I see it time and time again, when a client wants to step through the fog. When a friend wants the best revenge: living well. When I need to deal with a difficult situation.
I like to ask my keynote audiences about their experiences of clarity, because I believe in collective wisdom. Here’s a story I want to contribute to that collective wisdom, one I heard when I spoke to the annual conference of the Women’s Council of Realtors of Texas.
Stacy Gonzalez–from Midland, TX–raised her hand immediately, eager to tell her tale of clarity.
Stacy started out in real estate with a boss who wouldn’t let her use her real estate license. She talked with him time and again about actually doing what she was trained to do.
After the fifth unsatisfying conversation, she was clear: she was going to go out on her own.
“I gave my resignation without any idea of where I was going to go, but I felt like the weight of the world had been lifted.
“That weekend I saw a newspaper ad that intrigued me. I called and found my new home with women who are as ambitious as I am, ready to take on the real estate world!”
Stacy now works with McCourt Real Estate, “selling the tall city.”
“This isn’t an ending to my story. I think of it as a great new chapter on how a legacy is being created. I hope that I’ll be looked upon as a pioneer realtor who brought a completely new vision to the Permian Basin and found my clarity doing it.”
Question: How can you turn an apparent obstacle into a clarifying vision?