On today's episode of my MMPT, I will start a series of calls that will take you through the most updated content of Take Flight, a course I've been teaching and coaching at Jameson Sotheby's International Realty for over 11 years which has been through multiple iterations. Today, I start rolling out the 4th version (Take Flight 4.0). My goal has always been to take what I've discovered through building and running my own businesses and what I've witnessed others using successfully to build their businesses and to pass it on for your success. I will not teach anything that hasn't been proven to be successful in one form or another. Take Flight is not meant to replace any other training program. I created this over the years to be the basic operating system that all other programs can "plug into.” If you've listened to my MMPTs or been within my brokerage, some of this content will be familiar but it will be updated. If so, you'll either be able to validate what is working for you or you can use these episodes as a reminder to take action.
The term "Take Flight" was created in the spring of 2016 when I was on the tarmac in a plane headed to Grand Cayman with my family. It hit me that the necessary events that occur to get a jet to 30,000+ feet are incredibly similar to what it takes to get a business off the ground and in flow. Because of that epiphany, I named my course Take Flight and, in 2020, I trademarked it. This course will benefit those in any industry that supports a client base of individual consumers.
When I teach Take Flight, there are 4 avatar students that I am teaching:
- The entrepreneur/broker/salesperson who is new to their industry. It takes 3+ years to build most consumer-facing businesses and it’s my aim to help that person shave months off that number.
- The entrepreneur/broker/salesperson who has been in their industry and has seen some success, but that success has come at a price. This person knows something is missing and is ready to level up but doesn't know where to start.
- The entrepreneur/broker/salesperson who has been in their industry for an extended period of time and is ready to tighten the boundaries in their business. This person is being called to start slowing down the pace they've been on but is in no way ready to retire.
- The entrepreneur/broker/salesperson who is seeing lots of success, runs a growing business and wakes up super grateful every day. They are enjoying that success and want to plug into a course that will validate that what they are doing is right. This person is looking for the slight areas of improvement that will protect their success.
In Take Flight V 4.0, I've taken out the fluff and made changes that will keep the course current. Here's how to use it:
- Listen to the calls, make sure you are on my MMPT weekly email and save those emails to a separate folder on your laptop. If you are not on my mailing list, you can email me at [email protected] or there is a sign up link on my Instagram profile searchable under @askjimmiller. Those emails will have links back to supporting MMPTs that discuss in further detail the content that week.
- If there is an episode that resonates with you, go back to it and re-listen and start to take the suggested actions.
- Identify that "low hanging fruit" in your business. Your gut is telling you what you need to work on. Read the book recommendations suggested and go deep into that topic.
- Throughout the course, I will use the concept of "stacking." This concept suggests that you put your effort into one section of your life and/or business for 90 days and become an "expert" on the topic. Each quarter, you'll "stack" successes on top of each other. Most people make the mistake of "dabbling" on a topic and doing nothing with it.
- Again, Take Flight should be used as an operating system not a replacement of other training programs. Use your Ninja concepts, Tom Ferry strategies and Buffini (to name a few) to plug into Take Flight to build your business. Most of what I teach I learned from a virtual mentor. I'm just editorializing over 15,000 hours of self-development into a set of time tested calls/episodes/modules.
Step 1: Where do you want "Take Flight" to "take you" (vision/goals)? Do not waste your time on any course if you cannot answer that question. If you can answer that question, execute on what you will learn on this journey, it's not a matter of "if" you will get there, it's a matter of "when." Most high achievers want to go straight to action and skip this most important step. More on this as we get deeper into the course.
Step 2: There are some foundational books that are "must reads." They have impacted me, and and have been instrumental in my personal development and the creation of this course. You should either read them for the first time or re-read/study them:
- The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
- The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani
Next week, we'll discuss the 5 sections of "Take Flight." Your job? Get your notepads and notes apps ready.
Get your mind ready. Set your intentions.
Be prepared to be patient but commit to being a better version of you by this time next year. I would not take the time to create this course or teach it if it didn't provide massive results for those who take action.
Let's go. We've got a flight to catch.