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Inner Game

You’re Hearing Me, But Are You Truly Listening?

We are so darned ‘on demand’ and so overstimulated by instant messages and the satisfaction of instant gratification that we have literally become terrible listeners. We’ve forgotten how to communicate, how to talk to one another and how to genuinely care about what others say.

Our social skills, sadly, are dying.

Some of us don’t even care that others are clearly distracted when we talk. We aren’t phased when people don’t look us in the eye as we speak. We don’t really even care if our friends, family and clients text, listen to voicemails or even send emails while we talk...

How is this possible? We all want to be heard, I mean, truly heard… don’t we?

But the good news is this: Once we know that we aren’t listening, once we recognize that we’ve got some work to do in the listening department, we can make a change.

Hey Moguls, Brian Meara here today to help you become a better listener and ultimately, a better, more successful real estate investor (and human).

Investor Entourage: Yep, That’s Me

Before we get to my video lesson, I want to remind you a little about me since I’m still newish to Mogul.

Well, I speak fluent Italian, I’m the father of five boys (I know, right?!), I’ve held every job under the sun from paperboy to altar boy, and I’m also a terminal cancer survivor.

In short, I’ve done and seen it all. I’ve been around the block a few times for sure, but my passion is real estate investing and helping other investors crush it in their markets. I’m the CEO and Founder of The Investor Entourage, and to date, I’ve worked on thousands of deals that span the entire nation, which is pretty cool, I must say. I enjoy speaking, appearing on radio shows, and I’m on a perpetual mission to teach Realtors and investors how to properly work and profit from short sales.

Oh, and did I mention I’m an awesome listener? It takes years of practice, and it’s a work in progress – always.

Watch, Look & LISTEN!

Now it’s time for me to stop talking and for you to start watching…

So shut off your other devices, stop obsessing over the next incoming text reply and listen to me… just for a few moments.

{Mogul Elite: Download the transcript and mp3 of this lesson in the Power Pack tools}

Listening Is Good Great

So, were you able to stop talking long enough to truly tune out the rest of the world and tune me in? Hope so!

I can’t place enough emphasis on the power of good listening skills. The more others know you respect and truly listen to what they say, the more they will listen to YOU. And that, my friends, is an invaluable skill to have in the real estate investment world – and in life.

Talk to Us!

This lesson may have been about listening, but now it’s your turn to speak up! If you’re a great listener or you have more ideas on how to hone your listening skills, talk to us below. 


Do It To It! Immediate Action Steps

Be aware of how well you do or don’t listen, and ask yourself if you are TRULY a good listener.

Stop thinking about what you want to say and start holding on to the words others are saying.

Let what others say to you resonate before you speak up.

Lean in and show with your body language that you are TRULY engaged in what others are saying.

Listen, listen and listen some more, and watch how others – in turn – will listen to you.

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