No Guarantees

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Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476
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There's a group of people on this Earth that have made a bold decision to wake up unemployed every morning. They have decided to take on a career that promises them no paycheck on a daily basis, until they deliver the goods. This profession has no ceiling on it's earning potential (the allure), nor any basement to stop you from plumitting into debt (what they don't tell you). It delivers an abundance of challenges and problems to solve along the way, in order to earn that commission check.

 

It's a career that is built entirely on competence & character, mixed with the ability to create rapport, while maintaining ethics and truth even when it costs you a deal. It is advanced entrepreneurship...you gotta want it bad because it's gonna put up a fight. It's an industry that says "You want it? Come and take it if you can, 'cause we ain't giving it away here!" Well, it sure feels that way doesn't it?

 

This is a group of entrepreneurs that wake every morning with fire in their belly, creativity in their brain and a passion in their heart for the limitless possibilities this day holds and for what they can accomplish and build. Those that succeed, do so because they never, ever, ever quit.

 

The time they offer you is oh so precious, because it's time not spent with their families, with their hobbies nor with their personal dreams. They offer you that precious time with the generosity of a mother and will defend how it's spent with the watchful eye of a father. They are happy to be in service to you, to help you reach your goals and defend your right to pursue them. They are having fun, serving people, making money.

 

They are your Realtor - your sales agent, they are your Lender; they are the salesmen and women and they are in the most noble profession on this planet; because nothing in society moves on this planet until a sale happens: no economy, no employment, no education, no wealth happens without sales.

 

So, if you are going to do what you do-Love what you do- and work it like there's no tomorrow each and every day. If you don't, you're in the wrong business my friend. Bring the best of you (not what's left of you) and it will reward your efforts in ways you can't imagine. Give it out in slices and it comes back in loaves.

 

Oh by the way....

...please remember to hang the "Sorry, We're Closed" sign each night at a decent hour and at take at least one full day off per week to go love on your family, friends, pets, personal recharge time and goals. Take vacations, visit life! It's a job, it's a career, it's not who you are, it's what you do. At the end of the day, the goals that light you up and the loved ones (and pets) who hug you before bed is who you are. As Zig Ziglar says: " Your happiness is determined more by the success of your relationships than any other single thing."

 

I have good days, I have bad days and get bumps and bruises along the way, but I love the possibilities that surround what I do. I'm a Realtor.

 

Inspired by a conversation I had with a great lender, fellow Rainmaker & friend. Thanks Jason E. Gordon !

 

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Ranji Singh
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Hi Thomas,

 

Wow! What a great post. One of the beauty of this profession is each day we get to decide on what we ant to accomplish. And we get paid what we put out (and more). Your Ziz Ziglar quote says it all.

 

Thanks.

Apr 01, 2012 10:43 PM #87
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Mohammed Najeed

Mr. Nelson, well done.

You made my day. I can't stop myself reading over and over your post. This is the best post in inspiring my career.

Thanks, again and good luck.

Apr 04, 2012 05:38 AM #88
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The truth is here!!! You Coukdnt have said it better!
Apr 04, 2012 12:42 PM #89
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It is true that this business is built on competence and character.

Jul 14, 2012 01:18 AM #90
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A great post Thomas, thanks for pointing it out today in the Q&A section.

 

Apr 19, 2016 01:31 PM #91
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"because nothing in society moves on this planet until a sale happens: no economy, no employment, no education, no wealth happens without sales."

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor - little late to the party, none-the-less, great post, and yes, we wake up everyday - starting from scratch.

Will be in San Diego May 10-14 for Buffini & Company 's Peak Experience event. 10th free - should we have an informal meet up? Let me know.

Apr 19, 2016 01:43 PM #92
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I don't always take that one day, but I always take time every single day to love on my family.

Apr 19, 2016 02:27 PM #93
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor 

Congratulations on this well deserved Feature!

Apr 20, 2016 03:37 AM #94
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Julie A. Black
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What a great inspiring post. I can see why it's a favorite.

Jun 03, 2016 02:48 PM #95
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Once again, re-visit Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor !

Reminded me of Paul Harvey's 'And God Made Realtor(r)'....

Jun 03, 2016 03:30 PM #96
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That phone continually rings. The news on any given call can be euphoric or catastrophic. Our job is to embrace either possibility and get the job done at the highest & best level possible...each & every time

Jun 04, 2016 03:03 AM #97
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Sam Shueh
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Interesting. So this blog get your phone to ring? I did not think it realates to real estate identifying you as local expert.

Jul 14, 2016 12:40 AM #98
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Praful Thakkar
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor - one of the posts that always reminds me - we need to work hard!

See you in couple of weeks at Mastermind.

Jul 22, 2016 03:24 PM #99
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Lisa Hernandez
Opes Real Estate Group - Kendall, FL
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Thank you for bringing me here and this is a wonderful post. No wonder it created such a buzz and thanks for the reminder to take time off. 

Feb 02, 2017 03:46 PM #100
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Jeff Dowler
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Hi Thomas

I can't believe I did not see this the first time around but a sincere thank you for sahring the link in your post today. This is so well done - thoughtful and insightful, passionate and heartfelt. Now if I could just do a better job of taking that 1 day off. Oh wait, I do...just not all in 1 day. LOL

Jeff

Feb 02, 2017 04:07 PM #101
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Vickie Teel
Keller Williams Peace River Partners - Punta Gorda, FL
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WOW Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS - I popped over from a post you made today where this one was listed and am so glad I did.  I'm going to print this and frame it for my offices both at home and at the office.  I loved your words so much and they ring so very true.  I do try my best to take Sundays off  to be with my family and do my laundry (gotta wash them sometime).  Thanks for this.  I love it so much.

Feb 02, 2017 06:35 PM #102
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Very nice! It's not all glitz an glammer but it is a rewarding job. Well done!

Feb 03, 2017 05:56 AM #103
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What a fabulous view of being in real estate sales!   Thanks!

Feb 03, 2017 11:33 AM #104
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Excellent post.  You have such good writing skills, you make it all sounds so beautiful, despite the ups and downs. -Kasey

Feb 03, 2017 01:35 PM #105
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Well, now this is what I call an inspirational post! This is what I think --it's like you went into my brain and found these thoughts just sitting there waiting to be channeled!! Thank you so much for sharing the heart of what it is all about--this rough and tumble profession!!

Paula

Feb 07, 2017 10:22 AM #106
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