How the SEALFit 20x Transformed Us into Better Real Estate Brokers

Written by Craig Graves, Hanks Realty Group Realtor

On September 17, 2022, Matthew Hanks and I embarked on an extraordinary journey that would forever change our approach to real estate brokerage: the SEALFit 20x challenge. This grueling event, inspired by the training methods of Navy SEALs, pushed us to our physical and mental limits, teaching us invaluable lessons that we now apply to our profession.

What is SEALFit 20x? It’s not your average endurance race; it’s a 12-hour crucible designed to test participants’ resilience, teamwork, and mental toughness. From intense physical challenges to problem-solving tasks, each segment of the event is meticulously crafted to simulate the demanding conditions faced by Navy SEALs.

So, why would real estate brokers willingly subject themselves to such an ordeal? The answer lies in the profound transformation it brings. Here’s how our experience at SEALFit 20x made us better at our jobs:

1. Resilience: Enduring the physical and mental challenges of SEALFit 20x taught us resilience in the face of adversity. In real estate, setbacks are inevitable, whether it’s a deal falling through or facing rejection from clients. Our experience has equipped us with the mental fortitude to persevere and bounce back stronger.

2. Teamwork: SEALFit 20x emphasized the importance of teamwork and collaboration. In real estate, effective teamwork is essential for success, whether it’s coordinating with fellow brokers, negotiating with clients, or working alongside other professionals in the industry. Our enhanced teamwork skills enable us to deliver exceptional service and achieve optimal outcomes for our clients.

3. Adaptability: The unpredictable nature of SEALFit 20x forced us to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. Similarly, the real estate market is constantly evolving, requiring brokers to be flexible and adaptable in their strategies. Our experience has honed our ability to think on our feet and adjust our approach to meet the unique needs of each situation.

4. Leadership: Throughout SEALFit 20x, we were thrust into leadership roles, guiding and motivating our team members to overcome challenges. This experience has translated into our roles as real estate brokers, where effective leadership is crucial for inspiring confidence in clients and guiding them through the complex process of buying or selling a property.

5. Mindset Mastery: Above all, SEALFit 20x instilled in us a mindset of resilience, determination, and unwavering focus on our goals. In the competitive world of real estate, maintaining a positive mindset is key to overcoming obstacles and achieving success. Our training has equipped us with the mental tools to stay focused, motivated, and driven in pursuit of our clients’ objectives.

In conclusion, our participation in SEALFit 20x was not just a physical challenge; it was a transformative experience that has made us better real estate brokers. By embracing the lessons learned from this grueling event, we are better equipped to serve our clients, navigate the complexities of the real estate market, and achieve unparalleled success in our profession.