You REALLY know who your REAL friends and family are when . . . #in

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071

Change happens!

Now what?

Who's there supporting you not by doing things FOR you but by BEING there with you?

Who seeks to understand and participates in creating new directions?

Who "has your back"?

Who stays on the high road with you without reservation and without passing judgement?

Who understands your suddenly magnified need for FOCUS and attending to the things that MATTER?

Who understands the "anywhen Manifesto" (Click the link) and takes it to heart?

http://www.chrisbrogan.com/the-anywhen-manifesto/

The only real constant in the world is change . . .

We are in a world of constant transformation, and adaptation to change is what has gotten us HERE NOW.

We humans learned early that "together everyone achieves more" . . . and "success through people" . . . and "Integrity means doing the right thing" . . . "Communication is key in all things" . . . and the ones with the highest principles adhere strongly to a "Win Win or no deal" way of navigating this human experience.

Keller Williams Realty's WI4C2TS spells these out.

Be intentional.

focus on what MATTERS!

Love on your true friends and family!

Live as large a life as you can possibly squeeze out of life.

and remember . . . There's only one you, and you ARE the best :-)

Just a few thoughts this morning in a great time of change for me. I am thankful for my true friends and family :-)

Best,

b

Barry Owen

Real Estate Broker
Keller Williams Realty
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Nashville, TN

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Rainmaker
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Barry,

Wonderful post to start a new month with.  KW is a great brand!  Thanks

March 01, 2010 10:10 AM
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Paula McDonald
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Always great advice and reminder to keep what is really important in the forefront of our minds.

March 01, 2010 11:38 AM
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Richard Johnston
San Fernando Valley - RE/MAX Grand Central

unfortunately, it's when trajedy or something bad happens is when you learn who your real friends are. 

March 01, 2010 12:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Li Read
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Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)

Very inspiring post...thank you.

March 01, 2010 12:07 PM
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Jen Olson
First Weber Group Realtors

Barry- Thank you for sharing such a great post!  My family is always first for me! 

March 01, 2010 12:45 PM
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Tricia Pearson
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Tricia Pearson - Pearson Real Estate - Texas Hill Country

There's a great Tracy Lawrence song "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" that really brings the message home.  Thanks for the post.

March 01, 2010 12:51 PM
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Daniel J. Hunter
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while A good Friend bails you out of Jail

Your best Friend is sitting with you in the jail cell 

;-)

March 01, 2010 01:58 PM
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Kathy Opatka
Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches
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Barry,

Sending you tons of good thoughts to get through your "change" in a manner that keeps you healthy and whole!  Keep up a POSITIVE ATTITUDE, even when things are UGLY!  It will get better!

March 01, 2010 02:34 PM
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Sajy Mathew
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals

nice post!  Freinds and family will help you through so much in life.  You will definetely find out who is really there for you when you are struggling

March 01, 2010 04:28 PM
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Charlie Ragonesi
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Hey Barry good post and good point. when people have to reach and let the wallet talk not just the mouth that is when you find out who your friends are

March 01, 2010 04:57 PM
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Guy Thomas
WR Starkey Mortgage

Unfortunately, you don't find out who your real friends are until you are in the thick of things, when you need them the most. Hopefully they will be there. I think your line about loving your friends and family as a first priority will, I think, insure that they will be there when lilfe pulls at you.

March 01, 2010 05:31 PM
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Nice post today, thank you!

Patricia

March 01, 2010 05:35 PM
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John Howard
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Barry,  Hope you had a great monday.  Thank You for the post.  We all need to live large and focus on true friends and family!

March 01, 2010 07:02 PM
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Tim and Pam Cash
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Barry, great post - I always love to read your inspirational blog posts.

March 01, 2010 08:42 PM
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Lisa Stafford
Broken Arrow OK Homes For Sale
Broken Arrow, Tulsa, McGraw Realtors

Barry, Great inspiriation.  Family and friends are at the top.

March 01, 2010 09:21 PM
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Wayne B. Pruner
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
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Hi Barry. You do have your priorities straight. Good for you!

March 01, 2010 11:57 PM
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Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605

So true...you think you have a lot of friends - but I have found that relatively few can be counted on through thick and thin.  Those are the keepers - and the ones you go to the mat for when the roles are reversed. 

March 02, 2010 03:41 AM
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Alana Turk
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Nice post Barry.  Thanks for the reminder.

March 02, 2010 04:54 PM
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Jenna Dixon
Assoc Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
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Family, friends, dogs, then whatever the world throws at me, I can handle it.  OR, I can just ignore it and pet my beagle's ears.  THEY ARE THE BEST!

March 02, 2010 05:29 PM
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Charles Stallions
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Family and friends as well as a great support group can make a big difference in anybody. After all you can't take it with you.

March 08, 2010 10:37 PM
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