Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder ~ 23 July 12

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder...
On a scale of 1 - 10, be an 11.
     ~ Unknown

     I can only speak for myself, but when I saw this on a young man's shirt in church the other day, it got the wheels turning. How many times have I delivered, less than stellar work, got the job done and said it was okay. Or on a good day, put forth what I thought was, the "Perfect 10" in service, level of professionalism and gave myself a "High 5"?
     Maybe it is time to quit second guessing and dig down deep inside and give that little extra effort. One doesn't have to be the loneliest number, it has a twin. 

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Conrad Allen
Webster, Ma, Realtor
Re/Max Professional Associates

Hi Michael.  One doesn't have to be a lonely number is too funny.  It is hard to work at an 11 level all the time.

July 23, 2012 02:55 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Lets shake things up at your home today!
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092

On a scale of 1 - 10, be an 11............I like it, and certainly something to work towards Michael.  Make it a great day!

July 23, 2012 03:00 AM
Ginny Gorman
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate

Michael, a great motivator this morning when I feel beat up these past few weeks immeasurably by banks and is time to renew & rejuvenate!

July 23, 2012 03:21 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004

Michael, First time I've heard that quote.  A valid philosophy to approach life's daily challenges :)

July 23, 2012 03:32 AM
Gary Frimann
California Broker and REALTOR
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates

Points to ponder, indeed.  I do like the quote.  Thanks for the motivation.

July 23, 2012 03:33 AM
James Dray
AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
Wise Custom Realty

Morning Sir Michael glad to see a post from you I like Roger and the rest like the 11.  To succeed in this business you need to have that kind of attitude.

July 23, 2012 03:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Sales Manager - New Homes & Condominiums Division
Michael Saunders & Company

Michael reminds of "always do your best even when no one else is looking, you always are! Don't disappoint yourself!" Enjoy your day!

July 23, 2012 04:19 AM
Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Hola Miguel.  Wouldn't 11 mean the one has a twin?   ;>)

Giving it your best shot is always the best policy.  And showing up early!

July 23, 2012 04:20 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections

Hi Micheal,

Going the extra mile for a client is the way to go. It's not about the money from the work we do, it's about doing a great job and having the client's say it was a great job. No matter what we do, when we do it.

That's what Customer service is all about. Peolpe that are successful always try to be an 11 each and every day.

  Did you check out my latest featured post yet?

Have a good week ahead in the Nashville area.

Best, Clint McKie

July 23, 2012 04:53 AM
Randy Ostrander
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

Good morning Michael. Clients have grown to expect an 11 these days so I have just started delivering a 12 for them. lol. Enjoy your day and good to see you back to posting.

July 23, 2012 05:09 AM
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty *

Good morning Michael...

Thanks for the early Monday morning smile.  I like Randy's comment our clients do expect a 10 so we go the extra mile and pleasantly provide them more!

Have a ten of a day my friend.


July 23, 2012 05:21 AM
Laura S. Baker
Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
First Weber Group

Well now, that is a motivational Monday!  An 11 is the only way to be.


July 23, 2012 05:28 AM
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
Hallmark Realtors

I love it -  Your post today was definitely an 11, and today I'm going to be one, too!

July 23, 2012 05:30 AM
Dorie Dillard
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker United Realtors

Good morning Michael,

This is a great motivational Monday post. I agree 11 is the only way to be! Glad to see a post from you:).

July 23, 2012 06:06 AM
Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Morning!  I agree, we always have to push ourselves to do better, be is easy to get lazy..

July 23, 2012 06:28 AM
Kevin J. May

Michael, exceeding our capacity of 100% or a 10 in this case can only lead to loss of life or limb.  I have been there on a few occasions both physically and mentally.  The problem lies in understanding that the difference between attaining 1 though 98% ability equals the same energy as moving from 98 to 100%.  The upcoming Olympics are a great example of watching who is reaching their limit.  Great motivation today however 100% is all that I have! 

July 23, 2012 08:14 AM
Carl Winters

Like the new photo. Hope you had an extra special Monday.

July 23, 2012 03:31 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
The Little REALTOR® That Could
Keller Williams Realty

Michael, on a scale of 1 - 10, I think you're a 10 all the way!

July 23, 2012 08:22 PM
Joni Staples
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties

You are so right, Michael! Thanks for the swift kick in the butt gentle reminder to always do MORE than our best!!

July 24, 2012 07:21 AM
Ginger Harper
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Great post.  I think this is good information to share with all.

October 27, 2012 01:44 PM
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