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Discouraged A Little? You'll Want to Meet My Friend Sandy Morgan!

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Sandy Morgan: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Sandy Morgan, having the time of her life! ~

Mike Jones & Sandy Morgan: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderSuccess in any endeavor comes when discouragement is pushed aside in favor of moving forward.

All of us get discouraged from time to time.  I know I do.  Meet someone who has a real excuse, and who never uses it!

Overcoming Cerebral Palsy

Sandy Morgan, more than any individual I've ever met in person, is the embodiment of courage. Sandy was born with cerebral palsy.  ...and it doesn't stop her. 

Author Sandy Morgan's "I Am" Statement

"I am Viking strong and Virgo tough, and these ol' eyes have seen enough

To know

  • I am, from a severe disability, a diamond encrusted in coal, possessor of an incredible mind
  • I am a mover and shaker, because of muscles that spasm and jerk, and because I'm an activist
  • I am from the lion's den ~ a radical, sit-in-a-governor's-office activist, Rosa Parks in a wheelchair
  • I am from a heart of independence ~ an owner of a business"

Dance of Victory, by Sandy Morgan - available on Amazon.comSandy's "I am" statement is included in full in the beginning of her first book.  You can read more in Sandy's book Dance of Victory, available on Amazon. 

Click the photo link to the left and buy the book.  It will be the best $12.95 you ever invested in yourself.

This photo of Sandy and me sits on my fly-tying desk in my home office. We all need a diversion, and mine isn't sky-diving.  :)


My Takeaway

Whenever I'm tempted to complain about something ~ the Real Estate industry, Real Estate values, my loan pipeline, or a particularly difficult client or anxious agent ~ I look at Sandy smiling at the camera, and get an attitude adjustment!

Thanks, Sandy!



I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE LLC ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices in Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista & Nogales


Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Mike, When I called you today...it was right before my settlement started. Bridget McGee came in as I was talking to you. So I just had to explain how we were connected. Out came my iPad so I could share this blog right at the closing table.

Sandy is an amazing woman and you are an amazing friend.


Sep 15, 2011 03:05 PM
Rob Kittle
Kittle Real Estate - Fort Collins, CO
"We Specialize, You Benefit!" -Kittle Real Estate

She is a true inspiration. Reminding us that complaining and being negative will not do us good. Look at her, her smile, i can see her joy from the heart. Say my hi to her Mike, and tell her how amazing she is.

Sep 15, 2011 03:12 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Mike--what a great story. Sandy is one incredible human being.  Why is it that people with the most "difficulties" are alwyas the ones that show us how to live?

Sep 15, 2011 05:03 PM
Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

Great story, Mike. Thanks for the post. Sadly, I am a cheapskate, so I didn't buy the $12.95 book on Amazon.

But I am smart. Bought the Kindle version for $9.99. Gotta' love the Kindle!

Sep 15, 2011 07:41 PM
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator
Great motivation post about Sandy. Just looking at her picture she is smiling so big which reflects a lot of confidence and pride. Our little problems that we personally have are way overstated by our attitudes that we make them. I love Sandy's spirit!
Sep 15, 2011 10:57 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Mike, thanks for letting us know about Sandy.  Will be ordering the book and also spreading the word.

Sep 15, 2011 11:58 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


You're welcome!  You'll love the book.


Sandy's strength of spirit is an inspiration!


Thanks for buying the book for your Kindle reader; you won't be disappointed!


Yes, she is!  Maybe the reason has to do with perseverance.


Friend her on Facebook and say Hi yourself!  You'll make a friend.


Thank you for calling; it's wonderful to think of you sitting at closing with your IPad, sharing Sandy Morgan's story.


Don't stop here; read the book!

Mike in Tucson

Sep 16, 2011 12:18 AM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

A lot to learn form your friend Sandy. . we also learn a lot about you. . 

Sep 16, 2011 12:43 AM
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

We can learn the most from people just like Sandy!

There is a group of young men from my high school helping a young man named Darius tackle MS. His story is pretty incredible as well. I attached the trailor to the movie they produced.

I love stories of people like Sandy & Darius!

Sep 16, 2011 01:36 AM
Paul McFadden
Responsive Pest Control - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Mike: Thanks! We all should be awed and inspired by people with great and can-do attitudes. Thanks for sharing!

Sep 16, 2011 01:56 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mike, what a great story! We can all learn from Sandy's "I am" Statement. Thanks.

Sep 16, 2011 02:15 AM
Howard and Susan Meyers
The Hudson Company Winnetka and North Shore - Winnetka, IL

What an amazing lady.  There'ss much we can all learn from her story.

Sep 16, 2011 02:47 AM
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate/ PECO
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker Results Real Estate/Leasing Specialist PECO

I love this, thank you for sharing her story with all of us.  Its true, when I start to complain I try to take a step back and think about whether the issues is really that big of a deal, something worth all the negative power and energy I'm giving it. Sometimes it helps me put things in perspective.  Thanks again

Sep 16, 2011 03:16 AM
Gabrielle Jeans
WebTech Dezine, Gabrielle Jeans Real Estate Coach - Toronto, ON
Real Estate Web Solution, Real Estate Trainer and Coach

This is indeed a great story and thank you for sharing it Mike. People need to stop giving excuses because impossible is really nothing. Anyone can achieve anything if they just put in the effort.

Sep 16, 2011 04:12 AM
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Thanks for sharing the post with us today.   I love the message it sends.  More power to Sandy she's a shinning star for sure.


Patricia Aulson/ Seacoast NH & ME REALTOR

Sep 16, 2011 04:29 AM
Wayne L. Brown
Franklin Advantage Inc. - Alpine, CA

Wow Mike

Pretty inspiring.  It's funny that almost always when we feel that we are the only one with life's issues, that we come across something or someone that make our situation look so small and insignificant.


Thanks for the post.

Sep 17, 2011 08:26 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Mike - thank you for sharing that story with all of us! It is amazing, what some people can overcome!

Sep 24, 2011 10:06 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Mike and what a great post, I can understand why it was featured by THE GODS! And you have found yourself another feature at one of my favorite groups at AR ...




Vegas Bob ;o)

Sep 30, 2011 03:07 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Vegas Bob,

Thanks for the Feature!


You're so welcome.  Sandy's an amazing woman!!


That's really the truth of it; thanks for commenting.


Yes she is!  Thanks for stopping by.


You comment is a challenge to me this morning; I need to put in a lot more effort today.


You're welcome.  It's an eye-opener, isn't it?

Howard & Susan,

I find that's true for me too.  Thank you!


It's good to see you; I hadn't heard about "I AM" statements until the week I met Sandy.  She's an inspiration.


You're welcome!


Thanks for the link to Darius' story!


Thank you for commenting, and for the encouragement.


I hadn't thought about it that way; see you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Sep 30, 2011 04:47 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

A pretty amazing guy has pretty amazing friends.......that just figures. I remember a nun once saying 'birds of a feather flock together'.........there is truth in that. (Yes, I was in Catholic school for 3 years.....I hated it)

Oct 10, 2011 05:55 AM