Do you believe in the power of one?

By
Home Stager with J.Williams Home Staging LLC.

THE POWER OF ONE

When I started writing this blog, I was trying to expand my brain, reading articles on how to expand or exercise your brain, things that can help us stay sharp. I also read a article on how to help our mind stay in shape, is to try a new activity. Ok, this is me trying a new activity,blogging. I don't know why I started blogging. So here it goes.

I asked my husband the other day, "Do you believe one person can really make a difference"?

  I do believe there is a power in one. my belief is we do have a voice, however small. For example, stop and think about it, just like the people who write those fancy columns for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, I can share my thoughts, vent, and sometimes express myself  to I guess you since you, are reading this blog. I know there are really smart people who have interesting perspectives on politics, news, and business. People who wouldn't otherwise ever be heard.

I think the social aspects of blog's allow for people to tap into markets where they otherwise would not be able to reach or be heard. People blog because they feel passionate about a topic, cause or movement and need a platform to express themselves to a wider audience. Some do it as a personal journal, other's do it to promote their business.

I am blogging for several reasons, to exercise and expand my mind, to promote my business in home staging. But most of all I believe there is power in one

 There is power in one voice. Whether that voice is on a committee, a city council, a jury, in a family, in a community, in a school, on a mission field, in a pulpit, in a newspaper, or in some other place of influence, there is power in one voice.

Comments (6)

Liz Harrison
Spruce It Up! Oregon's Real Estate Stager - Salem, OR
ASP, Home Staging Consultant

Joannie:  That is an important thing to remember...the power of one.  Because if just a couple of us believe in the power of one, we can quickly become the power of many. And that's how positive changes in the world happen. Thanks for empowering all of us with your reminder.

Jun 15, 2009 05:16 PM
Joannie Williams
J.Williams Home Staging LLC. - Lake Charles, LA

Liz,

That is so true, I think that is what we do everyday. Especially in our line of work. Thanks

Jun 15, 2009 06:19 PM
Jim Hale
ACTIONAGENTS.NET - Eugene, OR
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

I am but one, but I am one.

I cannot do everything, but I can do something.

What I can do, I ought to do.

What I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.

(OR words to that effect).  Google up Edward Everett Hale for the exact, longer quote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 15, 2009 06:24 PM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Great question, I wonder if someone would have asked that to Mother Teresa, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Bill Gates. .we are only limited to what we can imagine.

Dream and Dream Big.. we have the power, we just have to learn how to use it. .like those people mentioned above.

Jun 15, 2009 09:31 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Joannie your post hit home. My Mom used to say to us kids all the time....you never know how powerful YOU can be.  Choose wisely. I really belive that one person can make a huge difference whether it be smiling at someone in a grocery line, taking the time to help an older person, playing with kids....or building busineses, cities, corporations.  I try to be 'concious' of my actions all day long. And this.......is another reminder I need to get better at it...yet again.

Thanks!

Jun 16, 2009 02:59 AM
Joannie Williams
J.Williams Home Staging LLC. - Lake Charles, LA

Fernado, you are so right. Those are some of the people shoes I am trying to fill. And Anna your mom sounds just like my mom, I guess that is why we are striving to do better every day.

Jun 16, 2009 05:57 AM