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Those that Can, Do. Those that Can't, Teach!

June 20, 2012


What arrogance!

When I was in school, there were teachers I liked and teachers I didn’t like. There were good teachers and others who should have taken a job cleaning fish. But, to come up with such an all-encompassing platitude is not only ignorant, it’s downright arrogant.

I can’t run against thoroughbred horses, so I don’t do. But I could train the horses. That’s something I could do. Makes sense?

I sold real estate. I did very well. I could still do it if I wanted to. Maybe I will again. But when I teach others what to do in order to succeed, it’s not because I can’t do it myself. It’s because I have something of value which I love to share, maybe even need to share, with others who need my help.

Last week during one of my training seminars in my office, two of the sales people who recently came to my office from another brand said that they had learned more in one two hour session with me than they had learned in three years with their previous broker.             That’s why I teach!

Let me repeat this… “THAT’S WHY I TEACH”!

Teaching is not a job or even a career. It’s a calling, an attitude, a talent… call it what you will, it’s all about sharing from a position of strength, from a position of experience. It’s all about caring and sharing.

I am not talking about (although it might sound like it) sainthood. I’m talking about coaching. I`m talking about taking someone to the next level of his or her abilities, of moulding or honing someone so that that person can achieve what he or she never thought possible or something they had aspired to achieve.

Teaching is not only about passing on instructions. Teaching is about increasing knowledge by creating enthusiasm. Teaching is about providing tools and hands on training in how to best use those tools.

I‘m not talking just about teaching.

I‘m talking about commitment.

That‘s really what I am talking about.

Sam Green

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