Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life? What is my purpose? What is my WHY in life?”
I found my WHY just recently. I have been working on it for over a year now. I could not articulate it. I couldn’t say it out loud and it frustrated me. The other night, I decided I wanted to be able to articulate my why.
I took my mind back to my childhood. I believe that the way you think today, what makes you feel good, is something from your childhood. So, I reflected as far back as I could remember. I loved being a class clown. I loved getting people’s attention. I loved to be funny. Really what it came down to, was that I was an only child and I loved to get attention.
Starting in 1st grade, 2nd grade, I remembered that I felt the best when I got attention from people. I didn’t feel the best when I excelled in class though. I felt the best whenever I was recognized or acknowledge in a positive way. This carried on from grade school up into high school.
Looking back, what I liked the most was being acknowledge by my high school football coach, by my teammates, by the newspaper. It made me feel better than the actual performance.
After high school, I went on to graduate college and became an unsuccessful stock broker. I wasn’t happy. I couldn’t figure out how to replace that feeling I enjoyed in high school of being acknowledge. The only way I thought I could get attention is if I made a lot of money. That became my why in life.
I thought if I had money I would be happy. When I earned enough money, I felt good but then I would get distracted by taking fun trips with friends or not going into work because I had enough to pay rent for that month. Turns out that my DISTRACTIONS were bigger than my WHY. That is why all these years I was very average. My why was not big enough.
This all changed when I heard Coach Michael Burt interview Grant Cardone.
Grant Cardone said three things and it completely changed my life.
Money follows attention. The attention part really got me. I know I am the master at getting attention. My one unique ability is getting attention on something.
It’s your duty, your obligation to be successful. Some people think that they don’t need any more money. But that is selfish. There are a lot of people around you that you could support in the workforce. I want to be able to help them because of the way it makes me feel. It inspires me, it motivates me.
Currently, we are in a world where the FAST EAT THE SLOW. It has replaced the saying of the BIG EAT THE SMALL. This comment got me thinking. You know what, all these large companies out here, there’s a way I can start beating them. I could be FASTER than them. I started doing more social media. I wasn’t very good at it, but I committed to taking action. I started putting things out there.
After that interview, I absorbed myself into Grant Cardone content. I watched over 1,000 hours of his content. I would go home and watch 2 hours of his YouTube videos or whatever Facebook Live video he would put out there. I became OBSESSED with it.
Grant Cardone was one person who changed my course of direction. I no longer listened to him because of what he stood for or what he believed. I started listening to him because I wanted to become him. He was building this brand and I wanted to become my own version of Grant Cardone.
This idea of building a brand started pushing me. I had read an article about building a brand and I remember it clearly talking about creating a brand like you want to see a cartoon superhero image. I wanted to create something bigger than me. So, I developed Good Time Tommy.
Good Time Tommy became my brand. I wanted people to know me as Good Time Tommy, #GTT. I started putting a lot of ENERGY and a lot of PURPOSE into building this brand. When you put purpose into something, energy flows there. It starts small and gradually grows into something bigger.
As the Good Time Tommy brand was getting bigger, there was more and more people who were putting it down. They were saying, “I can’t believe he’s calling himself that. I can’t believe he’s owning that.”
I made the decision that for Good Time Tommy to be a success, I had to show social proof/physical evidence that what I did worked. That was only going to be backed up by real estate sales. That is why 100 deals was very important to me. I could show people that I did 100 deals because of this over here.
I have found how I could have a PASSION BIGGER than any DISTRACTION. The passion is not selling real estate. The passion is building the brand. What it really comes down to is that I want 150,000 people to know who I am. That is my WHY. I want to become famous in my town of Murfreesboro, TN. I want to become known as a person who does not make things look hard in what I do. I make it look easy. I have fun. I don’t want to be seen as someone who is a struggler. I want to be seen as a genius in what I do.
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Hi. I am Tommy Davidson, aka GoodTimeTommy #GTT, and I am a real estate and self-improvement entrepreneur in Murfreesboro, TN. I have over 14 years of experience in real estate sales and the past 5 years I have started playing up to my level.
I hired a coach and surrounded myself with those who were better than me. I have read over 1,000 hours of sales training and constantly improving myself daily.