Can you be THANKFUL for a loss?

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Real Estate Agent with Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.

Friday was the last day for an employee I have had in my life for 10 years. She worked for me as my assistant when I was working at another brokerage. We worked out of my home, my living room was her office.  She put up with me greeting her in my pajama's from time to time, my cats, listening to me shower or iron plus I home-schooled my son and my mother-in-law lived with us!  We worked from my home for almost 4 years before my husand and I started our own brokerage and we finally found ourselves working from a "real" office.  When we moved, KR became the face of our company, answering phones and greeting our guests, clients, employees and agents plus working as my assistant.  After a year she moved out of those roles and became our “Closing Department.”

 

I know that people need to grow in their lives and are always looking for a better life for themselves.  That is a such a big driver for ALL of us!  KR found a new opportunity and while it was a huge disappointment to lose someone I have grown to deeply love, I do understand and wish her the best in her new endeavors as she continues to strive for the things that matter to her.

 

KR was such a big part of our company and its growth. Her importance and sweet spirit in my life and the lives of others was something I will miss. (I am crying as I write this post.) What I have come to recognize is that I am grateful for all she has been to me, helping me achieve my goals and being a loyal employee for so many years.

 

 I was blessed to have known her in my life and for that I am Thankful. ♥

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Joy

Joy Daniels, GRI, ABR, CSP, e-PRO
JOY DANIELS REAL ESTATE GROUP, LTD
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Harrisburg, PA  17110

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Sham Reddy
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We all need to prepared for that same situation in our businesses from time to time!!!

I know that people need to grow in their lives and are always looking for a better life for themselves.  That is a such a big driver for ALL of us

Nov 20, 2016 08:30 PM #20
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Joan Whitebook thank you for that good point, we are BOTH moving forward.

Debra Leisek & Lise Howe it is very bittersweet.  Thank you for your kind words.  It was an amazing 10 years for which I am thankful and as Sham Reddy states we need to be prepared for this in our business from time to time. . . but it still is painful. 

Nov 20, 2016 09:25 PM #22
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Joy your post says it all very well, and losing someone who has been so supportive over the years has got to be hard. I hope your next employee will be able to fill the shoes of KR.

Nov 20, 2016 10:39 PM #23
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Nov 20, 2016 10:52 PM #24
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Joy

What a touching tribute to KR and all that she brought to the company and to you personally, even though it was time for her to move on. You'll have wonderful memories and hopefully will find someone else to take her place.

Jeff

Nov 20, 2016 11:25 PM #25
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Joy: And I am sure it was very hard for KR to make that decision. But sometimes we need to move on to follow our own visions for ourselves. It's like sending one's children out into the world. Support her decision and be happy for her, at the same time having that "empty nest" feeling.

Nov 20, 2016 11:49 PM #26
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Nick & Trudy Vandekar and Jeff Dowler  - we are blessed we had a back for each of our positions, so that back up has gaciously taken the position.  Thanks for your kind words!

Richie Alan Naggar - thank you.  : )

You decribed the feelings exactly Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® thank you for that description, it definitely helps me!

 

Nov 21, 2016 05:54 AM #27
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Not easy for you to lose someone so valuable and appreciated, and I'm sure it's tough for KR to make a leap knowing how much she has been valued.  This kind of post is what makes your team so very special!

Nov 21, 2016 06:59 AM #28
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
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I couldn't wait to read this tonight, you did a great job writing this post. I am sure it was a hard decision for her to leave after 10 years. She worked for the best and I am sure she will always be grateful for that. You are such a special person Joy. Loved seeing you today!

Nov 21, 2016 09:23 AM #29
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Brian Burke
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great post, I feel your pain!

Nov 21, 2016 09:33 AM #30
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

John Meussner we do have a special team and we work with special lenders like you! :)  Thanks!!

Amanda S. Davidson is was wonderful to see you yesterday too!  You made my day! :)  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thank you Brian Burke you have a good heart!

Nov 21, 2016 09:21 PM #31
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Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

Joy, yes indeed we can be thankful and even blessed for a loss as you say. I have been very blessed w/ good people around me all my life. I always root for them to be the best they can be and take "real" opportunities if they present themselves. I always treat them the very best I can and if they can do better for themselves and their family, I encourage it. When I lose someone, it seems I too am equally blessed w/ some new and wonderful people around me as "YOU" will as well. And,, I believe the reason for that is my sincere wishes for them to be the best they can be. Hang in there, you will see...

Nov 21, 2016 11:56 PM #32
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Joy,

Growth is normal for most people. Lucky, you were able to see the beginnings of it for your assistant. Hopefully, she will go on to amazing things & your paths will meet many more times over the years as you continue to love & support each other.

Nov 22, 2016 12:09 AM #33
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Thank you for your words of wisdom Robert Hicks - have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

You are right Dörte Engel I did get to see the beginnings of her amazing jouney.  Thank you for the reminder.

Nov 22, 2016 02:33 AM #34
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Richie Alan Naggar
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You have discovered the true treasure within every human if only we pause and take a look. You-looked.....!

Nov 22, 2016 02:38 PM #35
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Congratulations on your featured article. We are looking forward to the next one.

Nov 24, 2016 05:22 AM #36
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village

The title of your blog captured me. You are so grateful for what your former employee gave your company and that's the way to look at it!  The title also made me think of when I lost my job after 9/11.  It was rough as I loved the job so much however...b/c of that job loss I went into real estate which has given me so much more!

Nov 25, 2016 09:00 AM #37
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Richie Alan Naggar - I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Taking time "to look" at everything you have in your life! :) 

Thank you Harry F. D'Elia

I love Napolean Hill.  He says that "“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”   I am happy Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR that you found that to true with your situation.

 

Nov 26, 2016 11:09 AM #38
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Joy. I thought she was dead. Be grateful you can still see her.

Nov 28, 2016 01:53 AM #39
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Jan Green
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HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What a great post for someone who "worked" for you.  Sounds like a great partnership.  Good luck going forward to find her replacement!

Dec 01, 2016 05:11 PM #40
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