Motivational Monday - Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

~Thomas Edison~

Real Estate is an equal opportunity, unequal outcome game.  Where we all can achieve success, yet not all of us do.

It seems that the one big difference between those that HAVE and those that HAVE NOT, is effort.  Effort on the things that are needed in order to create the leads to achieve success.

Real Estate is work, hard work, training, lead generation, legal preparedness...

That opportunity is there for all of us, we just need to get ourselves doing the RIGHT things that will lead us to success.  And know, that it is work...

-Chris Alston

 

 

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Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

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Cupertino, CA 95014

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Stacey Smith
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Love this quote Chris.... I actually have this one on a post-it on my bathroom mirror, with several others, but it's a reminder if you want to be successful it's not going to be easy, it's going to require you to roll your sleeves up and if your not bleeding, sweating, and occassionally crying, you're not pushing yourself hard enough... (Figurtively of course......... sometimes..)..

 

August 15, 2011 01:52 AM
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Happy Monday!

August 15, 2011 04:23 AM
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Great quote by Thomas Edison, brought to us by Chris Alston............everything takes some amount of work.

August 15, 2011 05:09 AM
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Toni Weidman
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That's a great Edison quote, Chris. It's the truth and most people don't want to believe it! Have a hard work day!

August 15, 2011 07:26 AM
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Good Morning Chris, let's get to work and make it happen!  Have a great week!

August 15, 2011 08:12 AM
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Brenda Mayette
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Terrific quote, Chris! Attitude and effort... the keys to success. It's amazing to see the varying interpretations!  :-)

August 15, 2011 08:28 AM
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Chris, it is so right, unless someone is "born with silver spoon in one' mouth" Have a fruitful week.

August 15, 2011 11:13 AM
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Chris, so right.

Success and work go hand and hand...............the harder you work the more success you will achieve

Enjoy the day

August 15, 2011 01:37 PM
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Love the post!  All we need do as realtors... or anyone looking for success/results.  Is do what we say we will do... and do whatever it takes to get it done.  None of us are victims... except to ourselves.

August 15, 2011 01:41 PM
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Stacey - That is funny!  And you really have this qoute on the wall?  Cool!

August 15, 2011 11:44 PM
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Thanks Russell!

August 15, 2011 11:45 PM
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Thanks Roger!  Yup! :)

August 15, 2011 11:46 PM
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Thanks Toni, and you too!!

August 15, 2011 11:46 PM
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Thanks Silvia!!  You too!!

August 15, 2011 11:46 PM
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So true Brenda!!!!

August 15, 2011 11:47 PM
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You are right Kwee...  And I wasn't so lucky!

August 15, 2011 11:48 PM
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I agree Don!

August 15, 2011 11:48 PM
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So true Juan!

August 15, 2011 11:49 PM
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Yes I do Chris... Just a reminder, do not turn down an opportunity because it looks like it looks a bit more difficult to achieve then other opportunities... Suck it up and "Just do it" (another quote I have on a post-it, along with... "Don't give me excuses, give results"-Skpper the Penguin (from Madagascar) and a few others... Basically I have these quotes staring me in the face each day telling me to work hard and don't make excuses.. :)

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Mr Edison has many great inspirational quote. He seemed to think differently than most people Chris.

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