Mon, 20 April 2015
Super successful real estate entrepreneur, Cole Hatter, takes us inside his home and tells us his story of how he walked away from his business completely, only to come back even stronger after his journey of self-discovery!
Sometimes in life, no matter how well it appears things are going, we feel stuck.
We’re not always aware of it when we’re stuck, but Cole was.
He completely disengaged from a thriving real estate business and left the country for 10 straight months to embark on what became a life-changing self-discovery journey.
Upon deciding to leave, he had no idea the next 10 months would reshape his entire life.
It was a journey of selfless giving to others who have impoverished lives and living situations. In return, he gained the clarity which lead to him propose to the love of his life, build a business that brings in more money than he’s ever made, start a family, and give more than he’s ever given.
One of the huge pieces that helped Cole stay focused was accountability, and surrounding himself with people who would hold him accountable to living up to his potential and following through on his commitments.
Another secret of his is finding quiet time to plan and think through your decisions.
“You are where you are today because of the decisions and mindset you had yesterday.”
From there, we hit on purpose, which is the main focus of everything Cole is doing right now. He sums it up with a great quote. “You’re not supposed to just survive. You’re not supposed to figure out a job that pays your bills so you can have an ‘okay’ lifestyle.”
Next, on the topic of marketing, for someone who is looking to get better at speaking Cole has a great tip by following his 20/20/60 rule. Assume 20% of your audience is not connecting with you and you won’t win them over, 60% like you, and the other 20% love you. Speak to the 20% who love you.
And, on the 4th and final pillar of a life on fire, networking, Cole’s advice is “invest in relationships in any way you can”. You don’t always have to spend thousands of dollars to network with high-caliber people, but you do have to find a way to hear the messages of the influencers in your niche. In addition, he suggests eliminating the relationships with the “toxic” people in your life who are “emotional vampires”.
One of Cole’s last tips was his best, which is don’t be afraid of a “no”. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, and by hearing no or being rejected it actually just means you’re in the same place where you started. So, never let that hold you back.
Thanks for watching!