I saw this list today and loved going through and looking at all the amazing inspiration, motivation and support that has been developed as a result of the people on this list.But one stands out to me and that is Joe Stumpf. I remember clearly going to his free half day event back in 1996 with my friend Rene. I was 7 months pregnant with my son Jon and had just opened our company Realty First a few months before.
I remember I was struggling trying to fit into the model that the industry teaches which is cold calling and door knocking and I knew intuitively it was not a good fit for me.
I showed up at the event and within minutes knew this is where I belonged. We immediately signed up for his Main Event which was a 3 day information packed from literally sun up to well past sun down of nothing but great ideas and information to truly take my real estate business to the next level.
I remember waddling up to Joe at the end and saying how much I wanted to join his coaching program but was expecting my baby in just a couple months and he smiled and said “I have confidence that you will figure out what is best for you”.
I signed up on the spot and I will tell you that the next TWELVE years were the best 12 years of my career as I not only dove into the training program but propelled to his Mastery programs and met people in those events that are STILL lifelong friends.
Thank you Joe for being such a huge part of my life and touching the lives of so many! You are my friend and my mentor and I am honored and humbled to know you! I only hope that some day I can have the same impact on others that you have had on me! xoxoxo