Weltanschauung: the guiding principles & philosophy...

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by ©Patricia Feager, 1/8/2017

 

Weltanschauung

The guiding principles and philosophy of an organization; a world view. In yesterday's post, Praful Thakkar challenged me to explore my world views. Thanks to Lynn B. Friedman today I embrace the complexities of Weltanschauung - 2017 6th Annual Blog JUMPSTART Challenge, my focus point today is #5:

 

"We believe that the constructive dialogue at ActiveRain fosters transparency among consumers about the industry. We understand that ActiveRain plays a key role in demonstrating the integrity and professionalism of those engaged in our industry."

 

If you read my post yesterday, you would know my humble beginnings in business began at age 17 while having an interview with W. Clement Stone. I was not hired but with time, I understood how to learn from failure. One simple word "no," could have changed the outcome. Instead, I said "yes," and was exited out the door. As they say on Project Runway, "One day you're in; the next day you're out." 

 

Background 

Everyone's background has a story. W. Clement Stone the founder and chairman of Combined Insurance Company of America started with only $100.00. He was born in 1902. His autobiography discloses he went from rags to riches from selling newspapers to selling insurance, building a multi-million dollar company in 1919. He has been quoted many times in life and death. In reference to integrity, this quote hits home to me:

 

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth.

Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys

to living your life with integrity. --- W. Clement Stone

 

As a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Texas, agents are required to take Legal and Ethics every two years. I choose to take it every year because my future depends on running a business with integrity. I am highly aware of the ups and downs of the industry and the challenges facing consumers. Today's consumers are very attuned to what's going on because they listen to the media, social media, Zillow and Trulia, HGTV, Flipping Houses, and more people are buying properties today than when W. Clement Stone was alive! The best advice I can give consumers is to find a local Real Estate Agent who you know, like, and trust. Believe in yourself and TRUST in the right people who are in the business for the right reasons because they are an investment in your future. 

 

I am a member of ActiveRain because the guiding principles and philosophy match my values. Agents who are members of ActiveRain know that while we all do the same thing or we are in the same industry, we do it different depending on which states we are licensed to do business. Plus, we get a different perspective. There are some things that are universal, e.g., rules that apply to Government Loans. Home Inspectors follow Standard Procedures and Home Designers and Interior Decorators bring value. I find designers and decorators are the gems on this platform whose ideas help all of us to have nicer homes to sell or live in. 

 

The underlining truth about each member on ActiveRain is that we are expected to be truthful and be mindful that while we can comment on each others posts, we may not plagiarize, nor should we be critical of what the author wrote. Staying positive and truthful is the lifeblood to success. When there is failure we learn from each other's mistakes and we keep trying to support each other and stay positive. Consumers want to focus on the positive. Today, consumers and members of ActiveRain thrive on Social Media. As agents, we need to be mindful that we writing to the consumers and local consumers are reading what we write. I expect the truth, don't you?

 

 

Patricia  

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
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Patricia, Thank you for the reminder about the guiding principles of active rain. I love the quote.

Jan 08, 2017 06:40 AM #1
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Susan Haughton
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The quote is excellent and this post is a great reminder about what brings us all together here in the Rain.

Jan 08, 2017 07:14 AM #2
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Will Hamm
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Happy Sunday Patricia Feager, W. Clement Stone was so wise and love his book.  Make it a great day!

Jan 08, 2017 07:39 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Patricia -- your take on this subject is a thoughtful one. ActiveRain continues to show me that while many of us in this forum practice real estate, the method by which we achieve our goals can be quite different.   Understanding and respecting that difference makes AR such a unique place.    

Jan 08, 2017 07:42 AM #4
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Michael Jacobs - I love the elements of value I receive from members I follow and enjoy new members who join ActiveRain too. The more we know about our business and the business run by others, I think it boosts our confidence when we recognize we have similar issues, e.g., low inventory, foreclosures, buyer's market, etc. This is something that isn't talked about at the local level. We are privileged to learn about market inventories across the board and I think that's a huge advantage. Having AR at our fingertips is a great resource. Some people have become friends for life and learned more because they read the articles. Finding ways to improve technology and even photography has been beneficial. As we begin to measure and evaluate what others do, we have the opportunity to grow our business and make ourselves even stronger and better for the benefit of the consumer. 

Thanks for being a great supporter to so many people here on AR. I appreciate the support you've given me. 

Jan 08, 2017 08:00 AM #5
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Rebecca Gaujot
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Patricia, the guiding principles and philosophy of Active Rain are the best and why so many of us are here!

 

Jan 08, 2017 02:11 PM #6
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Kathleen Daniels
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Patricia,  I do expect the truth.  That said, I am also getting wiser day by day and I know that there are people in the world, and in the AR community, who do not tell the truth. My job is to be able to discern those who are from those who are not. 

Jan 08, 2017 04:23 PM #7
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Patricia every successful organization has clear rules to guide and advise its members, and AR members have been well served by the Weltanschauung and Community Guidelines.

Jan 08, 2017 05:37 PM #8
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Patrica

Successful people and businesses have a plan . .  . . guidelines . . . . and values.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 08, 2017 08:11 PM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Patricia you  are amazing, my focus has always been towards #7 & #8 Endre

Jan 08, 2017 08:54 PM #10
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Love the "W" posts - always something important to learn from other AR members' thought on the philosophy. All the best - Lynn

Patricia Feager 

"I am a member of ActiveRain because the guiding principles and philosophy match my values." --- me too!!!

Jan 08, 2017 09:03 PM #11
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Patricia Feager
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Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® - The guiding principles and philosophies keep us grounded. The fact that so many continue to stay active members is testimony that it works!

I hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful day!

Jan 09, 2017 05:18 AM #12
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Patricia Feager
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Kathleen Daniels - I have noticed many police the work of others and nips inappropriate behavior in the bud. It's like getting rid of the clutter that makes the house look like junk. 

Nope! AR does not promote junk! We have an obligation to keep the place clean and follow the guiding principles and AR philosophy. 

You do a great job!

Jan 09, 2017 05:22 AM #13
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Patricia Feager
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George Souto - It's a good idea to review the Weltanshauung and Community Guidelines on an annual basis. Lynn B. Friedman does a great job encouraging all members to know, like, and understand the philosophy of ActiveRain.

Kudos to Lynn! 

Jan 09, 2017 05:27 AM #14
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Patricia Feager
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Lou Ludwig - You have a great way with words that drive the point home!

Thank you!

Jan 09, 2017 05:30 AM #15
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Patricia Feager
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Endre Barath, Jr. - ActiveRain always has room for more gentlemen, women, and scholars like you!

Jan 09, 2017 05:32 AM #16
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Patricia Feager
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Lynn B. Friedman - I love your passion for helping people grow. You have demonstrated that in countless ways over the years. You're always eager to be that beacon of light in the most respectful and caring way for anyone and everyone all the time.

Thank you!

Jan 09, 2017 05:34 AM #17
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Patricia, I love the quote you included. We can all always use a reminder of Weltanschauung and the guidelines for the Rain. To me both need to be a part of our values and I know you value them immensely. You are such a special member and our community wouldn't be the same without you.

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Thank you very much for your comments on my blogs. Have an outstanding week.

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