At our last sales summit, our CEO Shawn Broussard challenged us to become the next best version of ourselves.
Since I’ve always been a fan of seeking out personal and professional growth, this got me thinking. What does this mean?
I believe we’re meant to move away from who we are now, shred our old ways, and move toward reaching our full potential.
I see life as chapters where we continue to evolve and grow as we gain life experience, knowledge, and wisdom. Each chapter of our life could be 5 years long while others can be 10 or 15 years long. When we reminisce on past chapters, we see the mistakes we made and the challenges we faced. These experiences create the fabric of who we are.
What comes to your mind when you think about creating the next best version of yourself? What’s the difference between who you are today and who you want to be?
While I was thinking on this, I wanted to pass along some ideas popped into my head that can hopefully help you get to where you want to be.
Not only can it boost your mood, lower your blood pressure, and reduce stress, smiling can help you be more creative, approachable, and help you make new connections.
Personally or professionally, good communication can help you gain trust with others, form and grow strong relationships, and potentially open doors to new opportunities.
If you’re skilled at something but want to get a little better at it, try teaching it to someone else. Doing this lets you truly understand and learn the ins and outs of your skill. Also, it helps you boost your self-confidence and communication.
Whole foods give you the energy you need to get through the day, stay productive, and not feel sluggish when 2:30 rolls around.
Whether you exercise in the morning or in the evening, getting your body moving every day sets you up for successful and productive day. I recently joined a morning workout group, and while it’s outside of my comfort zone, I can already see and feel a change in my day-to-day life.
When you travel, especially to new places, you’re giving yourself various opportunities to gain new life experiences and shape your worldviews. Seeing new sites, cities, and meeting new people can make you learn about yourself in ways you never thought possible.
I would love to hear your thoughts on what it means to you to become the next best version of YOU!
About the Author
John Donnelly is an Executive Director of Sales for Service First Mortgage and is a Vice President of the company. He holds over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, in a variety of roles including Loan Officer, Producing Branch Manager and Vice President of Branch Operations. He joined Service First Mortgage in 2009 as a Regional Manager and earned Regional Manager of the Year in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, he received the designation as one of the 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals by National Mortgage Professional Magazine.