Welcome to Episode 71 of our podcast, Courageous Conversations, hosted by Leanne Pilkington.
In this episode, our guest is Tom Panos, Real Estate Influencer, Trainer, Coach, Auctioneer and Speaker. He talks about how the pandemic impacted his speaking opportunities and his health last year, how he chose to react to the sudden changes in his life, what helps him face adversity and the 10 rules of of his business philosophy that he believes every person should adhere by.
00:30 – It doesn’t matter where you life is right now (or how old you are), it’s about where you’re heading that matters: direction over speed
01:45 – Reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 on Tom Panos: advice from his doctor during cancer check up, the waves of event cancellations, refunding deposits
05:30 – Be the person that’s calm, not the person freaking out when there’s turbulence during the flight; participate in the solution, not the problem.
06:30 – The 10-rule business philosophy: You’ve got to forget about yourself, and focus on others (you aren’t the only one suffering; others are and you have the power to help them).
08:30 – The 10-rule business philosophy: Forget about your commodity; focus on your relationships.
09:00 – The 10-rule business philosophy: Forget about the sale; focus on creating value.
10:15 – The 10-rule business philosophy: Forget about your losses, focus on your opportunities.
11:40 – Being able to dig deep into your memory for previous times you’ve faced adversity helps to deal with similar present moments.
14:30 – Remember that anyone who shares anything on social media is simply sharing a fraction of their life that has been embellished; it’s not the whole story.
16:00 – The 10-rule business philosophy: Forget about your difficulties, focus on your progress.
17:00 – The 10-rule business philosophy: Forget about the future, focus on today. (it’s easy to catastrophise and we’re bad at predictions, so think about how today will be made a fine day)
21:00 – The 10-rule business philosophy: Forget about who you were, focus on who you can be.
21:50 – The 10-rule business philosophy: Forget about your events, focus on your responses. (the event is not in your control, but your response is)
24:00 – Challenging the narratives; when you’re at work, you work VS you don’t have to be at work to work.
25:00 – The 10-rule business philosophy: forget about what’s missing, focus on what’s available.
25:20 – The 10-rule business philosophy: forget about your complaints, focus on your gratitude. (it’s fashionable to complain about everything; change your thinking and be more positive!)
28:45 – Listening to a good podcast, a training session or other motivational activity is like a balustrade; a habit or ritual that helps hard things in life more bearable.