From the Desk of John Davis
At its heart, Keller Williams is a company of growth – growth of our people’s businesses, mindset and abundance. The journey of personal and professional growth is not always clear-cut – hurdles may pop up and, yes, we may stumble or even fail. We grow by learning from those who have gone before and from the obstacles we encounter along the way. Success doesn’t mean never failing – it means picking yourself back up after a failure and soldiering on with a new perspective and just as much energy and enthusiasm as before.
Within every failure and challenge lies opportunity. When, shortly after Gary Keller co-founded Keller Williams, 10 of our top agents packed up and left to join a competing brokerage, Gary convened the first Associate Leadership Council (ALC) and reinvented the company. In 2011, after going backward in agent count and profitability, we launched the Growth Initiative and started down a historic path to unprecedented prosperity for our people. And now, recognizing that technology is rewriting the rules of our industry, Keller Williams formed Labs to ideate, test and develop the next generation of real estate technology, side by side with our agents. In this issue, we highlight failures together with subsequent successes. You will meet agents who have leveraged setbacks – both personal and professional – to drive them to all new heights. And, you’ll find practical turnaround strategies to power through any obstacle toward the big business – and big life – you’ve always imagined.
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