JOBS is playing at the Movie Theater in the Flower Mound/Highland Village theaters. Ashton Kutchen does a superb job portraying the legendary Steve Jobs. I was quite surprised at Steve’s arrogance in the beginning of his career and quite frankly, I think it would have been difficult for me to work for such a man. By the time he got his girlfriend pregnant before he launched APPLE and the timing wasn't right, I really hated the man! As the movie progressed I was completely enthralled by his brilliance, vision and creativity. His accomplishments and success was not easily paved to good fortune but a brilliant billionaire he was! Challenges were many. In sum, I highly recommend this film because Steve Jobs is the sum package of technological obstacles, assumptions, input, data, decisions, relationship/team building and several roads less traveled. Because of his triumphs despite many odds APPLE has changed the way we ALL do business. I think we all owe Steve our gratitude because he encouraged the crazy ones, the misfits, troublemakers and rebels to "THINK DIFFERENT," in a positive and gifted light.
EIGHT YEARS AGO I had the good fortune of getting a family relocated to Texas from Arkansas. The buyer called me today to thank me for all that I did back then and to let me know he never forgot me and how much I did to help his family relocate. He is referring me to a buyer, pending job offer/acceptance. His company is in the process of relocating two people for hire. Many people are relocating to Texas. When I hung up the phone, I began to think of one of the best toys I had as a kid - a big can of white bricks and I sat for hours patiently building towers, chimneys and buildings. Building relationships lends itself to success. Throughout our life, we make choices, we put things together and we build a life with the help of others. I build my business through referrals.
MY SISTER called yesterday. We talked for hours, catching up on family and life events. I was reminded of the act of courage her son took when he went to Afghanistan shortly after the war had begun. He is married now with children and he has been home for some time now but she reminded me how important it is that we all keep our Veterans and soldiers in our hearts and prayers. The Veterans Crisis Line is one way to help veterans know that what they did for our country and the courage they have is still relevant. and they are very important. Anyone - Veterans, family members or concerned friends can call the Hot LIne: 1-800-273-8255; then press 1 or send a TEXT message to 838255.
Karen Otto, ActiveRain is teaching an 8 hour Home Staging CE course at Collin College, Plano, TX on September 21 and 28th. It's a two session class and I'm enrolled. I hooked up with Karen Otto at the recent North Dallas Meet-Up last Thursday at Benedict's in Addison. I'm really excited to know that Karen is teaching the class and I signed up! Karen posted the information on her August 3rd post. I would love to see others from ActiveRain attend the class and with Karen as our instructor, how cool is that??? For sign up, follow this link:
In sum, it is now Monday afternoon. I recommend we all THINK DIFFERENT. See the movie JOBS, stay in touch with past clients, talk to your family members, it's better than FaceBook, remember our Veterans are still adjusting to civilian life, keep learning and support other members in the RAIN like Karen Otto.