Rise and Grind!!

Real Estate Agent with MVP Realty

Good morning, Active Rain! I'm fired up this morning because it's a Tuesday and it's already been a great work week, closing deals, making connections, and even being written up in my hometown paper! You see, my father was a bank robber and...well, I'll just link you to the story: "A Million Dollar Daughter's Hard-Luck Dad."

So I wanted to share something inspirational: if you've got some free time this morning, I believe you'll be fascinated by this speech from TED about the surprising science of motivation. This guy's name is Dan Pink, and he's very good onstage. Best of all, though, is how much "Food for Thought" this video has to give you.

I realize it might sound strange for me to inspire you to work harder by recommending you stop what you're doing 19 minutes and watch a video...but trust me. This guy will lay out a whole book's worth of ideas, and it's all about what gets us motivated and what keeps us inspired. Enjoy!!


OH YEAH: if you'd prefer to get your inspiration in readable format...here's a great article by Dan Pink from Time Magazine: "What Fuels Good Work"


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Peggy Campbell
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Scottsdale, AZ
Mindy, I did enjoy both the video and the newspaper article. Obviously, I had some time to spare this morning and love inspirational stories and videos! Thanks for sharing.
Sep 28, 2010 05:18 AM #1
Mindy Sylvester
MVP Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Fl Real Estate

Thanks for the comment, Peggy! I figured this would be perfect for someone...I saw it last week and I've been thinking about it ever since!!

Sep 28, 2010 06:22 AM #2
Chris Dugger
Real Estate Marketplace - Louisville KY - Louisville, KY
Louisville REALTOR
Mindy ~ Thanks for the video. I really need to spend an evening on TED...I've heard great things and I have notes from a recent coaching session to view over there. Just haven't made it over there yet. We can all use some words of inspiration!
Sep 28, 2010 01:40 PM #3
Phil Stevenson, CRMP
PS Financial Services 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630 - Miami, FL
Reverse Mortgage Expert in Miami and Florida

This is very interesting!  I'm glad I took the time to watch this.  You would think that the capitalist, higher incentivized programs would lead to better results.  Since you work with athletes, this might explain why things happen like the issues with Albert Haynesworth.  Sometimes those who get the big pay day do not end up performing at that high level.

ROWE sounds very much like our business, and I would not let this go for ANY salary.  Thanks, Mindy!

Sep 29, 2010 01:26 AM #4
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Mindy,

Liked your post a lot.

Read the article about your dad.

Did't get to the video.

Thanks for sharing


Oct 25, 2010 06:42 PM #5
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Mindy~the video pales in comparison to the newspaper article, nice! Keep up the story alive!

Jan 13, 2011 03:19 PM #6
Dustin Oldfather
Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty - Rehoboth Beach, DE
Delaware Ocean & Water Front Homes

Love, love, love the TED lectures...here is a very cool lectures series in the UK with the goal of inspiring us to "DO Something." http://dolectures.com/

Apr 01, 2011 08:37 PM #7
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