Some Days You Eat the Bear

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

A friend had a down day the other day when after doing a blow-out on a walk-in the customer asked for someone else the next time she returned to the salon. 

Now my friend has had 10 times that many new customers who have returned to her and sung her praises. Her boyfriend reminded her that this one one of those times that the bear ate her. 

We don't get every listing or job we go after but have to look and hold on to the ones that we do.

Original content by Lou Ludwig


Some Days You Eat the Bear

“A man learns to skate by staggering about making a fool

of himself; indeed, he progresses in all things by

making a fool of himself.”

George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950, Irish Writer and Critic


As I see it . . . . . . .


Some days you eat the bear


Some day you will look like a hero . . . . and there are other days that you may make a fool out of yourself.


Every day is a new day . . . . and there will are ups and there are downs.


Some days you eat the bear . . . . and days the bear eats you.


Make the most of the ups in your life . . . . and work your way past the down days.


Work hard at creating as many up days in your life as possible . . . . They will accumulate and become the foundation for your long term success journey.


Look at the down days in your life as a temporary condition. Work through those conditions the best you can . . . . and put them where belong and that’s behind you.


Some days you eat the bear . . . . and some days the bear eats you. Build your life on the positive of your up days . . . . and learn from the down days you encounter. In all cases remain focused on your long term goals and objectives.        


©2014 Lou Ludwig Motivational Power Quotes, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



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John Bear
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
I'm Too Busy For Your Referrals!

Just as long as no one eats me.

Jan 13, 2018 03:30 PM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Be nice to get every listing Kathy, but I sooner be up to batter and have a chance to get a hit.

Jan 13, 2018 04:05 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I also hate to get eaten by the bear, but it does happen

Jan 13, 2018 05:16 PM #3
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

It's better with potatoes and gravy!

Jan 13, 2018 06:53 PM #4
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Kathy Streib ,

I love this post from Lou Ludwig . So true..some days are uppers and some days are downers. But being grateful for the good ones is a good thing and "In all cases remain focused on your long term goals and objectives."        

Jan 13, 2018 06:57 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes, our friend Lou Ludwig RIP, his wisdom lives on as long as there is AR & Internet, Endre

Jan 13, 2018 07:59 PM #6
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Some days you're the windshield.  Some days you're the bug.

Jan 13, 2018 08:02 PM #7
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, Keller William Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD
Lead Associate Broker

Mental toughness is really hard to muster some days. 

Jan 13, 2018 09:39 PM #8
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

We sometimes learn more from the bears than we do from our victories.

Jan 14, 2018 01:25 AM #9
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I love the post and the quote 

Jan 14, 2018 02:37 AM #10
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Kathy. You can't please them all. Next! Lou knew about what he spoke! Enjoy your day!

Jan 14, 2018 03:00 AM #11
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

nother good one from Lou. I have been going back almost everyday to his old post.

Jan 14, 2018 04:30 AM #12
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that we can always still turn to the posts from Lou for some inspiration in our times of need.

Jan 14, 2018 05:26 AM #13
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I know this for a fact, Kathy, Honey Badger don't care. List with me, don't list with me. A seller asked yesterday if I would reduce my commission. I told her no. Then she asked if I paid referral fees and mentioned she had a real estate license, so would I give her a referral fee. That's the same thing as a discounted commission, I pointed out, and the answer to that is no. Cuz Honey Badger don't care.

Jan 14, 2018 10:37 AM #14
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Another great "LOU" post to share. 

Yes, we all have been there and it's how you react that matters most! I don't always react well. LOL

Jan 14, 2018 12:12 PM #15
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Kathy

Well I HAD to click to see what the lesson to be learned what. So nice to see Lou and his many inspirations and lessons being shared still. And this is a good reminder for us all.


Jan 14, 2018 12:17 PM #16
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

When I was in my early 30s I lived near a law student.  When he graduated, he took a trip to Alaska, where he was promptly attacked by a bear.  However, he always claimed that he thought being gnawed upon by a aligator would be worse.

Jan 14, 2018 01:39 PM #17
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is the right approach and that wouldn’t really have any other way. All good stuff

Jan 14, 2018 10:06 PM #18
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