Getting it right the second time: My Formula...

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Getting it right the second time: My Formula...

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One of the biggest challenges in life, business, relationships and family is to get things right the first time. Sadly, for us mere mortals this is not always possible. The busy lives we lead, the more active we are, the more likely it will be that we make mistakes along the way. Thankfully, we live in a society which in the most part is forgiving and allows us the opportunity, that when we fail we get a second chance.

I have made many mistakes over time, it happens to be one of the cons of living and working for a long time. The longer I have been around the longer the list of my mistakes has grown. The beauty of this phenomenon is, that it allowed me to “learn” from the mistakes. Gratefully I was not following one of my favorite definitions i.e.: The definition of Insanity by Albert Einstein “… making the same mistake over and over and expecting different results…”

Some mistakes can be debilitating and if we do not focus on how to solve, fix, correct, whatever words we use, the bottom line is, if we do not rectify it than there will be no opportunities for a second chance.

Over time, I have developed this formula on how to overcome my mistakes. I will share this here with all, thanks to a Challenge I am participating in on Active Rain.

The Formula:  

  •         Identify the mistake
  •         Admit that it was a mistake
  •          Have genuine contrition about the mistake
  •         Look for a solution how to overcome the mistake
  •         Do not procrastinate on the corrective solution
  •         Take corrective action as soon as the plan has been formulated
  •         Persevere until the mistake has been rectified

So, with that said let me share one of my mistakes where I have received a second chance. I was a Realtor in Boston, MA and just getting settled in and on track to developing a successful business practice on Beacon Hill. For those who are not familiar with Beacon Hill, it is very similar from prestige and demographics of Beverly Hills, CA. It consists of an established affluent community and a magnet for those who have succeeded and were on track to succeed. This part of Boston is a “walking city” and real estate is conducted face to face, on foot, not driving around. (few want to lose their parking spotsJ) On the rare occasion we need to drive we either took a cab or being a typical Bostonian had one car that we seldom used.

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Fast forward in time…Diane had the opportunity to relocate from Boston, MA to Los Angeles, CA with her firm. Mistakenly I said, no problem let’s do it: Real Estate is Real Estate no matter where we live.

Now with that said, when we arrived in Los Angeles, CA., coming from an Attorney State to an Escrow State I had adjustments to make.  Then there was no reciprocity in Real Estate Licensing from MA to CA. Coming from a walking city to a driving city forced us to immediately buy a second car. Any way you can imagine how quickly I had to practice my own formula for second chances.

Study for my California Real Estate license, buy a new car, learn the city, learn the inventory, learn the neighborhoods and the list goes on and on. Those of you, who know  me, this second chance worked out just fine. I work in Beverly Hills, CA the Relocation Destination place for all from all over the Globe and I am a successful Beverly Hills, CA Realtor. Live in a dream climate where we complain when the temperatures drop below 60 degrees.  Life is good thanks to second chances!

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Now if you are considering to relocate, not just from Boston, MA but anywhere from the Globe please reach out to me I am a Relocation Expert who not only is trained but experienced in Relocation.

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002(m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations

 

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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Endre, your philosophy is similar to mine. I have yet to participate in any contests this month ... I better get cracking. 

It seems to me you got it right in Boston and Beverly Hills 

Dec 18, 2016 02:23 PM #9
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Susan Haughton
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I totally agree with Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert's comment above...you would be successful no matter where you landed!

Dec 18, 2016 02:27 PM #10
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Sure made a big success - didn't you Endre Barath, Jr. ???

Proud of you - hi to Diane - Lynn

Dec 18, 2016 04:25 PM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Endre,

I would'nt expect any less from you.  Ron and I have great respect for you.  Wishing you a great week.  A

Dec 18, 2016 04:44 PM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Kathleen Daniels  what's the rush it is only the 18th of the month:))Endre

Dec 18, 2016 05:21 PM #13
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Susan Haughton  you are too kind, Endre

Dec 18, 2016 05:22 PM #14
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If the ability was there the hardest thing to overcome was the adjustment period to get licensed and learn the area.  Mission accomplished

Dec 18, 2016 05:30 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lynn B. Friedman  thank you, Endre

Dec 18, 2016 05:33 PM #16
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  thank you both. Endre

Dec 18, 2016 05:33 PM #17
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Ed Silva  and buy a second vehicle:))Endre

Dec 18, 2016 05:34 PM #18
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Endre Barath, Jr., this doesn't surprise me at all, you are an achiever. Sometimes, we have to jump when opportunity knocks and give it our all which is exactly what you did. 

Dec 18, 2016 05:37 PM #19
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Beth Atalay  sometimes we do a leap of faith:)) it is easier sometimes when we do not have all the information:))Endre

Dec 18, 2016 05:41 PM #20
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - sort of starting from scratch but not really because the building relationships and marketing you had.  You and Jeff Dowler could be identical cousins in your pursuit.   Thanks for entering the contest.

Dec 18, 2016 05:53 PM #21
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Grant Schneider  yes Jeff Dowler  and I spoke about the days he was in Cambridge, MA I have mentioned to him about a print I have... one of these days he needs to give me his evaluation of it:)Endre

Dec 18, 2016 06:02 PM #22
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George Souto
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Endre with your work ethic you would have succeeded anywhere.

not admitting the mistake is one of the biggest reasons why many mistakes are not corrected.

Dec 18, 2016 07:06 PM #23
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Great post Endre Barath, Jr. learning from one's mistakes is important to success.  Most people have a difficult time admitting a mistake...and if you can't admit it, you can't learn from it.

Dec 18, 2016 07:54 PM #24
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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George Souto  my friend it is so hard to admit when we make a mistake... I have stories about those too many to publish here:))Endre

Dec 18, 2016 08:26 PM #25
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lisa Von Domek  indeed well said, Endre

Dec 18, 2016 08:27 PM #26
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Endre(and Diane) --- I'm joining in the chorus of those who are glad you made that trip West.  Here's to finding the right formulas -- first time, the second and or at least eventually.   

Dec 19, 2016 04:09 PM #27
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some things are meant to be Endre Barath, Jr. . especially when the person involved in determined to make it work

Dec 23, 2016 11:48 AM #28
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