Activerain for the Small Businessperson

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The Desire for Personal Fulfillment

Achievement, goals, personal fulfillment

I really had no idea how to start a small business, I just knew that I wanted to. Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to become self-employed, but I think there is one thing in common: the desire for personal fulfillment. Each of us has been striving to fulfill our dreams since the day we were born. The one sure way to make a dream come true is by following it.

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it."
~ William Arthur Ward

From Dream to Reality

Ah, but how exactly does one follow a dream? First you must recognize it. If you are not sure what your dream (or wish, or goal) is, you must spend some time getting to know yourself. It should become clear once you realize what truly makes you happy. Solidify that dream-hold it in your mind and become so familiar with it that it seems REAL. Nothing in this universe was created without first having been just a thought. Build your thought up in your mind and really believe that it is already a reality. Act as if your dream/thought is true at this very moment.

The Power of Attraction

At this point, you will begin to attract the tools you need to accomplish your goal. You'll meet the people who will help you reach your goal (thanks Bob Stewart!). You'll discover a class, or webinar (like Blogging Bootcamp at Activerain University), or a book, or an event, or whatever it is that you need. Each step along the way will lead you to the next one. One of the steps I took along the way was becoming an Activerain member, and the next day I took Bob Stewart's webinar. That led me to the next step of beginning to blog, which I know in turn will lead me to the next step in fulfilling my dream of working as a professional home stager.

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Janelle Ancillotti, Certified Professional Home Stager

Seneca Home Staging, Baldwinsville, NY

(315) 506-0725

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David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Hi Janelle - welcome - AR is the best and can be the launchpad for any small real estate related business. Regards Dave 

Sep 07, 2012 12:26 AM #1
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Hi Janelle, there are a lot of stagers on Active Rain with pretty awesome blogs. You should check a few of them out for some ideas. Another little piece of advice is to join different AR groups that might be useful to you and post your blogs to those groups also, this way you will interact more with other members. Welcome to AR, I'm sure you will find it as useful as I have over the years.

Sep 07, 2012 12:28 AM #2
Janelle Ancillotti
Seneca Home Staging - Syracuse, NY
HSR Certified Home Stager, Syracuse, NY

Thanks Dave and Malcolm! You are really quick with the feedback-that's what is great about this community, and I hope to contribute all I can.

Sep 07, 2012 12:35 AM #3
Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

Welcome to AR, Janelle. Running or starting a small business is not a small task. Lots of things to do and plan. AR has great wonderful resources like Bob.

Sep 07, 2012 12:36 AM #4
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Active Rain seems to help with almost anything. I especially like the quote from William Arthur Ward. It is so true.


Sep 07, 2012 05:23 AM #5
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Janelle, welcome to Activerain, congratulations on your 1st and FEATURED post. Continued success!

Sep 07, 2012 05:46 AM #6
Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
Welcome to the wonderful, warm community of Active Rain. This is a great place to be.
Sep 07, 2012 06:04 AM #7
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Janelle The AR  Network is the best place for you to hone your skills which will lead to success.  Welcome.

Sep 07, 2012 06:42 AM #8
Janelle Ancillotti
Seneca Home Staging - Syracuse, NY
HSR Certified Home Stager, Syracuse, NY

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful words of encouragement. I think I am going to like it here!

Sep 07, 2012 07:02 AM #9
Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Group - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest

Hi Janelle, welcome to AR! You will love it and I am sure you will find that you will get back everything you put in. Active Rain is truly a great community to be apart of, look forward to more of your future posts!

Sep 07, 2012 07:48 AM #10
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

Hi Janelle,

What a great first blog! I can see a bright blogger future for you on ActiveRain. Looking forward to more blog posts from you :)

Sep 07, 2012 09:42 AM #11
Nancy Lamb
Home Smart LifeStyles - Fountain Hills, AZ
& Loving AZ Team-Fountain Hills AZ
Janelle. Welcome to the AR community and we wish you every success. There are some amazing avenues for the real estate related professions, and staging is an important and growing area. With the housing industry in the recovery and turn around phase, it is a good time to begin a new business where the future holds unlimited potential.
Sep 07, 2012 09:47 AM #12
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

The big thing I have found from AR is that is has helped me with the knowledge and especially the technology to be competitive with people who have been in business longer then I have. When you can start to learn the walk better you start to walk the walk with ease. 

Sep 07, 2012 11:48 AM #14
Heidi Kelley
Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge - East Providence, RI
Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection

Welcome to AR Janelle.  I'm kinda new here myself and everyone has been so helpful and nice.  I'm sure you'll be welcomed warmly.  Keep following your dreams!

Sep 07, 2012 11:56 AM #15
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Well it looks like you are off to a great start. I wish I'd found AR this early in my career.

Sep 07, 2012 02:00 PM #16
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Janelle, I think that Debbie Gartner (The Floor Girl) is one of the best examples I know of who has an ancillary business to real estate and has used Active Rain really well. 

Sep 08, 2012 02:38 AM #17
Wayne Bennett
One Home Team Realty/Charlotte,NC 704-293-3931 - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate...As It Should Be're off to a great start.  The folks here at AR welcomed me with open arms as well.  Congrats on your feature, I wish you much success!

Sep 08, 2012 04:56 AM #18
John Fauth
Coldwell Banker King Thompson - Grove City, OH
Turning your dreams into an address!

Liked your post. Glad to see you have found your place in the sun. Good luck to you!

Sep 08, 2012 05:11 AM #19
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