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If YOU Are Infamous or Invisible, You Are Doomed!

WhatAreYouFamousFor

What are you famous for?

When I say famous, I’m not referring to  egomaniacal-fame, faux-fame or lame-fame.

I like Webster’s Definition:

fa·mous

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin famosus, from fama fame Date: 14th century

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1 a : widely known b : honored for achievement

2 : excellentfirst-rate

People choose real estate agents who are famous for positive skills, traits and knowledge.

Things Like:

  1. Trustworthiness
  2. Candor
  3. Market Knowledge
  4. Sharing
  5. Dependability
  6. Creativity
  7. Experience
  8. Leadership
  9. Marketing Excellence
  10. Technical Savvy
  11. Other positive skills, traits or knowledge.

Positive fame attracts opportunity.

Conduct a candid self-inventory.  Poll your friends, ask them to be brutally honest.  Ask yourself and them, “What am I famous for?”.  It’s not important that you are perceived as famous for many things.  It is important that you are famous for one or two things.

To improve success:

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  1. Work on expanding your fame to include additional positives
  2. Consciously, through marketing and personal performance, build on your current fame.

If you discover that you’re famous for being famous, or you’re famous for negative traits [see list below], then you’re Infamous.

  1. Running late
  2. Cluelessness
  3. Laziness
  4. Rude behavior
  5. Emotional volatility
  6. Braggadocios behavior
  7. Closed Mindedness
  8. Inconsistent
  9. Egoism
  10. Selfishness
  11. Whining
  12. Gossip
  13. Blaming
  14. Bullshit

Being infamous repels opportunity.

It’s hard to attract opportunity when people are running away from you.  Or worse, sabotaging your future.

Conduct a candid self-inventory.  Ask yourself  if you’re infamous for anything on the list above.  If your answer is yes, get to work of correcting infamous behaviors and perceptions.

As I shared earlier, it’s not important that you are perceived as famous for many things.  It is important that you are perceived as famous for one or two positive things.

To avoid doom and  improve success, infamous agents should IMMEDIATELY:

  1. Consciously work on eliminating negative traits.
  2. Consciously work on expanding their fame to include additional positives.
  3. Consciously, through marketing and personal performance, build on current fame.

There is something worse the being infamous, it’s called being an invisible-secret-agent.

Are you an invisible-secret-agent?

You know the story.  If being a Real Estate Agent was a crime, would you be arrested for suspicious activity?   Would a jury of civilians find you stone cold guilty?  Would a jury convict you?  If the jury could be persuaded to set you free, then you’re an invisible-secret-agent.

The reason invisible-secret-agenta are doomed is, nobody know they exist.  If nobody knows they exist, they won’t be invited to help and they won’t earn referral recommendations.

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To avoid doom and improve success, invisible-secrect-agents should IMMEDIATELY:

  1. Decide what traits, skills and knowledge they want to be famous for.
  2. Consciously, through marketing and personal performance become famous.

The Next Move?

Conduct a candid self-inventory.  Poll your friends, ask them to be brutally honest.  Decide what requires change.  Change it.

Get crack’n.

That is all.

Cheers.

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Written By

Ken Brand - Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors. I’ve proudly worn a Realtor tattoo for over 10,957+ days, practicing our craft in San Diego, Austin, Aspen and now, The Woodlands, TX. As a life long learner, I’ve studied, read, written, taught, observed and participated in spectacular face plant failures and giddy inducing triumphs. I invite you to read my blog posts here at Agent Genius and BrandCandid.com. On the lighter side, you can follow my folly on Twitter and Facebook. Of course, you’re always to welcome to take the shortcut and call: 832-797-1779.

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Greg Cooper

    November 9, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Ken,
    I really appreciate the redefinition….considering the old school one means simply how many awards one has. In today’s world, rep is easier to build and harder to maintain with access to social media. There is no one right formula for getting there….but there certainly is a consequence for not understanding that you do have to get there.

  2. Susie Blackmon

    November 10, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Excellent information and guidance Ken, which is why I keep coming back to you and Agent Genius for more.

  3. Joan Campbell for Sell Your Property Fast

    November 10, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Ken has rejuvinated the very base of many aspirants who wants to tbe famous. We always has the preconceive notion that Famous means – name, fame, wealth, etc, etc… But famous is to achieve what you put your heart and soul for. The realization of excellency within yourself.

  4. Barbara at S&J

    November 10, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Get noticed the RIGHT way! RT @agentgenius If YOU Are Infamous or Invisible, You Are Doomed! https://bit.ly/3vUaHF

  5. Gina Kay Landis

    November 10, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    RT @SparrowJacobs Get noticed the RIGHT way! RT @agentgenius If YOU Are Infamous or Invisible, You Are Doomed! https://bit.ly/3vUaHF

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