"A Position of Trust" - This is a True Story

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 Back on Jaunary 14th, Mark Flanders and I launched SoundBiteBlog.

Today, we were honored to have our first guest blogger, fellow Rainer, Ed Rybczynski, of Rybczynski Consulting, LLC.

Ed's true story is a very sobering journey down a dark and difficult path. It's the real-life account of a successful real estate professional with lessons learned the hardest way imaginable.

To read Ed's story, go here. (opens in seperate window)

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Brother Rich, I can't believe I did that......LOL
February 10, 2007 08:40 PM
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ARDELL DellaLoggia
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Everyone in the industry should hang a poster of that photo of Ed in their office.  A reminder of how easy it is for this business to drag you in the wrong direction thinking you are just trying to please everyone.
February 11, 2007 01:43 AM
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Maggie Dokic
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Rich, thanks for the link.  I almost didn't visit as I'm feeling like I can't handle anything "sobering, dark or difficult" today.  I'm glad I did though.  Ed's journey can teach all of us more than a thing or two.  Thanks.
February 12, 2007 08:37 AM
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Roberta Lee
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Rich,

This is such a powerful message.  This is a perfect of an individual that allows themselves to be sucked into a life that they normally would never think of doing.  But to me it says more, much more.  The caliber of his personality shows through.  He is absolutely sorry for what he did, not just for being caught.  Now he is teaching others what a moment of weakness will do to a life time of honest living.

My father used to tell me, "Honey you are born with one thing and one thing only...your name.  It will take you a life time to build your reputation (your name) but it can take only one weak moment and wrong doing to ruin it all forever."

Here is a man who is trying to make a difference and build his name again.  I wish him well.

Thank you for this post it was wonderful.

February 15, 2007 01:45 AM
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Ardell - visual reminders are a great idea. We need to have this issue in front of us daily. The temptations can many times be very innocent and grey.

Maggie - thanks for reading Ed's story. It's very sobering!

Roberta - great comments. We were so honored that Ed agreed to guest blog for us!

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