Passion is Contagious - Infect Somebody!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

If you spend any time with me you will learn pretty quickly that I am a very passionate person.   Passion is something I've written about in the past, but I want to talk to you about another aspect of passion.

Passion is contagious.  We live in a pretty passionless world, and I find that terribly sad.  Passion gives you a tremendous power that you might not sense when you're just going through the motions of life. 

A few years ago, I was visiting an electrical client.  I was also a Realtor at that time, and then just like now, I owned two companies.  One was an electrical contracting company and the other was a real estate business.  During our conversation, I began talking about real estate.  I'm very passionate about the real estate field.  So, it just oozes out of me when you get me talking about it.

In that conversation, my electrical client got more and more excited about real estate the longer we talked.  She was employed at the time.  So, she wasn't looking for a job.  A short time later, I received a call from her.  She asked if I thought she could make it as a Realtor.  Absolutely!  I promised that I would help her get through her test, and I did.  She is a wonderful agent in our community today.    

Passion.  She was infected by my passion.  That infection turned into a career that she loves and thrives in today.  I couldn't make her a great Realtor, but I could impart a vision that generated a passion in her.  Friends, don't be afraid to share what you love with those you come in contact with. 

People everywhere are looking for something, and in many cases they are just looking for something that will make life more enjoyable.  If you're passionate about something - you might just have the answer someone is looking for.  Don't hide your enthusiasm about whatever you think or whatever you do.  You might not be passionate about real estate, but you might be passionate about coaching little league sports.

You might be passionate about singing, or dancing or learning, or whatever.  Let your passion ooze out and you will ignite an undiscovered passion in someone who needs a spark. 

Comments (79)

Steven Pahl
Keller Williams Tampa Properties - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Consultant Tampa, FL 813-319-6423

I am officially infected and off to start an epidemic at my office today!

Oct 13, 2011 02:12 AM
Sandy McAlpine
Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC

Sometimes, this could be said about myself. Passionate, contagious, yes. I lose it when I get bogged down with too many things on the list. I need to clear the list and cheer up!

Oct 13, 2011 02:48 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Excellent, Steven.  I hope it spreads!

You betcha, Sandy. 

Oct 13, 2011 09:20 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

A passionless world is right it is to the point that so many live off others that we are just drained it seems.

Oct 17, 2011 03:30 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Unfortunately, true.

Oct 17, 2011 04:49 PM
Jayson Holland - Denver, CO
Jay Holland

Mike, totally agree. Great post.

Oct 28, 2011 02:59 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks, Jayson!!

Oct 28, 2011 03:30 PM
Winston Heverly
Coldwell Banker Access Realty - South Macon, GA

Mike, The challenges and the passion of real estate, bring about why I devout some much time and effort to this business. Everyday, brings about rewards that only can be obtained by doing the best job possible.

Dec 26, 2011 05:02 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Laughter, appreciation, genuine smiles, and passion: All are contagious and we should seek to infect everyone we can.

Great post!

May 19, 2012 08:55 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Well said, Marte.


May 19, 2012 09:15 AM
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Another very inspiring blog. Great info here.

Aug 15, 2012 06:08 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks, Nan.  Have a great day.

Aug 15, 2012 06:32 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Mike,  I love this uplifting post!  Your passion comes through in your writing.  There is nothing better in life thatn inspiring someone through our own enthusiasm!

Sep 04, 2012 12:30 AM
Jean French-Turner
Southport Realty, Inc. - Southport, NC

YOU were just what I needed today-a very strong uplifting message-THANKS!!!!!!!!!

Nov 02, 2012 06:08 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Mike, real estate is a passion for me as well - and thanks for the reminder to bring it forward every day!

Sep 04, 2013 01:02 PM
Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

Attitude is infectious and having a postive one is the best thing you could pass along and infect someone with!

Sep 09, 2013 02:54 PM
Jamie Parker Gwinnett
Exp Realty - Snellville, GA
Realtor, Snellville Homes

Your enthusiasm and posture is what attracts potential clients. Attitude plus action=attraction, the action being how you display your attitude. 

May 24, 2014 12:40 PM
Brittney Clemons
Upper Marlboro, MD


Jun 12, 2014 12:16 AM
Betsy N. Robinson - Serving the Sandhills, NC
Everything Pines Partners, LLC. - Whispering Pines, NC

A great reminder for us all.  We all have passion for real estate or we would not be in this profession.  We just need to let it shine everyday, even when the going gets a bit chanllenging!

Mar 12, 2017 05:47 AM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Love this point of inspiration.  Funny, in our business, we want to appear very business-like, knowledgible, in control.  And passion just doesn't always come to the front of the list of attributes we think of to project. 


Mar 15, 2017 05:19 AM