DGS 253: Having the Right Priorities in your Property Management Business

If you have been struggling to grow your property management business, you might have been prioritizing the wrong things…

In this episode of the #DoorGrowShow, property management growth experts Jason and Sarah Hull discuss how having the right priorities and getting support helps with business growth.

You’ll Learn

[01:30] Are you prioritizing the right things?

[08:30] Why you CAN’T do everything yourself

[20:20] How prioritizing safety might hinder growth

[27:30] Why you should be willing to take risks

[30:50] Prioritize results and get those results


“You may have all the right priorities. They’re just in the wrong order.”

“I think a lot of times we hold onto things simply because ‘we want it done right’ means ‘done according to my set of values.’”

“Pain’s an inevitable scenario if you keep trying to do the same thing and expecting a different outcome.”

“You can either have your excuses or you can have results, but you can’t have both.”


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[00:00:00] Sarah: Isn’t that the definition of insanity? It’s doing the same thing over and over and over and then expecting a different result.

[00:00:06] Jason: I think that’s what creates insanity. Like, pain’s an inevitable scenario if you keep trying to do the same thing and expecting a different outcome. 

[00:00:14] Welcome DoorGrow property managers to the #DoorGrowShow. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, make a difference, increase revenue, help others, impact lives, and you are interested in growing in business and life, and you’re open to doing things a bit differently, then you are a DoorGrow property manager. DoorGrow property managers love the opportunities, daily variety, unique challenges, and freedom that property management brings. Many in real estate think you’re crazy for doing it. You think they’re crazy for not, because you realize that property management is the ultimate high trust gateway to real estate deals, relationships, and residual income.

[00:00:56] At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management business owners and their businesses. We want to transform the industry, eliminate the BS, build awareness, change perception, expand the market and help the best property management entrepreneurs win. We’re your hosts, property management, growth experts, Jason and Sarah Hull, the founder and CEO and the COO of DoorGrow. Now let’s get into the show. 

[00:01:25] I did the intro right this time I think. I didn’t screw it up. We could just have it prerecorded, people. You never know what you’re going to get. Okay. So I was thinking about what we could talk about this morning and I’ve been doing some reflection and some study and the topic that just keeps coming up in my mind is prioritization and priorities.

[00:01:44] In fact, I’ll probably talk a little bit about that and do an exercise with some of the cool people that are coming to DoorGrowLive. Cause I really think if you’re not experiencing growth and you’re not having the success that you want, you’re not getting the results that you want in business and life, then it’s pretty simple. It’s just that your priorities are out of alignment with you getting the results that you want. And you may have all the right priorities. They’re just in the wrong order. And so you’re prioritizing something over the thing that if you prioritize would give you the results that you actually want in your life.

[00:02:20] And so I was thinking about this question and I threw it out to Sarah while she’s getting ready this morning. And I said, “what are people prioritizing over growth?” Because the people that come into our program, the work with us, they get great results. They are different. They’re prioritizing growth over certain other things.

[00:02:39] And so people that don’t work with us, why do they not spend money on coaching? Why don’t they invest in coaching? And so why don’t we go to Sarah and find out, what do you think? Why are people not spending money on coaching? Like where entrepreneurs at in their journey that mentally that’s preventing them from spending money on a coach, moving the business forward or working towards growth?

[00:03:05] Sarah: Well, I think there’s a few reasons that this could be the case. And one might be that people don’t even know what a coach would do, right? Like, “how would a coach help me?” And some people might not even be aware that that’s an option. 

[00:03:22] Jason: Got it. 

[00:03:22] Sarah: I wasn’t for a very, very long time. Even when I was running my business, I didn’t know, “Hey, there’s people that will help you.”

[00:03:30] Jason: Okay. That’s fair enough. So what cracked your mind open to the idea or possibility of coaching? 

[00:03:38] Sarah: Well, honestly, it was you. You’re really big on coaching. I had never had a coach in my life. Ever. And when you and I had moved in together, you are so big on coaching and you do a variety of different types and styles of working with coaches.

[00:04:00] And some of it is mastermind style and some of it is one on one and some of it is event type. And I realized, “wow, this is really great.” Like, I just did not make that connection and realization that there are people who genuinely want to help other people succeed in life and in business. 

[00:04:21] Jason: So I want to clarify what you’re saying.

[00:04:26] Clarify something. Some people listening will hear, “Oh, Jason’s into coaching. Yeah, we know he coaches people. That’s what he does. It’s what he’s trying to sell.” And what you’re saying is you saw me getting coached. 

[00:04:38] Sarah: Oh yes, working with coaches. 

[00:04:39] Jason: Working with coaches, joining masterminds. Like I’m the student. 

[00:04:43] Sarah: I knew what you did when obviously when I met you. 

[00:04:45] Jason: Yeah. 

[00:04:46] Sarah: But I also saw you embody that and you work with a lot of coaches yourself. And in seeing you and the business, our business, work with coaches, that was something I was like, “Oh, wow. Okay. That helps a lot.” Because coaches, especially when you work with a coach that’s been there, done that… because there’s a lot of coaches that they don’t really know. They’re like, “well, this was a great theory.” But when you work with a coach that has. done the thing and gotten the result and had that experience and now they can talk about it and they can share their experience and they can share their knowledge and they can say, “Hey, I tried this and it didn’t work. So avoid this,” and “Hey, this got me in some hot water, so definitely don’t do that,” And, “this was really successful and here’s how I did it and here’s why I did it this way. And I kept testing and refining.” And then they can share that knowledge with you. And when I started experiencing that in DoorGrow, With the coaches that we worked with, that was something that I was like, “Oh, well, that would have been nice to know.”

[00:05:52] Jason: And Sarah learns super fast. Like I’ve always been super impressed by how quick you adopt new information or new ideas. Like most people I think it takes a while for people to absorb certain things, but some things you’re just like, “yeah.” And you’re like, “let’s do coaching.”

[00:06:05] And we’ve tried lots of different coaches out together. Like some not good. 

[00:06:09] Sarah: Some are not good. 

[00:06:10] Jason: Right. It’s like a… 

[00:06:12] Sarah: colossal waste of money. 

[00:06:14] Jason: Some really good. 

[00:06:15] Sarah: Some really good. 

[00:06:16] Jason: Some we weren’t ready for. We just like didn’t have the capacity or the bandwidth to work with them. 

[00:06:21] Sarah: Mm hmm. 

[00:06:22] Jason: We just had so much going on.

[00:06:23] Like we took on too much. Maybe we had too many coaches at a time, something like this. Right. Even right now, like I’m onboarding and I’m coaching and training two new sales team members, plus my son in learning setting and sales. But I went and got outside help. So I have a coach right now that’s coaching me and them.

[00:06:45] And then I’m spending each day coaching them, but each week we’re meeting with a coach and he’s an expert in sales and he’s helping us go to another level and work on scripts and work on our communication, work on language. And that’s been really helpful. I’m always leveling up my skills.

[00:06:59] And I think it’s important to never get comfortable. And I think for me, I just try to imagine like if I didn’t have coaches or mentors and I’m every day trying to like coach people and sell coaching to me, that would feel like a gross lack of integrity. Feels like I’d be grossly out of alignment, and a lot of the coaches that we have, I found them through coaching programs that we were in with them. Right. And so I know that they believe in coaching and they’re in integrity. And I know that they’re in the areas, at least that I am seeking help in, they are ahead of me in that game. And and so I can trust them.

[00:07:39] There’s evidence they can help get results and they’ve given some value already. And so I’m like, “okay, I should, we should work with them.” And I think that’s one of the challenges. And so everybody out there, if you’re like, ” why am I not spending money on coaching or why don’t I have a coach?”

[00:07:52] I think there’s a lot of reasons for that. But I think just as a side note, if you’re going to get a coach, don’t work with a coach that doesn’t have a coach , right? If they went through one program one time, they’re like, “I went through this coaching program and got a certificate one time.” Then do they really believe in coaching?

[00:08:10] No. They just believed in getting the appearance of being a good coach and they’re not actually a coachable person. I believe in order to be able to coach others, you have to also be coachable and being able be able to learn. I learned a massive amount just by coaching, coaching clients and supporting them.

[00:08:29] And so let’s get into what people maybe are prioritizing instead of growth. If they’re not growing. Because some people are listening to this and they’re like, “well, I’ve been stuck at the same number of doors I’ve been at for like two, three years.” So what priority might be off or what are they prioritizing that’s different?

[00:08:45] What might be off? What are some of the things they’re prioritizing? 

[00:08:48] Sarah: I think one of the big things is this need to control everything. And I understand because I am a control freak. I get it. And for a long, long time, I had always said, “if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.”

[00:09:08] So, why would I ask somebody else to do this thing, and then I’m just going to have to go check and see if they did it the right way? And “oh, they made a mistake, so now I have to… it’s just easier and faster for me to just go and do it myself!” Right? Instead of teaching somebody or training somebody or just asking them to do it, but then really secretly I’m going to go and check and see if they actually did it.

[00:09:28] So delegation for me was very hard for a very long time. Because I am very detail oriented, and very OCD, and very organized, and I’m very particular in how things get done. So, I believe there’s a right way, and a wrong way to do just about every task that there is. 

[00:09:49] Jason: Yeah, that’s very, very INTJ thinking of you.

[00:09:53] But I’m not incorrect. Most of the time, you’re not, right? And so, if you want it done right, you do it yourself. Is that true? Sometimes, right? Like there’s a lot of situations where that’s true. The challenge is: could it be possible that if somebody else did it, it could be done better than you?

[00:10:12] Right. That could be true too. And so I think getting a coach is you start to recognize where you might have gaps and the ultimate evidence is our results. If we’re not getting the results that we want, then maybe we’re not the person that should be doing that thing. Because we’re not getting the results and we’re doing it.

[00:10:29] So it’s us, right? But yeah, I think that’s a belief that a lot of people have in the beginning. “I want it done right.” And I think a lot of times we hold onto things simply because “we want it done right” means “done according to my set of values.” There’s lots of different ways to do something and the outcome could be similar or could work or could be positive, but we have certain values that we want it done in a certain way to be the right way.

[00:10:54] The right way. Yes. And INTJs very much feel there’s a right way and a wrong way for everything. The challenge is a lot of times, if we’re super rigid and believing we always have the right way, we can’t see around corners. There’s certain personality types, though, that can see a lot more opportunity and a lot more variety of options.

[00:11:13] And they usually can crack those strong J’s brains open, that are judging, to some new ideas and new possibilities. And eventually they’ll adopt those, right? And so that’s, I think where we have a nice balance in our relationship is you’re usually right. A lot of things and very strategic brain and can figure stuff out and you’re like, something’s off here.

[00:11:35] You’re very intuitive. And and usually right when you’re like, “something’s not right here.” And then also, I’m very good at seeing alternatives, other possibilities, and exposing you to some other options or some other ideas. 

[00:11:48] Sarah: Yes. And you’re also very good at human emotions. 

[00:11:52] Jason: Oh.

[00:11:52] Sarah: I’m not good at human emotion.

[00:11:54] Jason: Right. 

[00:11:55] Sarah: You’re like, “well, you can’t do that because it’ll make people feel like this.” And I’m like, “so?”

[00:12:01] Jason: Yeah, yeah, this is a constant frustration. You’re like, “why won’t people just do what I told them to do when I just tell them one time in a very succinct way, exactly what I want? 

[00:12:11] Sarah: Right? Like I have all the answers, just listen and then do what I tell you to do! That’s it. Like, it’s so easy. I feel like life would be so much easier if you just listen.

[00:12:22] Jason: And so the one advantage, one of my maybe few advantages over you cognitively maybe is the idea that I can empathize a bit more with other people and I can figure out what would it take to get this installed into their brain?

[00:12:38] What would make this digestible for them? What would make this palatable? What would make them able to adopt or absorb this idea or to remember this idea or for this to work? And you’re like, “just tell them!” Because I can just tell you and you get it. And you’ll get annoyed if I start to explain and use analogy.

[00:12:53] Sarah: I got it, I got it. 

[00:12:55] Jason: Yeah. 

[00:12:55] Sarah: Give me the thing that I need. 

[00:12:56] Jason: Those things are very effective. I got it. Other people. 

[00:12:58] Sarah: And now I’m going to go and do it. That’s how I work. 

[00:13:01] I think other people work like that too, but sometimes they don’t and it’s crazy to me! I don’t… crazy! 

[00:13:07] Jason: So I think one of the things that people prioritize over growth sometimes is that self struggle. Like there’s people that value doing it themselves.

[00:13:17] Like even as a little kid, my daughter, Madi, I would try to tie her shoelaces and she didn’t even know how to do it! And she would say, “no, I do it! I do it!” 

[00:13:25] Like she wouldn’t let me do it. 

[00:13:26] Sarah: Hey Madi. 

[00:13:27] Jason: Madi edits our podcast, so she’ll see this. She wanted to do it. And I’d be like, “okay.”

[00:13:32] And she’s just sitting there struggling. But she was determined and eventually she figured it out and eventually she might be frustrated enough to allow me to help her. Right? And sometimes we have to allow people to struggle, but a lot of times we’re self struggling and it’s self imposed and we’re not having success in our business or success in growth or adding doors or making more money or retaining clients or whatever it might be. And we’re so stuck on this idea of self struggle, which is DIY, right? “I’m going to do it myself.” and I’ve been this guy. I’ll watch YouTube videos. I’ll read books. I will figure it all out on my own.

[00:14:06] ” I’m smart enough. I can do this.” And what I want to say to everybody listening, that that’s you. You’re right. You’re totally right. You are smart enough to figure everything out eventually, it’s just going to take you probably a decade longer than somebody that goes and gets coaching or gets helped. And I’ve been that I’ve done that.

[00:14:24] Jason: I’ve spent like a decade doing stupid stuff. I’m in my forties. I’ve spent at least a decade doing some things and struggling with some things before I got help with it. And the amount of time somebody that already has succeeded at this or knows what works can collapse for you in the experimentation, in the struggles, in the financial risks, in the time wasting is pretty significant, like dramatically significant.

[00:14:48] I’ve had mentors… I have one mentor. I paid him three grand a month and it was the biggest expense ever. Like I signed up for this coach and I immediately was like in a short period of time was making 30 grand more a month. That’s a pretty decent return. Right? And I would have been stupid to not have done that, but it was a calculated risk.

[00:15:07] At the time I was in a dysfunctional marriage and my wife at the time cried when I told her I was spending three grand a month, and we’ve spent a lot more than three grand a month on some of our coaches and mentors. 

[00:15:19] Sarah: At the time three grand was a lot and it was scary. 

[00:15:21] Jason: Oh, yeah. 

[00:15:22] That was my first dive into high ticket coach. Yes. Working with the coach. 

[00:15:26] Sarah: Yes, and I think the other thing to point out too about working with someone else is that It’s not always about, “well, I must be bootstrapped. I must do it myself. I’m going to figure it out. I’m going to do it all. I don’t need any help.”

[00:15:40] Sometimes it’s not even that sometimes it’s, you just think things are really good because we hear that sometimes. Not all the time, but sometimes like, “Oh, things are pretty good in the business,” but you don’t know what you don’t know. 

[00:15:51] Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. And you think, “well, if things keep going the way that they are right now, that’s okay. Like, maybe it’s not my dream situation, but I’m also not really hating my day to day. And I’m not in this massive struggle.” So I’m like, “things are okay. So do I actually need help? And do I need to reach out and work with someone?” And a lot of times, even if you think things are pretty good, and ” maybe I don’t need help.” And you’re right. You maybe don’t need help. Perhaps you just need help to see what else is possible for you.

[00:16:31] Jason: And they may not need help. They may not need it. If you’re smart and you have big goals and you want to move forward quicker, then maybe you would want it, right? You would desire it instead of feel like this needy energy, like, “Oh, I need this.” I think that’s sometimes what limits us is we don’t want to feel like we need something.

[00:16:48] We don’t want to admit we need something because it’s a gross energy to be needy or to need something. It almost feels victimy to some people. I think when we have goals and we know what we want and we see that other people can help us, it becomes a little bit more natural for us to be able to do that.

[00:17:03] Sarah: And I also think, this is another gripe I have with our lovely education system, is that in school, you are taught, “do it on your own.”

[00:17:13] “Don’t look at other people’s. Don’t cheat. Don’t ask your neighbor.” If you’re stuck, you pretty much ask the teacher. Refer back to your lesson and figure it out. When you’re taking a test, you can’t go “hey Joe, I don’t know what number 13 is. You know what number 13 is?” You’re not allowed to do that. 

[00:17:32] Yeah, like getting help is wrong. 

[00:17:33] It’s wrong, right! So just have it memorized and regurgitate it. So take the information in, memorize it, and vomit it back up on a piece of paper, and then I will give you a passing grade. In the middle of a test, are you able to raise your hand and say, “Hey teacher, I had a question. I’m stuck on this. I don’t really understand this. Can you please help me arrive to the answer?” No! No, you cannot! So in school, they teach us the self reliance. And I do believe that that is a very positive thing in one way. And in another way, it hinders our growth. Because in business, you should rely on other people so that you can get better results and go farther faster. 

[00:18:17] Jason: So I think also what school teaches us, the way school is set up is there’s this one guru expert at the front of the room that we have to listen to all the time.

[00:18:27] And so we learn to be reliant on the leader for all the answers. And sometimes the leader doesn’t have them, right? Sometimes they don’t know. Sometimes they have blind spots. Everybody’s been a student when they’ve called their teacher out on something that was off or wrong, right? Or seen that happen, and they lose that credibility. And teachers just usually don’t tolerate that very well. They don’t like being seen as having flawed thinking. Having a wrong idea or being wrong. And so there’s this sort of authoritarianism that’s like involved in schools. It’s like, trust the authority, trust the leader, be this blind, dumb beast and let them lead you around. And that’s like the Bible and book of revelations talks about the mark of the beast and the hand and the forehead. And maybe it’s just your thoughts and your labor just being controlled by outside unearned authority. And people should earn. their authority, right? I work with coaches because they’ve earned authority, not because they just told me like somebody like put a gun to my head or forced me or I was in a school system and they said I had to do it this way.

[00:19:30] So I think the irony of self struggle or DIY is that A lot of you are frustrated and thinking “I’ve got to do everything myself,” but then you are probably because of that energy that you are being and creating in the universe and just how you show up with other people, you probably are really triggered and really frustrated with all the people that you encounter that think they could do a better job themselves.

[00:20:00] Because you have the same energy or problem as them, and so they trigger you. So if you’re running, you’re butting your head all the time with these DIY people in the industry, people that are trying to self manage their properties or people that are trying to micromanage really self manage through you to get you to do the work, it may be because you’re carrying this belief of self struggle or doing it yourself.

[00:20:22] So just something to chew on. So another challenge that I think why people don’t spend money on coaching or what they’re prioritizing maybe over growth is there might be prioritizing safety or ease or comfort. And so what do you have to say about that? 

[00:20:38] Sarah: So you have to get uncomfortable if you want results.

[00:20:42] If you want results that are different than what you’re currently getting, you can’t take the same actions you’re taking now and expect to get different results. I think, isn’t that the definition of insanity? It’s doing the same thing over and over and over and then expecting a different result.

[00:20:57] Jason: I think that’s what creates insanity. It stresses people out and makes you start to go crazy a little bit. That’s a pretty painful. Pain’s an inevitable scenario if you keep trying to do the same thing and expecting a different outcome. Now, everybody, as we age, we tend to move towards more and more comfort.

[00:21:14] I saw a video the other day. I think it was Gary Brecka, this health guy. He said that after the age of 30, most people will never do another sprint again in their life. 

[00:21:24] Sarah: Well, I don’t want to sprint. If I’m sprinting, y’all better follow me because… 

[00:21:27] Jason: right. That’s what people are saying. Like, they’re like, “yeah, I don’t want to. That’s uncomfortable. I don’t want to be cold. I don’t want to be too hot.” Comfort is he like described as is what leads us towards death ultimately. We want to be comfortable. We don’t go work out at the gym. We don’t build muscle, which affects our cognitive functioning later in life. It makes our bones more brittle. We then have a broken bone and like like we’re hospitalized till we die right in our later years if we don’t do the right things And so we’re always seeking comfort and ease, and when we’re always seeking comfort and ease, we shift the weight towards others. We Become, what I would kind of phrase as a victim or a blamer. We’re a victim. We blame other people. We’re complaining about our circumstances constantly, right?

[00:22:17] And instead of doing work or taking action or doing the things that are uncomfortable. And I think there’s this stoic phrase that from, I don’t know, one of the cool guys that is involved in stoicism or whatever, but the idea is “hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.”

[00:22:34] And a lot of people, I think could go, “that’s true.” I’ve seen some people make some easy choices, choices towards comfort, choices towards ease and their life’s pretty difficult because they’ve avoided doing the hard, uncomfortable things, having the hard, uncomfortable conversations with people they should have, doing work, working hard to get the outcomes and a life of greater ease and comfort, right?

[00:22:55] And so I think if you prioritize ease and comfort over growth, what’s going to happen? 

[00:23:00] Sarah: Not much. 

[00:23:01] Jason: Well, you’re not going to grow, right? Because growth isn’t necessarily about ease and comfort, right? And so, even in nature, if we take a fruit tree or a bush that produces some sort of, fruit, whatever, if we cut that, tree and trim it, it will then yield a bigger result.

[00:23:19] And sometimes if it’s overgrown, it can’t even produce fruit very effectively because it’s too busy feeding everything else, all the branches leaves. So trimming it allows it to produce more fruit. And we’re similar in that we need some friction and some intentional discomfort in our life and action in order to produce or bear fruit, in order to get the things that we want in life.

[00:23:42] Having uncomfortable conversations creates greater peace in our relationships. Being willing to take action in our business allows us to have more freedom, more revenue financially, and to be able to take care of our team and ourselves better. And so we can’t be a victim and a blamer and complain about the market and complain about COVID and whatever your stupid excuses are, whoever’s listening.

[00:24:04] If you’ve got all your excuses why you’re not growing, you can either have your excuses or you can have results, but you can’t have both. So which one would you rather choose? Right? And there’s a lot of people that would rather choose their excuses because it allows them to not do anything. It allows them, “well, the market’s tough, so I just might as well not do anything.”

[00:24:23] Like right now, real estate agents, some are like, “oh, real estate market’s tough. Can’t get deals.” Right? And then there’s people that are still closing a bunch of deals and making plenty of money. And so our beliefs and our mindset and how we prioritize things shifts things. And so are you prioritizing ease and comfort?

[00:24:40] Sometimes it’s not even about our own ease and comfort. Well, maybe it is. Sometimes people won’t join a coaching program because their spouse doesn’t want to spend the money or their business partner doesn’t want the business to grow. We see that like they’re an operator personality type.

[00:24:54] They’re not really focused on growth and they’re like, “no, we have good, stable, residual income. Like why rock the boat? And I’m getting 50 percent of the revenue,” or whatever I’ve seen. And they’re like, “why change anything? Don’t disrupt my comfort here.” And the other person’s like, “let’s have more doors. Let’s go crazy. I’m a visionary.”

[00:25:12] And the operator personality type’s like, “yeah, but that would make my life worse. I don’t need more money. I’m comfortable. Don’t mess up my comfort.”

[00:25:21] And sometimes the business visionary, or if it’s with your spouse, we’re not having that uncomfortable conversation with them because it means rocking the boat.

[00:25:31] It’s uncomfortable. It means there might be a fight. It means you might get screamed at or get some angry emotion thrown at you. In some scenarios. And so I think it’s really important to connect with deep down. Like, what do we really want? And what really should we be doing that we just know is right for us and being willing to step into that discomfort. I made some very uncomfortable choices in my day in order to get to where I’m at now. And sometimes it involved me having to look stupid in front of a group in a mastermind. Sometimes it involved me having to have uncomfortable conversations in relationships or even to end relationships.

[00:26:10] That’s super uncomfortable. In order to move forward and do what I felt I was called to do or what I felt deep down. What I think is also interesting is more people are a lot more comfortable with those that are willing to do uncomfortable things and speak uncomfortable words.

[00:26:29] It makes everybody feel safer because they can trust that person. You can’t trust people that are always focused on ease and comfort. I don’t think they’re as trustworthy of people because part of life in order to have integrity, in order to be honest, in order to work hard, in order to benefit the people that you have a fiduciary duty or responsibility to benefit like clients, you have to be willing to do the uncomfortable things.

[00:26:53] Otherwise, you’re shifting all the discomfort on to everybody else. “Everybody else around me has to be uncomfortable so I can have comfort.” And that does not create great relationships, safety, or create a good client or business relationship in the longterm. So that’s my soapbox about that. All right.

[00:27:09] So, another reason people don’t prioritize that they don’t prioritize a growth is they might be looking at the short term. Maybe it’s related to comfort. Maybe it’s related to just, “I need to make sure I have cash now and they’re giving up the longterm, maybe more cash later, maybe a bigger business later.” Any thoughts about that? 

[00:27:28] Sarah: This was your thing. 

[00:27:29] Jason: I’ve run into this where I’ve talked to people and they’re like, “well, I don’t know. I don’t have a lot of money right now,” I think this is where you need to be willing to take a risk and bet on yourself.

[00:27:37] Find a system that’s proven. We’ve got plenty of case studies and results to show that our stuff works. It’s all proven. It all works. What I find is the only real question people need to figure out is, are they willing to work? Do they trust themselves? Are they willing to bet on themselves? And a lot of people don’t.

[00:27:53] A lot of times we’ve struggled to even do the little things that we’ve told ourselves that we were going to do. And so we’re out of integrity and we don’t trust ourselves anymore. Like, “I’m going to work out at the gym tomorrow. I’m tired.” Right. We’ve all done that. I’ve done that this week. Right. I did work out this morning though. But we’ve done that. We’ve all done that. And so it’s the making these little movements of taking action towards our own integrity. Like I’m going to do this. And then I do it learning to trust ourselves again. And the one person you can control is you. And so when you have strong trust in yourself.

[00:28:28] Very few things are supremely risky because you’re betting on yourself, especially if you’re getting support to become better. And so, it may be a cash investment now, but if you can see there’s a system and you can see there’s results, then maybe the risk is worth it. You should get an ROI if you do the right actions, if it’s a proven system. So I think those are some of the things. So why don’t we look at the reverse real quick, and then we’ll wrap up. 

[00:28:54] The reverse would be what are our clients like? What’s different about our clients? What do they prioritize that made them decide to work with us? What are they prioritizing differently that said ” why would I not spend money on coaching? I should totally do this.” 

[00:29:08] Sarah: Yeah. Well first I think they believe in their ability to do it. 

[00:29:13] Jason: Hmm. 

[00:29:14] Sarah: Because if you don’t believe in yourself, there’s nothing that you’re going to be able to do. No coach can help you. You’ve got to figure that out first. So they believe in themselves and they are also committed.

[00:29:27] And I think that is something that sometimes people are lacking. It’s, they’re just lacking a actual true commitment. 

[00:29:37] Jason: So commitment, I feel like is, maybe it’s a choice, but I feel like it’s also an outcome of choices, right? So what are they choosing to prioritize? You think that maybe makes them more committed?

[00:29:49] Sarah: You’re so cryptic today. You’re like, ” what are they choosing?” Like… 

[00:29:52] Jason: well, I don’t know, this is an interesting question I think to chew on. 

[00:29:55] Sarah: What makes people more committed? 

[00:29:56] Jason: Why are some people committed and some people are not? We’re talking about priorities today, so I’m thinking, what are the priorities that they have that leads to being strongly committed?

[00:30:05] Sarah: It’s either you’re in it or you’re out. It’s like a pool. You’re either in the pool or you’re out of the pool. Yeah. That’s it. You, like, you’re either wet or you’re dry. That’s it. You can’t like, “well, I’ve got a toe in the pool.” Like it doesn’t work. It doesn’t work in business.

[00:30:19] And if you’re finding that, “well, like I have my foot in the pool a little bit, I’m going to pull it out if I have to pull it out,” that business will forever be hard. You have to either go all the way in or go all the way out. Because if you’re in the middle, it is difficult and it will remain difficult.

[00:30:37] Jason: Yeah. It’s really painful to be in between. 

[00:30:40] Sarah: So either jump in the pool or jump out of the pool. Neither one is wrong. 

[00:30:45] You might go, “I hate this pool. I don’t like it.” Great. Then find a different pool. 

[00:30:50] Jason: So in chewing on this, I think in looking at myself when I’m fully committed to something, it’s because I have prioritized the outcome.

[00:31:00] The outcome is clear enough and important enough and motivating enough that I will do whatever it takes to get that outcome. That’s when I’m fully committed to something. I’ll do whatever it takes to get that outcome because I know what I want. That’s one of the things is our clients know what they want.

[00:31:17] Like they know that there’s outcomes that they want. You mentioned, they believe in their ability to do it, to learn, to take action. And so they are a hundred percent committed. If you’re committed to something and you don’t know how to do it, you’ll figure it out because you’ll do whatever it takes.

[00:31:34] You will struggle. You’ll do go through trial and error. You’ll fail. You’ll make mistakes. And I think that’s another thing is our clients believe in their own themselves enough to be willing to make mistakes. Whereas some people prioritize not looking bad or not making mistakes. And so they don’t take the action.

[00:31:51] They were like, “I need it all to be perfect and to know how to do everything before I do it because I don’t want to be embarrassed or look stupid.” And so I think some of our most successful clients are willing to just try stuff. They’re just willing to do it. They don’t have this need that they have to look so smart or whatever.

[00:32:07] And sometimes those people struggle the most, right? Sometimes they are super smart, but they have to look good and look smart all the time. So I think in short, our clients prioritize growth, they prioritize learning, they prioritize taking risks, experimenting, and this is why they are able to move forward.

[00:32:26] So hopefully this episode helps you reassess some of your own priorities. Like if you’re not getting the results, make a list of what your priorities are and figure out like “what am I prioritizing currently that’s leading to my current results?” Because if you can’t see that, then you can’t change it.

[00:32:40] And as soon as you can see it and you shift your priorities, “well, I need to start prioritizing this.” Maybe you need to start prioritizing action. Maybe you need to start prioritizing your health more. Maybe you need to start prioritizing learning more. Whatever it is, in order to get the outcomes that you want.

[00:32:55] But if you’re not getting the outcomes you want, your priorities are off. And hopefully this is an opportunity and an invitation for you to introspectively figure that out. And I hope that was beneficial. 

[00:33:05] If you’re struggling with any of this and you want some help getting clarity figuring out your priorities figuring out what you need to do in order to grow, you have a blind spot, you can’t see it… like you need some external perspective, we all have problems we can’t see.

[00:33:20] And if you’re not getting the results, you lack some knowledge. You lack some insight. And so reach out to us at DoorGrow. One of our growth consultants can help you figure this out, help you figure out where you might be stuck, what you need to get to the next level.

[00:33:33] And you probably have some garbage or junk beliefs that are preventing you from being able to take things to the next level. And once those are out of the way, you’re golden, right? So until next time to our mutual growth. Bye everyone.

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Jason Hull

Jason's mission is "to inspire others to love true principles." This means he enjoys digging up gold nuggets of wisdom & sharing them with property managers to help them improve their business. He founded OpenPotion, DoorGrow, & GatherKudos.

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