Bottom's Up!! Sometimes You Gotta Dive Right In!

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Bottom's Up!


Sometimes You Gotta Dive Right In!


There are times when you just need to do what you need to do to make things happen.


Bottom's Up! Sometimes You Gotta Dive Right In! Up!!


It may be something that is within your comfort zone and skill set.


Or it might challenge you to expand your horizons and step outside what makes you feel good to a place that is a bit scary, requiring new skills.


Your current skills set may work perfectly for what you need or want to do.


And you may be perfectly adapted to where you are now. That feels good!


But sometimes we have to break away and try something new. Dramatic market shifts, different consumer behavior, and unforeseen problems often confront us when we least expect it.


Sometimes you just need to dive right in and go for it.


Bottom’s up!


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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Well said.  Great photo.  It is much better to attempt something big and fail than attempt something small and succeed.

Jun 27, 2012 12:47 PM #2
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hey Jeff! Your duck photo looks just like the ducks we watched - and fed - at The Old Mill the other day while having lunch.  A perfect summertime photo.


Jun 27, 2012 12:50 PM #3
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

You can say that again Jeff as well as roll up your sleaves and get it done woohoo

Jun 27, 2012 01:02 PM #4
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Margaret - and it can happen when you least expect it. I loved cathing this duck in action when out touring a wonderful community

Grant - well said words to remember! Thanks for coming by!


Jun 27, 2012 01:11 PM #5
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Jeff, great advise, gotta dive right in better than do nothing.Continued success! 

Jun 27, 2012 01:15 PM #6
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Sometimes you do have to take a leap of faith...!  Hope you are having a great summer!  K

Jun 27, 2012 01:23 PM #7
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Jeff, No doubt in the world we live in today, the unexpected becomes the expected. The only way to determine the way forward is to " just do it" . We will learn the limitiations as we go and then the course needed to overcome them.
Jun 27, 2012 01:37 PM #8
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Jeff, you are so right...there is one life to live as far as I know & wasting time is just not an option anymore..and that is why Nike does so well..great picture! thanks

Jun 27, 2012 08:15 PM #9
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Jeff,

Sometimes the blog creates the picture.
And sometimes the picture creates the blog.

I thought it had to do with drinking...



Jun 27, 2012 08:18 PM #10
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Jeff, That's probably about how we felt when we first started blogging a couple of years ago.  Jump in and go for it after watching for way too long.

Jun 27, 2012 08:33 PM #11
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I couldn't have said it better myself Jeff.  Jump right in!                                                                          

Jun 27, 2012 09:09 PM #12
Ron Barnes
Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties - Jasper, GA
"Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!

Good post. Great photo!


Jun 27, 2012 10:09 PM #13
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

What great encouragement for my Thursday morning! :)  Thank you!

Jun 27, 2012 10:34 PM #14
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Jeff,  I absolutely agree and in this age of technology, we must embrace all the new to keep up.  It still amazes me how many people I run into have no idea how to use a smartphone, a computer etc.

Jun 28, 2012 12:49 AM #15
Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

You certainly have to jump right in. Although being on the leading edge is always fleeting. Todays leading edge is tomorrows functionally obsolescent.

Jun 28, 2012 02:44 AM #16
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

You got to do what you got to do to get it done.  But you will be happy to hear that I never leave my butt that much exposed :)

Jun 28, 2012 04:14 AM #17
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I'm with Phil, I was almost ready to break out a cold one. Then I realized it was too early in the day.

Jun 28, 2012 04:34 AM #18
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Interesting way to look at life . . . bottoms' up!!  Sometimes when we dive in, people might just see only our bottoms, but they don't have the view (or vision) that we have!!  Cute, illustrative post.

Jun 28, 2012 06:45 AM #19
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hey Liz - good to hear from you. I remember the Old Mills - great place.

Charles - we all roll up the sleeves sometimes, don't we?

Thank you, Kwee. Same back at you!

You as well, Kathy. Still hoping we can get together - perhaps the next trip to Palm Desert.

William - "Just do it" is a good mantra to keep in mind.

Thanks for your thoughts, Ginny. It was a fun photo to capture.

Phil - and sometimes it does!!

BLiz - Interesting...I felt exactly the same way some years ago, and dove in without a clue. Still trying to figure it all out.


Jun 28, 2012 02:23 PM #20
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
Hi Jeff, Great picture! Ducks are so funny and very interesting to watch. We have a huge duck pond at our VA Hospital and I love to watch them. The geese come up and talk to me. I am never sure if they are greeting me or scolding me
Jun 29, 2012 08:38 AM #21
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