Never Failed? Then, You've Never LIVED!

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Real Estate Agent with www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate 228209

Truly Inspirational!

If you're down in the dumps about the market...or had a Closing fall through lately...or worked with someone who went out of their way to make you feel small..
Success

...this is for you!


So much of our lives are all about trial and error and many times we view the 'error' as a dead end--well, it's NOT!  It's a lesson to BUILD upon and if you're smart, you'll use this failure to your benefit and grow from it.  I think that one of the reasons that we're all here is for the challange--what two transactions are EVER the same?  What if one very important step is overlooked?  

If we do our best and pick ourselves up when we've fallen, then we're one step closer to success!  This video is truly inspirational as so many very important people in history have either been told they were failures or failed at something monumental in their lives. What keeps us going is the knowledge that we CAN rise to the challange...

 

Have a great day!

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Debe Maxwell
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate

Carol:  Now that's a FACT!  I love that quote--should 've used it as my title!  Have a great week...

Ritu:  So do I!  That Sam Walton story is pretty incredible.  Gives us ALL hope!

Daren:  I just LOVE that quote--I read it aloud to my hubby and got goosebumps! 

Diane:  I did and I hope you did as well!  I loved your Lake Norman post about the Fourth!  Have a great week...

Debe in Charlotte

July 06, 2009 06:09 PM
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Joseph "Cathan" Potter
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Great video, very interesting.

Just shows that people will eventually only remember your great successes.

July 06, 2009 06:15 PM
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Tampa Bay, Florida Real Estate
Aloha Kai Real Estate

That was inspirational. 

July 06, 2009 06:18 PM
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Donna Bigda
Greater New Haven CT Real Estate
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Debe - Just AWESOME!  I could be the poster child for failure when I look back over the years.  I have never been a quitter and refuse to look at my failures as a negative.  

The one thing I have never done is to let it stop me from getting right back up with a smile and a purpose to face the next challenge that might come my way as I walk up those steps to achieving success.

I'd say I gotta whole lotta living to do yet!!! :)

July 06, 2009 07:18 PM
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Erica Ramus
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Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA

PS--There is a whole theory out there on making successes out of failures. It's one of my favorite subjects to read!

July 06, 2009 07:42 PM
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Dan and Amy Schuman
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Hi Debe, this is a great post and well deserving of the feature, congrats. I plan to show this video to my son, who has a small fear of failure. Great stuff and we appreciate the inspiration.

dan

July 06, 2009 08:28 PM
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Lori Cain
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
Chinowth & Cohen Realtors

What a nice and thoughtful post -- much needed today. Thank you! Lori

July 06, 2009 09:14 PM
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Bruce Brockmeier
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Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®

many times we view the 'error' as a dead end--well, it's NOT!  It's a lesson to BUILD upon and if you're smart, you'll use this failure to your benefit and grow from it.  

That's exactly right!  Here's a real life example:  Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs in his career.  However, he also struck out 1,330 times!  Nobody, in any career, hits a home run every time.

July 06, 2009 09:56 PM
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Gail Robinson
REALTOR, GRI, e-PRO, Fairfield County, CT
William Raveis Real Estate

Debe - Persistence is the key to success.  Just never give up.  Our business is full of ups and downs.  Our clients depend upon us to be strong.  It's so good to be able to come here and give each other support because right now this business is a very hard one to be in - financially and emotionally.  Thank you for the inspirational video.  We need to help each other through this period.

July 06, 2009 10:00 PM
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Gary Woltal
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Keller Williams Realty

Thanks for this Debe. Failure is just part of the story.

July 06, 2009 10:20 PM
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Jeani Codrey
Jeani Codrey Referral Broker & Instructor

How did you know that I needed this today!  What a blessing...and thanks for the inspiration!

Jeani

July 06, 2009 10:27 PM
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Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC
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Hi Debe..Straight and to the point, Great Message.

Well Done on your Gold Star.

Cheers, thanks for sharing this inspirational Message:O)

July 06, 2009 11:57 PM
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Missy Caulk
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What a nifty little video, short, sweet and to the point. Very inspirational for everyone. Like the part about real estate agents.

July 07, 2009 06:17 AM
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Jim Crawford
Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
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Excellent and well deserved featured post Debe.  The key in life is "Next!"   Thomas Edison succeeded after 10,000 failures.  Life is not made upon dwelling of the wreckage behind, but of the unmet dreams that lie ahead.

July 07, 2009 09:49 AM
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Renae Bolton
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That was great.  Thanks so much for sharing, Debe.  It's so easy to be negative but seems to be much more difficult to be positive about our failures.  But it really is so much more worth it to be positive, isn't it?  Get up, dust off, move on, learn, grow.

~Renae

July 07, 2009 12:53 PM
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Debe Maxwell
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate

Hi All!  Thank you so much for your comments!  I've been slammed ALL day and have not had time to respone to each one of your comments--yet!  I hope to be able to get back to you SOON!

Have a great week...

Debe in Charlotte

July 07, 2009 06:15 PM
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June Piper-Brandon
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Debe, thanks for the inspiration today. I am challenged every day and see more things where I can improve and learn from every situation. Thanks for sharing.
July 07, 2009 10:23 PM
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Thom Abbott
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Oh how right you are! And a change of scenery like Miami and Miami Beach will help you appreciate things too!

"Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow. Life's a dance, you learn as you go!"

 

July 08, 2009 12:21 AM
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI)

Debe, Thank you for your "Truly Inspirational" post. Congratulations on your featured star, well deserved. I have re-blogged so more can read and see your video. A quote that I love is by Robert F. Kennedy:

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

July 08, 2009 12:33 PM
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Lori Churchill Cofer
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
Beasley Realty

Debe,

Thanks for posting....you are always such a sweetie...and I soooo love your posts...heading off for the video now...thanks in advance!!!!

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