Passion is Contagious - Infect Somebody!

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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If you spend any time with me you will learn pretty quickly that I am a very passionate person.   Passion is something I've written about in the past, but I want to talk to you about another aspect of passion.

Passion is contagious.  We live in a pretty passionless world, and I find that terribly sad.  Passion gives you a tremendous power that you might not sense when you're just going through the motions of life. 

A few years ago, I was visiting an electrical client.  I was also a Realtor at that time, and then just like now, I owned two companies.  One was an electrical contracting company and the other was a real estate business.  During our conversation, I began talking about real estate.  I'm very passionate about the real estate field.  So, it just oozes out of me when you get me talking about it.

In that conversation, my electrical client got more and more excited about real estate the longer we talked.  She was employed at the time.  So, she wasn't looking for a job.  A short time later, I received a call from her.  She asked if I thought she could make it as a Realtor.  Absolutely!  I promised that I would help her get through her test, and I did.  She is a wonderful agent in our community today.    

Passion.  She was infected by my passion.  That infection turned into a career that she loves and thrives in today.  I couldn't make her a great Realtor, but I could impart a vision that generated a passion in her.  Friends, don't be afraid to share what you love with those you come in contact with. 

People everywhere are looking for something, and in many cases they are just looking for something that will make life more enjoyable.  If you're passionate about something - you might just have the answer someone is looking for.  Don't hide your enthusiasm about whatever you think or whatever you do.  You might not be passionate about real estate, but you might be passionate about coaching little league sports.

You might be passionate about singing, or dancing or learning, or whatever.  Let your passion ooze out and you will ignite an undiscovered passion in someone who needs a spark. 

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Rainmaker
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Stephanie/Bob The Ruiz/Miller Team
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Hi Mike,  Excellent post.  Yes you are right we need more passion.

October 13, 2011 05:48 AM #58
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Mike Cooper
Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro

Me too, Tamara. Have a great day!

Thanks, Bob!

October 13, 2011 06:01 AM #59
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Steven Pahl
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I am officially infected and off to start an epidemic at my office today!

October 13, 2011 09:12 AM #60
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Sandy McAlpine
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Sometimes, this could be said about myself. Passionate, contagious, yes. I lose it when I get bogged down with too many things on the list. I need to clear the list and cheer up!

October 13, 2011 09:48 AM #61
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Mike Cooper
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Excellent, Steven.  I hope it spreads!

You betcha, Sandy. 

October 13, 2011 04:20 PM #62
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Charles Stallions
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A passionless world is right it is to the point that so many live off others that we are just drained it seems.

October 17, 2011 10:30 PM #63
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Mike Cooper
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Unfortunately, true.

October 17, 2011 11:49 PM #64
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Jayson Holland
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Mike, totally agree. Great post.

October 28, 2011 09:59 PM #65
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, Jayson!!

October 28, 2011 10:30 PM #66
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Winston Heverly
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Mike, The challenges and the passion of real estate, bring about why I devout some much time and effort to this business. Everyday, brings about rewards that only can be obtained by doing the best job possible.

December 27, 2011 01:02 AM #67
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Marte Cliff
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Laughter, appreciation, genuine smiles, and passion: All are contagious and we should seek to infect everyone we can.

Great post!

May 19, 2012 03:55 PM #68
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Mike Cooper
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Well said, Marte.

 

May 19, 2012 04:15 PM #69
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Nan Jester
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Another very inspiring blog. Great info here.

August 15, 2012 01:08 PM #70
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, Nan.  Have a great day.

August 15, 2012 01:32 PM #71
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Sharon Parisi
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty - Dallas, TX
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Mike,  I love this uplifting post!  Your passion comes through in your writing.  There is nothing better in life thatn inspiring someone through our own enthusiasm!

September 04, 2012 07:30 AM #72
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Jean French-Turner
Southport Realty, Inc. - Southport, NC

YOU were just what I needed today-a very strong uplifting message-THANKS!!!!!!!!!

November 02, 2012 01:08 PM #73
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
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Mike, real estate is a passion for me as well - and thanks for the reminder to bring it forward every day!

September 04, 2013 08:02 PM #74
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Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
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Attitude is infectious and having a postive one is the best thing you could pass along and infect someone with!

September 09, 2013 09:54 PM #75
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Jamie Parker Gwinnett
Keller Williams - Snellville, GA
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Your enthusiasm and posture is what attracts potential clients. Attitude plus action=attraction, the action being how you display your attitude. 

May 24, 2014 07:40 PM #76
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Brittney Clemons
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AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME

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