Don't Ever Let Anyone Tell You You Can't Do Something!

Real Estate Technology with Realogy Holdings Co

I love the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness." It's a movie based on a true story staring Will Smith who plays investment stategist extraordinnaire Chris Gardner whose well-documented struggle to become a world renoun bond trader included being a homeless single dad with a young son.

Smith played the role extremely well. The scene below is about Gardner (Smith) telling his son not to have hopes about being a professional basketball player.  Gardner quickly realizes his mistake in discouraging his son, and gives one of the most inspirational speaches in recent movie history.

The Theme? "Don't ever let anyone tell you you Can't do something!" Enjoy!


Posted by

Ray Garrett

Independent Real Estate Recruiting, Training, and Marketing Consultant
cell:  804.615.4378

Licensed in Virginia

Member: National Association of Realtors, Virginia association of Realtors, Richmond Association of Realtors.


Comments (11)

Natasha Lavard
The Keyes Company - Village Of Wellington, FL
Experience, Professionalism, Results

I also love this movie. It really gives hope and more encouragement specially in hard times.

Nov 28, 2012 01:04 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Yes!   Great reminder to us all.....

Nov 28, 2012 01:09 AM
Ray Garrett, Jr.
Realogy Holdings Co - Richmond, VA
Director of Productivity and Innovation

Thanks for the comments. I really think that agents are very special people, who armed with just a little self confidence, and lots of motivation, can change the world.  I hope this video helps in a small way.  I highly recommend the movie.

Nov 28, 2012 02:12 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

YES, YES and YES! I shall repost!


Love and light,


Nov 28, 2012 12:06 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

You want something...go get it! Thanks to Laura for the reblog!


Nov 28, 2012 12:18 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Ray this is a great lesson or reminder. Your are right.  If we think we can do something, we can!

Nov 28, 2012 12:34 PM
Lanise Warrior-Johnson
Real Estate Brokers Services, Inc. - Compton, CA
Real Estate Specialist

This is one of my favorite movies.  We can do anything that we put our mind too, it takes hard work & confidence.  Thank you for sharing!

Nov 28, 2012 02:22 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ray, classic movie and you have the best clip of this movie here...and the best message --- just Go, Get it!

Thanks for sharing....

Nov 28, 2012 02:35 PM
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Good Stuff Ray, I think it's ourselves telling us we can't do something more than someone else saying it, it's training our thoughts and perceptions. Good message in the clip and great blog, have a great day.

Nov 28, 2012 08:21 PM
Neil Pluister
RE/MAX Property Pros Minocqua Neil Pluister (715) 367-7270 - Minocqua, WI
Realtor Up North

Absolutely to the point! That is what makes alot of us professionals who we are. We dont let road blocks stop our goals and dreams! Alway's Dream Big!

Nov 28, 2012 10:03 PM
Ray Garrett, Jr.
Realogy Holdings Co - Richmond, VA
Director of Productivity and Innovation

Thanks for the comments:

Robert Kiyosaki said he has a stong advantage over other men in that he went to war. He says that when you're alive only because other folks had died for you, you can't give up after seeing something like that.

Nov 29, 2012 02:51 AM