Sometimes the climb to the top is fraught with peril, and it may require helping hands to play it safe.

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

The ladder to success by Richard WeisserWe all want to ascend in the ranks of our respective professions. It is, after all, the reason that we continue to read and to study about new ways of conducting business in a technological age.

But that's not to say that there will not be any bumps in the road ahead. Nor does it suggest that risks should not be undertaken.

There is rarely a golden staircase that will take you to the pinnacle of achievement, More often than not, it is metaphorically closer to a rickety ladder propped precariously against a wall.

And while one can go it alone, how much better would it be to have the ladder stabilized with the helpful hands of others that are willing to participate in our endeavor to climb to the top?

I'm just saying.

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Chad Janusa, MBA - New Orleans Real Estate
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I agree. No one every gets to the top alone. Most people have dozens of others that have helped them achieve greatness.

May 20, 2009 07:01 AM #1
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Joanne O'Donnell
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Richard, I must say - you are a very wise man.  I'm just saying... 

May 20, 2009 07:09 AM #3
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Chad...

I think that it's a fundamental requirement for success! Thanks for the comment.

Joanne...

I appreciate the kind words. Thanks.

May 20, 2009 07:17 AM #4
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Marilyn Harrell
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Richard, Being a fulltime realtor is kind of like a roller coaster ride, up and down, all around and FAST! I agree with what you're just saying, but how to get help is another story! Your local competitors (and even coworkers) aren't really rooting for your success, but their own.... very competitive!

May 20, 2009 07:20 AM #5
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Melody Botting
Melody Botting Real Estate Network - The Colony, TX

I will hold your ladder if you hold mine!  Kidding aside, I think you are right.  Having support makes it easier.

May 20, 2009 07:41 AM #6
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very well said.  The picture is great too.  We have to make good use of the support we have around us.

Shelton

May 20, 2009 07:42 AM #7
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Harry F. D'Elia
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One needs to build a team of real estate professionals to help get to the top. Safety is in numbers and one is only one phone call away from getting the answers.

May 20, 2009 07:54 AM #8
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Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Very well stated.  And a simple Amen is all that comes to mind.  Thanks for a very thought provoking post.

May 20, 2009 08:54 AM #9
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Andrea Swiedler
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Nice picture to go along with yet another great post!

I just want the person holding the ladder for me to pay attention... (as you put it, I'm just sayin... )

May 20, 2009 09:19 AM #10
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JL Boney, III
Russell and Jeffcoat - Columbia, SC
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I'm already not a big fan of ladders, so for me, the helping hands to steady it sounds very nice.

May 20, 2009 10:20 AM #11
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Susan Mangigian
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And while one can go it alone, how much better would it be to have the ladder stabilized with the helpful hands of others that are willing to participate in our endeavor to climb to the top?

 

Richard, picture Mel and I, holding the ladder while we try to peek up your little yellow shorts!!  Just saying.  xxoo

May 20, 2009 10:34 AM #12
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William Feela
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Nothing worth getting comes easy. If it did, everyone would have it!

May 20, 2009 01:42 PM #13
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Marilyn...

Well,our local board is pretty good. We compete, in a friendly kind of way. Thanks for the comment.

Mel...

I knew that I could count on you! And you know that the same goes for me! ;)

Shelton...

There's nothing wrong with getting a helping hand BEFORE disaster strikes. THX.

May 20, 2009 03:54 PM #14
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
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Richard,

Great photo to depict a wonderful message. Thanks for making us stop and think about what helping hands can do for us to steady us through the lessons of life.

May 20, 2009 04:34 PM #15
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Richard:  No Top Producer does it all themselves.  It takes dedication and hard work of a team, informal or not, to get you there.

May 20, 2009 05:43 PM #16
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