Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

We have not stopped having moments.  My first moment was when I wanted a bicycle, and my parents could not afford one.  I entered a contest in our local newspaper which was writing an essay...I won second prize (even though English was my third language) $25.  That money bought a pink used bike, and I learned a valuable lesson.  A

Jan 23, 2020 11:20 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I was a big fish in a tiny pond for many years, always trying to break through those ceilings, then I decided to join in with KW, copy and adapt their systems.

Great system, and some amazing people to learn from and grow with.

It pays to hang out with millionaires.

 

Jan 23, 2020 09:57 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I guess my first "Moment" was during my freshman year in college.  My legal guardians had a course they expected my life to take.  I had some different ideas so they sent me a letter telling me "you're responsible to keep a roof over your head and food on your table. Don't come back to us for help."  My reaction was "Yay".  That's "the" moment I knew I was in charge of my own life. 

Jan 23, 2020 08:14 AM
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I was at a meeting and a smart person said : "Watch what works for you, and do more of it". I have been practicing this for many years and it works well so far.

Jan 23, 2020 06:23 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the light came on and the path to the stairway to success happened when I DECIDED TO MAKE NEW CONSTRUCTION MY NICHE.... and I focused totally on that.... I had multiple subdivisions going at the same time and a steady flow of business for decades....  

yup...light bulb on.... floundering stopped... grabbing pieces from this and that ended....  total discipline and focus on one area....new homes....and also land to build them on!

Jan 23, 2020 06:21 AM
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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I was watching a youtube video and the guy said something like "not reaching your goals? Quit being selfish and do the work!" Signed up for a dialer and started calling the same day. 

 

Jan 23, 2020 06:18 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I read The E-Myth in 1995 to take my DJ business from $100K to $200K per year. I joined the E-Myth Academy and was coached for 1 year

by Michael E. Gerber. The light came on at the end of that year that the training was better applied to the family business of real estate and that's when I decided to relent, and become a REALTOR; applying all I'd learned to this industry for the long term and the entertainment industry in the interim. It worked. I finally hit $200K as a REALTOR not as a DJ. The light was right!

OH BY THE WAY..... I've had many light bulb moments prior, since and I know more are to come.

Jan 23, 2020 07:16 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Annette, This is a great idea for a contest.  Debe Maxwell, CRS - what do you think?  

Jan 23, 2020 09:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Focus on your production rather than the buffet.

Jan 23, 2020 08:37 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Reality matters.  Except when it doesn't. 

Jan 23, 2020 07:03 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I was watching the Democrats spin webs when I realized webs are to catch

Jan 23, 2020 06:55 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I was laid off due to a corporate take-over. A broker friend suggested that I consider becoming a REALTOR. I did and found out that I could succeed in a second career. I realized that being laid off was a blessing for me.

Jan 24, 2020 06:34 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

The big Aha came when I realized to focus on others and not myself. 

Jan 25, 2020 06:11 AM