Housing Is Not The Only Bubble To Burst

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Housing Is Not The Only Bubble To Burst?

Many things you will observe are very fragile and can change from one state, one impression to another swiftly. Take the recent Tiger Woods flap about multiple women outside his wife. "Reputation" IMMEDIATELY is damaged.

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I'm not really sure why in life with all things fragile we are surprised when the bubble pops. I guess we don't like change. Or maybe it is perhaps that we have one rock solid perception and to alter that shakes our reality hard. Very hard.

Sometimes the old adage of don't always believe what you see or hear or read or even think, might be the best common sense advice to not suffer life's letdowns.

In life sometimes what you see and experience serves as an excellent bad example. We are all flawed so I don't mean to get up here and tell you on a pedestal anything you don't already know. But reputation is based on trust. And trust comes from your internal character. In our business and personal lives trust and reputation can be lost in a flash. They say the true mark of your character is how you are behaving when no one is watching. Well if that is not good then it later comes to light when EVERYONE is watching, well then the cat's out of the bag, despite any statements or back pedaling.

Remembering in another sense that little eyes are watching you all the time should guide you straight with your reputation if you care about a good influence in your life. We all make mistakes. But hopefully not such critical ones that we can't be forgiven and get a second chance.

Just remember, some things in life are VERY fragile.


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Molly A. Cartwright
Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Services - Seattle, WA

Gary ~ thanks for your post.  I agree 100%

Dec 04, 2009 11:06 AM #2
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Gary - I also agree and I am very disappointed in Tiger!

VB ;o)

Dec 04, 2009 11:17 AM #3
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Or how you behave when times are tough.  Everybody is great when time are good..... but what is the character of the person when under pressure.

Dec 04, 2009 11:17 AM #4
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices


Life itself is so fragile. Itis unbelievably easy to become a jerk for even an adult, and for a teen to become a law breaker stemming from an innocent prank

Dec 04, 2009 11:17 AM #5
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

Reputation is based on trust. And trust comes from your internal character.  I love that line you wrote.  This is so very true. Great Post from the heart.

Dec 04, 2009 11:19 AM #6
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


I think it is the times I have had my bubble burst and humbled that it made me step back and made me a better person.

Dec 04, 2009 11:34 AM #7
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

This is a great piece and it certainly is an important message.  I particularly liked the phrase "They say the true mark of your character is how you are behaving when no one is watching." 

I think we often put people on pedestals and make them super human..Sometimes we "create" unreasonabale expectations.   On the other hand, I think Tiger would have come out better if the had told the truth and apologized and then got to work on seeing if his marriage can be repaired.

Dec 04, 2009 12:40 PM #8
Joel Prince
The Principle Group, Inc - Hixson, TN
Hixson/Soddy Real Estate Broker

Gary -

Thank you for the cool post.  Very fresh angle.

Dec 04, 2009 01:24 PM #9
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,


HI Gary:

How very true!

And let's not forget, life itself is very fragile as well...

Dec 04, 2009 01:57 PM #10
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


Tiger's car windows sure did burst big time with wife giving them a few assorted golf club whacks. Wonder who recovers first, Tiger or the housing market.

Dec 04, 2009 03:15 PM #11
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

I always think of the saying 'if it seems too good to be true - it probably is' :-)

Dec 04, 2009 03:47 PM #12
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


Good post and good points to ponder. I guess this Tiger thing will cool off eventually.

....or not.


Dec 04, 2009 04:31 PM #13
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Gary, great outlook on the current situation.  Thanks.  Reputations can be a very fragile thing on-line.  And often ruined on innuendo and lies. 

Dec 04, 2009 10:26 PM #14
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

They sure are. Including people's feelings. Just remember, some things in life are VERY fragile.


Very true!!!!    But reputation is based on trust. And trust comes from your internal character. In our business and personal lives trust and reputation can be lost in a flash. They say the true mark of your character is how you are behaving when no one is watching.

Dec 05, 2009 12:17 AM #15
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


Really love the photos in this blog.  I agree...soooo many things in life are fragile...so I believe we must proceed at all times with a certain amount of caution in all we do.

Dec 05, 2009 01:10 AM #16
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

God speaks about the importance of a good name... I know my husband has concerns about Tiger's future, not in the sense of his talent, but the subplots to every tournament he will play...

Dec 05, 2009 02:48 AM #17
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Life is very fragile....this is a great post. How different would my son's life be if I died today? A moment of inattention, but reading an email while driving could change his entire life....I often ponder how little decisions can upset an entire life.....and try and make good decisions.

Dec 05, 2009 03:05 AM #18
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes -

I'm very aware of this even as I blog or use Twitter or even speaking to or emailing clients. Little things can change your life these days.

Dec 05, 2009 06:33 AM #19
Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904

GARY- you makes a very poignant point here- when no one is looking ... I am myslef all the time which is actually because it is just easier.  Always put your best foot forward...always.

Dec 07, 2009 12:38 AM #20
Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
Overland Park

Gary - We all need to be able to look ourselves in the mirror each day.  Even if Tiger's wife keeps him around, the damage is irreparable. And, if you ask me I think it is totally wrong that she agrees to be paid off. What's that make her?

Dec 07, 2009 12:02 PM #21
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