It’s there for all of us. The question is do you hear it, are you truly listening?
It’s that voice telling you who you are, what you are really all about and what talent or gift you may have hidden inside you.
For 25 years Rob Commodari has been hearing this voice and last night he decided to share it with a large group of clients, friends and family. Rob called it a “humming in his heart,” using the vibration from a tuning fork to display what that voice sounds like, the hum of a higher calling, of his gift to inspire and how he wants to share this gift with others.
Rob is a realtor with The Commodari Group of Keller Williams Realty, (in Maryland), and in the past 14 years has sold more than 900 homes. Talk about inspiration, with numbers like that not only is he a leader in his industry, but think of all the lives he has touched, helping people make what is inevitably one of the biggest decisions of their lives, to buy or sell a home.
That’s his main vocation, but last night Rob wanted to make sure others understood his WHY, his passion, his purpose. It is about service, about caring, about love… in whatever you are doing. Real estate is just one way to touch other people. You can also affect them with what you learn, what you read. If you want to reach the higher shelves in life, then stand on the books you read.
How about reading 500 of them, (and still going), and the ability to “steal” an idea from every one. Create your single voice by learning from the voices of others who have served well, and in turn inspire you to find your own.
For Rob the voice he heard started with his very first book, The Greatest Salesman in the World, by Og Mandino. Not just a book about selling, but about becoming… because becoming more is truly what the journey of life is all about and its most revered destination. Be better than you were yesterday, and tomorrow be better than you are today. How do you do that? By learning to love yourself and helping someone else do the same for themselves along your way. As Rob said, it’s hard to share the unconditional love, until you learn to feel that same love for you.
Rob has spoken to thousands of people across the country, other real estate offices, banks, businesses, but this time it was personal, as he wanted to let those closest to him, in his inner circle, friends, family and clients to hear his story, know his journey and understand why he is here. I know because Rob is a member of my close-knit mastermind group, along with Pete Kohlasch and Mark Pallack. We are all sharing in the journey of each other’s lives with encouragement, learning and accountability to be all that we are meant to be.
But speaking to the group last night Rob admitted that for years he has struggled to have a moment just like the one he was experiencing in front of all of us – fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear which at most times is simply our innate self-doubt, the inability to go for it and to be who we were meant to be. In most of us, really all of us, the realization we are bigger than even our greatest aspirations is such an unbelievable concept our minds can’t fathom the thought. So we hold back.
Rob admitted this fear has kept him at bay, but not anymore, showing what we all need to display – vulnerability, passion, purpose, humor and a true sense of self – Rob showed everyone in the room if you simply bust through the fear, you can stand there and exclaim, this is my gift and I want to share it with you. This is who I am. I am here to inspire, I am here to help, I am here to give, whether it be to speak to large groups, or one-on-one to help someone else to figure out their why, who they are, how they can love themselves and in turn love others and live the life they were meant to live.
There will be no more silence.
Rob Commodari has found his voice.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Speaker, Emmy Winner, USHEALTH Advisors, (www.ushagent.com/markbrodinsky)
Author: The #1 Amazon Best-Seller: It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story
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