I had the great opportunity and honor to be one of the speakers at a special training event hosted by Kristi Hernandez of Mid America Mortgage. The information I shared with the individuals in attendance was the G.R.O.W. Model. G.R.O.W. is the acronym for:
G = What is your goal?
R = What is your currently reality regarding your goal?
O = What is the obstacle/objection in the way of you reaching your goal?
W = What are you going to do to overcome? By when? Who can help you?
I met some great professionals in attendance of this training event that also featured speakers Candice "Candy" Griffin, Agent/Owner of Goosehead Mortgage, and Claudia Hoffmann of Valero Title, Inc. REALTORS® in attendance including Lori Thompson and Casandra Amaya brokered by Keller Williams Realty Northeast, and Elsa Torres brokered by JLA Realty. Casandra Amaya of KW Northeast one my drawing for the book GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela...
I went back to read Angela Duckworth's, GRIT The Power of Passion and Perseverance on the topic of EFFORT. I agree with Angela that effort must be accounted for twice in our life as we move towards achievement/mastery. The formula is simple:
Talent x Effort = Skill
Skill x Effort = Achievement
See those that reach talent don't reach achievement/mastery on talent or skill alone. People reach achievement/mastery only when effort is applied not once, and applied twice in the equation.
So let's look at this in action in the life of a chef. The chef may have some natural talent and schooling to create an edible dish. At the beginning, this requires an intense amount of effort to craft the skills needed to create dishes that will attract new clients to the restaurant. If the chef stops here, he/she would fail. Having the skill alone will not set them on a path of achievement. The chef, now having a skill, needs to reapply effort to the equation, in other words, refine/perfect their...
Are you on a growth-development track and looking for some books to read this summer? Checkout my 30 recommended books (this list is definitely not everything I've read over the years). If you have a book that you believe is awesome for the person that desires to be successful, post in the comments below.