When we go through a hard time in our lives and businesses, we can let those things define us, or we can choose to let them inspire us to improve. What does it take for us to keep going when it feels like the odds are against us? Why is giving such a powerful part of coming out of a bad place? How did an agent with a High S-C DISC profile build a highly successful team? On this episode, broker/owner Matt Hermes shares on why our DISC profile doesn’t define us, his inspiring perseverance, and how he came out of being $250k in debt, in a bad place mentally and in a bad economy.
Don’t do stuff that you hate because you will hate the business you’re in. -Matt Hermes
Three Things We Learned From This Episode
- Matt’s incredible story of survival, perseverance and change
Matt has built himself up after going through a difficult time. Two of his kids faced health challenges during the market crash. He ended up deep in debt, battling alcoholism and on the verge of suicide. The loss of material things forced him to look inside himself and build himself back up the right way.
- Introversion doesn’t have to hold us back in business
You don’t have to be a complete extrovert to effectively interact with people. All we need to do is step outside of our shells for a short amount of time, and then step back in when we aren’t in networking or speaking mode.
- Coaching is one of the best investments we can make in ourselves
If we’re not getting desired results, we have to do something different. Coaching is a great place to start to change the results we’re getting. We’re limited in what we know, and we don’t know what we don’t know, so it’s better to invest in the knowledge of people who have been to where we are.
Matt is the founder and team leader of Atlanta Homes Guru. His team has been named one of the "Best Teams in America" by Real Trends, one of the Top 3 Realtors in Atlanta (NAMAR) from 2012 - 2016, and is in the top 1% of all Keller Williams Agents in the world. For more information, visit http://www.atlantahomesguru.com/.