It’s Friday, let’s sweep! | #ets + will it make your boat go faster? +integrity + oh, be a duck

Hello Friday! I’m back at sea level and home after this week’s annual Windermere Owner meetings hosted by Windermere Services and our Windermere Colorado offices.  I’m indeed fired up and coming off of my Rocky Mountain High – then again, let’s be honest – I’m typically fired up! This week’s sweep will focus on a handful of my favorite soundbites from our work together in Colorado this week…

I’ve seen + experienced a lot of awesome speakers thus far in my life. The University of Washington’s women’s crew coach was the best yet – for me – Yasmin Farooq (Yas). And oh, she led her Huskies to a 2018 National Championship too.

It’s one thing to be inspiring, it’s another to couple with results…

Yas spoke of it not being one boat that won the 2018 National Championship for the UW Woman, it took all three boats. Think about how powerful of a statement that is!

Yas, her coaching staff and her team make decisions based on this question –  “will it make our boat go faster?” If not, don’t do it or in some cases, stop doing it.  A solid core question to ask yourself each time you make an effective business decisions.

 Yas’s team learned to “embrace the suck.” This was an element that this year’s national championship team really leaned into. Early mornings, not always ideal conditions on the water, grueling workouts, consistency in reps regardless of external influences – they individually and together “embraced the suck.” *a wee bit crass, I know. Yet, possibly my favorite digestible bite of the week! Powerful. #ETS

Yas wrapped up her session with us stating “winning is fun.”  Let’s not forget that, winning is fun!

Outside of Coach Yas’s commentary – a few more digestible bites from this week…

Integrity is not a renewable resource.” – President + CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. I do not believe this needs any more explanation. Digest it, live it.

Be a duck, sorry Husky fans, be a duck. Calm above the water all the while you are putting in the work below the water.

…and yes, Scott Stratten lived up to what I had hoped. What is your Joshie story this week? What will it be next week and in the coming weeks? Ps, share these with me – I want to celebrate them with you. No idea what I’m talking about? Watch this.

On a mountain high!

#WeAreWindermere  #ExcellenceBreedsExcellence

In partnership with you,

Laura Smith, Co-owner | Windermere Real Estate Co.

Ballard + Eastlake + Madison Park + Northgate + Sand Point + Wedgwood

2 thoughts on “It’s Friday, let’s sweep! | #ets + will it make your boat go faster? +integrity + oh, be a duck

  1. Sand Point Office says:

    What a dynamic speaker Scott is! I have a Joshie story…

    Beth Lagerberg | Broker Support

    Seattle – Sand Point Office
    5424 Sand Point Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105
    MAIN 206-524-1100
    FAX 206-526-7614


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