Pay It Forward - Listening to a Friend

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Keller Williams Realty Lancaster
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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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Steve, those divine interruptions make for a blessed life. Thanks.

Cal

November 15, 2011 12:18 PM
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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
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Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team
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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
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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
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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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Author Bio: Specialities of Cal include listing properties and successfully selling them. He does this well through fantastic marketing and an exceptional ability to price a property correctly. He has a thorough knowledge of the marketplace because he produces market reports monthly. He represents first time home buyers very well because of his patience and communicaton skills. First time buyers rely upon his steady demeanor and tough resolve. Because of Cal's success in investment property he possesses the ability to assess real estate as an investment. This includes rentals and flips in Lancaster City and Lititz, PA area.