activerain community support: CONTEST WINNERS---Spring Ideas for Business and YOU!! - 04/07/14 09:21 AM
CONTEST WINNERS---Spring Ideas for Business and YOU!!
 
Our ActiveRain Contests are designed to motivate our members to participate in a group challenge.  I can’t stress enough that MOST of our members follow the rules for each contest ….or at the very least follow the theme so that they can be rewarded with extra points and in return will motivate others. 
This particular contest also gave the readers ideas on how to balance their time. In this case, it gave them a chance to look at themselves to see where they needed improvement. 
If we can improve ‘self’ the … (41 comments)

activerain community support: PLAGIARISM….Are Those Words REALLY Yours??? - 03/11/14 09:25 AM
 
The bottom line is this…IF YOU DID NOT WRITE IT…Don’t copy and paste it in your blog!!! Nothing is more profound than showing the entire world...who you are. We do this by writing about our local areas, our real estate industry/profession and even about the history of our neighborhoods.
My blog contains all this and more. I AM the person behind these words and my information is true and correct...to the best of my knowledge. But, let's get back to the topic.  Did you know that copy and pasting the work of others is STEALING?
Think about the following BEFORE … (51 comments)

activerain community support: "Spring Ideas for YOU and Your Business"--AN ACTIVERAIN CHALLENGE - 03/01/14 09:01 AM
Spring.  During the Spring Season most all of us think about making way for the new.  No matter if it’s Spring cleaning for the home or some type of change during the Spring, we are definitely looking for new ideas to improve ….something.
If you aren’t then consider this:
With the cold weather all around us (yes, we have cooler weather in Hawaii too!) we definitely have some time for a challenge, right?  Let’s think of some new ideas for our business as well as improving our relationship with ‘self’.  Hmmm, how can we do that?
This ActiveRain Challenge will … (153 comments)

activerain community support: I FINALLY MADE THE MILLION CLUB! WOOHOO! - 12/19/13 04:51 PM
 
I have to tell you that I am amazed that I FINALLY made it to the MILLION DOLLAR (Point) Club. I have been spending the last year enjoying my grandson in between work but it came at a cost. It took me LONGER to get here. But hey, family is the top priority for anyone’s life, right?
Instead of telling you why it took so long, let me tell you about the perks of being an ActiveRain Member since March of 2007.
·         I CONTINUE to receive leads and even closed transactions from my blog at ActiveRain. I once received … (106 comments)

activerain community support: ActiveRain OAHU Winter Meetup 2013! - 12/08/13 08:34 PM
 
ActiveRain Meetup
Zippy’s Waipio Gentry
December 06, 2013
 
The “purpose” of the ActiveRain Meetup is to “connect with other members of ActiveRain”.  It gives us a sense of meeting those members because most of the time we are connecting with others nationwide online. 
 
Our meeting consisted of long time members Randy Prothero, Maureen Fukumoto and ….moix. A new member Michele Efron-Youngblood came in hopes of learning more about ActiveRain and what WE do.

 
I did a little write up…mainly for Michele so that maybe she would consider joining over 300k members of the Real Estate … (10 comments)

activerain community support: WINNERS FOR THE ActiveRain PRE BIZ AND PRE PERSONAL PLANS! - 12/08/13 09:59 AM
After reading MANY of the entries I KNOW I need to implement more into my Business Plan AND My Personal LIFE plan as well!  The first thing I am going to implement into my Business Plan is to send out Holiday from Hawaii Cards. I know I won’t be able to send out to everyone but I am going to make it a goal to send out to past and present clients.
For my personal ME time I have already bought my ticket to North Carolina for January. I plan to help with my grandson and step granddaughter while my daughter … (34 comments)

activerain community support: Meeting ANOTHER ActiveRain Member Dawn Maloney! - 11/14/13 06:29 PM
 
I am ever so longing to be able to attend on the NAR conferences, a CRS Sellabration or even just attend an ActiveRain Meetup in a big city with many of our members attending.
 
Okay, so that doesn’t always work out in my favor. L tell you what, it’s just as exciting when an ActiveRain member comes to vacation here and I get to meet them!
 
One such event I felt may not happen was my planning with Dawn Maloney for a meetup. We had storms and not such good weather but I got a phone call from … (15 comments)

activerain community support: Our Legacy on ActiveRain ---and Our Written Words - 07/13/13 10:01 AM
We have been growing our ActiveRain Real Estate Network since the summer of 2006. It has grown into one of the largest real estate platforms that have a ‘hands on approach’ with the staff helping all of us to achieve a common goal.
MORE BUSINESS.
While being a member on ActiveRain since March of 2007 I have tried to be a driving “POSITIVE” source in ActiveRain.  It never fails to amaze me how we can take a negative and turn it into a positive. ….OR Vice Versa.
DO YOU DRIVE READERS AWAY FROM YOUR BLOG?
The Legacy We Leave Behind: … (64 comments)

activerain community support: "Spring –A Time for CHANGE"! CONTEST WINNERS 2013! - 05/06/13 10:52 PM
ThePOSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul was founded in June of 2007 to give a ‘safe haven' to those who needed a place to go when the soul got weary.  This group has continuously grown and we continue to have these contests to support our ActiveRain Community and its members. 
"Spring –A Time for CHANGE"!  contest brought the ActiveRain members together with their creative minds to participate in this contest and motivated others to jump right on in too! 
With two components to think about…..there was plenty to think about and offer us a load of ideas:
What you will change this Spring Season … (33 comments)

activerain community support: 6 Years on ActiveRain- Member, Ambassador and Gramma in Hawaii - 04/10/13 09:51 AM
I had past my 6th Birthday Year as a Member on ActiveRain last month!  How could I possibly have done that? The ActiveRain Real Estate Network has always been the best marketing tool to represent who I am, real estate and Hawaii Housing Market information, Oahu, Hawaii and Mililani local area information and more!  In fact, I closed a transaction last month with my client that I first met back in 2005 who found me on internet from a blog I wrote on ActiveRain! Since that time she bought a condo and a townhouse. She sold the townhouse in 2011 and the … (29 comments)

activerain community support: MY FOLLOW UP- on Health Related Goals - 04/01/13 09:51 AM

I made a commitment to follow through with my getting healthy and staying healthy!  I started with GOALS and did my FOLLOW UP---My Health Related Goals for 2013. I am now doing my follow up and will continue doing these follow ups for not only AR and the groups, but for ME.
 
I have succeeded (and my husband too) in making those goals a lifetime commitment.  I now have lost 13 pounds (yes, doing it very slowly) and have kept up with my stretches and exercise. My husband lost 23 pounds but hey…he needed to get rid of more … (6 comments)

activerain community support: "Spring –A Time for Change” -An AR Contest - 04/01/13 09:22 AM
"Spring –A Time for Change” Contest
Spring.  When I think of the Spring Season my thoughts are of the season itself. Nature, spring babies, new flowers and everything fresh and blooming outside.  Then I begin to think about new and fresh ideas for my business, my home and family.
 
In Hawaii the seasons aren’t too drastic a change in weather but our winter months are definitely cooler and lots of rain. In between those rainy days, I look outside and there are those that are planting spring and summer flowers. Those of you in cold weather definitely see a … (135 comments)

activerain community support: Are the Content and Pictures in Your Blog YOURS?? - 03/11/13 09:44 PM
 When I started blogging in 2007, I wanted my blogs to POP.I wanted pictures to accompany the stories and a few times used cartoon pictures that I got off the internet.
I went back through my old posts (back in 2007) to make sure I didn't have any pictures inserted in them ....that WERE NOT mine. I had a few. I deleted them quickly as I was learning about NOT using animations, pictures, cartoons that were not mine. Obviously, it was “stealing” and I did not get permission to use them.
I always write my own content so I never had … (58 comments)

activerain community support: What is More Important? Points or QUALITY Content? - 12/23/12 11:52 AM
A while back I wrote a post Making My OWN Magic in the World of Blogging and detailed what I do to be a successful blogger.
 
I have continued to believe that quality content will always outweigh my reason for blogging ---compared to POINTS.  Granted, the points we receive for blogging , commenting, reblogging and more have always been an incentive, BUT, it isn’t the reason why we blog.
 
With this in mind, writing for my local area (including businesses) and a variety of topics will be key to my business. It can range from real estate, stories … (36 comments)

activerain community support: Holiday Greeting Card---APPRECIATION - 11/27/12 04:54 PM
 
Holiday Greeting Card Contest-APPRECIATION! (this is not an entry but I wanted to join in on the contest by submitting my own card...in hopes you all get MOTIVATED!!!!)  JOIN IN!
 
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My Holiday Greeting Card with a theme of APPRECIATION is for:
 
My family and friends: For they are my support and give me strength.  I appreciate them for the smallest of things like a pat on the back for a job well done. A small token of appreciation to show I care can mean more to one who may be feeling down. It takes so little to … (17 comments)

activerain community support: The First Thanksgiving....and What We Tell The Children - 11/22/12 10:25 AM
In my adolescent years,  I knew that Thanksgiving Day meant it was the time to give thanks but I didn’t know why.  I also knew it meant a huge feast and prayers of thanks.
I read a story ‘for kids’ and in simple form, but I wanted to write an even simpler story for my Grandson, Brayden.  I want to be able to tell him all about the history of Thanksgiving. Children ask MANY questions which will require an answer, right?

Here’s my story for baby Brayden when his question about Thanksgiving arises:
Gramma!  Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?  To … (10 comments)

activerain community support: Sowing Seeds with Negative Reads - 10/22/12 09:21 AM
The main reason we are online is for our businesses. We communicate and connect through this network and we have respect for one another that surpasses the written word. If we all live by a daily moral code of healthy beliefs then we have no problem with taking it to the online level.
On our ActiveRain Real Estate Network, they gave us this ability to create a conversation by commenting about the article we are reading. More often than we would like we see many negative responses and retorts..... but it up to each individual as to how they handle it.
In … (41 comments)

activerain community support: Confessions of a Blogger? - 09/17/12 09:25 AM
What do you consider to be a blogging block?  I have been through the writers block several times and still kicked out some good read. I’ve seriously had a bad block and used the photos I took to create something….beautiful.
There was no stopping these hands from typing!
Now, my life has meaning?   I have balance and no longer need that ActiveRain blog fix. NOT!  After you’ve had the Addiction to ActiveRain there is no turning back.  Even while being busy I am feeling ‘guilty’ about not being on here every single day…..twice or three times a day.
I’ve had to … (22 comments)

activerain community support: The Orange Badge - 07/05/12 10:15 PM
There's always someone who believes that others get 'titles', features and so forth by the people they know. There will always be some who think that they're getting the raw end of the deal. Instead of asking...they assume and pass along rumors within a community.
.....until someone puts the facts out there. Read on.....for Kerrie sheds some light on the whole AMBASSADOR program and what it stands for.
It's GIVING BACK WITH ALOHA ..
.......the gift that keeps on giving.....
.....ActiveRain.
Currently, ActiveRain is blessed with 129 Ambassadors.  So what does it all mean?   
ActiveRain has always been a place … (6 comments)

activerain community support: FUN in the Sun While the Business Still Runs--- CONTEST WINNERS!!!!!!! - 06/10/12 10:12 PM
In more ways than just the MIRACLE OF MY LIFE ---my Grandson Brayden also got us off this island to take a vacation. I also had to have a plan in place so I could go on vacation for 11 days and not have to worry about my pending transactions.  They say that every time one plans a vacation business rolls in…and boy did it!   
 
FUN IN THE SUN WHILE THE BUSINESS STILL RUNS!
DO YOU HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE?
 
The POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group offered all members a chance to share their own story … (21 comments)

 
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) Ambassador large

Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman

(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

Mililani, HI

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