Being Lucky the Rome Way.

Reblogger Debbie Gartner
Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

I love this post from Margaret Rome.  She definitely has the right attitude for doing and learning.  The more you do, the more you learn and the better you become at doing it well.

Compliments of Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl 914-937-2950.

Original content by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 311291

Being Lucky the Rome Way 

This story reminds me about what it means to be lucky in real estate or in anything you do in life. 

A teacher told his class of pottery students that he would grade half of them on the quantity of pots they produced, and the other half on the quality.

In the "Quantity" group, it didn't matter how good or bad their results, only the total amount of pots they created would count.

For the "Quality" group, all they had to have at the end of the semester was just one perfect pot to get that "A" in the course.

                                          Porcelain by Margaret Rome

They started to work. The wheels were spinning and the "Quantity" students turned out pot after pot, improving with each creation.

On the other side of the room the "Quality" students thought and planned, and agonized every nuance of their creation. The strain of trying for perfection paralyzed many of them so that they ended up with nothing but unused lumps of clay.   

What's the moral of this story?

Good work is not perfect work. Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he kept picking up that bat and standing at the plate.

Not everyone you meet will be a client, and you won't sell every house you list. But if you keep meeting people and talking to prospects, you will find clients and even new friends.

                                           MR with pottery


Those of you who know my background can understand why this got to me.

I was that ceramic artist and I made lots and lots of pots, tried new techniques, and learned a lot. Boy, did I learn and develop my talent! Some pots were not so good and some were really, really good. Some I even tossed before they got to the kiln.

But many are in my home, and many more are decorating other homes and being enjoyed by clients who purchased those pots.  

Now I use this same talent in my real estate career.

-The more people I meet, the luckier I get.

-The more risk I take the luckier I get. 

-The harder I work the luckier I get.  

I have been very “lucky” in this wonderful world of real estate!                                                                  

Being Lucky the Rome Way.




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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

For most of my business life, I was told, I am very lucky. I always anwer that I have worked very hard for that luck.

Thank you for sharing the psot with all of us.

May 02, 2012 08:44 PM #1
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Great reblog Debbie.. Success is not just luck.. but hard work.. the luck part does seem to follow some people, but hard work is key... 

May 02, 2012 09:31 PM #2
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Morning Debbie, great reblog and her success has to do with fortitude - a little mazel doesn't hurt! 

May 02, 2012 11:01 PM #3
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for the reblog. I remember early in my real estate career when other agents kept telling me how lucky I was! The harder you work...the luckier you get.

May 02, 2012 11:30 PM #4
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Joe - That's what it's all about.

Janis - Yes, I so agree.

Joanna - Yes, she is an amazing woman.

Margaret - Yes, that is abxolutely right!

May 03, 2012 03:35 AM #5
Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Hi Debbie -  great re-blog...I love the pottery but the point is wonderful.Peole always say how lucky we are when we get a listing...but it takes a lot to get to that point.

May 03, 2012 05:55 AM #6
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Debbie-I know a lot of people use the word luck but I think of it more as blessings. I learn so much from your blogs, thanks.

May 03, 2012 07:23 AM #7
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Gay - Yes, you are so right, and I can tell you guys put so much into those.

Debbie - that is a wonderful way to look at.

May 03, 2012 09:43 AM #8
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