinda throws you to the wolves and you have to sink or swim. Well I knew I wasn’t going to leave. It had nothing to do with the students. Children will be children and I had to remember what I was like as a student at that age (2-8 grade). I was hell on substitute teachers and well I guess I had some karmic payback coming my way because they gave me hell. The same way I did when I was the same age. But I had to learn that it’s not personal. Sometimes it can sound that way especially when a student says, “I hate subs” or something like that but it’s all part of the territory. That’s what students do and you can’t take it personal but you still have to maintain your cool and get the job done. The only one you really have control over is yourself. That’s the same with any situation in life and you keep it moving. I learned alot from being a substitute teacher and my fear is lessened. My fear is not completely gone but I know that I can do anything I put my mind to and that will include becoming a successful real estate agent with a successful real estate business.
To be honest someone suggested a while ago substitute teaching to me but I didn’t want to be bothered and I was a little fearful because you are naked in front of your students and you still have to maintain. If you don’t come correct, they will spot you for the fraud that you are and eat you alive. Once I got over that fear I was able to see things much clearer about myself and what may be holding me back in my business and make the necessary corrections. How awesome is that? If I can do that, you can too. Don’t let the fear stop you. Just put one foot in front of the other. Keep Believing in Yourself too!
Be Grateful Be Abundant Be Joyous
Hi Everyone, I know I’ve been away from my blogging for a few months and I sincerely apologize but it is rough without a computer. Since I wasn’t working for a while I had a lot to catch up on financially and I’m almost there with being able to get a computer. I know we’ve all been there and although I want to keep on blogging forever, the bills still have to get paid and that’s what I’ve been working on. Still frustrated about not being where I want to be but NEVER giving up. As long as you don’t give up, you win. I’m winning but damn it’s slowwwwww…..But it is what it is!
That Said – I’ve been working as a substitute teacher and I’ve learned so much from the experience. I’ve had to improvise different situations with the students because no plan was left for me in one or two cases and I faced the situation head on and it came out ok. I came through. Maybe not with flying colors but I went through the process and came out on the other side of it. That has been happening my whole experience of substitute teaching and it has taught me a valuable lesson…EXPERIENCE IS TRULY THE BEST TEACHER. I was terrified standing in front of these students naked – not knowing what the hell I’m doing but persevering. I didn’t give up and when you have a classroom of students looking to you for leadership you don’t have time to sit down and think about what you’re going to do you have to do something. That’s what I did. I pulled it together on my feet right then and there and got it done. That showed me I can do the same thing with my real estate business as long as I have a PLAN. That is one thing that substitute teaching has taught me. You have to have a plan and you have to work that plan. Although I was flying by the seat of my pants on many occasions, I learned that you have to think two steps ahead and that’s what I started doing with my students. I started thinking two steps ahead and when I did that I was ok. I would walk into a classroom and if no plan was left, I had something I could give to the students that was grade appropriate that they could get right to work on and kept them busy and focused while they learned a little something. Granted, I’m not a certified teacher but I did my level best to contribute to the learning material in a positve way to the best of my ability.
Now I realize that there is nothing that I can’t do with the proper training and mentorship in place which is why I am continuing to say get your mentors in place and work with them. Your mentors and coaches will help you get over the hump you need to get over to achieve the success that you desire.
Get your coaches and mentors in place – NOW!