If you have read my stuff at all you know that I love football.
I also love USC Football. Understand that I have some bias as I have had many friends that are tied to the program over the years and currently.
However, the reason I am most impressed is that their Head Coach, Pete Caroll is a very unique person. And as far as I can tell, so is much of his staff.
Something that I have witnessed over the years that always kind of seemed antithetical to the "positive thinking" mantras, is that great players will tell you that they are afraid of losing. I first read this years ago when Terry Bradshaw was winning Superbowls with the Steelers.
That is why I took note during the College Bowl season as Carrol was quoted in response to his only recent losses over the years to Texas, Washington State, Oregon State, & Cal.
"They don't go away and I don't want them to go away. I want to feel the sting."
I know that humans will do more to avoid pain and pleasure. In fact, Tony Robbins has a strategy he uses when changing people called the "Dickens Pattern" where he induces the pain of not having to propel one forward towards the pleasure of their objective.
I mention this only as fodder for thought as I know that you as a Realtor are bombarded with the positivity thinking mantra that comes with the tough position of running a real estate business.
I will note in future blogs some attributes that I have noticed from the way SC's program is run that can help you run your business with even more success.