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12th Dec 2023

What's Your Word of the Year for 2024? The Power of Intentions -73

In this week's episode of The Grit Show, Shawna Rodrigues dives into the powerful concept of choosing a "word of the year" and its undeniable impact on shaping her life and business. As she contemplates her word for 2024, listeners get an exclusive peek into her personal journey and the significance of this intentional choice.

To best support you as you prepare for 2024, we've added in an episode of Real Estate Energized! with Dill Ward and Nicholas Nascimento. You'll round our today's conversation by delving in with them to set bold visions for the future, not just in real estate but also in personal growth. From embracing change to rallying around big goals and creating vision boards, the discussion offers a wealth of inspiration for anyone looking to navigate life's transitions with clarity and purpose.

With candid reflections, valuable insights, and a touch of practical advice, this episode promises to ignite a spark of inspiration and motivation in every listener as you prepare for 2024 and all the potential it holds.

Check out Real Estate Energized: https://dillwardgroup.com/podcast/

Helpful things referenced today-

Ella Shawn's Substack: https://ellashawn.substack.com

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Shawna Rodrigues left her award-winning career in the public sector in 2019 and after launching The Grit Show, soon learned the abysmal fact that women hosted only 27% of podcasts. This led to the founding of the Authentic Connections Podcast Network intent on raising that number by 10% in five years- 37 by 27. Because really, shouldn’t it be closer to 50%? She is the Director of Impact for the network, which offers full-service support for podcasting from mentoring to production. In September 2023 they are also launching the EPAC (Entrepreneurs and Podcasters Authentically Connected) community for those in early stages and wanting a place for weekly connection. She still finds a little time for her pursuits as a best-selling author and shares the hosting of Author Express, a podcast that features the voice behind the pages of your favorite book. Find her on Instagram- @ShawnaPodcasts and learn more about the network and other happenings at https://linktr.ee/37by27.

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Welcome to The Grit Show, where our focus is growth on purpose. I'm your host, Shawna Rodrigues, and I'm honored to be part of this community as we journey together with our grit intact to learn more about how to thrive and how to get the most out of life. It means a lot that you are here today. As you listen, I encourage you to think of who may appreciate the tidbits of knowledge we are sharing and to take a moment to pass this along to them. Everyone appreciates the friend that thinks of them, and these conversations are meant to be shared and to spark even more connections.

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major decision that I made in:

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But my word of the year is kind of my substitute for a resolution. It's kind of my way of looking at what I want for myself and distilling it down to just one concept. One word that I'm really going to utilize and kind of use as a North Star and a guiding post for the next year. My words of the year in the past have been grace, gratitude, create and savor.

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I can tell you how long I've been doing this. You can hear more about those words and how I chose them and a little more about the process in episode 28 if you wanted to get into more depth. But each of those words has then become part of my bedrock, my foundation of how I move things forward. Gratitude is hugely important to me. The concept of savoring things and not just rushing through and getting the next thing done has become very important to me over this past year and been a great navigational tool as I've navigated a lot of things. It was actually really fun to go back and revisit episode 28 as I prepared for this podcast, because interestingly, when I made that podcast episode, I talked about the house. In an earlier episode, we talked about Robie and I wanting to move out of the house we were in. It was too small for us.

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rily expect that to happen in:

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ause we didn't get married in:

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And I've clung to that word multiple times this year and reminded myself that if I'm meeting that benchmark, if I'm savoring, if I'm being present in the moment and enjoying the things, that is what my goal is for this year. That is my touch point and it has made such a difference. So that is why I choose a word of the year. And that has made such a difference over this past year with all of the different ups and downs, with all the adventures of launching a business and all the things I've been doing and postponing a wedding isn't simple, and I've got amazing people in my life. I feel very blessed and not everyone understood all of the time. There's definitely been some interesting conversations along the way as we've explained that choice that was made and being able to have that as my underlying piece of what I know that I'm doing, that I'm achieving for this year that I am savoring it. I'm savoring this experience of working with phenomenal people in my podcast network and doing what I'm doing has made all of the things flow and work so much easier for me. So, I'm very grateful for my word of the year.

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ne. So, savor was my word for:

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And, basically, what it is, is I have a bunch of words that are just go over and over and over again and you can just like take a picture with your phones to do a screenshot of it and see what 3 words it stops on. And there's like this intuitive piece of it that's kind of fun, but see what resonates with you and see if one of those words like, oh, that does stick or that does connect. And if it doesn't, just run it again, think about it some more and give it some time. But it's kind of a fun tool to kind of give yourself that jolt of seeing what comes up and what resonates with you and what doesn't resonate with you and what you're like, oh, no. Discipline is not my word. Discipline's not a word that I've ever resonated with, but I know a lot of other people do resonate with. And I had a great conversation with somebody that had chosen that for their word and it really made a difference for them. That was the underlying thing that they needed and they'd resisted it at first and then realized that they had all these other things, but what they really needed at the bottom underlying was discipline to bring things together and that's the word that they chose.

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So, it's important you find a word that really resonates for you and for what you need. My amusing thing is that I tend to look at words and their different meanings and I'm giving it a shout out to Ella Shawn, she has a Black Writers Therapy podcast that's on my network. I think very highly of her. It's a great podcast if you get a chance to check it out. And she is big into words and different meanings of words and her and I have great conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion and belonging and different pieces around that. And she was talking about some of the terms that were used in their actual Genesis of what they actually mean and how it's not surprising that sometimes we don't get the results we want when the words we're using have meanings and the origin of the words kind of go against of what we're looking for. She's amazing with all that. You definitely need to check her out.

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She actually has a great Substack and has more information on those things. So, definitely connect with her. I'll have to put her Substack in the show notes for this episode. So, you guys can check out her Substack. But she's great with like the depth and meanings of words. And I love, I love that. I'm intrigued by that, but I don't know a lot about it, so I'm not the best person to speak on that, but I love learning about that and checking that out. It's simplistic ways that I look at that.

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a really good word for me for:

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So, for me, that's not the right word. For someone else that might be perfect and it might fit all the places they need. Just like for me, discipline has like intonations with it that somebody else wouldn't. And it's all about you and what somebody said to you when you were 7. You know? Like, who knows, like, where your different intonations and that colorations of words come from. Right? And another one that I was thinking about that I probably mentioned it before in the podcast is the term abundance. And a lot of people love that word and I've never liked it. And I think what it finally clicked for me is that I have too much stuff.

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osperity as a term for me for:

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And actually, wondering if I don't need a little more of that. I had a great conversation with my partner the other day of talking about there's a movie, M. Night Shyamalan, I'm probably saying his last name wrong, but, anyway, I can't explain which movie it was correctly. But there's a character who had, like he just exercised one arm and it was really big and his other arm wasn't. I just remember that from that movie. There's a pool on the lady. Anyway, the whole point of that was that like what you work on and what you have as your strength. I am so good at problem solving and I make magic happen. It's almost, like, people are great at complimenting me about the things I can make come together and make happen.

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And I just don't want people to leap over buildings and make magic happen. And I want things to flow and have ease. Like, y'all know the name of this podcast is The Grit Show because we all have grit. But one of the reasons we're here is to find out how to have more flow and ease. Like, we have the perseverance. We have the skills to stick with things, to problem solve. Like, we've survived a 100% of our bad days and keep showing up and keep making things happen. But it's exhausting and it's tedious. And a little more flow, a little more ease would be kind of amazing. And so, the muscles you work are the muscles you have and they're like, the arm that has all the strength in it, you're going to use your right hand for everything because that's the one you always use for everything. So, until you start using your left hand, it’s not going to be the strong hand. It's not going to be the dominant hand. It's not going to be the one you use. And so, until I start practicing and doing things with ease and stop like moving mountains and start moving little pebbles to make a different path, I'm not going to have that different easy path.

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a word like flow or ease for:

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So, I'm still thinking about that. I'd written down build at one point in time, and I'm like, what am I thinking? That goes with my mindset of why. Like, I'm constantly building and working so hard to come in up with new ideas and giving myself more work to do. And I'm aware of this. I'm aware. Like, there was a job I did not take once because I was very aware that when I went to the interview, there was somebody that held the job at one agency and I would hold it at another agency and the 2 of us would do it and like, I could do both of the jobs. And I knew if I took that job, I would just find bigger and better and more impressive projects that take more energy and I just move more mountains and make more magic happen to bigger and bigger things because that's who I am and that's what I do. And so, some of that is me needing to be aware of that and be aware that sometimes I need to let it be easy.

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And that's part of what I need to do. Let's find that ease and find that flow. So, that was also some of the words I was thinking of as a little bit more ease and flow. And then I was also thinking that possibly along the lines of like this building, this growth, this progress and prosper and these other things, I'm thinking that maybe I need a word like bloom, that I just need to like, cause blooming is like the flowers just open up to the sun. It happens so naturally. They just, the sun comes out and they just unfold and share their beauty. Nothing's forced. It just happens in its time, in its space and it's beautiful and it's spectacular and it is growth and it is sharing this beauty and being this amazing thing, but it doesn't involve building and hard work and progress, but it's progress.

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And so, I'd wondered about possibly having a word like bloom. That just let it be nice and simple like that. And again, like I mentioned last year with a podcast, I do take into consideration what my year ahead holds. And in the year ahead, I am having my wedding to the love of my life. And so, a word like bloom, like kind of goes nicely with that because that is blooming into a new stage with the 2 of us and starting our life together. I like it. It just kind of goes with it well and we're getting married in spring, so the loom kind of goes with that as well. And we're going to be going on our mini moon because we're going to actually wait like just over a year from now to go actually on our honeymoon because I love trips and it's going to be an epic trip, so I need to give myself more time before we go on our epic honeymoon after we do our fabulous celebration with our friends and family in the spring. And so, I kind of like that.

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So, that kind of goes well with that. And there's some other fun miscellaneous things. I feel like right now I'm so focused on the podcast network and that again, blooming, like all of the wonderful seeds being planted with all of these amazing individuals I get to work with in my network and the great fruition that's happening with their podcasts. I don't know if you've seen on my social media, but one of our podcasts has reached the top 5%, which is very exciting. Everyone else is doing so amazing, and they're also heart centered and authentic and doing beautiful things. And so, you guys, I'm talking myself into the term bloom just by having this conversation. But I think that's what it really takes when you're looking at your word of the year to really like roll around with some different thoughts and ideas of potential ideas and potential things that might fit and might work with where you're at and what you want and what you see in the year ahead. I know that somebody for Author Express, we have a new cohost coming on and they're having a lot of transitions that are happening in their world the next year with their youngest child graduating and going off to college and they're taking on this prestigious position with one of the writing associations. And so, they're having those type of transitions.

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So, if you have those type of transitions to be thinking about what word goes with those types of opportunities. I have another one of my dear friends who, you know, she's going to be a little occupied of my wedding because she loves me, but she also has some other exciting transitions happening with her family, with growth in her family. And so, what word would fit around those pieces. And she has an exciting trip that she's going to be taking. So, look at the pillars of what's going to be happening that you know of. Because again, it's really kind of fun for me to look back at the episode I recorded. And I did mention the house, even though there was no house on the horizon, we were not moving to another city, like, none of that was happening. We were supposed to be having a wedding that we didn't because my word was savor and I wasn't savoring.

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So, it empowered me to make a change. But, look at all of those different factors and kind of put together like, what is that word? And like I said, if you go back to my last episode, there's a zillion words that I list off and you can kind of look at and kind of go through and see them. But if you go to my Instagram, either at shawnapodcasts or at the.grit.show, and I hope you're following me in both places, if you go to either of those, just to go ahead and use that tool because it's kind of fun. Just snap some pictures, some words, and see, like, what fits and what resonates. And maybe abundance does fit because you do want more in your life. You want more love. You want more of this financial support. You want more joy in your work or maybe it's just joy. Maybe you just want joy. Like, there are so many different words. And for me, it's so much fun to boil it down to one and I remember them. Obviously, I can rattle them off to you. My words of the year are, I cannot tell you what resolutions I've had any given year or ever probably. And, yeah, I totally remember my words of the year, and they have been very impactful for me. So, I really encourage you to consider that as an option. And today, we’re doing something kind of fun.

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I'm actually, as you know, we have 8 podcasts in the Authentic Connections Podcast Network. And one of them that you may not have checked out yet is Real Estate Energized! and it is so much more than just real estate. So, I wanted to give you guys a chance to get to hear. It's Dill Ward and Nicholas Nascimento and they are a married couple that have great energy together and they do a lot more than just talk about real estate. They actually talk about some pretty poignant topics and they just had an episode where they talked about creating a bold vision of the future. It’s at episode number 5. So, I am just going to tag it on here and let you guys listen to them. It's only like an 18-minute episode, so it'll just round this out to the normal amount of time we normally have for one of our episodes.

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wn goals and looking ahead at:

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Today, we're breaking free from the conventional and diving into the realm of limitless possibilities. Whether you're in real estate or not, join us as we explore the art of crafting a bold vision for the future. Get ready to unleash your creativity and pave the way for a transformative journey ahead.

Dill Ward [:

You're listening to Real Estate Energized, where real estate meets real life. I'm Dill Ward.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

And I'm Nicholas Nascimento, and we are not just realtors. We're your guides to the world of real estate with a deeper twist.

Dill Ward [:

If you're thinking about moving sometime in the future, are already in motion with an upcoming move, or are a real estate professional who recognizes there's more depth to real estate than just a transaction, then join us on a journey as we unlock the real stories of personal growth that happens while buying and selling real estate.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

Each week, we'll bring you unique perspectives and profound life lessons we've seen through our clients and our own experiences. Let's get started.

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How are we coming on a new year already?

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You know, every single one of these just creeps up on us.

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I mean, it was just summertime, and now it's already time to start making big dreams for next year.

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You know it's on the horizon, so you're starting to see it form a silhouette, and you kind of have to start putting together what it is you see before you get there, because, honestly, you don't know what it is you're going towards.

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who already bought, like, the:

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Well, it also doesn't help that we're in, you know, we're in the season where it's like, everybody's got their Christmas decorations up, and it's just the 1st day of November, and you're like, oh my gosh. How am I so far behind? I just put the Halloween decorations away.

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I know. And then I sort of vacillate between big, massive go to the moon dreams and, I don't know, maybe just a little bit different than this year.

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But I think in a lot of ways, this is the perfect time to exercise a skill set that is critical for success for a repeatable success pattern.

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I mean, when I look back at some of the biggest goals that I've accomplished, I realized that they took so many steps, so many bites of the apple to get to the goal. And I know sometimes we can all be guilty of making those to do lists as if, like, start a podcast or build a website as if that was just like one checkbox. You know?

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Well and, there's also the possibility of there being multiple to do list, like myself, I have at least 5 running at every single time. And most of the time, it's just a hassle. I choose which one I feel like I've made the most progress on. I look at that one the most because I'm like, alright. I'm doing great here.

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I don't know if you out there can relate to this, but I'm the kind of girl who likes to put things on the checklist I've already finished just to check them off.

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Yeah. No. That's true. So, you spent some time. I've seen it.

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Anyways, let's get on to our topic today, which is the inspiration to create a big and bold vision for your next year.

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Yeah. Speaking of, casting ideas out towards the horizon, this is the essence of it is to kind of visualize what you're heading towards. And the bigger it is, like, sometimes that actually, almost always, the bigger it is, the better it is for you.

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I keep hearing that one rap song where he says, nothing worth having is going to be easy. And, man, ain't that the truth? But, however, I do want to say, I think it's really important to recognize that nobody's coming to give you permission to dream a little bigger. No one's saying, hey. You, those aspirations are too small for you. You've got so much more potential in you, so you really got to claim it for yourself.

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Yeah. It's absolutely true.

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And there's probably something significant that you know you want to make a major change and that is, it probably feels a little scary to even address it. Maybe you're hiding out from it. Maybe you're, like, allowing yourself to not think about it because you know once you think about it, it's going to take some massive action on your side.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

In a lot of ways, like, that happens too, yes, all the time. It's we're facing some change. It's going to take a lot of energy to get through it. Any sort of, like, transition, even if you just shuffle the drawers around. Like, drawer is going to be won over. It takes a lot of effort to get used to that. That's not even a big change. That's a pretty small change. So, bigger changes, like the ones we've seen in real estate, can be, like, gargantuan from afar.

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I think, over the years, people I've coached or mentored have said to me, like, what's the best place to, like, write out a business plan or goals or where should I do this? And, really, they're all effective. Literally, every single way to visually create some accountability to your dreams, whether it's a vision board or a planner or a big whiteboard with just all kinds of colored markers and just going crazy writing stuff out, all of it has a place in your visualizing, in your planning, in your dreaming, and the key is just to get started. Because once you do it once, it's not just one and done. Like, you need to be able to, you know, kind of brain dump everything out and see how it fits together and see where you're, like, completely unsure why you even wrote that down. And the stuff that usually scares you that you wrote down that big number or that big claim is the exact thing that you need to be leaning into.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

And, usually, I think the symptom for when you know that there's some big things you have to decide is that, like, you feel general frustration that you're not taking time to think about big things need to decide. Like, I think if you have a hard time recognizing that you're at the cusp of a need for vision, like, you might feel just a generalized frustration, and that's your signal like, hey. Look at this problem in its face and try and figure out what you actually wanted to do.

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Yeah. There's a good chance that you are going to surprise yourself when you start thinking about it. I mean, there's so many areas of life. Right? There's your money and your health and your relationships and your purpose and there's so many areas of life. You're probably doing great at some, but there are other areas that you know need your attention and intention coming up this next year.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

So then, what does a bold vision mean?

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Well, I think it has to scare you at least a little bit. It has to cast into the future, calling in your future self. Maybe it doesn't look anything like what your life is like today, and that's what's a little bit terrifying.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

Yeah. And it can be financial, personal, relational, can be material. It can be any number of things.

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already started this. It says:

Nicholas Nascimento [:

I do love that about our, like, perspective on circulating around the sun. Like, we think of it as, like, the new version. It's like, you know, when we were 30, it was 3.0. It wasn't like, I'm turning 30. We're getting, like, a new upgrade this year. Something's changing. And what is it you're working on? What are the pain points? What needs to be worked on?

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Yeah. I really love using the demarcation of time to say that that was the best the developers could do, the best the world had ever known prior to this next version and calling in the next version, I'm like, oh, in this new version, it has so many bells and whistles and efficiency. And all those things that were making it crash are just gone because new habits are in place that are creating seamless integration and the life that you truly desire.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

Yeah. I mean and with that, you have cognitive ability that you've developed over years and over, you know, different courses you may have taken and, you know, continuing to learn, like, your brain is just developing new paths for processing complex things.

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And I've been thinking and reading a lot of most of the gurus and mentors out there, they all say your past circumstances have nothing to do with your future potential, and so it's time to create a bold and brave vision of the newest version of you coming into the world, be terrified. Be ready. Like, we all need to step up and become our full potential. It's no longer going to work to just idle back and wait for someone else to tell you what to do.

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Yeah. So, let's break it down. What does that mean for a buyer or seller of homes?

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Anyone who's thinking about transacting and entering the market in the next year is going to have to build up some resilience, maybe recognizing that they're not going to get exactly what they want, how they want, but there's still a lot to gain. A seller may have to do a few more repairs to a property or really put in a little extra elbow grease to get it looking great to be able to perform on the market. A buyer might be paying more for the money that they have to borrow, but, hopefully, they can structure a good deal and buy a house that has an opportunity to make a good appreciation in the future.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

And then, additionally, like, sellers may end up needing to concede on things that may not necessarily be completely comfortable because they have to keep their bolder future vision alive by letting go of their past. And, additionally, buyers might need to, like, energize themselves towards creating a new future, a new paradigm that they can create for their family unit. And a lot of times, it takes having to maintain a vision for multiple individuals as to how the future home benefits.

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Absolutely. I think this is such an important point that anyone thinking about transacting in the real estate market in the future really take to heart is that the bigger vision of what you're desiring is taking so much energy and resources from you beyond just money. And the money piece will be the one that you get hung up on, and you'll have some kind of anchored number in your mind that if not this, then I've completely failed, and I'm mad when recognizing being able to release an old chapter and step fully into a new chapter ready to embrace it, like, we'll have exponentially more value. You know, a lot of people are going to get hung up on that. They're going to just give up and get mad and be mad at the market when the emotional telling of your energy is just as important.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

That's where it's an opportunity to stand out and shine is if you're able to do something that most people are having a hard time facing. And so, the other thing that you can do is you can help rally the people around you by helping them see their own visions and by, you know, encouraging other people to take time. The people around you who influence you and who you may be influencing, it could be good to help them also try to rally around the vision and your real estate goals.

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There's a good chance you're going to be invited to something that involves creating a vision, maybe a vision board class or workshop or maybe there's a visioning or goal setting training, show up to it. Sign up for it. Pay for it. Go to it. The more you can get around other people, I remember one of the first times I created a vision board, and we just invited a bunch of friends over. We got a bunch of magazines, and we all just start cutting them up. And I remember immediately looking over a friend of mine, and she's cutting all these, like, travel pictures and stuff, and it, like, kind of just glaringly caught me. Like, I'm not putting any travels. Maybe I need to put travel on my board too.

Dill Ward [:

Like, we all influence each other that way. And when we get around other people and see what their dreams and their visions are, it just rubs off on you. So, it's so worth it. Make sure you can. Get yourself in the room. And if no one's inviting you to one, here's your permission to just host one. Just invite a few of your most aspiring positive friends and connections over to your house or office and start cutting stuff up and talking about the future.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

Yeah. I think, didn't we do one in our house one time? I'm sure we did.

Dill Ward [:

No. That was the first one we did in our house, and I was distinctively remembering going, I haven't cut out any travel pictures, and I felt, like, influenced in that moment to start dreaming about travel.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

Yeah. And it's also fun. You can go to, like, craft stores that do resale and upcycling of things, and you can buy old magazines that they're like, these are specifically for scrapbooking. So, if you have one of those kind of places in your town, go check it out. Sometimes it can be a nice dip into nostalgia if you find, like, an old cluster of old magazines too.

Dill Ward [:

I have really enjoyed over the years taking segments of the home that I'm dreaming about or want to see in my future. I remember we hosted in our office, like, a homebuyer's dream workshop kind of thing, and we just cut up all these pictures of kitchens and yards and patios and all these different spaces. And it was just really fun to tell the universe what we think is cool. So, Nic, before we wrap this up, how can we make this creating a bold vision applicable to our industry, our industry peers, other realtors, and other people in the real estate industry.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

As industry peers, like, we definitely have the confident year of our clients and our customers as they may say. And so, I think in a lot of ways, we need to keep them in a positive head space, and we can cast a bold vision and assist others in casting their bold vision. But then, what would you say is a way that you would cast bold vision as a real estate professional for yourself?

Dill Ward [:

Yeah. I think we got to just keep diving into mindset work and staying in our heart and being in service. I think anyone in the industry at this time is feeling a little bit apprehensive about what the future holds, but those who are really committed and passionate about what they do will always have a place in the market.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

Yeah. And embracing a bold vision towards what your services are will also kind of help you to present the values that you bring to the table for buyers and sellers alike. And then additionally, I would say that casting a vision may also be an opportunity for growth in a professional and or a personal space, whether it's a matter of trying to find new ways to take care of yourself by giving yourself a future to look forward to financially or giving yourself opportunities to earn money in other revenue streams so as to give yourself a breath in every year that you come across.

Dill Ward [:

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Dill Ward [:

Well, let's wrap this up on a high note. And anyone out there, I hope you feel inspired to take some action to create a bold vision. It might start subtle at first, like I said, on a note file in your phone, or you might go to a full day workshop. Either way, it's up to you. You're the only one guiding the ship. Anything you write on there that you're going to, you know, work toward or dream about is all on you. Permission is granted.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

And I'd say aim beyond the moon. Get a star. Look at a star. Pick that star. Put your goal on that star and you know what? You're probably going to get to the moon, and if you don't get to the moon, you're still getting really far from where you are. So, wish upon that star.

Dill Ward [:

As we close the door on another incredible episode of Real Estate Energized, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to you, our listeners. If you're looking to buy or sell real estate anywhere and need a great agent or you are an inspired agent yourself, connect with us.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

We hope you found inspiration and insight in this episode. Remember, real estate is not just about walls and roofs. It's about the stories and dreams that fill those spaces.

Dill Ward [:

Stay tuned for more exciting stories and life lessons in the episodes to come. And if you have a unique real estate story or topic, you'd like us to explore, reach out in the links below in the show notes.

Nicholas Nascimento [:

Until next time. Keep dreaming, keep growing, and keep finding joy in the journey. Thanks for joining us on Real Estate Energized!

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