Never Failed? Then, You've Never LIVED!

Real Estate Agent with | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Truly Inspirational!

If you're down in the dumps about the market...or had a Closing fall through lately...or worked with someone who went out of their way to make you feel small..

...this is for you!

So much of our lives are all about trial and error and many times we view the 'error' as a dead end--well, it's NOT!  It's a lesson to BUILD upon and if you're smart, you'll use this failure to your benefit and grow from it.  I think that one of the reasons that we're all here is for the challange--what two transactions are EVER the same?  What if one very important step is overlooked?  

If we do our best and pick ourselves up when we've fallen, then we're one step closer to success!  This video is truly inspirational as so many very important people in history have either been told they were failures or failed at something monumental in their lives. What keeps us going is the knowledge that we CAN rise to the challange...


Have a great day!


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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Carol:  Now that's a FACT!  I love that quote--should 've used it as my title!  Have a great week...

Ritu:  So do I!  That Sam Walton story is pretty incredible.  Gives us ALL hope!

Daren:  I just LOVE that quote--I read it aloud to my hubby and got goosebumps! 

Diane:  I did and I hope you did as well!  I loved your Lake Norman post about the Fourth!  Have a great week...

Debe in Charlotte

Jul 06, 2009 11:09 AM #60
Joseph "Cathan" Potter
Coldwell Banker - Sebastopol, CA

Great video, very interesting.

Just shows that people will eventually only remember your great successes.

Jul 06, 2009 11:15 AM #61
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida and Washington

That was inspirational. 

Jul 06, 2009 11:18 AM #62
Donna Bigda
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT
Greater New Haven CT Real Estate

Debe - Just AWESOME!  I could be the poster child for failure when I look back over the years.  I have never been a quitter and refuse to look at my failures as a negative.  

The one thing I have never done is to let it stop me from getting right back up with a smile and a purpose to face the next challenge that might come my way as I walk up those steps to achieving success.

I'd say I gotta whole lotta living to do yet!!! :)

Jul 06, 2009 12:18 PM #63
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

PS--There is a whole theory out there on making successes out of failures. It's one of my favorite subjects to read!

Jul 06, 2009 12:42 PM #64
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

Hi Debe, this is a great post and well deserving of the feature, congrats. I plan to show this video to my son, who has a small fear of failure. Great stuff and we appreciate the inspiration.


Jul 06, 2009 01:28 PM #65
Lori Cain
eXp Realty - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

What a nice and thoughtful post -- much needed today. Thank you! Lori

Jul 06, 2009 02:14 PM #66
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

many times we view the 'error' as a dead end--well, it's NOT!  It's a lesson to BUILD upon and if you're smart, you'll use this failure to your benefit and grow from it.  

That's exactly right!  Here's a real life example:  Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs in his career.  However, he also struck out 1,330 times!  Nobody, in any career, hits a home run every time.

Jul 06, 2009 02:56 PM #67
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Debe - Persistence is the key to success.  Just never give up.  Our business is full of ups and downs.  Our clients depend upon us to be strong.  It's so good to be able to come here and give each other support because right now this business is a very hard one to be in - financially and emotionally.  Thank you for the inspirational video.  We need to help each other through this period.

Jul 06, 2009 03:00 PM #68
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Thanks for this Debe. Failure is just part of the story.

Jul 06, 2009 03:20 PM #69
Jeani Codrey
RE/MAX Access - Garden Ridge, TX
If you're not learning, you're not living!

How did you know that I needed this today!  What a blessing...and thanks for the inspiration!


Jul 06, 2009 03:27 PM #70
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Debe..Straight and to the point, Great Message.

Well Done on your Gold Star.

Cheers, thanks for sharing this inspirational Message:O)

Jul 06, 2009 04:57 PM #71
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

What a nifty little video, short, sweet and to the point. Very inspirational for everyone. Like the part about real estate agents.

Jul 06, 2009 11:17 PM #72
Jim Crawford
RE/MAX Paramount Properties - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Excellent and well deserved featured post Debe.  The key in life is "Next!"   Thomas Edison succeeded after 10,000 failures.  Life is not made upon dwelling of the wreckage behind, but of the unmet dreams that lie ahead.

Jul 07, 2009 02:49 AM #73
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

That was great.  Thanks so much for sharing, Debe.  It's so easy to be negative but seems to be much more difficult to be positive about our failures.  But it really is so much more worth it to be positive, isn't it?  Get up, dust off, move on, learn, grow.


Jul 07, 2009 05:53 AM #74
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi All!  Thank you so much for your comments!  I've been slammed ALL day and have not had time to respone to each one of your comments--yet!  I hope to be able to get back to you SOON!

Have a great week...

Debe in Charlotte

Jul 07, 2009 11:15 AM #75
June Piper-Brandon
Remax New Beginnings - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
Debe, thanks for the inspiration today. I am challenged every day and see more things where I can improve and learn from every situation. Thanks for sharing.
Jul 07, 2009 03:23 PM #76
Thom Abbott |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

Oh how right you are! And a change of scenery like Miami and Miami Beach will help you appreciate things too!

"Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow. Life's a dance, you learn as you go!"


Jul 07, 2009 05:21 PM #77
Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR

Debe, Thank you for your "Truly Inspirational" post. Congratulations on your featured star, well deserved. I have re-blogged so more can read and see your video. A quote that I love is by Robert F. Kennedy:

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

Jul 08, 2009 05:33 AM #78
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


Thanks for are always such a sweetie...and I soooo love your posts...heading off for the video now...thanks in advance!!!!

Jul 10, 2009 02:04 AM #79
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