Category: Real Estate, Real Estate Agent, Real Estate as a Career.
Tags: ADD, Attitude, James Yates, James Yates at Red Realty, Middle Tennessee, Middle TN Real Estate, Murfreesboro TN, Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Coaching, Real Estate motivation, Real Estate Training, Realtor training, Rutherford County TN
I am proud to say that I have coached my sons teams every season of any kind of ball in their lives. It is one of my most meaningful endeavors. While preparing for this year’s baseball season, I remembered something from last season that really made me feel good about my son and proved to be a great teaching moment for me and my son.
Our games have 6 innings. It was the bottom of the 6th of the league championship game. We were last at bat and down by 2 runs. My son had been in a batting slump for most of the year, but he had managed a triple and a single on his first 2 at bats. We had a runner on 3rd with some speed.
My son clipped a grounder to short. He has amazing speed for a then 10 year old. But it proved to not be enough. The short stop fielded clean and let a bullet fly to 1st. We were a step too late!! It was out 2 so we still had hope.
Now here is the part that impressed me. My son turned from 1st and bagan to cry as he trotted back to the dugout. I greeted him at the 3rd base line, just before reaching the dugout. I was teared up too. Not because we were sinking the game, but because I realized how much it mattered to him to do his absolute best!
I pulled him to the side and let him know how proud I was of his efforts. Then, I took a moment to tell him how glad I was to see him tearful. I wanted him to know that he will always be supported by me when he is doing his best, regardless of the outcome.
Here I am a year later., and the learning set it… for me. It hit me that if I approach each day with the same desire to win and carried that spirit with me throught my life, I would infect all who are around me. My Real Estate company, my family, our ball teams, etc would benefit from this contagion.
Don’t let “being a winner” carry a negative meaning in your circles. And, if you want, like I do, to be surrounded by a winning spirit, take a look at Red Realty to see how you might benefit from full exposure to a positive, winning spirit.