Watch Out Sharks -- I'm a Crocodile

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Venture Realty International


Crocodile Warning - Courtesy of Amada44 - Wikimedia CommonsNow exactly what do crocodiles and sharks have to do with each other? I just took a quiz and found out that I am an enterprising crocodile.

In learning more about crocodiles, I found that they will attack and even kill sharks. Crocodiles are no-nonsense and top predators. So watch out all you business sharks -- I'm a Crocodile!

How did I get started with all of this about crocodiles? I just finished reading  Stefan Swanepoel’s book titled Surviving Your Serengeti.  It is a fascinating book.

Through ActiveRain we were given the opportunity to download the first two chapters of the book. I was so interested that I immediately purchased and downloaded the entire Kindle edition of the book.

Swanepoel tells stories about the Serengeti to demonstrate useful skills for business and life. There is a quiz which you can take to determine which of the animals of the Serengeti that you resemble. I was surprised to be the enterprising crocodile. As I read more about the crocodile, I found myself very interested and liking the crocodile more and more. American Crocodile at La Manzanilla, Jalisco State in Mexico Courtesy of Tomascastelazo - Wikimedia Commons

Crocodiles can find unique solutions to difficult problems. They "think outside the box". And they are determined to succeed. I kept seeing characteristics that reminded me of myself. One similarity that was not in the book, is that we both like warm climates. After a cold winter in Wyoming, I'm looking forward to my unique future working referrals in Latin America with my copy of  Surviving Your Serengeti 7 Skills to Master Business and Life  available to help me in mastering my business and my life.

I would like to encourage you to download the first two chapters and take the quiz.





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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Gary - from one enterprising Croc to another - have a great weekend. Beside that, Crocs have been around for over 200 million years, outlasting the dinosour extinction. You just can't kill us and we are in very good company on AR! 

Feb 25, 2011 11:11 PM #1
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Kristine, I hope you have a great weekend, too.  I did look up crocodiles on Wikipedia and they were far more fascinating than I had ever imagined.

Feb 25, 2011 11:16 PM #2
Don Hintz
2D-enterprises / HAUS Design, LLC - Anderson, IN


Great comment, it's getting late here and I thought at first the post was going to be about lawyers, but certainly not disappointed.

Feb 25, 2011 11:16 PM #3
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Don, Well, you just made me laugh. I guess with that title it could have been about lawyers. Anyway thank you and I'm glad that you weren't disappointed.

Feb 25, 2011 11:41 PM #4
Peter Pfann @ Fair Realty Victoria, BC, Canada. Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
Fair Realty, Victoria BC - Victoria, BC
Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490

Hi Gary,

from one Canadian crocodile, I loved your way introducing and reviewing the book, can't wait to read it.

enjoy your weekend, happy selling

Feb 26, 2011 12:41 AM #5
Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®
RE/MAX Vision Quest - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Hi Gary, I need to get a copy of the book and finish reading it...I am a giraffe.

Feb 26, 2011 01:28 AM #6
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Peter & Linda, Thank you.  I had fun writing this post.  I'm certain that you will enjoy the book.  I hope you have a great weekend, too. 

Rebecca,  I couldn't wait so I bought a Kindle version on Amazon.  I also think the regular version will come out March 1. The chapter about the giraffe is a good one.

Feb 26, 2011 03:16 AM #7
Trish Sarfert
Coastal Realty Experts - Cantonment, FL
Serving military & civilian relocations!

Gary, I watched a show about crocs where it talked about them attacking sharks. I certainly wouldn't want to meet one during a swim (nor would I want to meet a shark), but I'm pretty sure Pensacola Beach is safe from crocs...for now!

FYI, your "subscribe here" link in the blog doesn't seem to be working.

Feb 26, 2011 08:27 AM #8
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Trish,  I don't think either one would be my choice for swimming companions either. 

By the way, I fixed the link. Thanks for telling me about it.

Feb 26, 2011 10:47 AM #9
Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
25 years experience -Residential Real Estate Sales

I took the quiz about a week ago and I am also a Crocodile!!

Feb 26, 2011 02:57 PM #10
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Sheila,  This is fun -- I am finding lots or great crocodiles on here.

Feb 26, 2011 03:52 PM #11
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