Tom fondly shares this memory . . .
“I suppose, I was like most sixteen year old boys and was at the age where I felt I had most everything pretty much figured out. My parents would share things with me, teachers would share things with me, and other authority figures would work to get through to me. Honestly, when I think back, there wasn’t a lot getting through at the time.
My grandpa Chappell, in his deep wisdom, shared something with me that I’ll never forget. He said ‘Tom, what I’m about to share with you may not make sense right now, you may even resist, or write off what I have to share, and that’s alright. All I ask is that you write down what I have to share with you, and at some later point in your life go back and read it again.’ Years later I thought “What would my life have been like if I would have listened closer and applied sooner those things Grandpa Chappell had to share?”
Do you know what’s interesting . . . As I think over the last 40 years of my life, as I rose to the President of the largest real estate franchise in the world, I now realize that the mindset of “I pretty much know what I’m doing.” does not end with teenaged boys or girls but actually can get much worse with adults and leaders/owners of companies. When we think we’ve got things figured out and pretty much together, that is when we know we’re stuck. What you are about to be exposed to, will, if you allow it, change your life forever.