There is no finite amount of success. One person cannot snatch it all. Instead, it’s abundant, contagious, and far more easily attainable than you might think. The truth is, it’s plentiful, and it’s out there for the taking. This idea is inherent in the quintessential American philosophy of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, except—it turns out— your bootstraps have a lot less to do with it; what matters is your mentality, psychology, and implementation of certain strategies. At Summus Realty we are interested in the success of our agents, our clients, and the community at large. Summus is a new kind of real estate company, as it aims for the highest peaks of human achievement and our driving philosophy stems from reaching inwardly to better yourself and those around you.
A Source of Inspiration in An Unlikely Place
If you walk into our offices in El Paso and make your way towards the lounge—where we often host our classes, lectures, and yes occasional karaoke sessions—you will find two posters on our walls. As a real estate company, we like to be reminded of the philosophy contained there, as it serves as a constant reminder of how to better execute our jobs.
These posters summarize thirteen main strategies for success as described by Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich. They are heavily derived from long conversations with 500 self-made millionaires over the span of 20 years. As a self-made man himself, Andrew Carnegie believed that sharing his insights into the “magic formula” that cultivated his wealth was an important venture and was one of the men Hill studied. Carnegie came to America at age 13 from Scotland. He worked railroads and moved up slowly, acquiring knowledge and expertise in the industry. Eventually, he would come to revolutionize the way steel was produced. Later, he dedicated much of his wealth to philanthropic ventures including donations to libraries, promotion of international peace, and more.
Before we delve into one of Hill’s outlined strategy you might be wondering: What do Andrew Carnegie and self-made millionaires have to do with a real estate company in El Paso?
Summus investigates, achieves a deeper level of understanding and uses all of these strategies on a daily basis. This makes our realtors better prepared and more knowledgeable in their fields. The first two strategies outlined in the book begin with two very important concepts that come from within and formed in our hearts and minds.
Makes sense right? It all begins with the capacity to know what you want. The ability to attain something begins with the desire to have it. Achieving success on any front requires a distinct, articulated, and visualized desire for the target you’re aiming for. Otherwise, your energies are misguided, wandering, floating aimlessly. Putting that desire at the forefront of your thoughts is key to achieving it.
Faith, the book states, is “the head chemist of the mind.” That is because faith can color thought and it is through thought that the source of an action or decision emerges. In other words, faith in this context means repeated instruction to the subconscious mind, thereby creating very real reactions and frames of mind that translate into decisions and outward movement. Faith means a constant reassurance of the self.
We’ll be discussing some of the other strategies in upcoming blog posts and looking at how these can apply to you and how they apply to us here at Summus Realty.
Ascend to the Top with Summus Realty
A real estate company is usually thought of as a profit chasing enterprise. Summus Realty doesn’t think of itself that way. We see it in terms of success and opportunity. Helping clients find their home — where their families will grow and their lives improved—is our mission and what drives us to constantly strive upward. We seek the fulfillment of human potential and the success of all our realtors. Join the movement!