Wild Things Never Feel Sorry For Themselves! No Self-Pity!

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"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."  D. H. Lawrence

Self-pity comes in spurts..with media..with projections..with speculations..funny thing..if only we did more..if only we made things happen...take the high road rather than cry that pity party or play the blame game.  Hasn't 2008 been rough enough?  And to think we could not wait for 2007 to end! :)

Enough with the blame...its time to move on..and truly get to work..the elections are over..the bail out..inevitable...ladies and gentlemen it is what it is...so what are you going to do about it to change it? Probably not much but what are you going to do to make it bearable for you to live with? 

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Here are a few suggestions..

Why not really educate yourself?  With training..about short sales and short mortgages and loan modifications..if we really cared about the people we service in our profession we would really take this time to educate ourselves after all we do talk about giving the best possible customer service in town, right?

Why not TRY to be 2009's media coverage for your area in real estate?  Places to go, things to do, successful sales that you have..maybe educating buyers and sellers..or even those wonderful market reports.

Why not TRY mix old school thoughts with modern day methods? With farming, with on line marketing and a great follow up plan..mixed with a with some self promotion and good old fashioned networking..don't forget those updated business cards and name tags too!

Why not get in front of more people?  Using a variety of methods... maybe methods you might find outdated by attending functions at your local boards, community events, local businesses and just chatting it up with your neighbors.  Pick up the phone, heck connect with classmates..get in front of more people..they can only spread your good name around!

Why not talk about the benefits about buying real estate today?  tax benefits, a place to call home, a stake in some land, the American Dream.  People dream about this all their lives..remind them it can be a reality..be proud of what you do..and why you do it every day.

I don't know about you but I love my profession..and just like a marriage..I am committed...there is no way..I'm going to let media or government or my peers affect 2009 for me....because if I have to do different things to get different results.  Guess what I will!

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If you are in then jump in..."Hello 2009..whatever you have planned??????"...Be Forewarned...I'm a wild thing and a wild thing never feels sorry for themselves!  We just find new ways!"

About the author- Midori Miller is a licensed real estate associate with CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty, Real Estate Trainer and Manager. If you are interested in a career in real estate please contact me!  All calls and inquiries are confidential.  CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty is located in Volusia County with 3 office locations to better serve the public.  Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Ormond by the Sea.   midorimiller@yahoo.com


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John Mulkey
TheHousingGuru.com - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Great suggestions, Midori. Getting known and respected as the expert in your area isn't easy, but it can be done with a little hard work. Then, keeping a positive attitude and tapping your creative juices can catapult you to the top.

Nov 19, 2008 02:06 PM #1
LaShawn Norden
Keller Williams Heritage Realty - Longwood, FL
REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL

Midori~ I LOVE this post! I too am a believer in positive thinking and crying "poor me" all the time. Like you said, it is what it is...I think I say this to at least five people a day and will continue to do so! Thanks for the positive thinking...let's spread it around!

Nov 19, 2008 02:09 PM #2
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Midori, Your intro is spoken like a true perfectionist. LOL.

BTW, when I woke up this morning, (this is really random) I suddenly realized your name is 2 types of alcohol. LOL! So was that a coincidence?

Nov 19, 2008 02:33 PM #3
Randy Parker
Real Living Advantage - Dalton, GA

Thanks Midori, I appreciate the post and thanks for taking time to give suggestions.  I work everyday at improving my skills and staying on top of my attitude.  One thing I've learned is, my attitude is not automatic, I'm in charge of it everyday.  So, since I'm in charge of it, I choose to make it positive.  Best to you, if I can ever help you here in Dalton Ga. please let me know.


Nov 19, 2008 02:34 PM #4
Richard T. Dolbeare
KW Island Living - Lihue, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Wow, where did this year go.  It's time to get serious about the holiday season rather than continue to complain about the stores starting so early.

Nov 19, 2008 03:01 PM #5
Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

We need you to visit Hawaii and kick a few agents in the pants here.  Then again those who are not doing those things are creating more opportunities for the rest of us.

Nov 19, 2008 05:15 PM #6
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Hi Midori! Define 'wild!!' Do you mean wild like a ride on a cowboy horse? Appreciate your pep talk, as always. Don't feel sorry for me! I enjoy each and every day.

Nov 19, 2008 07:45 PM #7
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning Ma'am,

All of your points are directed right at me and I do have to get better in all of those areas.  Watch out world here I come!!  Have a GREAT day ma'am.

Nov 19, 2008 09:20 PM #8
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

407 days until 2010.

I would like to find a time machine to leap over 2009 and get right to 2010. 

Perhaps some of the real estate trends will then be on the upswing.


Nov 19, 2008 09:42 PM #9
Neal Bloom
eXp Realty - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

It's way too early for me to start thinking about next year...I keep thinking this year just started.....I need to finish strong!

Nov 19, 2008 10:13 PM #10
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

WoW, Midori....this is an amazing post!!!!! I'm going to feature this in the Inspiration Group as soon as I'm finished leaving my comment. Everyone needs to read this (flagging this too).

I was just thinking about the new year and beginning my business plan for 2009 while I was laying in bed after first waking this morning, so your post is timed perfectly for me. I have to bookmark and digest it some more when I have time later today...

thanks for sharing your incredible wisdom and optimism!


Nov 19, 2008 11:34 PM #11
James Wexler
wexzilla.com - Scottsdale, AZ

I have good friend who teaches at the az school of real estate, and he told me that attendence at training classes are up as agents are using this time, when they have too much of it,  to improve themselves for 2009

Nov 20, 2008 01:25 AM #12
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

I'm baaack. =P  Just wondering what you're doing for New Years? We're hit or miss about it. And do you usually go to the Margarita Ball?

Nov 20, 2008 05:31 PM #13
x x
x - Mesa, AZ

I completely agree mindset and positive thinking are a must to business success.  We cannot wallow in the stink weed if we are to convert our dreams into a reality.  I know first hand the lethargy and apathy that can come from being around people who are not optimistic and from allowing myself to be a victim.    I found, that by constantly viewing and listening to people who have accomplished a alot, that my ability to bounce back has been quicker and higher.  A great resource I personally used was the Mike Ferry Organization.  Also, another self-development resource I use is www.iLearningGlobal.tv.  and www.TheEducatedEntrepreneur.com

All the Best and to Your Success

Nov 28, 2008 04:41 AM #14
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Midori~ There is no time to wallow in self pity! Life is too short to be miserable with your job.  Those that are miserable should just move on and do something they LOVE! 

Dec 29, 2008 07:39 AM #15
Elizabeth Ward Small
REALTOR & CEO The 3B Method Seminars - Burlington, NC

Awesome post! I have had my hand slapped as well and really do not understand it. Who would blog and spend all of this time if it were not somehow working. This is what I do for a living now! How can people not want to learn and be educated. The WWW is a FREE ZONE! I say go for it girl - Link and blog and share and tell me what I can do to help you!

JV = JOINT VENTURES! This means we help one another! Thank you for speaking on something so important!


PS...How can I help you Ms. Midori?

Dec 29, 2008 12:48 PM #16
Dee Nofziger
|Key Realty | Maumee Toledo Real Estate Blog - Toledo, OH
Maumee Real Estate, Toledo Homes, Key Realty

I'm a wild thing, too! Your blog post was nearly exactly what I have been spouting off around the office and facebook and wherever anyone will listen! Here's to a great 2009 for us both!

Happy New Years Midori!

Dec 29, 2008 12:53 PM #17
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Great ARticle Midori. Social Networking is a must for a realtor and the 2.0 realtor should be doing this regardless of the technology avaiable to them. What we see now is a lot of realtors saying they'll start blogging in 2009 when some form of social interaction online with others has been around even before AOL came about. Love your new featured post btw! :)   Here's hoping for a happy 2009 for you Midori. You are a beatiful person inside and out. Keep up the good work and thank you for everything you provide your subscribers (we're one of them). We appreciate it!!! 

Sincerely, Active Castellum ( CAstellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate )

Dec 29, 2008 07:59 PM #18
Sharon Paxson
Arbor Real Estate - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate

Midori - what a great post about social networking. I like the idea of being a wild thing, and not having self pity . . .

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous 2009!

Dec 30, 2008 01:50 AM #19
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

 Midori Great post and as I start out the new year as both an agent and a home stager I will be digging in deeper , studying and working it.

Jan 01, 2009 03:41 PM #20
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