Humility - Is It Taught or Caught?? - Carlisle, PA

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

One day a friend of mine showed up for an important interview.  When she drove up for the appointment, a man was sweeping the front walkway outside the building. As she approached, they greeted each other and exchanged morning pleasantries.  She then excused herself so she would not be late for her scheduled interview.  She walked inside and was welcomed by the secretary and was then escorted through double doors to a large, well appointed, very impressive office.  She sat in nervous anticipation with butterflies in her stomach awaiting the grand entrance of her interviewer, the president/CEO.  A few moments later the solid mahogany doors opened and in walked the President/CEO of the company, the man who had been sweeping outside.  

My friend has shared that she did get the interviewed position that day but she gained much more from the years that followed   She learned much from the wisdom, guidance, example, and humility of this man.  His title had no bearing on his willingness to pitch in wherever needed.

Humility - Is It Taught or Caught...??

“A great man is always willing to be little.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"Humility is perfect quietness of heart."

Andrew Murray


“True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.” 
― Martin Luther

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Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Susan Laxson - So much wisdom in your words...Thank you!

Sep 06, 2016 04:26 AM #55
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
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Wonderful example.  We all start out as "me" types as kiddos but, if we are lucky, are taught to be humble.  Then, success comes and the lesson sometimes is forgotten.

Sep 06, 2016 06:43 AM #56
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Gita Bantwal
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I love the post and the quote. Congratulations on the featured post.

Sep 06, 2016 09:19 PM #57
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Maria Sapio
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Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC  - Great thoughts...thank you!

Sep 06, 2016 09:36 PM #58
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Maria Sapio
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Gita Bantwal - Thank you for your continued encouragement...

Sep 06, 2016 09:36 PM #59
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Maria,

What a great story!  It is nice to see that eveyone, including the higher ups of a company will pitch in and help where help is needed.

Brigita

Sep 06, 2016 11:27 PM #60
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Maria Sapio
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Brigita McKelvie ~ thank you for stopping by and for sharing your perspective ... Glad you liked it!

Sep 06, 2016 11:57 PM #61
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Annette Lawrence

Maria,
What a wonderful blog. The quotes included are equally stellar.

In our business where 'Success Theater," "Vanity Metrics," and "Surrogate Endpoints," run rampant in a race in which real estate agents seem compelled to distinguish themselves, the spirit of humility has been lost.

It seems more proper to maintain the stature of TOP AGENT than to embrace the humble spirit of servitude that the grasp on a broom handle suggests.

"..... proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue."
It is caught or taught? It is the outcome of the life examined and the understanding of that which really matters.


Sep 08, 2016 01:40 AM #62
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April Swenson
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers - Ocean Shores, WA
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What a great story. Thank you for posting it. Humility is a heart issue.

Sep 08, 2016 02:26 AM #63
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Maria Sapio
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April Swenson -   "Humility is a heart issue." - Yes, so true...!!
Thank you for stopping by...

Sep 08, 2016 02:35 AM #64
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
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Maria, this subject resonates in a big way with me.  

Recently, I read two blogs on AR--both deserved accolades, but I couldn't shake the annoyance of the authors' self-aggrandizement.  

If asked if you're good at what you do, it's perfectly acceptable to say  "you bet!"  (provided it's true).    But to write a creative blog while reminding readers  it's creative.......  well, it diminishes a job well done.  

Sep 08, 2016 04:03 AM #65
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Maria Sapio
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq. - I appreciate your visit and furthermore, I thank you for your heartfelt comment.  Pride has a way of sprouting up in us all at times and life has its own way of keeping us in check...

Sep 08, 2016 04:23 AM #66
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Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Maria ~ I don't know why, but I just had this thought in my head that your friend was going to find out that her interview was going to be with the man sweeping!  But what a great story.

Sep 08, 2016 07:16 AM #67
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Dawn A Fabiszak - I was wondering if any of the readers 'figured it out' ahead of time... :)
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for reading my blog!

Sep 08, 2016 08:15 AM #68
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Bill Park
Keller Williams-Brighton 149 - Brighton, MI
Real Estate professional serving Livingston County

What a nice blog and story, it is a pleasure to read it.  Humility is part of being a great person. Thank you for sharing.

Sep 11, 2016 12:11 AM #69
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Maria Sapio
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Bill Park  Thank you for reading my thoughts and sharing your thoughts as well... " Humility is part of being a great person." yes indeed! 

Sep 11, 2016 12:33 AM #70
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Some of the most successful people started right at the front door sweeping. My dad went from pumping gas for Atlantic to buying oil companies for them in the span of 32 years. He never lost that sense of understanding what it was like to be at the bottom and work your way up. 

 

Oct 19, 2016 04:52 AM #71
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Maria Sapio
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 - Humility is always a 'fashion statement' ...

Oct 19, 2016 06:11 AM #72
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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So Maria, as I take the time to read a few of your posts this evening I find a bit more of you.  You are a student of 'life'.  Observation of the keenest sort and yet for noble purposes.  Improving yourself.  Mark

Nov 29, 2016 06:38 PM #73
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Maria Sapio
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint - Life is a great teacher - and I am so thankful for every other student I have the opportunity to meet upon the campus of life!
Thank you for choosing to pause and read my posts - I am honored...

Nov 30, 2016 04:16 AM #74
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