Today we’re going to learn a bit from returning guest Donna Palm’s life experiences, what inspired her, and the ‘aha moment’ that got her to pick the path that she did.
What was the ‘Aha Moment.’
Donna claims that she has had quite a few times like these, but the one that paved her way to success was at the time she had just gotten divorced with two kids. At that point, she was a single mom that got tired of living a life she wasn’t happy with, and something snapped. Donna then decided that something had to change; she had to adjust her life, so she wrote down a plan or ‘blueprint’ for herself. She lists an inventory of where she was, what she had, and then her dreams and what it was she wanted to accomplish.
Overcoming Fear and Depression
At that point, she felt the lowest she has ever felt, and that fear and depression then acted as the driving force behind the change in her life. She felt that she couldn’t and wouldn’t waste her life living this way; that she wasn’t going to wait another 20 or 30 years for something to change, especially since she had children and wanted a better living for them as well.
What Donna Did to Excel
Chances are you know a handful of lawyers and realtors, but not many of them experience success as big as Donna. She claims her success came about from her sincerity and honesty in dealing with people. You get back what you put in, and if you work hard to get customers and talk to people, it will come back to you. In fact, almost all of her clients are repeat or referrals from previous customers. The key takeaway here is “when you take care of your customers they will take care of you.”
Donna’s Biggest Challenge
If you’ve heard about Donna’s past situation one would think that her being a single mother trying to change her life was the greatest obstacle on her path to success, however, as cliche as it sounds, it was her believing in herself. More people than you think are in that very same situation, but if you don’t do something as simple as believing in yourself, then you’ll never be able to get up and follow your dreams. When Donna began to take chances, that’s when everything started changing for her.
The Start of Believing in Herself
There were a lot of pieces to the puzzle, but one of the most life changing according to Donna were the seminars she had attended. A lot of them were very inspirational and provided her with the motivation to follow her dreams. Another great reason were her kids — looking into their eyes she couldn’t stand them living as they were. As a parent and a single mother she wanted to be their role model, and because of this, her children were a big motivation.
Donna’s Biggest Tip for Listeners
Tenacity is imperative — be tenacious, believe in yourself, and don’t be afraid to fail. You need to get started and stop making excuses. Without failure you will never be a success.
You can learn more about Donna Palm here: http://www.donnapalm.com/