Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder ~ 23 July 12

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Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder...
On a scale of 1 - 10, be an 11.
     ~ Unknown

     I can only speak for myself, but when I saw this on a young man's shirt in church the other day, it got the wheels turning. How many times have I delivered, less than stellar work, got the job done and said it was okay. Or on a good day, put forth what I thought was, the "Perfect 10" in service, level of professionalism and gave myself a "High 5"?
     Maybe it is time to quit second guessing and dig down deep inside and give that little extra effort. One doesn't have to be the loneliest number, it has a twin. 

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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Michael.  One doesn't have to be a lonely number is too funny.  It is hard to work at an 11 level all the time.

Jul 23, 2012 02:55 AM #1
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

On a scale of 1 - 10, be an 11............I like it, and certainly something to work towards Michael.  Make it a great day!

Jul 23, 2012 03:00 AM #2
Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Michael, a great motivator this morning when I feel beat up these past few weeks immeasurably by banks and is time to renew & rejuvenate!

Jul 23, 2012 03:21 AM #3
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Michael, First time I've heard that quote.  A valid philosophy to approach life's daily challenges :)

Jul 23, 2012 03:32 AM #4
Gary Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Points to ponder, indeed.  I do like the quote.  Thanks for the motivation.

Jul 23, 2012 03:33 AM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
AR., MO., or OK. "Your Market Professional"

Morning Sir Michael glad to see a post from you I like Roger and the rest like the 11.  To succeed in this business you need to have that kind of attitude.

Jul 23, 2012 03:43 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin LLC - Sarasota, FL
Real Estate Broker

Michael reminds of "always do your best even when no one else is looking, you always are! Don't disappoint yourself!" Enjoy your day!

Jul 23, 2012 04:19 AM #7
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Hola Miguel.  Wouldn't 11 mean the one has a twin?   ;>)

Giving it your best shot is always the best policy.  And showing up early!

Jul 23, 2012 04:20 AM #8
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Micheal,

Going the extra mile for a client is the way to go. It's not about the money from the work we do, it's about doing a great job and having the client's say it was a great job. No matter what we do, when we do it.

That's what Customer service is all about. Peolpe that are successful always try to be an 11 each and every day.

  Did you check out my latest featured post yet?

Have a good week ahead in the Nashville area.

Best, Clint McKie

Jul 23, 2012 04:53 AM #9
Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Good morning Michael. Clients have grown to expect an 11 these days so I have just started delivering a 12 for them. lol. Enjoy your day and good to see you back to posting.

Jul 23, 2012 05:09 AM #10
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Good morning Michael...

Thanks for the early Monday morning smile.  I like Randy's comment our clients do expect a 10 so we go the extra mile and pleasantly provide them more!

Have a ten of a day my friend.


Jul 23, 2012 05:21 AM #11
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Group - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group

Well now, that is a motivational Monday!  An 11 is the only way to be.


Jul 23, 2012 05:28 AM #12
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I love it -  Your post today was definitely an 11, and today I'm going to be one, too!

Jul 23, 2012 05:30 AM #13
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

Good morning Michael,

This is a great motivational Monday post. I agree 11 is the only way to be! Glad to see a post from you:).

Jul 23, 2012 06:06 AM #14
Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

Morning!  I agree, we always have to push ourselves to do better, be is easy to get lazy..

Jul 23, 2012 06:28 AM #15
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Michael, exceeding our capacity of 100% or a 10 in this case can only lead to loss of life or limb.  I have been there on a few occasions both physically and mentally.  The problem lies in understanding that the difference between attaining 1 though 98% ability equals the same energy as moving from 98 to 100%.  The upcoming Olympics are a great example of watching who is reaching their limit.  Great motivation today however 100% is all that I have! 

Jul 23, 2012 08:14 AM #16
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Like the new photo. Hope you had an extra special Monday.

Jul 23, 2012 03:31 PM #17
Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty - Dallas, TX
The Little REALTOR® That Could

Michael, on a scale of 1 - 10, I think you're a 10 all the way!

Jul 23, 2012 08:22 PM #18
Joni Staples
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

You are so right, Michael! Thanks for the swift kick in the butt gentle reminder to always do MORE than our best!!

Jul 24, 2012 07:21 AM #19
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!

Great post.  I think this is good information to share with all.

Oct 27, 2012 01:44 PM #20
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