Getting it right the second time: My Formula...
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.
- 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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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