I really loved Darren Rowse's (ProBlogger.net) recent post entitled "What Thomas Edison Can Teach You About Blogging", in which he recounts 11 notable Edison quotes that can inspire blogging success. With potential influence in many different areas of life, these sayings got me thinking about how they could be applied to Real Estate and marketing one's business or oneself (which is my area of interest and, coincidentally, my profession). So I've decided to write a short series on the top 5 Edison quotes that I think can help professionals market themselves, their listings, and their business.
The quotes that Rowse referenced are quite inspiring in and of themselves, but even moreso because of the person who originally said them. Thomas Edison overcame arguably the toughest kind of adversity; people telling him that he could never do what he set out to do. In addition, he failed several times in all of his ventures before ever producing something that was popularly accepted. The harsh combination of nay-sayers and actual failures should have crushed him - but it did not. One of my favorite Edison quotes really exposes his persistent spirit and unwillingness to give up or give in:
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
What a great perspective - so simple, and still, so profound. This quote will be the topic of my first post in the mini-series entitled, "The Difference Between Permanent Failure and a Bump in the Road."
I will be discussing the tools that are offered at ClassifiedFlyerAds.com, as well as basic inspiration, that can motivate and help real estate professionals think outside the box and try new things. I'm excited to get going, and the first post will be this Friday, with the rest following each Friday for the next 5 weeks. Hope to talk to you there!
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