This is a must read for anyone who is in a competitive business (what business is NOT competitive?).
While she is obviously a tenacious trainer, extremely skilled, and obviously highly skilled in her profession, the difference that makes her difference is obviously her mindset. Each chapter has amazing quotes, but what is clear is she takes whatever is dealt to her and uses it to improve herself. She describes the challenges she had from the time her father died, coming up through a Judo system in America that did not support her, all the way to her world championship in Mixed Martial Arts.
One quote that stood out for me was on when she outgrew her coach and needed to move on the one that could help her continue to improve. Like many real estate agents that start with one coaching system and let it get stale, Ronda realized she needed a coach that would continue to challenge her. She said: “Taking the next step isn’t always easy. People stay in jobs they’ve outgrown because they’re afraid of having to prove themselves anew. People stay in unhappy relationships because they’re afraid of being alone. Athletes stick with a coach who can’t help them develop further because they are afraid of being tested, of not measuring up to someone else’s standards, because they’re afraid to upset someone they care about. They let fear hold them back. If you’re unwilling to leave someplace you’ve outgrown, you will never reach your full potential. To be the best, you have to constantly be challenging yourself, raising the bar, pushing the limits of what you can do. Don’t stand still, leap forward.”
Real estate agents too often stick with a coach and or a company that can’t help them develop further because they are afraid of being tested, of not measuring up to someone else’s standards, because they’re afraid to upset someone they care about. Don’t let fear hold you back.