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The Art of Failing Forward w/Anthony Manzon

August 22, 2019

The truth about business, and life in general is that tough times and failures are unavoidable, but at the same time, we can grow from them. What measures can we put in place to keep working hard when the going gets tough? How do we turn our failures into our greatest moments of growth? What are some of the challenges that come with running a real estate team, and how can we overcome them? On this episode, I talk to Manzon Team co-owner Anthony Manzon, and Brian Curtis and Misti Bruton about staying committed in business when things are not easy, and how failure helps us achieve success.


Every decision we make either takes us closer to our goals or further away from them. -Anthony Manzon


Three Things We Learned From This Episode

  • How routines and rituals counter a lack of motivation
    We’re going to encounter the urge to quit many times in our lives, but we have to build in the habits that keep us from throwing in the towel. If we put rituals and routines in place; whether it’s going to the gym, scheduling time for lead generation or appointments with clients, those rituals will help us overcome our drop in motivation. 

  • The two things we should never give up on when things get hard
    When things get tough in business, the first things we usually quit are coaching and lead generation because they cost money, but during a hard time, those are the most important things. Without coaching, we become isolated and which wipes away all our motivation. If we stop lead generating, we stop attracting business and we’ll have to start dealing with the challenge of chasing it. 

  • How to build a system with less failure points
    When we build a system, we also need to have accountability measures around it to make sure everyone is doing it the same way.  If there’s a deviation from the system, the process of building it would have been a waste of time. 


Success is a math equation, and everyday we take action that either gets us closer to or takes us away from our goals. Even though failure is hard, it can actually propel us in the right direction if we apply the right mindset towards it. The formula for failing forward starts with us being willing to fail in the first place, and take our egos out of it. We need to be willing and able to take extreme ownership, so that we can drive ourselves towards the actions that will help us beat the slump. Ultimately, there’s no failure, there’s only learning and growing if you’re taking the right approach.


Guest Bio

Anthony is the co-founder of Team Manzon. Team Manzon was founded in 2013. By the end of their first year in business, they received The Rookie of the Year Award, were #1 in their Market Center and top 1% of their region. Since then, Team Manzon has now grown into a Group of Agents and has held #1 Team/Group in their Market Center for 2015, 2016, and 2017.


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