What We Can All Learn From a Great American Inventor

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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!


I work in marketing and communications for ClassifiedFlyerAds.com, focusing on tools and internet technology for real estate professionals. Our most popular tools offer competitive search engine placement and online listing distribution to over 30 real estate directories. We also offer blog profile syndication, widgets, and virtual tours - free to all subscribed members.

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Rainer
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L. Wayne Denton
Denton Properties, Inc. - Loganville, GA
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Real good post with a really neat set of thoughts about being focused and staying the full race.  Thank yoiu.

Jun 18, 2008 06:36 PM #1
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Misty Lackie
Go Smart Solutions, LLC - San Luis Obispo, CA
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Great idea Candis!  I look forward to reading the first mini-series on friday.

Jun 18, 2008 08:22 PM #2
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Candis Hidalgo
Real Estate Marketing - Go Smart Solutions - Arroyo Grande, CA

L. Wayne - Thanks... I am looking forward to developing these ideas and finding a little it of inspiration :)

Misty - Thanks Misty. My goal for the series is to help people seek out new ideas and strategies before losing hope in a tough market.

Jun 19, 2008 11:46 AM #3
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Richard Smith
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Another good model is Einstein.

I am trying to read a book called "How to think like Einstein" by Scott Thorpe.

Each little chapter is an opening to challenge constructively the status quo, to look for new things out there, to see that asking the question a different way or asking a different question might give the breakthrough idea.

Both men are good models for us regular humans.

Thanks,

Richard

 

Jun 20, 2008 06:23 AM #4
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Candis Hidalgo
Real Estate Marketing - Go Smart Solutions - Arroyo Grande, CA

Richard - How funny that you mention that book! I just bought the exact book for my husband a little over two weeks ago (he had one about how to think like DaVinci, so I figured the Einstein book was a good follow up). And you're right, Einstein's life and determination are also a great model for trying different and out of the "norm" things. Thanks for stopping by!

Jun 20, 2008 02:17 PM #5
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Richard Smith
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It is a good book. I have not been able to get through it, because the book itself prompts so much reflection with each chapter. But also Active Rain has distracted me, and prompted me to read about the internet and SEO.

Please let me know what your husband thinks as he reads through it.

Davinci is one of my heroes. I will have to look that book up. Did not know about it.

Thanks,

Richard

Jun 20, 2008 05:28 PM #6
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Kevin Whitty
Poughkeepsie, NY

Thats why the man was a genius

Jul 07, 2008 08:05 AM #7
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