"The Social Network" Ticks Me Off.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Revolution

social network posterI just finished watching The Social NetworkMan, does that movie TICK ME OFF.

Why? Because he did it and I haven't. Yet. (Not that I'm into making the next Facebook, but I'm talking about fulfilling a vision.)

Let's put Facebook aside for a minute and just look at where VISION can take you.

How many "million dollar ideas" did you have this week? This year? Are you rich off of them yet? I sure hope so, but most of us just play the WHAT IF games. I wonder why? 

Sure, I've got my list of great ideas and after watching what young Mark Z. did (aside from the back-stabbing etc) what made it work was taking that first step

Like writing a blog. It's empowering to stop lurking and start creating. Start. Start. Start.

I've been reflecting on what TAKING ACTION looks like and I'm proud to act more often than I don't act. That's hard to say in life, but I'd rather FAIL then never know. 

**** (To Jay: When you read this post a couple of years from now, know that you are holding yourself accountable for THAT IDEA that you've had in your head for a couple of months now. Are you going to do it, or what? Man up. Do it. Be brave, young man, and take that chance. Fail. Be okay with that. But you MUST try.) ****

I wonder how I feel when I look back at this post on March 26, 2013? (I just marked my calendar with this link.) Hopefully I can say, "Yes, that was the start of it. And look where we are today!" 

Are you TAKING ACTION today on that thing you've been thinking about?

I am...

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  Jay O'Brien, Kansas City : Social Media Guy (RE/MAX Revolution)Jay O'Brien
 
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Scott Lewis
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Jay, I'm with you ... If I were to encourage you it would be to share your idea with someone that you trust and move forward!

March 27, 2011 12:42 AM
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Kathy Smiley
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty

Hi Jay - I don't have a lot of gillion-dollar ideas floating around in my head, just one: To make an honorable effort for success in whatever I do - business & personal. See you on March 26t, 2013!

March 27, 2011 12:56 AM
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Brett Reichel
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Fantastic - you are right - take some action...

Brett

March 27, 2011 01:19 AM
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Jeff Lorenzen
Park City Real Estate
Keller Williams Park City Real Estate - Park City, UT

Ha ha, I loved that movie for exactly the same reason that it ticked you off! I've been part of one of those startups (unfortunately it didn't have a Facebook ending) but the energy is beyond amazing. May we each find something that makes us feel that way. And it starts with taking that first step. Good luck!

March 27, 2011 01:22 AM
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Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC

The longest journey always begins with taking that all-important first step. Looks like you already have, Jay!

March 27, 2011 02:25 AM
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As Yoda says, "There is only do or do not, there is no try."

March 27, 2011 02:39 AM
Rainer
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Ann Bellamy
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Take action and hold yourself accountable, or better yet, have someone else hold you accountable

March 27, 2011 07:32 AM
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inaction is the killer of many successes. . 

nothing can replace taking the first step

March 27, 2011 08:09 AM
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Navona Hart
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Jay, great idea to mark your calendar.  go get them!  I like your determination and willingness to try.  It will work, I will read about your great successes here.

March 27, 2011 09:37 AM
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Jay O'Brien
Kansas City : Social Media Guy
RE/MAX Revolution

Yoda... That is awesome! Thx for the encouragement and appreciate the kind words. Great idea from Scott about telling someone to keep me accountable. I feel that is essential to keeping on track!

March 27, 2011 02:59 PM
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Ron Marshall
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I like Michelle's comment, too.  I think I will keep that in mind today.  Do or not do.  Excellent. 

March 29, 2011 06:23 AM
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Arleen Montford
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Good Morning Jay, I wished a had a ton of million dollars ideas.

March 30, 2011 09:46 AM
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Bill Burchard
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Hi Jay. I agree... having “The Next Great Idea” is only the first step. Acting on the idea to turn into reality is the next.

March 30, 2011 11:33 AM
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Author Bio: Jay O'Brien specializes in Real Estate in the Kansas City metro area, including the Northland of Kansas City : Liberty : Gladstone : North Kansas City : and Kansas City. Jay is licensed in both Missouri and Kansas and has helped clients in Overland Park, Leavenworth, Olathe, Smithville and many other areas in the metro. Jay uses technology in new and interesting ways to market listings, as well as helping buyers to find their perfect homes. Want to make Real Estate fun? Give Jay a call and see if he can EARN your business. 816-774-1357.

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