Michael Jordan Day: Celebrating the Legacy of a Basketball Legend
February 3rd, 2023 | Michael Jordan, also known as MJ, is considered the greatest of all time.
At 15-year-old "Mike" Jordan tried out for the varsity team at Laney High in Wilmington, N.C. A 5-foot-10 sophomore, Jordan was just one of many competing for 15 spots on varsity and 15 more on junior varsity. Jordan didn't make varsity, famously using the snub as fuel for his competitive fire. From there, He won six NBA championships, was a five-time MVP, and was named to the All-Star team 14 times.
Growing up as a young basketball player, I idolized Jordan. His drive, dedication, and unmatched skills on the court, fueled a fire within me to become great! To strive to be THE BEST!
Michael's work ethic is legendary and is often cited as one of the key factors in his incredible success. He was known for his relentless drive, his determination to be the best, and his never-say-die attitude. Jordan's work ethic was contagious and inspired his teammates, coaches, and fans. He set the bar for excellence.
As I work hard to hone my own abilities, lead my company and build a platform for agents to scale their own business, I remember MJ's famous words,
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.”
This industry is not kind to lazy people. It’s not kind to those who don’t work their absolute butts off!! And it’s only getting harder. I’ve made a habit of surrounding myself with those who will push me further. Those who will force me to become better not only for myself, but for them and for those to come.
We’re adding agents constantly and I want them… I need them to know that I will not quit on them. But in return, I want them to bring the energy and effort as well!
I’ve said it once and I'll say it again, I can take anyone’s friend, family, brother, sister, cousin, grandmother and show them how to be successful in real estate.
They just need ONE thing. Resilience.
Resilience in real estate is the number one trait that separates those who struggle and those who succeed.
Thank you Michael for not giving up after you didn’t make your high school’s varsity team.
It was the start of one of the greatest stories this sport and world has seen!