Josh Belcher, Southern Home Group at Keller Williams Signature

Defining Success…and Enjoying It!

Location: Intrepid Nitro

Top 100 Producer Josh Belcher of Southern Home Group at Keller Williams Signature once dreamed of managing entertainers and recording artists. Originally from New Hampshire, he studied architectural engineering for two years at New Hampshire Tech before moving to Tennessee to pursue his dream of working with celebrities. He continued his studies at UT in Knoxville while also managing two local bands—and quickly learned the entertainment industry wasn’t for him after all.
Now, as a successful REALTOR, Josh’s goal is impact and empowerment for other people. He has a mission! He turns 40 this year, and his mission is to help create 50 millionaires by the time he turns 50. “That’s the goal of leadership,” he remarked. “I think it’s important to pour into people, to understand their goals and what they want to achieve, and to be a motivator and a catalyst for them to achieve that.”
“I’m now doing everything that I thought was possible five years ago,” he continued, “so I’m asking myself what I want to accomplish in the next five to 10 years. I’ve realized that I’ve become comfortable playing small, and I’m tired of playing small, so I’m really pushing myself to be uncomfortable, pushing myself to really think beyond what’s possible. How do I help create 50 millionaires in 10 years? I have to have amazing relationships and tremendous impact; I have to really understand what people want, and I have to understand how to guide them and be a shepherd with them on that journey. And at the end of that 10 year period, to achieve that, I know I’ll have all the things I would ever want or need, so it’s a journey that’s super exciting.”
With a wife and three young girls at home, Josh has to be incredibly intentional with his time. “There’s a quote,” he mentioned, “that says: I am really good when I focus, but not so good at focusing. I manage my calendar with time blocks, so if something has to be done, it has to have a time block on my calendar. For example, I have a lunch date with my wife every week; it’s on the calendar, and I schedule around it. It’s a priority, and I’m incredibly intentional in that moment. And if I’m going to be in a meeting on a particular subject, I have to be incredibly plugged in and focused on that subject during the meeting. I don’t think there’s such a thing as true balance—it’s just prioritizing and being intentional when it’s time to be present.”
Speaking of intentional, Josh is most proud of his girls—and proud of his wife for putting up with him. “That’s a challenge no one understands but her!” he laughed. “But seriously, I get the most pride out of helping my kids and seeing them grow. I’m a big mindset guy, and I love seeing them struggle in a moment and helping coach them through the mindset portion of learning and achieving a new skill.”
It’s the drive for achieving success that gets Josh up in the mornings. “I used to be a perfectionist,” he admitted, “but KW taught me that failure is a catalyst to success. I remember reading: Fail fast, fail often, fail forward. I realized the faster we fail at something, the sooner we’re capable of making it right. One thing you learn is to trust yourself, that you’re capable enough to fix the problem, pick up the pieces, and do it again, whatever it is. And I’ve realized that you have to define what satisfies you, what fulfills you, what gives you purpose; otherwise, you’ll climb mountains forever and just see more mountains to climb.”
Several books have made a big impact in Josh’s life. His favorite is Unfair Advantage by Robert Kiyosaki. “It unlocked so much in my head about life, the world we live in, money, business, systems, you name it,” he said. “Right now I’m rereading The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber. Also, I love John Maxwell. I just gave my team Maxwell’s Daily Leadership Lessons.”
If Josh could have dinner with anyone, he’d choose Tom Brady, his doppelganger! “Back when I had hair, everybody said I looked like Tom Brady,” he joked. “Years ago, I reposted a picture of Vanilla Ice and Tom Brady at a concert together on my Facebook and said, ‘So cool hanging out with Vanilla Ice at the concert last night.’ I had people from New England and from here saying, ‘Oh, that’s so cool.’ The comments were 40 deep until finally someone said, ‘Hey, that’s on the cover of the Boston Globe. That’s Tom Brady.’”
Josh loves any kind of music, especially good piano, like Billy Joel, Elton John, and John Legend, for example. He plays guitar, but he’d love to learn to play piano someday. As far as favorite songs: “The Top Gun theme song is one that will always evoke emotion,” he said, “plus Motley Crue’s ‘Girls, Girls, Girls.’ My dog’s name is Motley because WIMZ was playing that song the day we brought her home.”
“Seriously, I have three girls at home—plus my wife and my dog—and I have a team full of women at work,” he pointed out. “It’s like the quote I wrote for my high school yearbook: If women didn’t exist, I wouldn’t want to either.”