In Every Opportunity, We Have a Responsibility
“When you do the right thing you can change the course of a life.”
Mo Anderson is the Vice-Chair of the Board and Co-Owner of Keller Williams Realty International, as well as the former CEO. Mo is also the author of A Joy-Filled Life.
Growing up on a tenant farm, Mo thought she wanted to be a music teacher. She then decided to get into real estate, and like many agents, she struggled. In fact, she nearly failed out of the business. The story about how she survived and broke through the ceiling is one of destiny and one I know you’ll enjoy.
The experience in her early days of real estate taught Mo the greatest business lesson in life she ever learned, “DO THE RIGHT THING.” When you do the right thing, you can change the course of someone’s life.
After opening her own brokerage firm and becoming highly successful, she came across Gary Keller and Keller Williams Realty International. Mo became the CEO of Keller Williams and lead it from a small regional real estate company to its journey to becoming the #1 company in the world.
The definition of true success is when you are at peace with yourself, the world, and your God in the middle of the storm. Trust will get you through the storm.
Leadership is a place where people want to follow you. Leaders have followers. Respect of the leader is about consistency. To be a great leader, you have to dive deep into your faith. Your faith gives you the foundation for your values. Values are what help you establish your standards. She applies standards because she cares about people. In every opportunity, we have a responsibility.
Next, we talked about culture. Culture is the predetermined way we treat each other. Win-win or no deal will never go away. It is foundational and an eternal truth. When you have something built on eternal truths, it becomes your bedrock.
The culture cannot just be about one person. It must be instilled first in the leaders and then the leaders instill it in their people.
Here's What We Cover in This Episode
- What it means to, “do the right thing”
- How important culture is to the success of any company
- The true definition of success
- Standards are crucial in leadership