As Thanksgiving approaches this month, I realize I have much to be thankful for this year. My wife, my children, friends, health and happiness to name just a few. Certainly, I have many blessings in my life and I recognize that God has provided me with more than my share.
But here is where I want to say thank you to the community here at ActiveRain. I have learned so much this past summer from all the good people who participate on this site. From Lenn Harley, Brad Anderson, Broker Bryant, TLW, Elayna Fernandez, Laura Monroe (the list is endless) I have learned so much. In fact I have kind of gone through a paradigm shift in my life and my thought processes due to my involvement here at AR.
You know, I have always wondered where the good people in business are - the ones who don't mind sharing their success and most importantly, how they achieved it. The ones who genuinely want to help others and share some of their best ideas to help them (who just may be struggling) and encourage their businesses to grow as well. I believed those people existed out there and I held out hope of one day finding them.
Well I found those outstanding people right here and (other than the modest membership fee) their advice to me is free! Where did you people come from? Didn't anyone ever tell you to keep quite and not throw your pearls? I am flabbergasted at how giving and caring you folks are! It has been no small pleasure in my life to get to know you through your posts!
Each and every day I learn something new. Whether it's handling short sales, understanding loan programs, home inspection issues, real estate marketing, Google SEO, photo editing, you name it - it is all here. My mind is expanding every day (I thought there wasn't any room left!) with all the knowledge I have garnered from you guys. Heck, I finally understand what SEO and "long tail search" means (thanks to Brad).
Every day my brain hurts from because of you folks. Yep, it's your fault! IT HURTS BECAUSE IT IS IN OVERDRIVE CRUISING AT HIGH SPEEDS ALL THE TIME!!!
I have yet to find a resource that is as powerful and as relevant to my business, nor a forum of such wonderful people as you.
So indeed (as Lenn might say) I thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I thank you.
YOU'RE THE BEST!
God bless each and every one of you this season!