"SURVIVING YOUR SERENGETI": I am the Crocodile

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Real Estate Agent with CA Coastal Estates- Monarch Bay Real Estate DP BRE 01329427

FEBRUARY 25, 2011

"Surviving YOUR Serengeti", 7 Skills to Master Business and Life by Stefan Swanepoel is a read that not only identifies with those in business, but one's LIFE itself. I guarantee this will be a #1 Seller sooner than Stefan may realize.

Just in the first two Chapters, you can identify with the people in the first two Chapters and your personal life. We are all going through life where there is change, maybe because of our economy, time, or life's choices.  Regardless, there may be strengths you may have within you to help you in business and life itself once you understand what it may be., You can conquer your dreams. Just don't forget to dream....

WHAT ANIMAL AM I?? (BTW~  this is the URL too! www.whatanimalamI.com )

I took the quiz and I am the Enterprising Crocodile...

I can relate to the instinctive skills of the  ENTERPRISING Crocodilein my day to day life. I will continue to think outside of the box, dedicate myself to my business as a Realtor (R) to succeed, and have determination. Unlike, the crocodile, I cannot survive long periods of time without food. :) Therefore, I will go forward with my path of succes I have set for 2011, work hard and may even sacrifice sleep to reach these goals, but I will survive LIFE!

I copied and pasted this entry before I took my quiz from Stefan's writing in "Surviving YOUR Serengeti" and made a comment of what I got from it and it's amazing that there are keys terms that identify the ANIMAL IN ME ;)

WHILE I WAS READING... Sounds like something I would say...

" So, you ' re saying that we should learn to be more unrelenting?" Anthony asked.

" Yes. People frequently give up too soon. Everyone has his or her own personal Serengeti to survive: job loss, divorce, or an illness, for example.

However, people who exhibit single - minded determination understand that it ' s often not the fastest or the strongest one that wins the race - it ' s the one that stays the course and goes the full distance, " Zachariah continued.

I feel like those of us in the business of REAL ESTATE that stay on course will have  PERSEVERANCE, DETERMINATION, CONFIDENCE AND MOMENTUM TO SUCCEED! I BELIEVE WHAT IS IMPORTANT to you at the end of the day.... IS YOU!

YOU HAVE IT!

YOU JUST NEED TO BRING OUT THAT ANIMAL IN YOU! ~Lauren Selinsky

AND AS STEFAN SWANEPOEL WOULD SAY IN "SURVIVING THE SERENGETI" ALL YOU WILL NEED IS "ENDURANCE"  

AND THE LAST WORDS READ IN CHAPTER 2:

Remember that anything worth having, any challenge

worth achieving, or any goal worth reaching will require endurance.

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Surviving your Serengeti provides a metaphor for the struggles and strife that every business person and business face in an ever changing environment, flush with new technology and an edict to adapt. These are things we, as real estate professionals, face every day. By looking at how the animals of the Serengeti use their basic instincts to survive, Stefan provides a roadmap by which we can all master our own skills to not only survive, but flourish.

"The 1.5 million wildebeest rely on stubborn endurance and support from the herd to survive; the alligator is opportunistic; the cheetah ruthlessly effective; the giraffe embodies grace, the lion a master strategist, the mongoose is a risk-taker, the elephant is an excellent communicator."

We've secured an exclusive advance copy of the first two chapters of the book from the publishing company to share with the members of ActiveRain. We hope that you will take an opportunity to read the first two chapters of the book, then take the 'What animal are you?' quiz. Stefan is no rookie when it comes to engaging his audience, so I imagine many of you have already taken the quiz, after finding it on Facebook or Twitter. Over 6000 people have taken the quiz in the last 60 days.

Once you download and read the first two chapters, and take the quiz, we ask that you write a blog post about the first two chapters or the quiz. Share what you think about the parable of the animal skills, or the suitability of the Serengeti as a metaphor for your own journey through life. Take a look at your results from the fun three minute quiz. Do they ring true for you and your business? Do you see yourself in the challenges and anxieties faced by Sean Spencer, the tale's protaganist? Pick your own topic about which to write. We don't want to put too many restraints upon that which you wish to write. Have fun with the blog post and we hope that the challenge inspires you to pick the book up on Amazon or in your local book store and finish the tale, while at the same time supporting a gentleman that has given so much of himself to this industry.

Surviving Your Serengeti preview

NOW, IT'S BEEN 7,100 PEOPLE THAT TOOK THE QUIZ AND THE BOOK HAS ONLY BEEN OUT 3 DAYS. LET'S GET TO A MILLION>>> TAKE THE QUIZ NOW...

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MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT I AM ALSO A FLIGHT ATTENDANT AND I WILL BE POSTING THIS ON MY PERSONAL FACEBOOK TOO BECAUSE ONCE A FLIGHT ATTENDANT READS A BOOK THAT HE OR SHE LIKES, IT USUALLY BECOMES A BEST SELLER ;) I'M A FAN OF "SURVIVING YOUR SERENGETI" BY STEFANO SWANEPOEL. WHOM BY THE WAY LIVES CLOSE TO ME. YES, HE'S AN ORANGE COUNTY GUY AND I POSTED ON HIS FACEBOOK AND MIGHT GET A SIGNATURE ON MY COPY OF "SURVIVING YOUR SERENGETI" ;) NOW, THAT'S SERVICE! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK....

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LAUREN SELINSKY, A Certifed Residential Specialist, A true professional in REAL ESTATE THAT WILL ASSIST YOU IN YOUR ORANGE COUNTY, CA REAL ESTATE NEEDS. HAVE A REAL ESTATE QUESTION? WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR PROPERTY IS WORTH? DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS NO COST TO YOU WHEN REPRESENTED IN PURCHASING A HOME?  CALL NOW! 888-98-7770 or email Homes@OCLauren.com Si Hablo Espanol~

 

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I know I should be happy I'm a croc too, but it just doesn't sound good!

Feb 25, 2011 05:25 AM #1
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you sure know how to make a blog look really nice, links and pictures.  I've got to get to a class or something. 

Feb 25, 2011 05:26 AM #2
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Michelle~ seriously? DETERMINED! DEDICATION! ABILITY TO WORK ALONE=an ENTREPREUNER WITH SHORT TERM, LONG TERM RESULTS>>>> THAT SOUNDS REAL GOOD TO ME!!!! MICHELLE CARR-CROWE. ;)

Brian~ thanks... as far as linking, highlight your picture and then click the link pic (looks like a chain) and paste your URL that you want linked and VOILA' there's a quick 101~ ;)

Feb 25, 2011 05:32 AM #3
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Good morning Lauren!

Feb 25, 2011 07:52 AM #4
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Tony Morganti
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I've read the first two chapters.  Interesting book so far.  I took the quiz and I am the Giraffe.

Feb 25, 2011 07:53 AM #5
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Hi Laureen...Excellent Post. I'm a Croc too. Worthy of a feature I'm sure.

Feb 25, 2011 10:54 AM #6
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Lauren I took the quiz and I got Crocidle as well..Though I was really wanting to be the Lion-ess (aspiring to be queen of the jungle). But us Crocidle's need to stick together! =)

Feb 25, 2011 12:23 PM #7
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I agree with #1, I got hit with the Croc and thought the explanation sounds good I just kept seeing myself sneak up on unsuspecting animals and dragging them down into the depths of my domain.  Clearly I need to rethink my view of the croc  :)

Feb 25, 2011 12:58 PM #8
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I checked the statics and not surprising most AR'ers are Crocs - we are in good company Lauren and not a bad animal to be once you read the description!

Feb 25, 2011 11:23 PM #9
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Michelle, tell me the points you didn't like... Just curious.... Most of us in real estate will be Crocs~ are successful because we are determined to get the job done. Consistent. Dedicated... Take action. Don't mind working by ourselves. Creative (market what can work on a creative manner). Is that bad? Thanks Victoria! ;) I absolutely get it and if you notice my blogs match my Enterprising Croc~
Feb 26, 2011 01:15 AM #10
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"Yes. People frequently give up too soon."

As fate would have it, giving up too soon is not an option for the surviving Wildebeest.  I sometimes wonder if maybe that can be a downfall for me.  As an MLO, I haven't yet given up on my profession and industry even though so many others have and now the Fed is even driving more of us out.  At this point, it would be foolish of me not to have a Plan B so that I wouldn't have to actually give up but rather I could transition into something else.  That's where I'm at right now.

Feb 26, 2011 03:44 PM #11
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Well, Donck with your plan and stay on track as a commitment is key~ If people do what they are doing only a few hours a week, it takes longer to reach their goals. I feel I have someone to answer to every day and that's AR! ;)

Feb 26, 2011 09:28 PM #12
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Tony, what are the giraffes traits per "SYS"? Do you match it? I do ;)
Feb 26, 2011 10:27 PM #13
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Tony, what are the giraffes traits per "SYS"? Do you match it? I do ;)
Feb 26, 2011 10:27 PM #14
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Not yet Lauren, it looks like a neat one though. I do know that I am the Giraffe and Larry is the Crocodile though. Makes a LOT of sense because I explain it that he is 'black and white' and I am 'color.'

Our methods and mannerisms are so different even though we get to the same conclusion 98 percent of the time. Taking the quiz together was fun-holding each other to task while taking the quiz was hilarious.

Jacque & Larry

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Jacque & Larry~ So, you are ying and yang? That's fun that you took the quiz~ together. I should have Steven take it too. Now, I am curious what he is....

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