240: A Lesson in Resilience from the Philadelphia Phillies

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240: A Lesson in Resilience from the Philadelphia Phillies


Summary: Today I want to talk about the Philadelphia Phillies magical run all the way to the World Series. Of course, they lost game six of the World Series to the Houston Astros and I was definitely bummed for a little bit. But what I kept thinking about Saturday night as I watched the end of the game, was how much fun the team had, how exciting the run to the World Series was, and how resilient the team was all year. I really thought about the resilience of the team and how quickly things can change—in baseball as well as in your real estate business. Look at how much life can change in a month’s time! It changed for the Phillies, and it can change for your business as well. If you can be resilient, you can accomplish almost anything. How in the world, in the span of three or four weeks did the team go from October 1st thinking the season was over, to being on the way to the World Series? The players believed in themselves and continued to fight—even when the fans probably didn’t believe in them. The point here is that you must be resilient. Sometimes you have to believe in yourself more than other people do. You have the skills necessary to be successful—we all do. You just have to be resilient and work harder than anybody else. You must ask yourself, “Can I be resilient? Can I believe in myself? Can I put in the effort?” It’s certainly not easy to get to the World Series. It takes hard work and it’s hard when you lose. Even with all that hard work, the Phillies didn’t quite get there. Can they be resilient enough to come back and try to win it again? I sure hope so and believe they could, but I think the same thing applies to us in our real estate business. All the doubters said the Phillies would never make it. You know, there’s always going to be doubters and there’s always going to be detractors. We’re going to have detractors in our real estate business, right? Doesn’t matter what people say, not really. What really matters is are you willing to put in the effort to be successful? Are you going to work hard and give it your best? They didn’t win the World Series, but I’m still super proud of the Phillies. They were resilient and we can be resilient too in our real estate business.

Podcast edited by Kenny Carfagno.

Show notes and blog posts are created by Jennifer Harshman and RealtorEmails. 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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