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Defining Your “Big Why”

You’ve decided to do a complete career change, start a new hobby, or pursue a rising passion.

Now what? Figuring out where to start and how to achieve these goals in the long run, can be an overwhelming process.

No matter how good you are at what you do or how lofty your goals, obstacles such as pressure, stress, and so many other factors are inevitable and difficult to overcome.
Despite the challenges, successful people find a way to prevail.

What keeps them going? They know their "big why.”

Why they got into the business and why they are working. Sometimes they are even surprised to discover that it is rarely for the money.

Do you know your "big why?” If not, the time to figure it out is now and before the first big challenge comes your way.

In determining your "big why”, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Why do you get out of bed in the morning?
  2. What is the #1 reason for your goal?
  3. What pushes you forward in your lows?
  4. If you were laying on your deathbed looking back, what would say brought you the greatest joy?
  5. How do you want to be remembered by others?

Because these are not lightly-asked questions, it’s important to critically reflect on the answers to better understand who you are.

Each person’s " big why” is as unique as themselves. For some, it is their family -- to provide them security, or to be able to spend more time with them. For others, it is their legacy -- to make a mark on this world and be remembered as someone who touched the lives of thousands in a positive way. For most, their career is a means to an end. Working in a business you're passionate about gives them the ability to do something that means a great deal to them.

Whatever you determine is your "big why” it should be the motivation, inspiration and tenacity you’ll need to persevere in times of hardship and come out even stronger than before.

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In order to practice real estate in the state of California, it requires holding a license and being under the supervision of a licensed broker. A license may also be obtained by a person who does not immediately intend to be employed by a broker.


However, a salesperson without an employing broker may not perform acts requiring a real estate license. 


Technically, it is an easy 1-2-3 step process to become a licensed real estate salesperson. Perhaps that is why there are between 1000-2000+ people1 every month obtaining their license. But to become a SUCCESSFUL real estate agent, it takes a little more soul-diving.  


Real estate is not for everyone. In fact, the statistics show it: 75% of real estate agents quit within their first year and 87% are out within just 5 years. In other words, only 13% make a career out of real estate.  


For outsiders looking in, real estate seems like such a high-paying, fun and easy job. You go around looking at houses all day, right? Not quite. 


Before you dive into the classes, ask yourself these five questions: 

1) Am I passionate about meeting and helping people? (Even difficult ones) 

2) Do I enjoy selling, marketing, and advertising? (this will comprise a good portion of your time) 

3) Do I have enough funds in reserve to pay for living and business expenses for a minimum of 6-12 months? (Remember, you are self-employed, so there are no benefits, insurance, paid time off, etc.) 

4) Am I self-motivated? In other words, will I keep going when the going gets rough? (not give up) 

5) Am I a good multi-tasker with above-average time management skills? 


If the answer to all five of these questions is a resounding “YES!” then chances are you’ll be an excellent real estate agent.  


To get started in obtaining your real estate salesperson license, you must first qualify for and pass a written examination.


To qualify for the exam, you must show proof of education, which is available to you through Agent Real Estate Schools, Inc. We even have free Interactive Webinars to help you figure out if this is the right path for you. Sign Up today!