motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Living & Learning - 06/24/19 11:25 AM
Motivational Monday - Living & Learning
 
 
How do we learn as if we were going to live forever? It's easy! Commit to a ‘student mindset.’ Allow your curiosity to grow and lead you in new directions. Start with these tips:
 
1. Feed your curiosity
Don’t be shy - ask questions; spend time both listening to others’ answers as well as researching the answers. Be reminded that learning new things isn’t always about what you do in your career; learning is inherently beneficial.
 
2. Conquer your weaknesses
Commit to conquering one new topic each month - perhaps something you’re not totally comfortable doing - like ballroom dancing. Diversify your … (19 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Mondays - Peaceful Conflict Resolution - 06/17/19 07:49 AM
Motivational Mondays - Peaceful Conflict Resolution
You know, we all work with the kind of business man/woman who ALWAYS has to be right, ALWAYS has to get their way and most often they are the ones that seem, well, simply miserable in life! They 'put the hammer down' and refuse to budge - there is no flexibility whatsoever. Yes, in my business, these are the agents that we hate to see coming with a buyer or agents who may have a listing that we know is the perfect home for our buyers!
 
 
What do we do to maintain the peace? Well, for me, I … (46 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - OWN It! - 06/10/19 08:48 AM
Motivational Monday - OWN It!
 
Thoughts On Leadership...and Life
 
One must never delegate taking responsibility or blame for things going wrong to others. Too often, the temptation exists to always be right, to always have the answer, to never make mistakes, to always know what to do (and say)…
 
It is not a weakness to be wrong and while it does take courage to own wrong or failure without shifting the blame, doesn’t the buck stop here - always?
 
 
Not only leaders but, people in general miss out on opportunities to build their influence because they absolutely refuse to own responsibility when things go wrong. How can you expect those you lead … (32 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Creative Genius - 06/03/19 02:51 PM
Motivational Monday - Creative Genius
 
“Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.” – Albert Einstein
 
Don’t you love being around those with the ability to see the world with a fresh, new perspective?  Many creative geniuses view obstacles as opportunities. Their capacity to transform random events, even their own mistakes, into a chance to veer in an entirely new and unexpected direction, is captivating to those around them. 
 
Talk about flexibility -  creative geniuses are able to change tracks with complete & total ease. What is so remarkable about the creative genius is that in the midst of change, their creative juices flow. They enjoy every minute of … (31 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - A Salute to The Poppy Lady on a Very Special Monday - 05/26/19 09:21 PM
Motivational Monday - A Salute to The Poppy Lady on a Very Special Monday
Memorial Day, 2019
 
 
About The Poppy Lady - 
 
Moina Belle Michael, an American professor and humanitarian, conceived the idea of using red Flanders poppies as a symbol of remembrance for those who served in World War I. Her inspirational idea of using poppies to create a token of Remembrance became a reality in 1918. 
 
Moina Michael was also well known for her tireless work to help disabled veterans. During her time of her time volunteering with the National YMCA, a young soldier left Lt. Col. John McCrae's famous poem "In Flanders Fields," … (22 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Wisdom, Knowledge & Integrity - 05/20/19 07:44 AM
Motivational Monday - Wisdom, Knowledge & Integrity
 
I’m always astonished at the ease in which people share falsehoods. It seems that more and more people feel that those are acceptable and easily forgive those who share them. I am sorry but, I do not agree! I do believe in forgiveness but, respect goes out the window when I’ve discovered someone lied to me or to someone I care about. Not taking the high-road can, indeed, ruin a reputation. 
 
"Wisdom is KNOWING the right path to take, integrity is taking it." -M.H.McKee
 
Food for thought: What truth is so difficult to speak that you're willing to jeopardize your reputation? … (16 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - The Courage to Succeed - 05/06/19 09:02 PM
Motivational Monday - The Courage to Succeed
Before we experience success, we must face the courage to fail. The biggest mistake we make in business (and in life), is not taking action because of our fear of making a mistake. 
 
We fear mistakes and failure more than just about anything in life. In fact, our fear of failure can sometimes lead to a form of paralysis. We are so fearful that failure is in our future, we won’t even take necessary steps to try something new. 
 
 
There are really only two mistakes we should fear - not starting and not finishing. Don’t allow fear of starting … (21 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Everyone Can Help Someone - 04/29/19 09:52 PM
Motivational Monday - Everyone Can Help Someone

With so much negativity in the world these days, today is a great day to take this quote to heart. Who can you help today?
 
 
Happy Monday!
 
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Motivational Monday - Everyone Can Help Someone
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motivational monday: Motivational Monday - There's Always Something for which to be Thankful - 04/22/19 04:48 AM
Motivational Monday - There's Always Something for which to be Thankful
 
In life, there is always something for which to be thankful.  It’s so easy to complain about how chaotic the world is, our lives are and how we have been mistreated or disrespected, but complaining without action doesn’t change a thing. 
 
Begin each day being thankful for everything we have, not what we do not have. Begin with the simple things in life such as being able to walk, eat, see, hear – the simple gifts in life that we often take advantage of. Sometimes it’s just a matter of how we … (22 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Pause and Reflect - 04/15/19 05:37 AM
Motivational Monday - Pause and Reflect
I've never been one for 'herd mentality' but, on occasion, I think we all fall into the mindset of agreeing with something, simply to maintain the peace. Avoiding confrontation is often wise but, not at the expense of others. As well, silence can inadvertently indicate that you are in agreement with the masses.
 
 
When others jump aboard the negativity ship or support something that you really don't agree with, perhaps it's time to pause and reflect. Stand up for what YOU believe in, even if you feel you're alone in doing so.

Happy Monday everyone!
 
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive … (33 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Any Given Moment - 04/08/19 05:46 AM
Motivational Monday - Any Given Moment
 
Most of us are never really fully present in our lives because we are continuously distracted. Our world is filled with distractions and the number of things that can take us away from being focused in the moment seems to be mounting! 
 
Our focus may be on one thing for a few moments, but suddenly another thought, request, call, social media alert or another task comes up and we’re off to address that one, often leaving the primary focus undone. Identify those distractions and develop a plan to avoid them. 
 
 
If you sense you’re being distracted, STOP. Check … (45 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Have Fun in What You Do - 04/01/19 08:58 PM
Motivational Monday - Have Fun in What You Do
I had a Closing today with a dear client who has bought and sold several properties with me. While sitting at the Closing table, I noticed the room was filled with laughter and joy. I realized how much joy my career brings me and how blessed I am to love what I do for a living. 
 
 
I never really thought about this quote until I ran across it this evening and thought, what a coincidence - the realization I had earlier at the Closing table and then to find this quote. I don't personally need to be reminded to … (14 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - It's All in the Mindset - 03/18/19 06:48 AM
Motivational Monday - It's All in the Mindset

Changing the quality of your thinking can truly change the quality of your life, sometimes instantly. Just as positive words can make someone smile, our thoughts react to the world in real-time.
 
 
Remember, you have complete control over only two things in the universe — your thinking & your actions. May they all be positive...from the mind & body of an optimist.
 
Happy Monday!
 
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Motivational Monday - It's All in the Mindset
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motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Soulful Quotes - 03/11/19 07:47 AM
Motivational Monday - Soulful Quotes
 
While there are many theories explaining why we dream, no one really fully understands their purpose, let alone how to interpret their meaning.
 
Dream interpretation is the process of assigning meaning to dreams. In many ancient societies, dreaming was considered a supernatural communication or perhaps, a means of divine intervention. Oftentimes dreams are ‘interpreted’ by people who claim to have spiritual powers.
 
I always feel that they are the result of something that is heavy on your mind, sometimes from the depth of your soul.
 
 
More Thoughtful Quotes for this Marvelous Monday
 
“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you’ll be among … (13 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - The Amen of Nature - 02/25/19 05:46 AM
Motivational Monday - The Amen of Nature
We're all ready for spring! I think the thing that I have missed most about the warmer months here in Charlotte over the past few, crazy winter months, has been the 'amen of nature.' We keep cut flowers in our home year-round but, there's something about planting seeds and watching them grow and magically erupt into nature's most beautiful creation. 
 
Here are a few quotes to begin your week...
 
The Amen of nature is always a flower. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. 
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.        
Gerard De Nerval 
Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared … (16 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Earthly Music - 02/11/19 03:19 PM
Motivational Monday - Earthly Music
I thought it appropriate for the week to share a motivational quote fitting to this week - Valentine's Day/Week! The more people that I meet in this life, the more this quote resonates with me and the more special I feel when I witness true love. There's just nothing that knows no limits and so ardently transcends all earthly bounds like true love.
 
I feel I have been truly blessed to have experienced this love and to have witnessed it in other relationships as well. 
 
Happy Monday & Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!
 
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX … (28 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Pondering Failure - 02/03/19 09:24 PM
Motivational Monday - Pondering Failure
 
Channeling Michael Jacobs and pondering this Monday morning...
 
 
We often consider attempting something and it not succeeding a failure but, what about those times we simply were too afraid to try something new or challenging? Of course, not thinking through something before trying it can result in just as much of a failure. 
 
Either way, I’m still a big believer that you have to kiss a lot of toads before finding your prince! Failure breeds success and if we step back and recognize our failures, we can turn them into successes. 
 
"There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and … (36 comments)

motivational monday: Motivational Monday - Adaptability, the Key to Success - 01/06/19 10:15 PM
Motivational Monday - Adaptability, the Key to Success
One of the wisest women we know here in the Rain, our own Barbara Todaro, has been reminding us recently about this very topic - adaptability. Our business is a fluid one and predictability is something that, if we follow our local data, we become adept with the sense of where our markets are heading.
 
Some things are right in front of us; others require a deeper analysis. However, knowing what to do with the data we collect and our sense of our own business is also essential in planning and goal-setting. The real key to … (74 comments)

motivational monday: Motivation Monday - Put Love into Giving - 12/24/18 06:15 AM
Motivation Monday - Put Love into Giving
Our parents lived by and raised us to live by, "It's better to give than to receive." Mother Teresa took it a step further - there's so much wisdom in her words.
 
 
Happy, happy, merry, merry Monday!
 
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Motivation Monday - Put Love into Giving
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motivational monday: Motivational Monday - SMILE and the Whole World Smiles Back at You - 12/17/18 07:46 AM
Motivational Monday - SMILE and the Whole World Smiles Back at You
 
The world is like a mirror. If you smile at it, it smiles back at you. Think about it - have you ever had something serious on your mind, taking your daily walk and you're deep in thought. When a perfect stranger passes you and smiles, it can completely change your mindset. A smile is a gift - giving one can make others' hearts smile and completely change their perspective. 
 
 
Smiling is the easiest thing in the world to give - try it! Not only is it a gift to others, when you … (37 comments)

 
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Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Charlotte, NC

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Author Bio: Debe Maxwell is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) in the Charlotte Metro region with a focus on the Charlotte luxury home market. My team of agents each have their own specialty areas, a benefit to anyone buying a home in Charlotte NC. If you're thinking of listing your home, I would love to meet with you and share our marketing success package with you. My homes sell faster and for more money and after all, isn't that what every seller wants?! We'd love to help you buy or sell in the Charlotte Metro region.          Tweets by DebeInCharlotte


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