Pay It Forward - Listening to a Friend

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Pay It Forward - Listening to a FriendToday was one of those unexpected moments where my quick errand turned into something longer than planned. I ran into the church building where I attend to pick something up. Inside the building I encountered a friend who recently lost her father. I had not seen her since he died and asked how she was doing.

This quick errand turned into several minutes of conversation which included some time to allow her to tell me about the challenges she was experiencing. The contracting business needed to be wrapped up and a final job needed to be completed. These actions were also within the midst of dealing with the grief of death. This raw reality was readily apparent.

Each of us gets busy with our tasks related to real estate. A to do list is compiled, looked at several times throughout the day, accomplished and crossed off. Phone calls prompt additions to the list. The echoing of my coach's voice reminds me, "The day begins by lead generating. I have not done that yet.

With this backdrop and time ticking away, I was faced with a decision. Do I take the time to just listen? What is my priority for this moment. It was an easy decision. I would pay it forward by just listening. This was the most sacred thing I could do today.

Take some time to listen to a friend in need, dealing with life's challenges and pay it forward. Remind yourself that there is no better way to pay it forward than to listen to another. Listen!

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Rainmaker
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Rose King
UTR, Texas Realtors - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland Homes

Hi Cal! There's nothing more important than taking the time to listen to a friend, or do something nice for someone. It's hard to make that choice sometimes, especially when we're swamped, but soooo very worth it in the long run! You showed a lot of kindness to your friend today! :)

November 14, 2011 10:42 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team
Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie - Saint Lucie West, FL
New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!

Cal,

Momma MO would be very PROUD of you!  Great example of the Keller Williams Culture shining thru my friend.  You make me proud to be in the KW family with you!

November 14, 2011 11:03 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Wandanna Melliphant
Royal Lepage Credit Valley Real Estate Brokerage - Mississauga, ON
A Name Real Estate Investors Trust and Recommend

Hi Cal,
Good deeds are always paid in three folds. I'm glad you took the time to listen to a friend in need.
Congrats on doing such a selfless act.
Have a blessed week!

November 14, 2011 11:08 PM #6
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Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV
CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com

Hey Cal ... great blog!  Thanks for the great inspiration!  We all need to be reminded from time to time about what is really important!  Wonderful Blog!

November 14, 2011 11:11 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Lynda. thanks for reading and I really appreciate your comments.

Cal

November 15, 2011 05:45 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Judith, it is true that I was there and I have no regrets that I took the time. Thanks.

Cal

 

November 15, 2011 05:47 AM #9
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Lisa, it was just important that I do it and thanks so much for your comments.

Cal

November 15, 2011 05:48 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Rose, I agree that at times it is tough to take the time to listen and indeed it is worth it in the end.

Cal

November 15, 2011 05:49 AM #11
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Kevin, I, too, love the KW culture. It is important to stress it and help build on it in each of our market centers.

Cal

November 15, 2011 05:51 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Thanks Wandanna. Look forward to see how the threefold works itself out. You have a great week as well.

Cal

November 15, 2011 05:51 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Lisa, thanks for your encouragement and I am glad you appreciated it. Have a great week.

Cal

November 15, 2011 05:52 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You're a good man Cal.  Listening to a friend in need is priceless.  You don't need me to tell you that you did the right thing.  Bless you!

November 15, 2011 06:45 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

Cal,

It's easy to fill in all "the white space" on our day planner, but it's wise to be available for Divinely inspired interruptions.

Have a great day,

Steve

November 15, 2011 10:49 AM #16
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Mimi Foster
Managing Broker EPIC Real Estate Group - Colorado Springs, CO
Realtor - Colorado Springs

I love your heart.  The lead generating will come.  The time to just listen to a friend will probably not present itself like that again.  Definitely the best choice.

November 15, 2011 11:29 AM #17
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Roger, thanks for your kind words and I do know that I did do the right thing.

Cal

November 15, 2011 12:18 PM #18
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Steve, those divine interruptions make for a blessed life. Thanks.

Cal

November 15, 2011 12:18 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Mimi, I cannot rest on my laurels, I do need to lead generate and even more than before. But I do agree they will come. Have a great day my friend.

Cal

November 15, 2011 12:19 PM #20
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Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team
Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie - Saint Lucie West, FL
New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!

I just learned tonight that it takes 3 or 6 comments to jump your points on your blog.

So i am taking this task to heart for anyone that doesn't have 3 comments and 6 comments to really make your points just so I am helping everyone who I see needs it and I hope you will do the same for my blogs.

www.activerain.com/blogs/kbtolbert

November 16, 2011 12:00 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams of Central PA East - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Thanks Kevin. Having 3 is what gives you comment points and I do pay attention to that when making comments. If I am on a blog, I tend not to comment on posts with many comments already being made. I try to find ones where there are only one or two comments to give the extra added points. I find this to be a small way to pay it forward to my Active Rain friends. I will try to visit your blog real soon. Have a great day.

Cal

November 16, 2011 01:15 PM #22
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Sometimes just listening can brighten up someone's day, and too often we hear about a suicide where someone was posting 600 times on Facebook or the like and no one listened. Life lost. So sad.

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