There’s a Shortcut to Your BEST Life!

Keller Williams Realty associates are giving back to their local communities by offering training to young adults from all walks of life. The program is called QL and it is geared specifically for those 18-24 years of age. Life is too short to miss out on knowing who you are and how to live your BEST life!

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Most people struggle to push beyond their frustrations because living your BEST life requires focus. It requires some “soul work”. It also requires personal growth and work habits but those come second. The reality is that we are essentially floating through life until we wrestle through the following concepts.

Your BEST Life

Once your “life filter” has been built, you will use it to weigh the importance of EVERYTHING. You will have a liberating level of clarity that most people walking the planet do not have. Don’t over-think this. In fact, you may already have a draft! If you are on social media and have created a bio (a serious one), you may have some clues there as to who you are and what you stand for.

We are ALL building habits

We assume change will involve pain. But the reality is that we are ALL building habits – many of them are just accidental. Warren Buffett said the “chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” He, of course, was referring to bad habits.  The irony is that the adage applies to good habits too. Habits are like gravity – once established, they pull you down a path. Our goal with QL: A World Changer Mindset is to draw 18 – 24 year olds into a conversation that most at that age are not having. A conversation about short term pain and long term gain.  A conversation that candidly lays out the implications of “not caring” when it comes to their post-school collision with life. Real talk. Life will happen and when it does, you will care.

A large percentage of young people in high school and college are preoccupied with gaining independence. They are tired of being told what to do. And yet, the path to that independence actually involves being able to tell yourself what to do. That’s called Self-Mastery. Make no mistake – we are all in the process of mastering something. Think about where you spend most of your time. Our futures happen over time by making lots of seemingly very small decisions that add up. Gary Keller refers to those very small decisions as “Quantum” decisions. Webster’s defines Quantum as “the very small increments or parcels into which many forms of energy are subdivided”. The key to making large changes is to find the small pivotal “first” change and make that one. Then, find the next small pivotal change and make that one too. Keep things Small and Manageable. Otherwise life can get overwhelming and when it does, people have a tendency to give up and just go with the flow. The Q in QL: A World Changer Mindset stands for Quantum. If you are wondering, the L stands for Leap (note that Leap is an action word which points to the fact that action does have to be taken). If it helps, think of yourself like a powerful freight train – it takes a bit to get it started but once it is rolling it is very hard to stop!! Make sure you are on the right tracks though 😉 It would be a shame to master mediocrity…

When Gary Keller was in his early 20’s he journaled to track the tricks and techniques he used to navigate some tough, tough setbacks and challenges. Today we would call those those tricks and techniques “life hacks”. Ultimately, Gary formalized his collection of life hacks into a 2-day course titled Quantum Leap. QL: A World Changer Mindset was developed from that content and has been tailored specifically for young people in the early 20’s stage of life. Living life on purpose isn’t going to be easy but these life hacks helped Gary become a millionaire by age 29. They also became the foundation for Gary’s best-selling book, The ONE Thing. Please don’t mistake this for just being about money though. This course is primarily about a life of focus, purpose, abundance and giving. The “millionaire by 29” reference was included here simply as proof that these principles can pay off financially too. Which is a good thing! Because your BEST life is going to have to be funded. 

If you were an archer, QL would be those small adjustments that help you close in on the bullseye.

Your BEST Life

The QL Course helps you identify small intentional adjustments that help you zero in on the the life you were created to live.

Your BEST Life

This course will help you build a personalized road map for navigating the rest of your life. This roadmap will be built around some core concepts that everyone will have to wrestle through at some point. Through QL, you will be empowered to:

  1. Commit to living a life of significance
  2. Visualize a life that excites you
  3. Adopt the perspectives needed to optimize your potential
  4. Experience a shift in mindset that positions a “wealthy” life as a life with the resources to fund your personal mission
  5. Design your personalized success strategy

You will be encouraged to:

  1. Be You and Start TODAY (We will start here and write it down)
  2. Avoid Isolation (Identify the people you should follow and let them help you)
  3. Remember that Time can be your friend OR your enemy (You are going to test drive several simple tools to see what works for you)
  4. Accept that people have lived before you (Success leaves clues)
  5. Avoid lazy choices because they waste lives (Choices are something you CAN control)
  6. Treat Money as a tool that follows rules and funds lives (Not something that is bad or good)

This is a workshop and NOT a lecture because… We all need a gameplan!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the QL Course like?

The QL: A World Changer Mindset course is a day long interactive event covering topics such as life meaning, spiritual context, physical health, time management, funding your life and personal growth.  Think of it as a “Leadership Laboratory” – could get messy but we’ll have it mostly cleaned up by the end of the day 😉

Where is it held?

The QL: A World Changer Mindset course will be held in various locations around the U.S. as Keller Williams Realty associates teach the concepts in their local communities.

How long is the course?

QL: A World Changer Mindset is a day long event and the pace is moving along! There is so much material to cover that the attendees are usually maxed out by the end of the day. The time will generally go something like this (subject to change):

  • Begin at 8:30 am SHARP (get your coffee and plan to arrive early for check-in)
  • Take a short break at 10am
  • Lunch with informal Q&A 12:00 – 1:00pm 
  • Take a quick afternoon break around 2:30
  • Wrap up around 4:30 p.m.

How much does it cost?

These events and course materials are being funded through attendee donations.  Donations begin at the base cost of the materials at $25 and go up from there.  The KW associates who are leading these courses are donating their time.

Why is it limited to young people ages 18 – 24?

That was precisely the period of time in Gary Keller’s life when he made some crucial decisions that led to him founding Keller Williams Realty – now the #1 Real Estate Company in the world. Just let that sink in… Gary chose to master a few simple things early on and over time those decisions added up to something that actually did change the world.  QL: A World Changer Mindset was specifically crafted for young people in this age range. If you or someone you know is a young leader age 18 to 24, this could be a very powerful step towards gaining control of your life and your independence. That should put you on the fastest path to your dreams. And, THAT would be a day well spent!

Is there a Dress Code?

Yes, sort of. One of life’s realities is that your appearance needs to fit the stage. This is a business-minded event and as such, it is not a flip-flops, shorts, sweats, hang out with your friends gig. Dress like you want to be taken seriously and you will be. Jeans are fine – the goal is comfortable “office casual” attire.

Do the sessions get recorded?

No. The courses are designed to be a safe, guided “laboratory” where young people can wrestle with their lives without the pressure of having to “get it right” the first time around. It is a safe place and if anything gets shared following the course (other than the group photo), it will be at the discretion of the attendees and they will be doing the sharing.

What if I have no dreams?

Oh, you have them. You just may need to uncover them. QL should jump start that process.

What if I just feel clueless at this point?

Perfect! That is just how Gary Keller felt at your age. You will hear lots more about that during the session. “Clueless” is merely the starting point on a journey. That label only becomes an identity if you stay there.

Other Questions?

Email me at and I will be happy to help!

The Gary Keller Story

I have heard the Gary Keller Story many times over the past 10 years and yet this interview really brought it down to earth for me!  This is definitely worth watching as Gary describes how he faced adversity, failure, desperation and then success.  Makes me wonder how many people in his position would refuse to take credit for the explosive growth for a company they started.  And yet, for Gary it seems very clear that his focus on the agents was what kept the company grounded in reality.  Gary continually sought feedback from the agents and was willing to listen to it.  He was also willing to turn over control and return to his passion for teaching – his ONE Thing.  Today, he credits much of the growth of the company to his hiring of Mo Anderson as CEO.  When someone once referred to him as the company’s “Founder”, he scolded them and referred to what he did as “Floundering”.  Clearly, an example of what John C. Maxwell refers to as Failing Forward.

Gary Keller’s latest book co-authored with Jay Papasan, The ONE Thing, is yet another best-seller with an even broader audience.  This book is not a real estate book at all.  It is a book about focus, priorities and life “on purpose”.

The Pieces are ALL Falling into Place

When it comes to a puzzle that can be solved, there is always strategy.  Succeeding in real estate sales is no different.  So many opinions – so little time! 

Gary Keller, Dave Jenks and Jay Papasan co-authored a book called “The Millionaire Real Estate Agent” and in this book they interviewed many of the top real estate agents in the country about their businesses and how they came to operate at very high levels.  The conclusions stemming from those interviews are summarized in the book.  In 2011, I decided to create an 11 month series of workshops based on this book and this months workshop is coming up on Tuesday April 19th.   Following in the footsteps of those who blazed the trails!

 Anyone up for a short cut??  Come join us as we tackle “Simplifying the Game” – here is the link:

While I know selling real estate is not a game, many agents make succeeding WAY to complicated. Join me (a recovering over-complicator) as we continue to implement and master the business behaviors of real estate agents who succeed a high financial levels. Money, or the lack thereof, is a huge mental barrier in the beginning. But, there is a threshold beyond which it is not about the money anymore – it is about the thrill of building a personalized business that actually… works!