Agon Management Group Trains for Success

It has been a record-breaking year in McLean, Virginia for Agon Management Group! The sales and marketing firm has received numerous awards for their performance as well as promoted a new Manager AND two Assistant Managers. This level of results is attributed to the hard work of the entire team, but especially the Trainers in the company. Why? Because it is through their examples and their ability to effectively transfer knowledge to new employees that keep the firm growing. We caught up with one of the top Trainers, Robbin Carter, to learn more about her and her success with this high-performing team.

Although Robbinagon-management-robbincarter has only been with Agon Management Group for nine months, she has quickly become a pacesetter in the company. She leads from the front when it comes to the results she brings to our clients, as well as her ability to effectively coach and train others.

President Tarek Beidas shared, “Robbin is very competitive. She is extremely goal oriented and she knows what she needs to do to accomplish her goals.”

In a firm that provides merit-based advancement opportunities, all of those qualities are extremely valuable. Robbin believes that because she genuinely cares about others she is able to naturally create a personal relationship with others. Not only does this help her with customer acquisitions, but also when it comes to coaching her team.

So what is it that motivates Robbin to continue to excel at Agon Management Group? She explained that there weren’t many opportunities in her hometown in the South — although she made sure to add that the people there are super nice! Despite having to work hard just to get by, she always maintained a great attitude and a positive mentally.

“Now that I have been given the chance at a life-changing opportunity it gives me all the more reason to work 10 times harder,” said Robbin.

If you haven’t been following Agon Management Group yet, now is the time! With their vast goals, motivated team and proven ability to succeed, they are definitely a company to keep your eye on!


Results or Excuses — You Choose

Agon Management Group in McLean VA trains some of the most talented, hardworking, goal-oriented individuals in the Metro D.C. area through our management training program. This blog post discusses one of the most important lessons we strive to impart to all of our staff.

“You can have results or excuses. Not both.”

“Excuses will always be there for you. Opportunity won’t.”

“If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”

Can you sense a trend we’re creating with these opening quotes?! If you gathered that this blog was going to be focused on how to create a “no excuses” mentality for yourself, you’re right!! After being inspired by Brian Tracy’s The Power of Self Discipline: NO EXCUSES, Agon Management Group’s CEO, Tarek Beidas, was inspired to share with us 3 ways to help you be more proactive in your career.

No excuses… even on #NationalPinkDay!

1. Find the root of the issue.
We make excuses for a reason. Whether we don’t want to invest the time, we’re afraid of failure or it seems to hard to get started, whatever your reasoning is, it’s important to understand the psychology of procrastination. Take a moment to sit down and think about why you keep pushing off a certain task or objective. Once you’ve narrowed it down, say it out loud! Here’s an example: “I’m afraid to work out because of how out of shape I really am.” When you say it aloud and realize how trivial it really sounds, it can help you realize that an excuse it just your mind’s way of testing your will power. All athletes and successful entrepreneurs have had doubts before, but they realized the cause of their excuses and worked daily until they were no more.

Lesson: Your willpower and mental strength is there! You just need to find what’s getting in the way of you getting started!

2. Have an accountability partner.
Making excuses is easy. Having someone who calls you out for not staying true to your word is hard to find. Invest in finding someone that can truly help hold you accountable! Whether this is a mentor, best friend, a significant other, spouse or business partner, it’s so helpful to have someone to hold you accountable to goals or commitments you made but are wavering on. If you find yourself making excuses about going to the gym, find a friend who’s really into fitness and has a solid gym routine. If you need help in business, find someone who’s more successful than you to offer coaching and guidance!

Lesson: It’s easier to make excuses on your own than it is with someone in your corner holding you to what you say!

3. Healthy body, healthy mind!
You’ve probably heard this a million times, but how much more productive do you feel when you’ve had a good nights sleep, a solid breakfast, and healthy meals during the day? Maybe it’s just us, but when we have a clear mind and a nourished body, we feel at Agon Management Group that we can take on the world. On the contrary, on days when we don’t get nearly enough shut-eye and a diet composed of Twinkies and cheese puffs, we find ourselves more prone to making excuses as our mind is literally starved for nourishment, sleep, etc.

Lesson: If you take care of the internal, the external will follow suit. It is easier to follow through on your commitments and make fewer excuses when you take care of yourself first.

For more motivation to ditch the excuses and go after results, follow Agon Management Group on LinkedIn!