"The Social Network" Ticks Me Off.

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Revolution

social network posterI just finished watching The Social NetworkMan, does that movie TICK ME OFF.

Why? Because he did it and I haven't. Yet. (Not that I'm into making the next Facebook, but I'm talking about fulfilling a vision.)

Let's put Facebook aside for a minute and just look at where VISION can take you.

How many "million dollar ideas" did you have this week? This year? Are you rich off of them yet? I sure hope so, but most of us just play the WHAT IF games. I wonder why? 

Sure, I've got my list of great ideas and after watching what young Mark Z. did (aside from the back-stabbing etc) what made it work was taking that first step

Like writing a blog. It's empowering to stop lurking and start creating. Start. Start. Start.

I've been reflecting on what TAKING ACTION looks like and I'm proud to act more often than I don't act. That's hard to say in life, but I'd rather FAIL then never know. 

**** (To Jay: When you read this post a couple of years from now, know that you are holding yourself accountable for THAT IDEA that you've had in your head for a couple of months now. Are you going to do it, or what? Man up. Do it. Be brave, young man, and take that chance. Fail. Be okay with that. But you MUST try.) ****

I wonder how I feel when I look back at this post on March 26, 2013? (I just marked my calendar with this link.) Hopefully I can say, "Yes, that was the start of it. And look where we are today!" 

Are you TAKING ACTION today on that thing you've been thinking about?

I am...

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Scott Lewis
The Bald Man Group - Post Falls, ID

Jay, I'm with you ... If I were to encourage you it would be to share your idea with someone that you trust and move forward!

Mar 26, 2011 05:42 PM #1
Kathy Smiley
Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village - Westlake Village, CA
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"

Hi Jay - I don't have a lot of gillion-dollar ideas floating around in my head, just one: To make an honorable effort for success in whatever I do - business & personal. See you on March 26t, 2013!

Mar 26, 2011 05:56 PM #2
Brett Reichel
Pacific Residential Mtg., LLC - NMLS 1477 / WA CL-1477 - Clackamas, OR
MLO 210215

Fantastic - you are right - take some action...


Mar 26, 2011 06:19 PM #3
Jeff Lorenzen
Keller Williams Park City Real Estate - Park City, UT - Park City, UT
Park City Real Estate

Ha ha, I loved that movie for exactly the same reason that it ticked you off! I've been part of one of those startups (unfortunately it didn't have a Facebook ending) but the energy is beyond amazing. May we each find something that makes us feel that way. And it starts with taking that first step. Good luck!

Mar 26, 2011 06:22 PM #4
Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC - Lafayette, LA

The longest journey always begins with taking that all-important first step. Looks like you already have, Jay!

Mar 26, 2011 07:25 PM #5
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

As Yoda says, "There is only do or do not, there is no try."

Mar 26, 2011 07:39 PM #6
Ann Bellamy
Hard money lending for investors in NH and MA - Tyngsboro, MA

Take action and hold yourself accountable, or better yet, have someone else hold you accountable

Mar 27, 2011 12:32 AM #7
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

inaction is the killer of many successes. . 

nothing can replace taking the first step

Mar 27, 2011 01:09 AM #8
Navona Hart
Real Living Cornerstone - Farmville, VA
Real Estate Agent, Farmville Virginia Homes & Land

Jay, great idea to mark your calendar.  go get them!  I like your determination and willingness to try.  It will work, I will read about your great successes here.

Mar 27, 2011 02:37 AM #9
Jay O'Brien
RE/MAX Revolution - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City : Social Media Guy

Yoda... That is awesome! Thx for the encouragement and appreciate the kind words. Great idea from Scott about telling someone to keep me accountable. I feel that is essential to keeping on track!

Mar 27, 2011 07:59 AM #10
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I like Michelle's comment, too.  I think I will keep that in mind today.  Do or not do.  Excellent. 

Mar 28, 2011 11:23 PM #11
Arleen Montford
Selling NW Florida Homes in Pace/Milton/Pensacola FL

Good Morning Jay, I wished a had a ton of million dollars ideas.

Mar 30, 2011 02:46 AM #12
Bill Burchard
3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA - Murrieta, CA
Broker, Realtor, Representing Buyers and Sellers

Hi Jay. I agree... having “The Next Great Idea” is only the first step. Acting on the idea to turn into reality is the next.

Mar 30, 2011 04:33 AM #13
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