C asanova Brooks is a successful realtor who created an unlikely path for himself from his roots in inner city Chicago. He rose above great adversity to achieve his goals. We connected to talk about how the people and things around you shape your ability to succeed—and how to alter that reality to create the one you crave.
Brooks knows first-hand that what you see shapes your view of the world. If you never see home-ownership, never see entrepreneurship, never see success—how will you know it’s possible for you to achieve those things in your own life?
That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with reminders of possibility. Watch videos from successful people. Visit places with booming business. Read books that inspire you to act.
The world is bigger and its possibilities greater than your immediate surroundings. But you’ll never know that if you don’t step outside them.
It’s not just what you see, but who you see that impacts your ability to achieve your dreams, Brooks says. Sure, seeing high-rises and fancy cars lets you know what there is to reach toward in the world.
But the people behind those things make them possible. Surrounding yourself with people who are smart, driven, and successful helps you expand the realm of possibilities for yourself. It helps you continue to strive for something greater.
“ Don’t settle for mediocrity in your environment or in your relationships. That way, you’ll constantly be challenged to learn, to grow, and to work toward something more—because you’re reminded of that “more” daily. ”
To put it simply, Brooks says, “If you’re in the room and you’re the smartest person in that room, then you’re in the wrong room.”
“ In order to succeed, you have to see that the things you aspire toward and dream about are possible. ”
If you want to hear more about Casanova Brooks’ ascent to success, I encourage you to tune in to our conversation.
What in your environment, or who in your room, inspires you to succeed? What do you see that makes you say, “I want that”? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments.
Casanova Brooks is an entrepreneur and the founder of Casanova Brooks Group. An outstanding real estate professional with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Casanova is an active agent and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure his clients are satisfied and educated by paying attention to their specific needs. A-one-stop-shop for other real estate agents, brokers, contractors, homebuyers and sellers, Casanova, in 2016, completed 46 transactions and $7,800,000 in real estate deals.
You can find more about him at www: http://www.homesbycasanova.com/meet-the-team