If a 98 year old can get her Master's Degree or a 103 year old write her first book then I surely can get myself together and do a daily or more blog on Activerain.

Real Estate Agent with NextRE

I hope that you were fortunate enough to watch the inspirational show "Over 90 and Loving It." I did and it has kicked this 45 year old's butt into gear with a spirit of motivation and was a blessing to this almost disillusioned year old rookie.
This show had me laughing and crying, reading and writing about how I can incorporate a few of the wonderful ideas, concepts etc., into my business model. Has anyone heard of 'Make a Difference Day" that is marked on October 22, 2011. Well, I will definitely be looking to develop an volunteer event around this day.

Here are a few of the take aways from the uplifting and inspiring film:
  1. Stay Positive, even if you like me have only had 1 transaction this year!
  2. Stimulate Your Mind Daily, I start Microsoft Office training tomorrow, so I am covered here. I strive everyday to learn something new, do a puzzle, and having inquisitive children always keeps you on your toes.
  3. Have a Active Hobby and Interest, luckily I can put a check here because I am also a piano teacher and will begin to take piano lessons again
  4. Exercise, I will get back on that recumbent bike because seeing the 90+ fabulous folks exercising made me feel very guilty as I munched on salt & vinegar chips.
  5. Pursue Your Passion, I can put a check here too. I love real estate, running my piano school and will begin to take classes to become a Microsoft Office Specialist tomorrow. I plan on becoming a technical trainer for the sighted, elderly and visually impaired to help out my brother when his IT business gets up and running.
  6. Don't Worry, I can put a check here because I know that God will provide all my needs.
  7. Be Open to Love at Any Age
  8. Help Others, huge check here. I strive to do this at my children's schools, meeting clients, teaching piano, going to the grocery store, everywhere.
  9. Live Without Fear, larger check here because I know that FEAR means False Evidence Appearing Real.
One of the octogenarians mentioned that we are all like flowers on this earth. I added a bit more to her statement and here it is....

We are all flowers on this earth with a specific length of time, so be sure to bloom where you are planted, the goodness that you leave on this earth will be the seeds that will bloom again for generations.

FYI-My grandmother lived to the age of 95


Comments (26)

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

Inspirational blog and very encouraging. By the way, there's no way you look mid-40's so you must be living right already!

May 18, 2011 06:07 PM
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

I just watched a show about a 98 yr old men learning to read & write for the first time and went on to write a best selling book at 102 yr old. Really...we have no excuses about blogging :-)

May 18, 2011 06:12 PM
Terkel Sørensen
Real Estate Places - Temecula, CA
Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales

Hey Joi, nice list - I like it. 

Now go sell some houses... :-)
I'll do the same!

May 18, 2011 06:40 PM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Yes, I suppose we should be able to accomplish anything we need to.

May 18, 2011 07:37 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
If the show is as good as your summary of the show then it is certainly worth seeing.
May 18, 2011 11:05 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
This is a good reblog, too. I check out your link to learn it is a PBS Show.
May 18, 2011 11:10 PM
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

Hey Joi - Congrats on the feature.  Now you're the AR rockstar!!!!  Great post - I think sometimes we all need this swift kick in the rear.  Good luck getting going.

May 19, 2011 01:05 AM
Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ


What a powerful lesson.  Good luck implementing and thanks for inspiring the rest of us!

May 19, 2011 01:24 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Joi, what an inspiration these people bring to us. Grandma Moses became a well known artist in her later years. Also a good list to live by. Thanks for the reminder.

May 19, 2011 01:35 AM
Jim Keilson
Maryland Home Inspection Services, Inc. - Gaithersburg, MD
Specializing in Mold and Radon Gas Testing.

Nice inspirational post Joi and your name alone is putting a smile on my face today.



May 19, 2011 02:33 AM
MeLisa Minter, Realtor
Minter Real Estate Services - Taylor Lake Village, TX
Bay Area Houston Real Estate Agent

This is precisley the kind of motivation and inspiration that we need.  Sometimes it's so easy to get into a "funk" and stay there.  But when you hear stories lie this, there is no reason why we can't all become inspired.

May 19, 2011 04:57 AM
Rhonda Burgess
Southern Living Realty Partners - Smyrna, TN
Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist

Wonderful post.  I've got to check out the show.

May 19, 2011 05:07 AM
Adam Mallory
eBroker Real Estate 619-566-ADAM - San Diego, CA
Broker, ABR, e-Pro

Very inspirational!  Thanks for taking the time to write.

May 19, 2011 05:50 AM
Maria Smith
Windermere R/E Lake Tapps, Inc - Lake Tapps, WA

Great Post.

May 19, 2011 05:54 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

What else could we expect from an author named Joi, but a joi-ful and encouraging post!

May 19, 2011 06:21 AM
Tricia DeSouza
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Selling Scottsdale Luxury

I am intrigued and would like to see this show now! Where did you watch it?

May 19, 2011 07:04 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Very inspiring. I guess that if those people can do it, I should be able to also.

May 19, 2011 10:09 AM
Susan Jackson
America's Network Realty Group, Inc - Sandy Springs, GA

Thanks for an inspiritional post.  It just shows you can do what you want to do.

May 19, 2011 10:31 AM

It is all mindset.  We all make choices and it is up to us to take accountability for our actions.  You can only stop yourself!

May 19, 2011 10:35 AM
Joi Lawrence-Jones
NextRE - Philadelphia, PA
The Joiful Realtor

AR what a treat to be featured! 

Michelle-stay encouraged and we will support one another on AR. 

Lanre-God is truly awesome and his wonders never cease. 

Tamara-thanks for letting me know about that and keep living fearlessly

Robert-with age comes maturity and love?? I can only hope...

Evelyn-Each story was inspiring in its own way, wasn't it?

Jayne-Glad you enjoied the post

Mike-Thanks for the compliment. That pic was taken about 3 years ago when I was just a babe at 42.

Ann-We really don't have any reason not to get in a blog or 2. Let's get to it.

Terkel-Glad you like the list. Hope to sell a few more homes soon.

Catherine-We can accomplish what we put our mind to.

Cheryl-Thanks for reblogging. The show is well worth watching and then watching again.

Dr. Stacey-Still hoping to be like you when I grow up, a Rockstar!! Thanks for the well wishes. Good Luck to you too. What about those piano lessons?? Summers coming....

Irene-Very powerful at just the right time. You're welcome.

Michael-I love Grandma Moses paintings. That was my dads nickname for me. You're welcome.

Jim- My mamma is big JOY, I am little Joi. Keep on smiling. Thanks for the information you emailed me.

MeLisa-Keep on being inspired and looking towards unfunky days.

Rhonda-You will really enjoy the show.

Adam-You are welcome, stay inspired and encouraged and plugging away in the business


Joni-I try to stay true to my name and being Joiful..The Joiful Agent.

Tricia-If you want to see the show just click the title in the post and it will take you to the website. Enjoy.

Eric-Yes you can do it. In reality by being on AR you are doing it.

Susan-You are welcome. It does show you that you can do what you want to do at ANY age.

Anonymous poster-It is all in the mind. Stay positive.

Thanks to all who took the time to read and comment on my post. I hope I didn't forget to respond to anyone who commented. I really appreciate all the kind words and hope to post more blogs like it in the near future. We all need encouragement and positive words on a daily basis. Especially from those in the business who know the daily grind.

May 19, 2011 08:44 PM