The 10-part “Top REAL (Resonate Educate Activate Liberate) Estate Success Steps” series traces the trail of a real estate industry professional from “just thinking about it” to “more-than-conquering-it,” making mention of major milestones along the path.

Illustrate: A legacy lasts generations. And, through a well-designed career in the real estate industry, you can be the one to change your family, your community and your nation for the better. If you start thinking about it and acting on it now, your legacy will have the chance to grow beyond what you could hope or imagine, within any market, in spite of any regulatory changes.

Resonate: “All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.” – Jim Rohn

What would you like people to be able to say about you at the end of your life? What aspects of your character, professionalism and personality do you hope loved ones and colleagues would remember most? What would the community be able to boast that you had done? What kind of impact would you have made on the world?

Educate: “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” – William Shakespeare

Once you answer the questions above, you can start translating that data into your vision boards, annual strategic plans, monthly targets, ideal days and charismatic presence. When your legacy proceeds (rather than succeeds) you, everything changes: the trajectory of your projected results becomes exponentially greater. And, when you engage in ongoing learning in personal and professional development, like the kind offered at Allied, you can sustain what you attain.

Activate: “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” – Billy Graham.

Vision boards imprint possibilities onto the theater screen of your mind, allowing each moment to be experienced through the eyes of the victor who has achieved his desired outcomes already. Approaching life from this perspective realigns thoughts, words, and actions with your true self, the you who’s destined to build his or her extraordinary legacy. This you creates better plans, sets greater targets, lives more ideal days, and is empathetic and aware at all times.

Liberate: “I wake up everyday with a smile and choose to be happy.” – Maria Rosales

So, how do we decide what our ideal day looks like? And, what does that mean to us? Whether your legacy, like Jeremy Hakimi’s, involves reshaping the landscape of business as we know it and contributing toward the advancement of a particular cause or people group, or like Maria Rosales,’ is about redesigning social paradigms, through effervescent smiles and encouraging conversations – you’re able to affect change one personal interaction at a time. Being focused on a life well-lived daily and staying fueled by your WHY, is the way to reverse engineer your legacy.

“We have to live life with a sense of urgency, so not a minute is wasted.”- Les Brown

When every day sees you enjoying each of these, you’re walking a path few have: you’re more-than-conquering it. You’re living your legacy now. Here are some items to consider in vivid detail that engages all of your senses and makes your heart beat faster. Hone in on your passion in each of these areas. Find pictures that represent your desires. Grab a friend and craft a new vision board, revamp strategies, double-check goals and schedule your ideal day in: 1) optimal health and wellness; 2) complete wealth and abundance; 3) unified family and relationships; 4) vital knowledge and education; 5) fulfilling work and career; 6) successful personal and business partnerships; 7) meaningful creative projects; 8) honorable fame and reputation; and 9) beneficial people and influences.

Next in the series is “Evaluate: Assessing Assets,” which offers a look at the crucial step of cataloguing your current resources, in people, places, and “things,” so you can see what’s missing and be encouraged by what’s already there for you. This step is important because from this honest assessment, you can find the right partners, target the right locations, and acquire the right tools to head in the right direction, from where you are, right now. We look forward to having you back here for Success Step 3 of 10.

jeremy-image-smallJeremy Hakimi, 36-year old CEO and Founder of Empire Realty Associates and The City Finance Co., is an active student at Allied Schools for Real Estate and Mortgage and would like to thank Heidi Vitug and Pamela Butman for their encouragement.