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BRAND NEW - MAGIC MINUTE - What Does P.I.T.I. Stand For?

It’s a phrase you might never hear in any real estate transaction, but in case you do, here is what it stands for:

Principle

Interest

Taxes

Insurance


The only real time you will come across this term is when you just can’t seem to close escrow in the time original allotted.   If the seller is not happy with the extra amount of time the buyer is taking to close and they have to pay the mortgage, bills, etc., for longer than expected, they sometimes ask if you can pay those extra fees; the P.I.T.I. fees. 


Hope that sheds some light on the acronym.


Thanks for watching and being part of the rebellion


Peter

#MondayMantra – The Final Countdown

What on earth do I mean by that?

Someone once told me this little nugget and it always stuck with me… “What is happening today in your pipeline represents the work you did 6 months ago”.

Think about that for a second.  Think about all the work you did 6 months ago and how it translates to right now.    

What tends to happen over the summer and the end of the year is we drift off, but right now is the time to be most proactive.

Here’s a shocking fact, folks- We are only 8 short weeks away from Thanksgiving!   That suddenly makes the year seem real short, doesn’t it? 

So, with that said, I want to get into some opportunities for you all to reach out, even though it’s getting close to the end of the year. 

We are approaching some of the big ‘checkpoints’ of the year, and so this is where you should take the time to reach out to all of your contacts. 

Holidays are a way to reconnect without being insincere since they are all genuinely great times to make contact.   Take Halloween as an opportunity to reach out to people you know, then delegate Thanksgiving for people you kind-of-know and then Christmas for people you may not know at all.  

Remember, the work we are putting in NOW will become evident 6 months from now.  It will be spring in 6 months and our key time for business.  And trust me when I say that there is nothing worse than waking up Jan 3rd and being so optimistic, but then suddenly realizing you have no deals.

This is a call to action for prospecting.  If you have not been reaching out, use this chunk of the year to do so.  It’s prospecting gold! 

A big tip when doing so- Nothing says you don’t care about people more than using a generic message.  That is by far the worst plan of attack.  Be personal and sincere.  Stay away from pictures of posed fruit with no personal message!

Take these 8 weeks of meat left for real hardcore prospecting and getting business in the pipeline. 

When we feel like its time to kick back, what do we do instead?  We step on the gas! 

When everyone is running in one direction, what do we do?  We run in the other! 

Thanks for watching and being part of the rebellion

Peter

INMAN Article - Luxury Connect: Peter Lorimer on being 'everywhere' on social media
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Luxury Connect: Peter Lorimer on being 'everywhere' on social media

How to profitably utilize all social media platforms

BY INMAN Staff Writer

This summer we’re looking at the state of the luxury agent & broker in today’s increasingly complex real estate market. In October, we’ll gather in Beverly Hills at Luxury Connect to share best practices, network, and create blueprint for the luxury agent/broker of tomorrow. Don’t miss it.

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Luxury real estate enthusiast Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates confesses that he “is everywhere” when it comes to social media. “I am one of the maniacs that does Twitter, LinkedIn — Instagram is my main focus — and I still do Facebook and run a Facebook Business page as well, plus I’m considering dialing up Snapchat again,” he said.

Lorimer is going to be talking about how to use technology and social media to make connections in luxury real estate at Luxury Connect, October 16 through 18 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. He’ll talk about the changes he’s seen sweep through social media and how to stand out from the crowd.

“I’ve been heavily posting on social media for a decade,” he explained, “and I noticed in the beginning that everything lived on every platform, and it was all the same. Someone would do the same post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and everybody looked at everything. Now what I’m finding is, people tend to look at the same one or two platforms all the time, and then occasionally dive into another.”

This is why he’s decided to focus mostly on Instagram for the time being — it has better engagement than many other platforms. But he’s also careful to cater to each audience specifically. “My LinkedIn audience is completely different from Instagram, and my Facebook audience is, for the most part, different, too. I subscribe to the shotgun approach of getting everything everywhere, and I also subscribe to the philosophy that you can never post too much as long as the content is good.”

Hear how Lorimer crafts high-quality content, how he decides to deploy it and how it’s all shaking out in his business when he sits down for a facilitated roundtable discussion as part of “Secrets of Success: Learn From the Experts,” happening only once this year at Luxury Connect.

What do you think the luxury agent of the future looks like?

It’s a tall, British, handsome guy. (laughs)

I do believe that high-touch will never go out of style. And if anything, I think that the luxury agent of the future will actually resemble the agent of today far more than the traditional agent of the future. Because in luxury, it’s all about trust. I can put out all the cool videos I want and use digital social media to open the door, but if at the end of the day I can’t be trusted, trust is the most valuable commodity and I think that will always remain.

I think there are things you can do with technology that can help. I put my clients on an automated anniversary gift, once a year the house gets a happy birthday present from me and I’m blissfully unaware of it. That’s easily done. The phrase I do really stand by is there’s such a buzz on technology — technology, in my opinion, is not the answer. For me, technology is just, it allows us to augment our business. We will not be replaced by technology. The shitty agents will. But the good agents can have technology enhance their business. In fact, I think as there are more automated solutions available, the more high-touch and personable agents are, the more they break through the white noise by doing great social media and high-touch client service. You do a great social media post, pay to advertise it for your entire base, then you start prospecting. “Just checking in — how’s Joe, how’s the dog?” It’s warming up your entire database.

What do you feel are the challenges facing the luxury market this year?

In Los Angeles, I feel the luxury market has contracted and it’s been contracting for at least the last couple of years. There’s too much inventory in the luxury range, it’s the opposite of the regular real estate market. I think the challenges are — I remember selling in the Hollywood Hills when a luxury home was $3 million. Luxury represents trophy properties, and the really good ones tend to get bought. There’s a glut of properties in that range. If you can afford $30 million, chances are you can afford $45 million or $50 million, and a $50 million house is way more luxurious than a $30 million house.

What are some of the biggest problems you’ve faced in growing your business?

There is very little loyalty between clients and agents. It’s amazing. I’m a broker now and have 200 agents, but when I focused solely on luxury, it’s like you eat, sleep, breathe what your clients’ thoughts are, and if you’re prepared to do that, you stand a much higher chance of winning a luxury client, when the odds are massively already stacked against you. In order for you to even compete, you have to live, breathe, eat, think luxury real estate 24/7.

The biggest challenges are if you want any kind of life. You have to be prepared to be at your grandmother’s 80th birthday and run out the door before she cuts the cake to show a client a house they probably won’t buy. To be quite honest, I think a work-life balance is beautiful because I don’t want another million bucks on my deathbed, I want to know I spent time with my children. Money’s not the object for me.

I am just a passenger, I’m passing through, and I came into this world with nothing and I’m going out with nothing, so I don’t really give a shit how much I’ve got of anything, And I’m very fortunate because I’ve managed to accrue a bunch. But there is no deal big enough that would make me leave my kids’ birthday. I have dinner with my children every single night, and I have breakfast with them every single morning, and I make sure I have as much face time with them as often as possible. I may go out and work after dinner for a bit, I might not, but I am not an absent parent. I value family way above and beyond any monetary thing.

How has technology changed your business, and what are you most intrigued by that you’re not currently using?

I am hopelessly addicted to technology. Have been since I was a child with my first digital watch. I try everything. I reach out to all the people in Startup Alley, check everything out — I will look at absoltuely every piece of technolgoy that I can lay my hands on.

Very few of them provide massively game-changing solutions. This is not particularly new, but there’s something at PLG we adopted called RealScout, and I find that to be a game-changer with our business. I find Contactually to be a game-changer with our business. The tools I love are Iconosquare, I can schedule Instagram Stories posts and get really great analytics. Sprout Social is another one I live and die by. I’m exploring

What’s the question you hear most from your clients? And what’s your answer to them?

The question I hear the most, “where are interest rates,” I just tell them where they’re at. The question I hear the most from my clients, which is gratifying — I’ll be standing at a property with my clients, they’ve got Zillow and Redfin open, they’ve got all the apps and technology out the wazoo, they can see what I can see, but the question they always ask me is this — and this is why good agents will have a career — “what do you think?”

All the technology in the world that will allow them to make a decision without me, yet they still need my blessing. As long as agents can bring a value add, very much like a family doctor or great attorney, they will be around. If I’m in jail and I need to be bailed out, I’m not going to be going on the internet and dialing an 800 number. I’m going to call people I trust and ask for a referral.


BACKSTAGE PASS – ‘Stay Here’ Netflix Screening Party 

This Backstage Pass marks a huge milestone for me.  It’s not that often I get to say this kind of thing, but it was my Netflix premiere party for my new show ‘Stay Here’.  What a crazy mouthful of words!  

My plan was to get everyone nicely tipsy and then screen a couple of episodes so of course they would then love it, and that is exactly what I did! 

But in all seriousness, it was so heartwarming to see friends, colleagues and family;  people I’ve just met and people I’ve known for 25 years all come together to share in a huge night in my life.    

It was an evening full of entertainment, drinks, food and most importantly friends. 

I think it was a massively successful night and I want to give a shout out to everyone that was there to support me as well as all of you that have been watching.  I don’t think it could have went any better and the response was phenomenal.  

If you want to check out what we viewed at the party you can watch ‘Stay Here’ NOW on Netflix!

Thanks for watching and being part of the rebellion

Pete

BRAND NEW - MAGIC MINUTE - Should I Write A Letter For My Offer?

The answer is a resounding yes! 

In a super competitive market, such as what we’re in right now, anything that sets you apart from other offers can make all the difference in you getting the house of your dreams over someone else. 

In this “love letter” to the seller I suggest picking out the obvious things the seller has done to make it super personal; the wallpaper in the master, the red and white stripes in little Johnny’s room, the frog fountain in the backyard or the brass door knocker on the front door that looks similar to one that you had growing up.  

Talk about the details, your feelings in regard to them and how you won’t change a thing and know that it’s your forever home!  

I will say that I have seen sellers accept offers that are far less than others just because of the love letter and family photo included.   This can be what puts you ahead of the pack to get that house you love.  

Thanks for watching

Peter

#MondayMantra – Instagram Clinic – Hacks To Help You Follow The Numbers

This is a juicy and jam-packed clinic, so I’m going to break it down the best I can, though you may need to watch again to get all the steps of the demo.

If you want to do a deep dive on IG this is the clinic for you.   

Instagram is certainly the bell of the ball and most popular format out there right now.  It’s gone from a simple social media app and has shifted into a sophisticated way to make contact with your clients.  The key is to track your data in terms of what is doing well and what isn’t by the numbers.  

In order to do this, you can do it through IG, which I will get into shortly, or I recommend these 3 apps in order of preference:

Iconosquare – best IG tracking app out there, it includes IG stories 

Sprout Social – a killer app for tracking data as well

Hootsuite – another great one

If you just want to go through what IG has to offer, this is another great way of tracking data as well.

For prospecting, I suggest that you “Save into collections” within IG the people you want to prospect so you can find them easily and follow them closely.

On IG you can track your numbers through “Insights” and then hit the “Content” button.  This shows you which of the posts are getting the most reactions, what’s working and what’s not.  

Then, if you want to get really granular, you click on “Impressions,” which gives you the option to look at your content in regards to likes, which is super valuable information.  

If you want to dive in even further you can click on “Engagement” which shows the posts you’re getting the most engagement from, which is key.   

That’s a very rough and ready showcase of all the valuable information you can pull from IG.  

The point of this clinic is that you need to be prospecting through social media, using collections and following your numbers.  Get into the guts of IG, and you will flourish.

Social media is your work, it’s not something you just get to.  This is prospecting, only the modern version of it.  

Thanks for watching and being part of the rebellion

Peter

#tbt Production Technique

If you make a film and put it out there on social what makes all the difference in people deciding to watch or not is the production technique.

It comes down to taking the bloody footage out of your phone and sprucing it up a bit in iMovie.  The more you polish the film the more clicks you’re going to get.  Most people check out after 3 seconds, but if you put some production into your clips people will hang on and watch. 

It’s exhausting, but I’d much rather do this than knock on 100 doors or make 100 cold calls.

Thanks for watching and being part of the rebellion.

Pete

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'BEHIND THE TV SHOW' Hudson, N.Y. Part III.

If you haven’t heard yet, I just had my new show ‘STAY HERE’ premiere on NETFLIX, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic about it!    

On this stop during my travels for the show, I was lucky enough to meet some super interesting mates in Hudson, NY.  One of my favorite such characters was a fellow called Deforrest.  I seemed to run into him and his pipe everywhere I went!  

Be sure to check out ‘Stay Here’ on Netflix out now!

Thanks for watching

Pete

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'BEHIND THE TV SHOW' Hudson, NY Part II.

On another adventure, while filming for my new show on NETFLIX, ‘STAY HERE,’ I got to ogle at the famed Hudson River and take in the spectacular view of the water.

It turns out that the mountain range behind me (the name of which escapes me) has a hidden recording studio on it, called The Lair, which belonged to one of my favorite musicians, Mr. David Bowie.  May he rest in peace. 

With that view, he certainly had it right with his choice of locations to hide out in and create.

Stay tuned for more bits of my travels and tune into Netflix to watch ‘Stay Here’ now!

Thanks for watching

Peter

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INMAN Podcast Series 'KEEPING IT REAL': How This Luxe Broker Got A Show On Netflix
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Keeping it real: How this luxe broker got a show on Netflix

Peter Lorimer snagged his dream gig by being relentlessly authentic

By Peter Lorimer

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On this edition of “Keeping it real,” a recurring series on Inman, Peter Lorimer shares how he got his new Netflix show, Stay Here.

Listen to the fascinating story unfold in the full podcast and tune in to watch Lorimer travel the U.S., with cohost Genevieve Gorder, giving expert advice to turn failing Airbnb rentals into gold, in Stay Here, on Netflix now.

“This opportunity fell out of the sky … (sorta), but really it happened because I’ve been pounding and pounding and pounding on the same path, in an unstoppable manner, for over two years now. I was unshakable in my belief that the direction I was headed in was the right one. And it was a gamble that has paid off,” Lorimer said.

He responded to an email casting call, which is out of character for him, and after an audition, meeting with producers and a “chemistry test,” he was almost in.

“I still went in there balls to the wall, living by one of my mantras, ‘I’m never afraid to make the wrong move — I’d rather make all the wrong moves than never make any,'” he said.

That unique and genuine approach that proves key in all his real estate business ventures also proved to be key in this one, helping seal the deal and landing him the dream gig.

Peter Lorimer is the CEO of Beverly Hills, California-based PLG Estates.

Article In DECIDER: When Will ‘Stay Here’ Season 2 Come Out?

By Brett White

Netflix has been absolutely crushing it when it comes to reality programs in 2018. First Queer Eye changed our lives, then Nailed It! rocked our worlds, then came Sugar Rush and Amazing Interiors and now here we are, ready for more episodes of Stay Here. The streaming service’s first foray into the home renovation genre, Stay Here puts a twist on all that stuff you see on HGTV by focusing on short-term rental properties. The goal isn’t just to take a space from “meh” to “yeah!,” it’s to help the property managers increase their profits by making their spaces more desirable to those looking for a getaway.

Stay Here dropped all eight episodes of Season 1 on August 17, letting us get reacquainted with Trading Spaces alum Genevieve Gorder and introducing us to British real estate pro with an eye for profits Peter Lorimer. Along the way, we saw a houseboat turn into a wow-boat, met our new BFF Gordy, watched a retired couple learn about blogging, got swept away by a literal carriage house prince, and traveled back in time to the grooviest ’70s pad in Palm Springs. But now that we’ve all binged all eight episodes of Stay Here, we gotta wonder…

Will there be a Stay Here Season 2?

Netflix has not yet announced whether or not more Airbnbs will get a little TLC from GG and PL. There’s also not much to go on from the hosts themselves. Just like all of us, they’re holding out hope that response to Season 1 is strong enough to merit more.

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We all have our fingers and toes crossed but hopefully we will begin another season soon. Thanks for watching this one

Another thing, Genevieve Gorder is a busy busy interior designer! We know that before they shoot more Stay Here, she’s going to be headed to North Carolina to shoot Season 2 of the Trading Spaces revival for TLC in September. She’s also got her fingers crossed for more Stay Here, as she’s said on Instagram.

Here’s where, I dunno, maybe I get in way too deep. I initially suspected that Netflix may have already shot Season 2, similar to how they shot 16 episodes each of Queer Eye and Nailed It!and broke them up into two “seasons.” That’s why those shows were able to drop two seasons in a four month span. But after scrolling way back through Genevieve’s Instagram, you can clearly see when they shot every episode of Stay Here–and more interesting, which order they shot them in!

  • 11/27/17 – DC Firehouse (episode 8)
  • 12/5/17 – Brooklyn Brownstone (episode 4)
  • 12/11/17 – Hudson River Carriage House (episode 6)
  • 1/2/18 – Malibu Beach House (episode 2)
  • 1/8/18 – Paso Robles Wine Country Cottage (episode 5)
  • 1/17/18 – Palm Springs Time Machine (episode 7)
  • 1/23/18 – Seattle Houseboat (episode 1)
  • 1/28/18 – Austin Pool Pad (episode 3)

After that, Gorder’s Insta documents vacations, jobs, and the Trading Spaces press tour. If they shot 16 episodes, I don’t know why she wouldn’t also document the second 8. I also don’t know when she would have shot them, either! That’s why I think that, despite my initial hunch, they actually only shot 8 episodes.

When will Stay Here Season 2 come out?

Considering that Genevieve has another round of Trading Spaces to do, it’s likely that the potential Stay Here Season 2 won’t start shooting until maybe November–if it comes back! Maybe we can expect to see more next August? Or maybe Netflix will try to fast track it somehow, if demand is great? Bottom line is, if you want Stay Here to stay around, you gotta watch Stay Here!

 

'BEHIND THE TV SHOW' Hudson, N.Y. Part I.

My new show on NETFLIX, ‘STAY HERE,' just premiered! With the excitement oozing out of me, I thought it would be a fantastic time to share some more of the footage (I shot) in the various places I was lucky enough to visit while filming.

Hudson NY was a place I had never been, and it was quite an experience.  I was able to take it the picturesque views of the Hudson River and enjoy the well-preserved architecture in the midst of the crisp Upstate NY weather. 

It was one of many highlights on the journey that was filming a TV show that I won't soon forget! 

Thanks for watching and being part of the Rebellion

Pete

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'BEHIND THE TV SHOW' Washington, D.C. Part III.

On this clip from my travels on the road, filming ‘STAY HERE’ on NETFLIX, I am the ultimate tourist and have my childhood dreams become a reality while visiting The Capitol Building. 

It was such an extraordinary piece of architecture and history, it just doesn’t get much better than that!

Thanks for watching and tune into to watch ‘Stay Here’ available now on Netflix!

Pete

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'BEHIND THE TV SHOW' Washington, D.C. Part II.

My new show on NETFLIX, ‘STAY HERE,' just recently premiered and I still couldn't be more excited!  While roaming around the country filming for the show, I got to explore on my own and took some footage.  

One thing I noticed about Washington is it's flush with parks, and it definitely reminded me of London.  The buildings and climate in winter are similar I felt like I could have been strolling past Buckingham Palace.  The only difference is they drive on the right side of the road!

Join me in Washington on my new show ‘Stay Here' available on Netflix now!

Thanks for watching

Pete

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#MondayMantra- Nothing To Lose

Today I want to cover a lot of ground, and so I've purposely given this mantra a broad title.  So what exactly does it mean?  

I’ve suffered over the years with underestimating my ability.  Perhaps it’s my British roots, as we tend to be a bit hard on ourselves, but I think a lot of people struggle with this.  If you have some entrepreneurial spirit at some point, you most likely have had the feelings of "I'm never going to succeed at that," or “everyone will think it’s stupid” or “I’ll never be as good as someone else."  I feel like 90% of entrepreneurial dreams we talk ourselves out of in the first 10 minutes of starting the line of thinking. 

The entrepreneurs that succeed have a relentlessness, they know it won't happen overnight, and they don’t listen to the inner voice that tells them they will fail.

So “nothing to lose” is this- We’ve already gained something huge simply by living in the U.S.  Think of the worst that can happen with following your dreams… and the worst isn’t that bad.  I welcome failing fast so I can start to concentrate on another route.  We forget we have nothing to lose and everything to gain and we “play in the middle."  But the funny thing about that is, I don’t really believe “the middle” exists. 

You are either moving towards your goal or away from it and the choice is ours.

So, I’m always moving in the direction towards the goal.  And here are a few nuggets of truth that I have found along the way- The educated risk for success in business- When I come to a decision of a goal I want to reach, I only get 65% of the way there, and the rest is based on faith.   AND every decision I make I still have those voices in the back of my head, and I battle through them. 

Here's a spot on quote from Martin Scorsese that I just love- "unless you have a white hot burning desire to become a director, it's not going to happen."  Make sure you have the passion for something and go full steam ahead at it.

With all of that said, the take away is this: The only commodity of value we have in life is time.  Why not take the risk then; because that is the only thing you really have to lose. 

Your life and your business are in your own hands and don't let anyone tell you anything different, especially not that nagging and negative inner voice.   

Thanks for watching and being part of the rebellion

Pete

'BEHIND THE TV SHOW' Washington, D.C. Part I.

Here is a clip from my journey throughout Washington while filming for my new show on NETFLIX, ‘STAY HERE,' that just premiered!

I’d never been to DC and as you can see I was beyond tickled to start crossing things off my bucket list.  I have to say that this stop was particularly meaningful to me being a boy from London and having had the images of Washington burned into my mind from such a young age.  

First stop was The Washington Monument.  Let’s just say that it did not disappoint. 

Tune in to Netflix to see me in my new show ‘Stay Here.’

Thanks for watching!

Peter

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'BEHIND THE TV SHOW' New York Part IV.

I loved this entire day of sightseeing on my downtime from filming ‘STAY HERE’ on NETFLIX!

It’s not completely clear, but if you look really closely you can see The Statue of Liberty in all of her glory.  Again, the snow proved to be quite poetic.  Everyone has a pic of her in the sun, but not many in the snow. 

It was a glorious sight to see after living in the US for almost 25 years.  

Watching me in ‘Stay Here’ on Netflix now!

Thanks for watching

Pete

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'BEHIND THE TV SHOW' New York  Part III.

This clip from my adventures of filming ‘STAY HERE’ for NETFLIX marks my short but eventful journey from Brooklyn to Manhattan.  I picked a freezing day to do it, but that made it all the more fun.   There was something freeing about being on a ferry in the dead of winter in the snow!

Along the way, I also got to chat with the most-friendly New Yorker.  I have to say though, that I still have yet to meet an unfriendly one! 

Watch me in ‘Stay Here’ on Netflix now. 

Thanks for watching

Pete
 

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'BEHIND THE TV SHOW' - New York Part II.

This was one of my favorite stops along the way while filming ‘STAY HERE’ for NETFLIX.   The snow was coming down as I walked up to that super famous spot with the Brooklyn Bridge perfectly framed behind me.  

There was something exceptionally special about being in that exact place I had seen in the movies so many times before with the snow poetically falling.  The view was better than I had envisioned.

Watch me in ‘Stay Here’ on Netflix now!

Thanks for watching and being part of the rebellion

Peter

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#MondayMantra - Success – The Ability To Move From Failure to Failure With No Loss Of Enthusiasm

It’s a very big morning and important Monday.  This one is particularly special for me.  Firstly, I wanted to send my love to all of you for supporting my new show ‘Stay Here’ on Netflix.   It’s because of you that it’s getting such positive reviews.  So, I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for the massive outpouring of support.

Also, I want to thank all of my loyal followers of the Monday Mantra who have been part of the rebellion for some time now.  I know who you are and so, I wanted to express my thanks to you today as well.  I couldn’t have accomplished any of this without all of your support.

Now onto the Mantra!

Failure is actually my friend.  That’s not a hashtag, I promise.  What it is though, is a way to reset the compass.  Success is not final, and failure is not fatal. 

Onto a few anecdotes to explain these profound Winston Churchill quotes that I have adopted as mantras

I auditioned to be in a band years back, and I didn't make it.  I found it so crushing I questioned doing something else.  After that, I got into the production side of things in music, thought I had a knack for it, and then I got fired from that job! I went home with my tail between my legs where I then sunk into a black hole of despair.  After a while, I dug myself out of it and then dug in.

I got to the point with myself where I knew if I was going to fail it was going to be on my terms.  So, I kept going and got into a B grade studio at the perfect time where my skills were needed, and it changed everything.   As most of you know, I went on to produce a bunch of hit records.   I did learn a lot from all my experiences that led me there.  Here are some key ones.

Bullet Points on how to handle Failure

1- Don’t make it personal even if it is. Just think of it as the universe gave it to someone else because they needed it more.

2- Learn and adapt.  If I fail at something I always ask the question “can you tell me why you chose someone else and you didn’t choose me.” This way I can grow from it.

3- Don’t obsess over the few people you can’t seem to get business from and focus on the people whose business you have.

4- Thoughts become things.  If you think you’re going to fail all the time, you will fail.

5- Don't look for approval.  The only opinion you should care about is your own.  When you play in the middle and safe, you are betraying the future you.   Instead, just go for it. 

6- When you think someone has made the wrong decision or has it out for you, look at the situation from their point of view.

7- If you have a bad experience with a client think of what your part in it all was. 

8- How can I better be of service?  Always ask yourself that.

Failure can come really quick, but success takes a long time.  And remember, fear and failure are bullies.  If we don’t listen to them and the debating society in our heads, they will never win!

Thanks for watching and being part of the rebellion

Pete