Always do your Best with Special Guest Adam Hergenrother Founder of Adam Hergenrother Companies

You find out what you’re capable of when you’re willing to give it your all.” Adam Hergenrother

The fourth and final agreement of Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements is ‘always do your best’. To quote Ruiz himself: “Your best is going to change from moment to moment … Under any circumstance simply do your best and you will avoid self judgement, self abuse, and regret.”

To discuss this means of maximising life, Joey and Jason are joined by Adam Hergenrother, founder and CEO of Adam Hergenrother Companies, a nationwide conglomerate whose Hergenrother Realty Group was named by Real Trends as the 28th best real estate team in the world by transaction sales in 2017. Adam’s approach is to set seemingly impossible goals and then close the gap until it becomes reality.

Adam credits his success to sticking with things longer than most people: “It’s not about starting up and getting a lucky break. It’s about being able to stomach it long enough to survive your mistakes and push through and get to the other side.” Indeed the embracing of mistakes and failure is a core tenet of Adam’s approach: failures define who we are the most as we learn so much from them, so why would we not engineer situations in life where you will fail and learn?

This all chimes into the notion of business merely being a conduit for personal growth. With the majority of us in the developed world no longer finding problems, challenges and obstacles when feeding or sheltering ourselves, we must instead turn to The Grind to further us as people, with our working lives providing a structure for us to grind through.  

The summit is for the ego, the journey is for the soul,” Adam continues. This relates to the marathon of life not being about the race, but the training. Single one off moments may stroke our ego, but true fulfillment comes from developing ourselves to reach that moment. Consider how those who dream of having enough money to retire are almost always the ones for whom that will never happen; those who can generally don’t want to, because their focus is on the journey and not the summit. 




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