Regardless of where you and your business has been, there's always a way to keep moving forward.
I was born in Naples, Italy to an Italian Mother and to an American Father, serving in the US Navy. They were divorced 7 years later. I went on to be raised by two women, both with entrepreneurial DNA. My early life was filled with change, evidenced by the fact I only started and ended in the same school twice. Basically we changed schools every year except those two. After a short stint to live in Italy my junior year, we moved back to the US and I decided to get my GED rather than go for my senior year. I needed to help make money for the family and school wasn't my thing at the time. Shortly thereafter, I sidestepped my dream of being in the military and went to Bible College, got married by 22 and a Father at 23.... and clueless.
There's only so much you can provide for your family as an Assistant Pastor of a rural country church. I worked Security for the mall. It was during this phase of my life that my mom introduced me to her new partner. Darlene was a Real Estate Agent. She looked at me and said, "you know, you would make a great buyers agent". Within 12 months of that conversation, she and I went on to double her business. 4 years later we decided to move ourselves and the business to SW Florida. There, we built a team of 6 buyer agents, 2 admins, and were living the dream.
Then life threw me a curveball...
I got the call that no Husband wants to hear. "I'm not coming home" Right as I was at, what I thought, would be the prime of my career, I was faced with losing not just my wife but also my daughter. To my blessing, Darlene had not only introduced me to real estate, she also introduced me to the world of Personal Development. Standing at a threshold in my life, I stood on the bank of the Caloosahatchee River and vowed to myself it would not be like this anymore. I went on a personal development binge digging into the deepest part of my soul. I craved to understand why so many of the people in my history along with my current life had such deep scars. Hurt people tend to hurt people. I had to objectively separate their phycological ailments from my own personal experiences.
When I moved back to South Carolina (that's where this country-ass accent comes from), I became a recruiter for RE/MAX. I chose to be there so I could be within driving distance from my daughter, of course. Naturally, I had agents asking how we had built such a large business so quickly... and this is when the coaching began. Ever since that shift that happend for me in 2004, I went on to coach full time using the simple mantra of Mindset, Mechanics, and Movement. We've worked now with Army Colonels, Business owners of all kinds, and even trauma victims keep moving forward... or as we like to call it, being unshakeable.
There's nothing that lights me up more than seeing others do what they previously may have thought impossible. Creating the competitive edge gives agents the opportunity to compress years of my training/experience into fractions of theirs. It's always been my mission to empower and enrich every life I connect with. And giving agents the fast track on designing, building, and living a life they chose makes it all worth it for me.
This is super important to me because life without a business can be tough and business without a life is even tougher. There's no reason why a hungry and committed person has to stay stuck, frustrated, or even paralyzed. It would also be irresponsible of me to keep the unshakeable secrets to myself. This, quite literally, is my mission.
But I’m getting ahead of myself...
For now, I’d love to get your feedback on what I just shared with you. Is your business moving forward? Have you attempted to, but come up short?I’d love to know more about where you are on your journey right now. Go ahead and hit the comments below! My team and I monitor the inbox and even though I’m not always able to reply, I read every message I get.
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Spencer Combs has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs radically grow to the tune of over 200 million in recent sales. His ability to quickly get to the heart of an issue and give clear insight has propelled many into a life they never thought possible.