Pondering on Sunday...On Consistency…

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage CalBRE #01165532
http://activerain.com/droplet/58BR

Pondering on Sunday...On Consistency…

 

Just Because

 

And for a reason…

 

I have been a member of ActiveRain since 2010.  I wasn’t particularly
active let alone consistent in the beginning.  I wasn’t sure about this place.  Hey, I didn’t know you.  You didn’t know me.   Why would you read my reports..my posts...or listen to my thoughts?  Truth be told...I hadn’t found my blogging voice(yeah, we have one - know it or not)  And this forum?  Unsure.   Me as a blogger - that’s almost laughable.  As if, right?  Even the  term is kinda funny.  Agree?  I mean...I have no training in blogging.   I don’t have a degree or a certificate in that subject/field.  What makes me qualified?   I write what I have experienced.  And what I am experiencing...what is happenng(or happened) to me.  



When I first joined this forum...I joined to “help” my business.  I didn’t have a guide or a book I could follow...I was told that ActiveRain(and a couple of other places...the names escape me were good places to join.  So I did.  I joined.  I watched.  I didn’t really  participate at first.

Okay...let’s get back to consistency.  You know. The subject at hand.  I wasn’t particularly consistent at first that is where my blogging/particpating on ActiveRain was concerned.  Many weren’t I imagine.  But eventually I got the “hang” of it...I liked the forum..I liked the people...and I received some phone calls too that mentioned they had found me online...who knew?  This thing kinda works.  And the membership.  Some were downright awesome.  Some are still here.  Others I “met” along the way -- the path -- what a wonderful journey.

 

I digress.  I ponder.  On consistency.  So as I ponder I try to pull together what others may have written about consistency -- to see if I can relate...that’s what I do.  As I ponder. And otherwise too.

 

Trust is built with consistency

                                                                                       Lincoln Chafee

 

When you look at people who are successful, you will not find them to be the people who are motivated but who have consistency in their motivation.

                                                                                          Arsene Wenger

 

Getting an audience is hard.  Sustaining an audience is hard.  

It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of purpose over a period of time.

                                                                                            Bruce Springsteen

 

And now back to that consistency thing...I had it for a while...in some parts of my life I still hold on to it.  Here...well...I’m trying...that’s all I am going to say on the subject...for now...I am processing...that is processing while I ponder...because I can.  And so can you.   If you choose.  To be consistent.  Or not.  As I ponder.  

 

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Pondered on:  December 3, 2017 although a bit later than usual, if you were wondering...



Pondering on Sunday...On Consistency…

(and a little bit later than usual...just because)



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Rainmaker
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Corey Martin
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Consistency is extremely important in many areas of life, but especially here on ActiveRain. Thank you for sharing!

Dec 16, 2017 10:37 PM #43
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Wow! Featured in 4 groups here in the Rain Michael Jacobs on this post! Thinking about you lately and hope all is well my AR friend.

Dec 20, 2017 06:12 AM #44
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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It's a good thing our blogs can last and still be found if relevent.  Consistency is great and so is longevity.

Dec 20, 2017 09:52 PM #45
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Hi Michael! I just popped by to say that I've been thinking of you and that I hope you had a happy holiday - whatever you celebrate! 

Dec 25, 2017 07:31 PM #46
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Now you have me pondering about my time on Active Rain.  I don't hear much from you these days (probably because  I am not as consistent with posting)  But I remember when you & Endre Barath, Jr. were both big encouragements to me in my early years.  THANK YOU!  I wish you a very Happy New Year and continued success in 2018. 

Dec 30, 2017 06:22 AM #47
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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"What you focus on expands" is a KW BOLD law. Consistency is a big part of focus.

Jan 13, 2018 01:11 PM #48
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Sending you hugs and positive vibes and hoping to see a new pondering post tomorrow...what, oh what, are you pondering Michael Jacobs?!!

Happy Saturday!

Feb 17, 2018 08:42 PM #49
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Particularly like Bruce Springsteen's insights on consistency, Michael Jacobs ... as he mentions the need for sustaining your successes and momentum in this regard.  I often see a lack of focus in this regard with my LOs.  They make the effort with their marketing only when things get slow.  Just doesn't work well that way ...

Glad you found "consistency" here on AR!  It's enjoyed ...

Gene

 

Feb 21, 2018 12:48 PM #50
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You know I had to pop over and check on you! I love seeing your face around the Rain and was hoping to find a new pondering post.

I hope you're getting better by the minute, Michael! Hugs...

Feb 26, 2018 07:26 PM #51
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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You know, Michael, when I look at all your ActiveRain points, I can not help thinking that somewhere you have operated well within the scope of your themed post, 'consistency.'  I sure wish I had all those points and have come to find out that being consistent works.  I joined around 2010 and stopped for years... never went back until a few years ago.  - my 'bad.'  Have a wonderful week and congratulations on all those points.  You did very well!!

Mar 05, 2018 10:44 AM #52
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Michael Jacobs 

Please ponder a bit more but do it  with a bit more consistency. 

Mar 06, 2018 09:07 PM #53
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Me again!! I'm loving seeing you in the Rain but, still missing your pondering posts! I am confident that the next one is going to be a doozie though! LOL

Happy Saturday, Michael!

Mar 10, 2018 09:01 AM #54
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Michael Jacobs - Glad to see you back!  I have missed your reports. Your posts and Jeff Dowler 's posts give that that SoCal connection. 

Mar 12, 2018 06:32 PM #55
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Hope all is well Michael, been missing your posts and hearing your blogging voice.

Mar 13, 2018 12:32 PM #56
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Mirela Monte
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I'm guilty as well.  At one point, I was on Active Rain on a daily basis and my business was booming.  I think I need to repeat that performance.  Thanks for the reminder!

Mar 13, 2018 03:04 PM #57
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Inna Ivchenko
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I think, we all like the consistency to come in this online hood and share our lives and learn about lives and business of other Rainers:) 

Mar 14, 2018 11:43 PM #58
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Good Morning Michael Jacobs - Consistency pays off. I guess we started around the same time. Your sentiments were mine exactly. I'm glad we got to know each other here on ActiveRain. Over the years, you have consistently grew a fan base and people like you! You truly are a vital part of this AR Neighborhood and for that, I am grateful. 

Patricia

Mar 16, 2018 04:03 AM #59
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Gloria Todor
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& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Michael, And there is a strong group here on AR who are very consistent with their posting, of which you are a part, even though it may ebb and flow.

Mar 23, 2018 08:44 AM #60
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Just checking in on you, Michael! I've been on vacation for a couple of weeks, as you know, and haven't checked in to see that you're okay! Still missing your ponderings...

Apr 02, 2018 06:42 PM #61
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Patricia Feager
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Michael Jacobs - I just had to swing on by to say how great you are.

Like the cadence of a tolling bell, consistency sets us apart. I am so glad you are a part of ActiveRain. 

Apr 12, 2018 08:26 AM #62
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