I Will Never Forget You--My Broker, My Mentor, My Friend
Well, it has been kind of a rough week. Monday morning came the e-mail. How could this happen? Finally, I had found my mentor, someone I could communicate with easily, someone who "got me," someone with whom I could speak absolutely freely.
How could this happen? His wife Virginia had waited for him her whole life. He was her first husband just 6 years ago. How could this happen? His dream, "Texas Home Group" was rapidly growing and he was doing it right with training, support, gorgeous facilities. He was on target at just over 300 agents to reach his goal he and Virginia had set for 2013.
How could this happen? My husband and I had dinner plans with them next week. How Could This Happen? He made me laugh, kicked my butt when necessary, and was there for me when I didn't even know how much I needed it.
He was there to get me back on track. Finally, someone who spoke my language, no bull, no fluff and really cared--not the "saccharine" kind of "now I am pretending to care about you so that you will be productive" My God, he really cared, he cared with all his heart. He was all heart.
I will always remember our code word, really an acronym. IFMO---"It happened, Forget it, Move On." We laughed and laughed about that. I will continue to carry on "IFMO" and...
I Will Never Forget You--My Broker, My Mentor, My Friend: Bob Elliott, Broker, Texas Home Group 1947-2010