know what? You are right!!!

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So I am sitting here at my desk this morning. My phone is located to the right of my laptop and my coffee to the left. My "To-Do" list is filled out, with logging into my favorite blogosphere being one of the first things I do to start my business day. Pretty normal morning for me. But something is different...I noticed my picture that I use for ActiveRain. The reason for using this picture is the same. It was chosen because I wanted to remind myself of God's beauty with the world we live in and also to symbolize that everything is within our grasp. But things haven't been really working out that way  over the last few months. Why?


Well, as I rediscovered my reasoning for this picture, something clicked inside. I don't know what clicked, I just know it did. I have been spending a lot of time in the Word and also reading some books on enlightenment. I am nowhere near this bliss that they discuss, but I can feel that I am just a little bit closer each day. 


In our world of Real Estate, whether it is representing the selling/buying of it or getting the financing of it, we have to be on our "A" game at all times. We fall into the traps that we set for ourselves or we simply let our customers beat us down. WE can control this. Yes...we can. We can team up with each other and represent collectively as professionals. Maybe we didn't go to school for 10 years or have a PhD in our title, but we are nonetheless a professional as any doctor or lawyer. Our customers and our communities look to us for expertise in a complex process. Now, more than ever.


I am writing this blog for myself, not necessarily for you. I am finding that the  more I write my positive thoughts down, the more they start making sense and work towards becoming reality. I have a TON more to say about all of this, but I find myself becoming less patient and burning with the desire to "get-r-done" today. Yes, I am using a Larry The Cable-Guy voice inside my head :). Join me, my fellow professionals, lets take back our industry!!!


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Comments (3)

Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC - Lafayette, LA

Being self-employed it can sometimes be difficult being our own boss with no real accountability. Many wishes for much success in this and upcoming years, Brian! 

Apr 19, 2011 05:11 AM
Constina M. Baylor
REMAX Gold Coast Realtors Oxnard - Oxnard, CA
Broker Associate - Oxnard Homes, Oxnard Beach and Marina

Hi Brian, I've been doing lots of introspection myself and certainly want my life to partner with God's higher plan for me.  I feel like I'm getting closer to it after many years of traveling (not always making the right turns but knowing my destination) and am more positive than I've ever been about where I'm going while I figure out how to get there :).


Apr 19, 2011 05:12 AM
Brian J. Bailey
First Time Buyer, Jumbo, VA, FHA, Construction, Renovation, and Reverse Certified - Paradise Valley, AZ
Senior Loan Officer

@Mike - When it comes to our world, accountability comes in a completely different dress. We don't really get any warnings, we just simply don't make any money. However, the bliss of being in charge of your path is worth the "inconvenience" of not having a regular paycheck. Also, we don't ever have to worry about a "glass ceiling" or lay-offs. :)

@Constina - I couldn't agree with you more. I have so many bumps and bruises on my body from trying to turn down my own path and simply smacking my face into doors that remain closed. It takes a lot of practice and faith to calm the mind long enough to hear God's opinion. Keep the faith my friend. :)

Apr 19, 2011 05:50 AM