Monday Morning Musings - THINK DIFFERENT

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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:

Home Staging CE Course Plano, TX offered by Collin College Fall 2013

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.

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Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Hi Pat, Happy Monday afternoon to you!  I would like to see the movie, it sounds like a good one.  I just got my first I Pad and love it along with my I phone, can't live without them...well I can but choose not to.  Great news about the referrals, and there will be lots of referrals, good always comes back, sometims it just takes time.  Have a great rest of the week.

Aug 26, 2013 05:12 AM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I have not seen JOBS yet but have heard from others it is a good movie.  I knew he was not well liked early on in his career, and for that matter of fact not liked by some even later in his life.  But he was brilliant, and I wonder if APPLE will be able to maintain the same standard that he set.

Aug 26, 2013 05:25 AM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your Monday musings. I've been editing some photographs from our recent visit to the National Zoo, a wonderful place to visit.

Aug 26, 2013 06:11 AM #3
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Patricia ...I will have to check that one out ....Thanks!

Have a blessed day in TEXAS!

Aug 26, 2013 06:40 AM #4
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Patricia, I know you will enjoy that home staging class. I would like to attend one in my area if they offer it.

Aug 26, 2013 06:46 AM #5
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Hi Patricia, I went to see Jobs this weekend as well and I thought it was a great movie. It captured my attention the entire time. Steve Jobs came a long way and his ability to never give up was impressive. Catching up with family is priceless, I'm so glad you and your sister were able to chat.

Aug 26, 2013 07:09 AM #6
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


         I too feel that I could not have worked for a man like Steve Jobs maybe in my 20's I could have but for now family comes 1st, but like you I an thankful he was such a gifted visionary and I think at the end he did make things right! I am not Aston fan but I do want to see the movie. I like your musings you are right we make relationships and decisons that affect us. You made me think of something that I will write a blog on thanks for the thoughts!

Aug 26, 2013 08:20 AM #7
Scott Larson
BHHS/Utah Properties - Park City, UT
Park City, Utah Real Estate News

Some great musings this morning Patricia.  I always enjoy what you have to say and today is no different.  I really want to see the Steve Jobs movie, but given that I have not been to a movie theater since before my soon to be 10 year old daughter was born, this one is gonna have to wait 6-12 months before I get to it, but I will.  Great message for the Veterans Crisis Line as well.

Aug 26, 2013 08:30 AM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Wow so much to share today!  I'm excited that you are taking Karen's course!!!  I haven't see the movie, but it's on my "to see" list!

Aug 26, 2013 09:44 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Patricia- I loved your post this morning. You are so insightful and I can see why your clients from 8 years ago would still remember you.  Have a great week. 

Aug 26, 2013 09:55 AM #10
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks for sharing your Monday morning musings-lots of interesting things to ponder and discuss.  How could  your clients ever forget your wisdom and your talent?  You are a relationship builder and it shows in all you do and say!

Aug 26, 2013 12:36 PM #11
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Patricia, Monday Morning Musings is sure to be a hit, especially after a busy Sunday. The first part about Steve Jobs is a good revue and I am so looking forward to seeing the movie. He was an amazing, while quite complex, genius.
Aug 26, 2013 12:42 PM #12
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Patricia,

Well titled...Monday morning musings.....  I need to make time to see that movie.  Thank you for the interesting review. 

I agree with your statement about building relationships lending itself to success.  Great post all the way around. 


p.s.  Thank you very much for suggesting my last post.  That post meant a lot to me.   I plan on sharing the link with the RMFI guys and gals tomorrow.  I think the comments received will make them feel very appreciated. 


Aug 26, 2013 02:39 PM #13
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Patricia - a great way to combine lots of different thoughts in one post.  Hope your week is off to a good start.

Aug 26, 2013 03:53 PM #14
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

What a wonderful blog post to start reading & then to read your kind commentary about my class and that you've enrolled is just humbling. Thank you so much for sharing this Patricia and it's an honor to know that you'll be attending as well as to know you! You're a very special person and I look forward to getting to know you better.  It's no wonder your clients don't forget you! See you soon! 

Aug 26, 2013 10:43 PM #15
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Patricia you're going to love Karen Otto's home staging course!  Karen is one of the best stagers around and she generously shares her talent and inspires her students.  I'm going to put Jobs on my list of movies to see, thanks for the tip!

Aug 27, 2013 01:19 PM #16
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Patricia, Glad to know that the movie is one you would recommend. Maybe we can see it this weekend. I love it when my sisters call and we can catch up and visit. It feels good.

Aug 27, 2013 01:33 PM #17
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Patricia, I will definitely have to see Jobs, thanks for the info on the film.  I meet three of my sisters last Saturday in Bluefield, WV.   Linda, who is legally blind, is buying a house near my sister Alice.  At this time she lives with my sister Avis in Charlotte NC.  I wrote the contract, went to the USDA to get Linda started with a mortgage for the will take 90+ days but the sellers are fine with that.  It was a great time seeing my three younger sisters!

Aug 29, 2013 01:42 AM #18
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Rebecca - I'm so glad for your sister's good fortune and it is nice to hear about your sisterly love! Being legally blind is tough and the love you have for each other is truly beautiful! I'm glad she chose a house close to your sister Alice. Having a strong support system with family is comforting. I hope you get to visit with them all again very soon.

Let me know what you think of JOBS after you see it! I would see it again :)

Aug 29, 2013 01:49 AM #19
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