Hidey Hi Friends and neighbors.
Well, it looks like we are going to cheat death for one more week. I don't know about ya'll but I am pretty damn happy about that. In fact, I am practically giddy with relief.
Yesterday, in reference to other real estate related site, I said I am sick of all the regurgitated blather. When I tell you what a beautiful day it is here in Fort Worth, I know it is beginning to sound like a mantra. I like to say, it is what it is! I spite of my efforts not to, I gotta tell you it is another glorious day in Fort Worth. Am I being hypocritical? I hope not. I try not to be.
I attended a Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce meeting yesterday at the Fort Worth club. There are two ways to make an entrance, like Marilyn Monroe or Robin Williams.Unfortunately mine was more of the Robin Williams genre. As the new members were introducing themselves, it was my turn. I stood up and with my public speaking voice told them who I am and that I represented Coldwell Banker. A poor choice of words since I proudly represent Alexander Chandler Realty, who was sponsoring the event. I realized this about a 10th of a second after I said it. I worked for Coldwell Banker for almost 15 years. I have been with Alex for not quite a month. I find we are all creatures of habit. Luckily I can think on my feet and I made a great recovery. I left them laughing in a good way. Thank you Alex for your grace. I appreciate it. My horoscope in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said:
Gemini; First impressions count more than you know. Line your pockets with gold by appearing to be the right person for the job. Sometimes these horoscopes are just plain scary. I hope I impressed them by showing my humor trumps my lack of public speaking abilities and that I can think fast. Now I just hope the gold part is true.
As we were networking I had several people confess that they had made similar faux pas. When you winnow the wheat from the chaff the event was at heart a networking gathering. I am pretty sure everyone there knows who I am. Mission accomplished!
My friend and broker Alex, was sponsoring the event. He shared the good news about our company receiving the award for Small Business of the Year in the Emerging Business Category. He deserves it. He has provided us with a marketing program extraordinaire. I would welcome an opportunity to share it with you.