In our ongoing, short series, Tom Ferry continues that Agents FAIL because of:
3. Fear of Mistakes & the Desire to Look Good
There’s a lot of vanity in real estate, which can lead to people shying away from anything that might paint them in unflattering light.
But you can’t be afraid to make mistakes.
Mistakes are how wisdom is gained.
Accept that it’s okay to make mistakes.
Try new things, see what works, learn from what doesn’t, and always keep moving forward.
The more mistakes you make, the more you’ll bridge that gap between knowing and not knowing.
I do agree that there is 1) lots of vanity and 2) lots of "that is how I always have done it".
Followed with new agents on "deer in the headlights". I don't want to screw up, or I don't know what to say.
Make that phone call, knock on that door, ASK for that referral, etc.
What is the worst that can happen? You don't get the client.
BUT WAIT! You didn't have the client anyway! So you have nothing to lose.
Go For It!