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No One Succeeds Alone

community success Mar 19, 2024

In the last 5 years, my husband Scott and I have almost moved on several occasions, but then decided not to at the last minute.

This time was different. I could feel in my bones that it was time to take action and not look back. Our house is now going on the market this month, and I’ve been feeling a lot of emotions following the task of writing a love letter to my home, as requested by my realtor.

It made me realize how grateful and appreciative I am of this home. This home caught us when it was a challenging time for our family, healed us, provided a place for laughter, sometimes tears, birthday parties, dinner parties, and sitting in the hot tub in the backyard at night watching the clouds pass over the stars.

This is the home where I said ‘yes’ to my now husband and where I came up with the idea of how to scale the impact of my company.

For all of those things and many more, I am forever grateful to my home.

I’m excited to be selling our house with the same world-class Compass Real Estate agent, Dana Green of The Dana Green Team who sold my first home to me in Lafayette and who represented me as a buyer for my current home. So, this is our third transaction with Dana, and she and her team more than over-delivered over and over.

I decided to dig into Compass a little more to see why Dana decided to switch over to them a couple years ago. In that process, I discovered the book ‘No One Succeeds Alone’ by Robert Reffkin, CEO of Compass.

Some of Robert’s gold nuggets of wisdom touched me so much that I thought I’d share a couple with you.

In a previous post, I touched on how to make that ‘big ask’, because to Roberts point, no one succeeds alone.

Robert says ‘If you are not provided with something, it is not a barrier, you can create it’.

If you feel like you have a barrier or something is lacking that you feel you need in order to propel you ahead, then think of ways of how you can create it or who you can ask to help you

Early on, Reffkin did not have access to an influential network that could help him. He was involved in and benefited from many non-profits (because of his and his mother’s research into those organizations) and began to build his own network within those influential people.

How does this apply to you and how can you build and strengthen your own network?

Reffkin has a 5 step process for success, and I’ll touch on it here:

  • The first is to dream big. Proceed as if success is inevitable. Dream big and envision something as if it has already happened.
  • The next is to sketch out your future. Filling in the lines with color helps you to take control and make your future more clear.
  • Reffkin’s next point is to try, and either succeed or fail quickly.
  • Learn from failures and successes. If something doesn’t work, you can learn from it and move forward. There are more lessons in failures than successes. “Sometimes the ‘Secret to Success’ is a lot of Trying” ~Robert Reffkin
  • Lastly, dream up a new dream. Listen to your gut and your heart, take action, again.

“’The right dream for you is the one that gives you the most energy.” ~Robert Reffkin

Truly, nothing is impossible.

If you’re looking for an entertaining story and an invaluable playbook of what it means to dream big and execute while lifting others up in the process, join me in reading No One Succeeds Alone by Robert Reffkin.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can support you, your team, or your organization in any way at [email protected].

Cheering you on always,
- Sheryl


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