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Andre Agassi conjures up Ready24 attendees to redefine success


Greater than 1000 actual property professionals packed Royal Randwick at this time for Ready24, wanting to degree up and additional their careers by downloading data from a number of the finest audio system from right here and abroad.

An unique occasion for REA Group’s prospects, the convention gave property professionals insights into constructing excessive efficiency groups, tech and innovation, the future of labor, actual property market insights and far more.

The headline speaker at Ready24 was 8 time grand slam tennis champion Andre Agassi, who gave attendees a susceptible and humble view on his tennis profession, together with his triumphs, the challenges and the way discovering his ‘why’ actually modified the course of not simply his profession, however his life.

Listed below are our prime highlights.

Andre Agassi 

What’s success?

For a tennis champion and Olympic Gold medallist, who has held up loads of trophies, Andre Agassi revealed that, to him, success shouldn’t be holding up a trophy.

For the four-time Australian Open champion, and former world no 1, success to him was utilizing tennis as a car to to offer schooling for underprivileged youngsters by way of the Andre Agassi Basis for Schooling.

“Defining success is such an essential resolution for each one in every of us,” he mentioned.

“It’s an essential resolution as a enterprise, as a human and as a mum or dad.

“You might want to outline success and outline it properly. Is success a trophy? Or promoting a home?

“Outline it properly as a result of there’s loads of power spent.

“Once I take a look at myself, I try in direction of that which I imagine, and which I do know, is probably the most precious and enduring.”

Agassi mentioned every thing he does is constructed from that enduring definition of success and the remaining is simply “play”.

“The remainder of life might be enjoyable and fascinating since you’re secure in what you’re pursuing personally,” he mentioned.

Andre Agassi chats with Abbey Holmes at Ready24.

All that issues is correct now

Agassi additionally shared the story of his miraculous come-from-behind French Open win in 1999.

Two units to like down, Agassi stormed dwelling to beat Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in a Roland Carros ultimate that lasted two hours and 55 minutes. 

He credited staying within the second and specializing in the little issues as the explanation he was capable of maintain the trophy aloft.

“I’m so frozen in concern, I’m down two units to like in simply 47 minutes,” Agassi recalled.

“And, what do you do? The identical factor you’ve been studying for years.

“All of the regrets, that aspect of the educational, all of the positives… and also you simply transfer your ft, watch the ball, run and attempt to have interaction.”

Data doesn’t result in transformation

Agassi’s ultimate piece of recommendation for brokers was, surprisingly, that nothing he mentioned to them at this time would result in transformation.

“Data doesn’t result in transformation,” he mentioned.

“Transformation is what we’re all searching for however the lacking hyperlink between data and transformation is encounter.

“So go encountering.

“Nothing I say can result in transformation, however realizing what’s proper, what you need out of your self, out of life and out of one another, that’s the transformation we’re striving for.”

Rachael Robertson

‘No Triangles’

Rachael Robertson had lengthy been a frontrunner when she first stepped foot on the bottom in Antartica, however she’d by no means led in circumstances like this.

As an Antarctic Expedition Chief, Rachael needed to construct a high-performing crew out of a gaggle of strangers, hold them impressed and productive throughout months of residing in darkness and bitter sub-zero temperatures. 

Making that process much more tough was the truth that her crew members hadn’t lengthy identified one another,have been vastly completely different and didn’t all the time get alongside.

“We had loads of variety on this crew, however the primary worth for our crew, and we selected this collectively, was respect,” she mentioned.

“And the explanation why we selected respect was as a result of we have been simply so completely different.

“We had a 23-year-old loss of life metallic music fan, residing with a 64-year-old grandfather. 

“We had married, single, homosexual and straight (crew members), mother and father, a pupil, and we had completely different religions and cultures.

“You possibly can’t take that blend of individuals, throw them collectively for twenty-four hours a day, by months and months of darkness, and say you’re going to like one another.”

However with that core worth of respect, the crew was capable of work collectively and work effectively. 

One key method that worth of respect performed out was by the ‘No Triangles’ communication technique.

“No triangles merely means you don’t communicate to me about him,” Rachael mentioned.

“I don’t communicate to you about her.

“No triangles. If somebody has finished one thing to upset you, you might have the skilled courtesy and the integrity to go on to that particular person.

“You don’t take it to a 3rd social gathering.”

Rachael mentioned she obtained 100 per cent buy-in from the crew on the No Triangles rule and the very subsequent time somebody got here to her and tried to have interaction her speaking a few third social gathering, she was capable of handle the dialog by reminding the crew member they’d agreed to ‘No Triangles’.

“It took us about two months to embed it within the tradition of the crew,” she mentioned.  

Rachael mentioned she had additionally surveyed 200 groups world wide about implementing No Triangles and located the communication software had widespread constructive outcomes. 

“Of these 200 groups, 100 per cent mentioned the tradition of “No Triangles’ constructed respect and  improved morale, whereas 89 per cent mentioned the tradition of ‘No Triangles’ freed up time and productiveness and in 30 per cent of circumstances it created as much as one hour per day,” she mentioned.

Dom Worth

You’re all the time a job mannequin

Work futurist Dom Worth enthralled the attendees along with his proposal to type a ‘do-ocracy’ motion and the concept we discover issues at this time to assist us construct a greater future for tomorrow.

He mentioned a technique every particular person might assist obtain that’s to turn out to be the perfect model of themselves. 

Dom mentioned on the earth of management it was essential to place your personal masks on in order that you might assist others, however in current instances he’d met too many leaders that have been martyrs. 

“They flip as much as a gathering, they’re on the telephone, they’re on the laptop computer they usually’re not current.

“They’re right here bodily, however they’re not mentally.”

Dom mentioned one of many errors some leaders make is pondering the world revolves round them and all that serves to do is create an insular view of the world. 

He mentioned some leaders thought they didn’t have to vary, however these round them did. 

“One of the best leaders I work with exhibit change by doing it themselves, they exhibit their very own vulnerability…. They realise they’re an amplifier.”

Dom mentioned leaders have been all the time a job mannequin and, on common, 30 individuals every week would copy their behaviour.

If that chief is having a poor day, individuals will mannequin their poor behaviours.

The reverse occurs on a superb day. 

“You’re all the time a job mannequin, you don’t get to show it on or off,” he mentioned.

Tony Gustavsson

Everybody must really feel valued

ComBank Matildas Head Coach Tony Gustavsson, unpacked the secrets and techniques behind the Matildas’ success and what they did to foster a successful mindset.

He revealed a number of the key values of the crew embody ‘by no means say die’, ‘perception’ and ‘household’.

Tony additionally gave insights into how these values performed out on the sphere with Steph Cately racing to rejoice with the gamers on the bench after kicking a penalty aim in opposition to Canada as a result of she knew everybody had performed a job in attending to that time. 

In a second penalty kick in opposition to Eire, a crew identified for getting inside gamers’ heads Caitlin Foord made out that she was going to take the kick to avoid wasting Cately from having to face her opponents’ antics.

As an alternative, she was capable of stay targeted earlier than, on the final minute, she stepped in to take the kick as an alternative of Foord.

Tony mentioned Cately received the credit score for that aim publicly, however internally Foord was celebrated simply as a lot. 

“You must ensure to credit score those that work within the background as effectively,” he mentioned. 

“Each particular person within the preparation must really feel valued.”

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