Tag: Motivate

Trust Begins with Honesty

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Do you trust me? If you know me, you might. If you don’t then I’d guess the best I’ll get is the benefit of the doubt. If you doubt something about me then you’ll wait and see if it’s true before making a decision.

Trust is earned over time and the price we pay to gain it is being honest. That costs us something but not being honest costs us more. It might seem to solve a short term problem or help us save face but once the lack of honesty is discovered then the price is lack of trust and it’s hard to get anything done if you’re not trusted.

The thought bouncing around in my head is also about forgiveness. Sometimes Trust and Forgiveness get tangled up. If someone is less than honest with you I believe you have to forgive them. That’s about you and how you treat someone who has hurt you. If you don’t forgive then it festers in you and damages your well being. It’s OK to forgive and move on.

Trust is about the other person. If someone steals from you and you forgive them I think the result is peace for you. Do you trust them again? Likely not and that’s OK. It’s how it works.

Forgiveness is about you, trust is about them but back to trust.

Being open, authentic and the same inside as outside is how we are honest with each other and over time it builds trust. It takes time together and we learn quickly who we can trust and who we shouldn’t.

I can say in my office the folks I work with are trustworthy. My vendors I recommend are trustworthy. They’ve proven it over and over. They do what they say they will do. They make it right if something goes wrong and they fess up quickly when things don’t work the way we expected. It’s simple but not easy.

Think about someone you trust. How did that start? What did they do or not do in the beginning to get that going? I meet lots of folks and over time I earn their trust by making promises and keeping them. I earn their trust by doing more than expected and giving when I don’t have to.

One quote that sums it up is  “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundation principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen R. Covey

There is one more post about culture and I’ll get it out this week.

See, there’s a promise I can keep 🙂

Thanks for listening,
Jerry Robertson
678-616-1578 Direct

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Teamwork – Together everyone achieves more. TEAM. It’s a saying we all have heard. It’s an ideal that we strive to achieve but seldom pull off perfectly. I’ve been a part of a few great teams and am in one today.

In my past I was a software programmer. A skilled engineer who worked with industrial automation (think robots) and there were 5 of us who worked as a team. We met frequently to discuss the best way to code a solution to a problem. We agreed to do things together so we could all work inside each others code. It made everything easier and we even got to go on vacation more relaxed knowing our team mates left working would be able to fix things without the typical trouble shooting and panic calls. It was awesome.

Today I sell real estate and I’ve been doing that for 15 years. I’ve been with the same company all that time and in different 2 offices. The move was to find more like minded folks to help me with a referral based business and once I settled into my current office I felt at home.

There are opportunities to help each other here. The most recent was the Top 20% Mastermind. By invitation, the top producers in the office got together for lunch and shared what it was that got us there. I used to think all companies did stuff like this but I’ve since learned they don’t. I’ve had more folks who have joined our office share the fact this is unique to their experience. I do think it’s something we do when we come from a perspective of abundance and not scarcity. It’s easier to do this when you know there is enough business out there for us all. It’s easier when you focus on working by referral and your sphere of relationships and connections, knowing you are not likely to have to compete for your business.

If all this sounds too good to be true then investigate what I’m telling you. Check it out for yourself. I promise, not all companies are the same and not all offices inside the same company are the same. You have to find the folks you resonate with. The ones that will give more than they take.

We do that because we can. Not to get more but to give more. It’s a mindset that will serve you well as you seek out your own team to be a part of.

Thanks for listening,
Jerry Robertson
678-616-1578 Direct

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Creativity – Ideas Before Results

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We are all creative!

That is a bold statement and I suspect there are some of you who disagree with me. I’m OK with that but you’re wrong.  When we were children we were all creative, curious and investigated the world to figure it out. We figured out how to walk, talk and we used our minds to imagine.

Since then we have all been told things that might not be true. We’ve been told math is better than dancing. Maybe it is if you’re a mathematician or psychometrician but not if you’re a dancer.

In my digging I found this TED talk and I’d recommend it to you. It’s about 20 minutes and worth the time.

I have another person for you to listen to. His name is Seth Godin and this one is about 17 minutes long. He asks a question about school. “What’s it for?” and we need to answer that. Check it out.

Between these two guys I think you begin to see what happened to our (yours and mine) creativity. It has been ‘educated’ out of us and it’s a shame. We are all creative and we can recover much of that imagination to use in our work.

BTW Seth referenced the KKK when he talked about how public education got started and I had to check it out.  You can see some info on that topic right here. It’s fascinating what you can learn when you go digging.

I’ve got 3 more articles to finish up the discussion on the culture of the company I’m a part of. Stay tuned and I’ll do my best to finish them up this week.

Thanks for listening,
Jerry Robertson
678-616-1578 Direct

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Monday Motivation – Wake Up

Monday can be a tough day if spent in the emergency room but the good news is we are OK. It just took us off our schedule a little but my coach shared this and I felt it was worth it. It will be there for next week or maybe for you because you needed it today.

After that tough day Monday I was grateful to go to bed and I slept well. Susan got up early and I could hear her using the microwave, I could hear her talking to Alexa but then I went back to sleep. She gets up really early and I don’t but at 7am sharp I heard (in my head at least) someone said my name.

Not just my first name, it was JERRY WAYNE!

Now I had not done anything wrong and I guess I was dreaming but it was clear as day and it was time to get up so I did. Kind of like in this video. If you need a little boost to get up I can tell you that hearing someone use your ‘whole’ name works, even if it’s in your head.

I hope you have a great week and if there is anything I can do to  help, please give me a call. I’m here if you need anything.

Thanks for listening,
Jerry Robertson
678-616-1578 Cell

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You can do more – Motivation

I needed this today. Personally having a tough time but quitting is not an option. I’ve learned that whatever you’re going though is temporary and I’ve learned whatever you’re doing, you can do more. Sometimes you need to ask for help too. It’s not all on you to resolve.

One more thing I’ve learned is God puts us in charge but He doesn’t always put us in control. That’s His job.

My mantra right now is “Trust God and do the next thing”.

“It’s hard to beat someone who never gives up” – Babe Ruth

If I can help you past a tough spot then call me or email me. I’m here to help.

Thanks for listening,

Jerry Robertson
678-231-1578 Cell

PS if this helped you then please comment below. I’d love to hear your story and it will encourage others.

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Monday Motivation – The Hero In You

Good morning on this gloomy Monday in Atlanta. Yesterday was a glorious, sunny day and I got the motorcycle out for a while but the rains came and I had to come home.

Gloomy outside but it’s inside that matters. Here is a boost to get you started regardless of your weather outside.

Have a great week! Call me if I can help with anything, business or beyond, I’ll do all I can to help.

Thanks for listening,
Jerry Robertson
678-231-1578 Cell

Monday Motivation – It’s a good life

Yeah, I know it’s not Monday when I’m posting this. I wanted to share it anyway from another blog I write and it’s been a busy week. Grace and mercy is my request for being late but I hope the message resonates with someone today.

My coach says it all the time. “It’s a good life”. I’ve borrowed that as a mantra of my own but it’s sometimes misunderstood. Bad things happen and this little clip shares a core thought about that and what to do about it.

Check it out.


It’s a good life. I maintain that even in the dark times because it’s true. There is always something good to focus on even in the bad. Making a list of the things you’re grateful for help focus on the good and can change your perspective and changing your perspective can change everything without changing any of the facts or circumstances. Perspective can help you see new solutions or experience gratitude in the dark times and that helps.

It’s not perfect. It’s not always great but it’s a good life and if you can focus on that today it will help you if you’re experiencing some difficult times.

I hope you have a great week and if you ever need to just sit down with a friend and share life and maybe a coffee, call me. I’ll do all I can to listen first and help if I can.

It’s a good life!
Jerry Robertson
678-231-1578 Cell

Not dead yet

I like Darren Hardy.

He makes me think, most mornings. This one is a bit morbid but it brings to light a truth. We are still here and we can and should do something with the time we have.

Some would not call this ‘motivation’ per se but I do. As I get older I sense the end of the fuse approaching. I hope to make it to 100 (you’re invited to the party) but I don’t know if that will happen. I’ve made it this far driving fast cars, riding motorcycles and doing all sorts of challenging things.

I also meet with a trainer regularly, lost a lot of weight and eat better than I did as a kid. I’m betting it will balance out.

What are you doing TODAY that you considered putting off until tomorrow? Tomorrow is not promised and we can make plans but we ought to consider we won’t be here to do the important task or see the person we love or even make that phone call we’re putting off.

Get it done and comment below whether you liked this one or not. I debated posting but then decided if Darren can do it, I can share it.

Thanks for listening,
Jerry Robertson
678-231-1578 Cell

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