154: Borrowed Confidence

Real Estate Survival Guide
Real Estate Survival Guide
154: Borrowed Confidence


What is borrowed confidence?

Borrowed confidence is a temporary boost to your confidence and belief in yourself or your abilities. Someone else lends that confidence to you because they believe in you even though you don’t believe in yourself at that moment.

At the Total Life Freedom retreat in St. Augustine, Florida, at the end of February, the term “borrowed confidence” kept coming up. They kept saying, “Well, I’m going to borrow that confidence from you.” It’s so interesting because I believed in them in that moment more than they believed in themselves.

Then I came home and felt unworthy of a listing that was bigger than I was accustomed to. It was comical.

On our mastermind call when I told them about landing that listing, Jennifer Harshman said to me, “You’re amazing at this. You’re going to do a great job, and soon, more million-dollar listings will come to you.” Then she said, “You can borrow that confidence from me.”

The entire journey as entrepreneurs—as Realtors—could be one of borrowed confidence. This is why I believe in the power of mentorship, accountability, and hard conversations. All of those things speak to having a community around you, people to lift you up, people to put pressure on you.

Benefits of a mastermind or community

That’s one joy of being a part of a mastermind group or community. Sometimes it’s exciting to push people and grow and be a part of their journey.

Charting your progress in business

When you’re building things so fast and things grow like my business has grown, you often are so busy building that you forget to stop and enjoy the success or reflect on how far you’ve come.

Putting borrowed confidence to use

We need to borrow confidence from others and to lend people confidence from us If you’re feeling down, from whom can you borrow confidence? Who believes in you in the moment more than you believe in yourself? When you’re feeling strong, lend confidence to someone else because they really need it in this journey. Pick someone to encourage with kind words and say, “I believe in you. You’re doing amazing. Keep doing what you’re doing.”

I appreciate you so much for being a part of this journey.

Show notes and blog posts brought to you by HarshmanServices.com and RealtorEmails.com

A huge thank you to Jennifer Harshman and Harshman Services for sponsoring today’s podcast episode. Jennifer and the team at Harshman Services do an amazing job of helping businesses grow and become more successful and organized by using blog posts, search engine optimization, and email marketing to reach your clients. I’m so thankful for how Jennifer and her team have helped me become more successful in my business. If you’re a Realtor, you often get stressed and want to work smarter, not harder.

You need something that you can set and forget. So check out what Jennifer has built at RealtorEmails.com. She has an amazing offer and affordable tools to help you become more successful with no extra effort. I’m so thankful for the team at Harshman services and RealtorEmails.com for being a part of helping my business and for sponsoring the podcast.

John Schuchman is a licensed REALTOR® in Lancaster, PA with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty and a part of the Andrew Welk Group. The opinions shared on this show represent the opinions & values of John Schuchman and do not necessarily represent the opinions & values of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty. The opinions & ideas shared in this podcast do not guarantee or promise any results of success to the listener.

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