Karishhma Ashwin Mago Karishhma Ashwin Mago | November 30, 2021 |
Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star because his editor thought his ideas were inadequate. Bill Gates’s first machine failed when it was presented to an audience for funding. Even Oprah Winfrey was dealt a bad card during her first few months as a journalist with a boss who told her she was unfit for television.
However, real estate investor and mentor Kris Krohn believes that instead of chasing failures to learn from, one should focus on making breakthroughs.
Krohn, who built his real estate empire from scratch in his 20s, found that learning from failure is not the only way to breed success. According to Krohn, instead of chasing failures, what matters most is experiencing breakthroughs to achieve emotional intelligence.
In other words, no one necessarily needs to experience failure to eventually win.
Breaking Through Barriers
What does experiencing a breakthrough actually mean?
Krohn explains that a breakthrough is the process of confronting the beliefs that are preventing someone from reaching their full potential. People start creating these beliefs as children and they continue to acquire them, for better or for worse.
“By the time we’re in our 20s, we’ve created thousands of beliefs about ourselves based on experiences from our youth,” says Kris Krohn. “Our experiences with our family, culture, and surroundings teach us about our worth, what our future holds, what we can and cannot do.”
And that’s where the problem lies. We inherently believe that there is something we cannot do. In other words, these limiting beliefs sabotage our chances of success.
On the other hand, since we created these beliefs, we also have the power to break through them and “move forward with beliefs you choose to accept.”
Kris Krohn did exactly that.
Krohn started as a poor, inexperienced kid who was almost drowning in debt. For some time, he believed that was all he would ever be. After all, back then he was just like any average American who had at least $50,000 in debt.
But seeing his wife reduced to tears after struggling to afford groceries, Kris experienced a breakthrough. He knew he had to change and said that he couldn’t let himself stay as an average man.
Despite being a university student who was strapped for cash, he decided to start investing in real estate with the help of his mentor. Four and a half years later, Krohn became financially free.
At the age of 26, he officially retired while earning $12,000 per month through his 25 investment properties.
By breaking through his limiting beliefs, he was able to break free from poverty and create the life that he and his wife deserved. He believes that this is something that any average American can do today.
The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
Where does emotional intelligence fit into all of this?
Harvard Business Review defines emotional intelligence as the ability to understand and manage one’s emotions. It also allows one to recognize and influence the emotions of others around them. Psychologist Daniel Goleman popularized the term and highlighted its importance in leadership. He says that emotional intelligence (also called emotional quotient or EQ) is as important to a leader as his or her intellect. Goleman adds that a person with high emotional intelligence is someone who is self-aware, self-regulating, motivated, and empathetic, who has good social skills on top of that.
In other words, this kind of intelligence makes one a better leader, a better partner, and a better human being overall.
Through his years in doing business, Kris Krohn found that emotional intelligence can be achieved through experiencing multiple breakthroughs in life. Krohn argues that breakthroughs force people to change their mindset and make them more in tune with their emotions and the emotions of those around them.
Teaching the Art of Breakthroughs
Kris Krohn has dedicated his life to helping thousands of individuals achieve the same level of success. He does that in two ways: by teaching others how to crush it in real estate and by helping others make breakthroughs in life, like the one that kick-started his success story.
Kris Krohn, with the help of his wife Kalenn, does the latter through the Krohn Breakthrough Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to “heal the broken hearted by bringing Breakthrough and emotional intelligence to the world.”
This is Krohn’s way of giving back to the world and giving other people the chance to transform their lives by breaking out of their limiting beliefs. Through the foundation, Krohn and his team have helped many overcome trauma, abuse, and toxic cultural messaging to grow their emotional intelligence.
For anyone who wishes to be like Kris Krohn, the message is simple and clear:
Break through the limits of your mind. Create new beliefs that you truly accept. Live a fulfilling life according to your own terms.