The Waddle and the Soar Keller Williams Agents Know How to Soar We are not all born eagles, some of us are ducks, with that in mind let us, remember eagles soar and ducks waddle. Let us learn to recognize those among us who are ducks and by far they are the majority of people and treat those ducks as they want to be treated like ducks they don't want to be eagles. Ducks are very useful, they swim well, are friendly and social, they move slowly, we're not really sure of where they are going we just hope they do, they are non-threatening, show much enthusiasm when they see a free meal. While the eagle glides the skies high above, gracefully looking for its next opportunity. No wonder we all like to fancy ourselves as eagles.
As in John Maxwell book Leadership Gold, he writes good people are found not changed. They can change themselves, but you can't change them. Maxwell also writes about the mysteries of the mind. Why are some people motivated and others not? Why does one salesperson see his first prospect at seven in the morning, while the other sees his first at eleven? I don't know. Call it mysteries of the mind.
We all attend seminars and one walks out and says, "I'm going to change my life." Another walks out with a yawn and says, "I've heard all this stuff before". Why is that?
The wealthy man says to a thousand people, "I read this book, and it started me on the road to wealth." Guess how many thousand go out and get the book? Answer: Very few why wouldn't everyone get the book. Mysteries of the mind.....
To one person you have to say, slow down your working too hard, you can't possibly go, go, go, you'll have a heart attack, the other person won't get off the couch. What is the difference? Why wouldn't everyone strive to be wealthy and happy?
Chalk it all up to mysteries of the mind, and don't waste your time trying to turn ducks into eagle, find people who already have the motivation and drive to be eagles and then just let them soar.
Here are three good reasons not to send ducks to Eagle School
1) If You Send Ducks To Eagle School You Will Frustrate The Ducks
Let's face it Ducks are not supposed to be Eagles.
2) If You Send Ducks To Eagle School, You Will Frustrate The Eagles
There is a saying "Birds of a feather flock together." Eagles don't want to hang around with Ducks.
3) If You Send Ducks To Eagle School, You Will Frustrate Yourself
Here is a familiar nursery rhyme that reads
Pussycat, Pussycat, where have you been?
I've been to London to visit the Queen.
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under the chair
Why did the cat start chasing a mouse in London when he was there to visit the Queen a once in a lifetime opportunity? Because he was a cat! What else would a cat do?
Cats do what cats do, ducks do what ducks do and eagles do what eagles do. Don't try and train a duck to do an eagle's job!
When building your team look for eagles, trust me your life will be easier and happier