Read this Book: The Icarus Deception

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Home Stager with Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY
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The future economy will not be based on making things (we ALL already have waaaay too much stuff)...nor will it be solely on 'smart' people, or on information. No, value in the future economy will be based on people who can connect these dots for others.1

So is the message from Seth Godin's most recent book, The Icarus Deception. Well, that's one of the messages I've gotten so far, about 1/3 of the  way into it.

Realized FB has re-wired my brain for real reading>you know, books, the things with lots of paragraphs, and fully developed thoughts!-but am fighting back, lucky for me I picked such a good book to start.

Have found this book to be like a very rich dessert, I have to keep putting it down and step back, to absorb and assimilate. But it puts words to everything I've ever thought about work, and what I've ever believed about being in business for myself.

If you work for yourself, or are thinking about making the jump, RUN to your local bookstore (or library) and get this book. REALLY.

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Our spaces affect us profoundly...and so many other parts in our life fall into place when our spaces and possessions serve us in the best way they can. But getting there is much more than a pursuit of pleasing aesthetics.

 

Decorating and Staging are different, but much of the skill sets overlap, and each creates unique solutions that considers the needs, goals, resources, expectations, hopes and dreams of each client.

Bettering Westchester, Putnam and lower Fairfield counties since 1981, The Refreshed Home works collaboratively, and brings a thoughtful approach to the creative process. Proud to make a difference, as well as make a living. Offering specialty services such as remote and buyer consults, listing photo/video styling, guided and accompanied shopping, and accessory rental. We get in, get out, and you get on with your life.  Talk to me TODAY about how we can better your space!

  

                    

 

Marie Graham ASP, IAHSP, IDS Your Stager With A Mission!

QUESTIONS? Don't hesitate!! 914.607.2895 

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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Hate to admit it, but I no longer her the patience to sit and read.  I've even tried those audio-books and I get distracted.

Aug 07, 2014 08:06 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Thanks for the tip, Marie! Will try to check this out :)

Aug 08, 2014 03:48 AM #2
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hi Marie~ Sounds like a book I would enjoy. I'll have to put it on the list!

Aug 08, 2014 06:31 AM #3
Rainer
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Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

Roger-you're not alone. FB/etc has re-wired our brains!

LMK what you think Pati!

DONNA! Good to 'see' you! I think you would like it!

 

Aug 08, 2014 07:27 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Helping others connect the dots is exactly what staging is all about!

Aug 09, 2014 07:04 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Marie, it sounds like this is another of Seth's books that I need to commit to reading....your description of the book makes a lot of sense to me.

Aug 15, 2014 09:12 AM #6
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Marie~ It's officially on my reading list! Thanks again for the suggestion!

Aug 18, 2014 12:52 PM #7
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

I think you have embarked on an interesting journey, Marie - we'll talk soon!

Aug 25, 2014 02:11 AM #8
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