GUEST EDITOR’S NOTE
I CAN’T EVEN describe the immense amount of joy this opportunity brings; not only to be the guest editor of Elite Property Manager, but to be the first guest editor of 2017!
To say that this was a dream of mine since I was a little girl would be far from the truth; as a kid I dreamed of being a flight attendant and travelling the world. Little did I know this dream would become reality and I would be recognised as an international business development speaker and trainer in my late 20s.
This journey, which started four years ago, has shown me that you can have everything you want in this world if you are prepared to ask some tough questions.
My daughter Isabelle, who is now 19 months old, starts her day fully loaded with questions. She has no fear of the response she may get or the impact that question may have on the person she is asking.
She sees the world the way we used to when we were her age, and she never lets fear hold her back from asking relevant questions. It makes me wonder how successful we might be as adults having that same approach.
Imagine how effective we might be as business development managers (BDMs) if we could tap into our inner child and let go of the fear. To start with, we wouldn’t have any problem when it came to asking for business, and we certainly wouldn’t have any trouble justifying why we are worth every cent of our management fee.
For me, this year is about taking charge and not being afraid to ask the important questions that will edge me closer to my goals and targets.
When I think back on my career and remember how much the property management industry has transformed over the last