I am so excited to share with you that I FINALLY finished my first marathon. I had trained for two others but got injured both times only a few weeks before the marathon so didn’t make it to the starting line either time.

Finally on Sat. the 20th I finished The Blue Ridge Marathon, claimed to be one of the toughest road routes in America! I was so excited to cross the finish line and equally as excited to have finally crossed the starting line.

Why am I sharing this with you? Because in training for 3 marathons I realized how closely related that training is to the training it takes to make it in this business. Or any business for that matter.

The first step was I did research on what I wanted to do

The second step was I found coaches, mentors, and trainers to help me get there

The third thing I did was Google and downlaod marathon training schedules

The Fourth thing I did was create a schedule for training that worked with my life. My doing it undoubtedly removes the excuse of I’m too busy to workout, I have two kids 12, and 9 who are involved in everything under the sun that I have to get them to, I own two companies, my coaching company and my Real Estate Team. I’ve sold 36 homes so far this year while training for the marathon, coaching, raising my kids and keeping our home together. You can be, do, and have anything you want if you simply plan for it! I’ll be writing a book about my marathon experience and can’t wait to share it!

What came up throughout all three times I trained was everything under the sun. My mom almost died and was in the hospital for 2 months fighting for her life. My son started middle school. I turned 40. I sold 75 homes last year and 50 the year before despite the challenging market while coaching and running courses. My son did his first year of Marching Band, any parents who have a marching band student you know how much time this takes. I got anemia, shin splints, Achilles Tendinitis, strept throat, and an awful blister under my toe. Gross, I know but it was so awful and painful I can’t leave it out. Why do I share all this? Because I did not give up or quit or decide it was too hard, too much, or I was too busy. I had a goal and a passion and despite all the odds I crossed the starting line and the finishing line!

You can do the same thing in business or anything else you want to do. Follow a few simple steps, believe in yourself, and anything is possible!

I want to give back by sharing everything I’ve learned in business and in life with you. I have several options for you in addition to the articles and posts that I share with you and I want to make sure you are aware of them.

I offer individual coaching which is our highest level for the elite looking to really take themselves and their life on. The cost for this is $795 per month. This includes everything I know all my materials along the way, and entry to any of the courses that I run. We meet over the phone weekly for 30/40 minutes working on you, your life, and your business getting you from where you are to where you want to go!

I have individual coaching exactly like the above for $395 per month. The difference is you don’t get free entry to all the courses and instead of meeting weekly we meet every other week. If you are interested in coaching with me please email me directly at christycrouch@aol.com. I have a course coming up in May that’s going to be really really exciting! Here is the description of the course:

Now What Do I Say?, The Course

One of the authors of the highly acclaimed Real Estate Objection Handler Book, Now What Do I Say?, Christy Crouch, will personally lead an 8 week course revealing all the techniques and secrets used by she and the other two authors to create the book.

Christy will reveal everything she does and uses to handle the objections she’s faced with in her daily business. She is still an active Realtor in VA and has sold 36 homes already this year, she sold 75 last year and coaches 40% of the time! Christy’s passion is teaching and sharing what’s she’s learned in the business over the last 24 years where she’s immersed herself in the business and in training and coaching to become the best of the best. She’s participated in closing thousands of transactions and has a TON of experience and expertise that she wants to share.

Christy sold 35 homes her very first year in the business in a brand new town where she didn’t know a soul, was six months pregnant with her first child living with her parents while waiting for her home to sell. She barely knew how to get to the grocery store and back. She moved in January and by that June she had 19 pendings! Christy sold 140 homes a year in the height of her career and was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame for her production.

If you are looking to take your business to the next level and want to discover the secrets to setting more appointments, take more listings, and closing more buyers while learning to confidently communicate with proven NLP language patterns and objection handling skills then you will undoubtedly want to sign up for this 8 week tele course with Christy.
If you have recently participated in her Expired & FSBO course then you’ve gotten a small taste of the language patterns, the role playing, and the objection handling that she’ll go much deeper into in this course.

The course will begin on Thursday May 23, 2013 and will run through Thursday July 11th. Each week’s call will be from 12:00-1:00 EST. The cost for this is $199 if you sign up before May 10th and $249 after.

This fee includes a free copy of the Now What Do I Say? Live Role Play audio where she and her other two authors demonstrate how to handle 12 of the most common objections we face in a live role play setting. This generally sells for $20.

Please sign up quickly as Christy is only allowing a certain number of spaces to allow for interaction with minimal background noise.

You can sign up on the website at www.yourethedifference.com by clicking on the products page and choosing Now What Do I Say, The course, or by emailing Christy at christycrouch@aol.com
Payments can be made on the website, over the phone with a credit card or by check via regular mail. If mailing a check please reference that it’s for the course and make payable to You’re The Difference, Inc. and mail to 5115 Bernard Drive Suite 110 Roanoke, VA 24018.

Christy Crouch is the co-founder of You’re The Difference Sales & Life Coaching, co-author of the highly acclaimed real estate objection handler book, Now What Do I Say? a collection of more than 400 answers to over 70 of the most common questions and objections faced in the real estate industry. She is still an active agent in Virginia, has participated in closing thousands of transactions in her career, was inducted in the RE/MAX Hall of Fame for her production. Christy is in the top 2.3% of her marketplace.