Motivational Monday

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

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"What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence."
– Samuel Johnson

"Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road."
– Dag Hammarskjöld

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."
– Lao-Tzu

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
– Thomas A. Edison

"Always behave like a duck — keep calm and unruffled
on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath."
– Jacob Braude

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."
– Victor Borge

"To realize one's nature perfectly — that is what each of us is here for."
– Oscar Wilde

 

Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (20)

Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Hi There ! I like Edison's here, as I encounter many who seem afraid of a little elbow grease, and always want the easy road, but I also like Jacob Braude's ! ... I practice paddling away beneath the surface like that ducky !

Cheers Sharonah ! ...Hope you felt better today :o)

Sep 20, 2009 04:32 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hello my friend Sheldon-Yes there are many people who are afraid of that. I also do that paddling like crazy. Like the saying goes. "NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT" Thank you my friend for the prayers. I do feel better today. All ready for another week of it. You have been an incredible blessing in my life. Thank YOU. <SMILE>Hope your weekend was superb.

Sep 20, 2009 04:38 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Yup that Thomas Edison was one smart duck.  Thanks for always taking the time to find encourging words for the rest of us Sharon.  I hope you feel better.

Sep 20, 2009 04:44 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Tammy-He was indeed. I am feeling better and hope you are too. Have a great week my friend. <SMILE>

Sep 20, 2009 05:10 PM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

ToulaRosebrock,com

Hi Sharon:

All of these quotes are wonderful...

I like the like referenced one the best!

Have a great Monday.

Sep 20, 2009 11:51 PM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Tammy,  All really good quotes to start a new week with.  Edison is classic.  I like the duck too:)  Have a great week.

Sep 21, 2009 12:46 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Love the quote and the pix...are those dragonfly flowers?  they used to be behind the field I grew up in (not the field, our house ha ha)...

Sep 21, 2009 01:48 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Sharon:  Love the one you featured by Thomas Edison.  This is so true.  There are too many people out there that don't know an opportunity when they see one.  They want everything handed to them.

Sep 21, 2009 03:03 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Laughter and love, Sharon, are universal languages!!

Sep 21, 2009 09:12 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Toula-You too.<SMILE>

Hi Yvette and Dennis-My name is Sharon and thank you for the comment. <SMILE>

Hi Kristin-Glad you like it. I don't know what kind of flowers they are. <SMILE>

Hi Chris Ann-I love it myself and sadly a lot of people do want things handed to them. <SMILE>

Hi Gary-Indeed they are. We all need more of both. <SMILE>

Sep 21, 2009 01:14 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sharon, You always find the best quotes!  I love reading them ANY time I happen to see them, they always make me think.

Sep 21, 2009 02:52 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Sharon, There are really quite good and the the one from Dag Hammarskjold was particularly interesting to me. "Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road."
– Dag Hammarskjöld

In light of my recent wonderful travel experience to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe, it seems to fit my current mindset.

Sep 21, 2009 04:49 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Carole-Glad you like them. They are for any day not just Monday. Have a great day. <SMILE>

Hi William-I am glad you liked them. I can see you liking that one. Your trip must have been wonderful. Nice to see you. Have a great week. <SMILE>

Sep 21, 2009 09:47 PM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Sharon, yes paddling like the dickens underwater!  I love these quotes, especially Edison and Braud, and Borge - "Laughter is the closest distance between two people."

Sep 22, 2009 05:09 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I like the quote by Edison, seems like a common sense approach to me. Ironically, I don't like overalls though.

Sep 22, 2009 05:57 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Sharon

Excellent selection of quotes, thanks for taking the time to share them.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 22, 2009 08:24 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Mary-Glad you like them. I like those ones as well. I do that paddling thing a lot. I really like the laughter being the closest distance between friends. Hope your Tuesday was a great one. <SMILE>

Hi JL-That one is most definitely common sense. I can't picture you in overalls. Either a suit and tie and jeans and a shirt I can picture that. <SMILE>

Hi Lou-You are a great inspiration for quotes as you have a lot of excellent ones. <SMILE>

 

Sep 22, 2009 10:22 AM
C. Bartch
Newark, OH

Sharon Good Morning to you, I'm always trying to behave like a duck but you know sometime those ruffled feathers do show!

Sep 24, 2009 12:45 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon, thanks for these great quotes. My favorite is Victor Borge "Laughter is the closest distance between two people."

Sep 24, 2009 03:17 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Cynthia-I hear you there. Me too. I am very easy going unless someone decides I am too easy going and sh*ts on me then I get a bit ruffled. Hope you are doing well. <SMILE>

Hi Rebecca-I like that one a lot myself. Have a great day. <SMILE>

Sep 24, 2009 10:11 AM