Pioneers, There Was One in Your Family.

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This post is speaking to all Americans with the possible exception of a few Native Americans. In each of our families there is someone who made a great sacrifice and moved a long distance in an effort to provide YOU (his/her descendants) a better life. They came from all over the world to escape oppressive governments. They came to practice freedom of religion. They came to escape poverty and find financial freedom.

In your family you may not have to trace your genealogy all the way back to the Mayflower to find a daring family member. Maybe it was your mom or dad who uprooted the life style they were born in to search for a better life. In my case both sets of great grandparents came from Germany. Working near a military base I see both men and women from all over the world that have married service personnel and left their homes to come to the great land of opportunity.

What I am building up to here is that someone in YOUR past risked everything they owned including their own lives so you, their descendants, would have a better life. Maybe that was 500 years ago or maybe the pioneer in your family made the voyage just 10 to 20 years ago. The people I speak of did not wallow in self pity or ask for a government bailout, they got off their ass and insured YOU a better life.

All across the country we hear the whining and crying that "we lost our job" and "our unemployment is running out" what are we going to do? Well I say get off your butt and provide for your family! If you can not create a job like thousands of entrepreneurs do every day then move. Move to where there are jobs. Your whining is not going to provide for your family and future generations. There are jobs out there, be the pioneer in your generation and create a better life for your descendants.

North Dakota has been the only State in the Nation to show growth in personal income every month for the last 3 years. We need contractors, we need professionals in every field, we need folks in retail. If you don't have a job in my neighborhood it's because you don't want one! Unlike the pioneers of the past you don't have to get here by covered wagon. Unlike the pioneers of the past you don't have to chop wood for heat. North Dakota has a very high standard of living and if you get your butt of the couch you can be a part of it.

Come to North Dakota. Be the pioneer in your family that insured prosperity for generations to come. We have jobs, what we don't have is time for whiners!

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Bob Timm
Oak Park Realty
1500 Oak Park Center
Minot ND 58703

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Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

We have a few in our family...  And I think I need to write a post about a friend of mine getting downsized... 

Jan 14, 2010 12:39 PM #1
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I moved to Western ND about 20 to 25 years ago with less then $1,000. to my name. I actually moved to get away from family and the daily drama that went with it. I really thought I'd like to move somewhere closer to the equator but the people here are so kind and honest that I knew this is really the only place for me. Many of the home owners I work with have NEVER locked the door to their home, they don't even know if they have a key. Here in the winter people leave their cars running when they go into the store and shop without fear that their car will be stolen. It's rare here not to know your neighbor and at least share a beer or two with them a few times a year.

Yes it gets cold in the ND winters but it's not cold all the time. This last week, Jan 10 -16, has been in the 30's and 40's (very nice for us this time of year). You know the greatest thing about the times it gets really really cold... the old saying -30 keeps the riff-raff out.


Jan 14, 2010 01:12 PM #2
Ron Brown NMLS #270845
NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA


Great Post!  Whatever happened to pulling yourself up by the bootstraps?  Easiest thing in the world to do is complain, and start a pity party, but when you look in the mirror you'll find the source for your answers.

Jan 14, 2010 01:50 PM #3
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

Bob- Excellent post. We need more rugged individualists in this country. We can all do it. Forget govt helping us.

Jan 15, 2010 12:13 AM #4
Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO

That's very true Bob! Excellent post!

Thank you very much for sharing.


Mar 22, 2010 01:50 PM #5
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thanks Adam,

I just find it hard to believe that for two years we in this area have been begging for workers and offering GREAT wages while all the time all we see on TV is a giant parade of whiners complaining that there is no work all across this country. If the whiners would get their big fat welfare grubbing asses off of their couches perhaps they could contribute to their children's and grandchildren's futures.


Mar 24, 2010 02:23 AM #6
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