Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution?

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Real Estate Agent with Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000

 

Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution? 

 

Sometimes things happen that you just can’t tolerate. 

A program that means a lot to me and that impacts some of the most important people in my life was recently discontinued.  The people managing it all resigned at once.  I ranted.  I raved.  I blamed.  Finally, in a moment of sanity, I realized that this was a door opening that I was destined to walk through. 

“But I’m too busy.  I will have to give up some other important things.  I’m not good at this.  There are others who would be so much better.  Let them do it.

Sigh.  Sometimes you just have to step up.

I’ve taken the first step.  I’ve committed to stepping up and giving my best to a program that has given much to me and my family.  I’ve announced my willingness and I’m putting together a team.  We may not be the best, but we will be part of the solution.

 -The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything.  - Albert Einstein

 


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Christine Donovan
Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
Donovan Blatt Realty

Marian - I think this is the problem for many things these days.  Too many don't want to get involved.

March 31, 2012 09:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Stephanie/Bob The Ruiz/Miller Team
The Ocala Dream Team
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty

Hi Marian, I agree.  Glad to see you stepped up!  We all should.

April 01, 2012 06:30 AM
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Allyson Hoffman
Making Today's Dreams Tomorrow's Reality!
RE/MAX Villager (Chicago North and North Suburbs Real Estate)

Attitude is everything since that is really the only thing we can truly control and yours is the perfect example of ... "if someone gives you lemons, make lemonade!"  Great post!

April 01, 2012 06:48 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg Homes
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Opportunity always presents itself in strange ways ....

April 01, 2012 07:03 AM
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Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Marian:  I have always liked your spunk.  Hearing about many of the things you have been through... I have grown to admire you.  I love your attitude in this blog post.  And... bless her departed soul... I think my mother would have really, really liked you.  As you probably remember, her name was also Marian.

Have a great Sunday...

April 01, 2012 07:10 AM
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Melissa Zavala
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
Broadpoint Properties

Sounds like a good idea. Instead of brooding about what was and was not, why not do something about it? Cool.

April 01, 2012 07:23 AM
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Amy Hahn
Realtor - Crystal Coast, NC
Pine Knoll Shores Realty

I think you know just how much I admire you..... If not, Hopefully you do now :0)  I'm so proud of you for jumping in and being part of the solution!  It means a lot to all of us involved!  I will help out with this new project as much as I possibly can... IT will be wonderful with you in the lead.

April 01, 2012 08:11 AM
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Joetta Fort
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
The DiGiorgio Group

Before you stepped up, did you know why everyone resigned at once?  

April 01, 2012 08:46 AM
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Rachel Tipton
Litchfield Real Estate

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference."

Kudos to you Marian for taking the high road towards the solution! Best to you!

April 01, 2012 09:44 AM
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Dörte Engel
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton
RE/MAX Leading Edge

Dear Marian,

Sometimes, if you do not do it, it won't get done. Good thing you are able to do something about a cause dear to your heart.

April 01, 2012 10:05 AM
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Kimo Jarrett
Kimo's Lifestyle Solutions
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Nothing happens unless action begins, so with you taking action another action will happen, won't it? Good luck in your action plans to create a solution to a challenge.

April 01, 2012 10:32 AM
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Bob Crane
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Marian, congratulations on your commitment to step and be part of the solution.  Its always important to recognize the opportunities in life.

April 01, 2012 11:15 AM
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Gina Lemos
Orange County CA Real Estate Agent
North Orange County CA Real Estate Specialists

Hi Marian,

Good for you! I really believe that finding our true purpose and some of our biggest blessings in life are disguised as disappointments, failures and frustrations.

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend & that the upcoming week brings you nothing but happiness

Gina

April 01, 2012 11:37 AM
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Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996
LONG REALTY

Einstein was right, about so many things, some not involving the theory of relativity. Sage advice.

April 01, 2012 02:06 PM
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Nancy Middleton
Nancy Middleton, Counselor Realty, Minnetonka, MN
Counselor Realty, Inc.

Good for you, Marian. I heard a leader say that if you have negative comments and concerns, come up with options and ideas on how the problems could be changed or solved. You're doing just that.

 

Nancy Middleton, Realtor, CRS, ePRO, GRI, CDPE - Keller Williams Realty, Lake Minnetonka, MN
612-280-1975 - nancy@nancymiddleton.com

April 01, 2012 02:40 PM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

Been there.  I also have been known to tell people if they do not like how I am doing something they are welcome to do it their way themselves.  

April 01, 2012 06:27 PM
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

Marian:

This program must mean a lot to you.  Good for you for realizing that is you don't continue the program not one else will.  Good luck to you and your team and I hope you are successful.

April 01, 2012 08:05 PM
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Lynda White
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How

Marian, spoken like a true leader. I wish you success in whatever the endeavor is! 

April 02, 2012 05:46 AM
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Jack Snyder
Loan Officer, San Clemente, Orange County, California, 949-204-8584
Loan Officer in Orange County for Omni-Fund Inc.

Hi Marian,

The quote you selected for the bottom epitomizes the purpose you have in taking action. Very inspiring!

 

~Jack

April 02, 2012 10:00 AM
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Sylvie Stuart
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagstaff, AZ
Keller Williams Check Realty 928-600-2765

Great attitude! More people need to evaluate their roles in different situations, if you're not helping, you're likely hindering. 

April 07, 2012 06:40 AM
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