Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge, or MY VERY OWN MR. MIYAGI!

By
Real Estate Agent with Equinox Real Estate Licensed in Oregon

apple for the teacherYesterday marked my one week anniversary as an ActiveRain member. Last Tuesday I received an email from AR member Bahman Davani. He asked me if I knew about the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge, and did I want to take part with him?

I appreciate the fact that Bahman contacted me for two reasons:

#1. I'm usually too stubborn to ask for help.

#2. I'm generally too embarrassed to post a "stupid question" to AR.

So did I think that for 2,000 points I could pose some questions to Mr. Davani? Of course!

So I checked out his profile and found out he's a really super smart guy. He has a Ph.D in Computer Science, a Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics, he's a certified Web Master; I hit the jackpot because the questions I had were computer technology related! Oh, and he speaks Farsi. Farsi! Pretty cool.

So we emailed back and forth a few times (more than a few times, I realize, upon checking), and I asked him how to link Facebook to my AR profile, can I pre-load blog templates with my links, and what is the purpose of the short URL? He answered all my questions in numerical order, and offered to help me (as in DO IT for me) if I couldn't work it out.

I figured I was done with Bahman until I went to a blank blog page and couldn't figure out how to get the "link" icons to light up. Big problem.

This looks like a job for Bahman Davani!

I emailed him yet again, and he explained how to link. I'm about to try it for my first time here, by linking my FIRST BLOG EVER to this one. Wish me LUCK!!! Look below to see how it goes...

On Being Brave and Taking Chances

Please feel free to read this blog. Many happy people have!

Aha! It worked! I am so smart, la-la-la-la-la! And if you know what Saturday morning non-cartoon I'm referencing there, so are YOU!!!

So, to make a long story short, or vice versa, Bahman Davani is my Mr. Miyagi of mathematics and computer programming. I LOVE that he offered to do it for me, but I'm more happy that he taught me how to fish. Metaphorically typing.

Thank you, thank you, Bahman! The last thing I have to say is that the most wonderful thing to come out of this mentorship is that I know I can contact you directly anytime to avoid embarrassing myself, and that will make me much more likely to reach out for help.

You ROCK!!!

Posted by

Kelly Bogan

Equinox Real Estate

Licensed in the state of Oregon

541-915-7551

Comments (17)

Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Good for the both of you and that is how it happens in the rain. Hope to see more and more in the future

Mar 28, 2013 09:31 AM
Linda Blumenthal
Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087 - Westhampton Beach, NY
NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR

Hi Kelly.  You did a wonderful job.  Now, look at you!  You are teaching everyone else what you learned.  Look forward to seeing your posts.

Mar 28, 2013 10:04 AM
Joe Kerouac
Madison, NJ
Real estate agent and writer

Hey Kelly,

Just wanted to pop in and read some of your posts that I may have missed.  I'm really liking the "voice" you have found in your blogging so quickly!

Great to have found and gotten such help from Bahman.

Mar 29, 2013 01:53 AM
Kelly Bogan
Equinox Real Estate - Eugene, OR
Your Gateway to the Emerald Valley in Lane County
Thank you for your virtual visit, Joe! I think of you as a sensei of sorts, too, because you were the very first person to post a comment on my first blog ever, not to mention the fact that you encouraged and reached out to me. *******I'm also glad my personality is coming through. I am pretty light-hearted and jovial. However, I'm a little concerned about seeming ditzy and unknowledgable. One I get more comfy with blogging, I'll wow you all with my smarts. Hopefully!
Mar 29, 2013 02:06 AM
Kelly Bogan
Equinox Real Estate - Eugene, OR
Your Gateway to the Emerald Valley in Lane County
And it's too bad I can't correct in the comment box.
Mar 29, 2013 02:07 AM
Joe Kerouac
Madison, NJ
Real estate agent and writer

Yo, I think you can correct the coment box....at least I can.  

Hover over the bottom of the comment box, far right, at bottom, just to the left of the time stamp.  You'll see the ability to edit, delete, report a concern.

And glad to be considered a mentor of sorts! I am awesome at sorts.  LOL

Mar 29, 2013 02:32 AM
Kelly Bogan
Equinox Real Estate - Eugene, OR
Your Gateway to the Emerald Valley in Lane County
See, you never cease to offer help! The problem with the hovering is that 90% of my living is done through my phone. I'm so on-the-go, you know. :) But that's good to know in case I post an egregious comment in the heat of the moment.
Mar 29, 2013 02:38 AM
Joe Kerouac
Madison, NJ
Real estate agent and writer

Never thought about the phone thing...I have a "smart" phone, but use it in a dumbed down manner.

Mar 29, 2013 02:40 AM
Kelly Bogan
Equinox Real Estate - Eugene, OR
Your Gateway to the Emerald Valley in Lane County
Here's the thing about my iPhone, Joe. I'm well into my 40's and that tiny screen is getting mighty hard to see!
Mar 29, 2013 04:34 AM
Joe Kerouac
Madison, NJ
Real estate agent and writer

Funny.  BTW, you don't look like you are in your 40s.

Hey, I just posted a link to a radio interview I did this week.  If you get a chance, give it a listen!

Mar 29, 2013 04:45 AM
Kelly Bogan
Equinox Real Estate - Eugene, OR
Your Gateway to the Emerald Valley in Lane County
Oh, and I forgot, thank you for reading my post and leaving comments, Linda and Charles. I have no idea how everyone finds time to keep up with AR!
Mar 29, 2013 06:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kelly- you have just experienced the power of ActiveRain!!!  And, BTW.. welcome to ActiveRain!  Looks like you're enjoying your experience here and I look forward to reading more of your posts. 

Mar 29, 2013 01:04 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Kelly, welcome to AR, you joined just in time for a great contest. Remember, there are no stupid questions, everyone here is extremely helpful!

Mar 29, 2013 02:04 PM
Carmela Jacobs
Carmela Realty - Thousand Oaks, CA
Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor

Kelly,

Great post, not too shabby for any Rainer, old timer or new.   I like your attitude, welcome to AR, I can already tell, you fit right in and will only get better with time.

Best,

Mar 30, 2013 06:45 AM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Kelly~ this is yet another great example of why AR is the leading edge in real estate, the proof is in your "amazing" blog! Thanks for proving how great AR is...

Apr 05, 2013 01:31 AM
Kelly Bogan
Equinox Real Estate - Eugene, OR
Your Gateway to the Emerald Valley in Lane County
Jon, I am having a grumpy morning, and you just brightened it! Humor is a great screen, isn't it?
Apr 05, 2013 01:45 AM
Kelly Bogan
Equinox Real Estate - Eugene, OR
Your Gateway to the Emerald Valley in Lane County
Thanks, Kathy! I think I liked your FB page. *******Beth, I love your blogs. You set a great example!****** Thank you, Carmela! I look forward to posting blogs with more informational content.
Apr 05, 2013 01:48 AM

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