Skip A Dee Doo Dah Do Over Day
My Oh My Look At The Lessons For Today!
While I use the expression “do over” I do not truly believe in do overs.
I do understand and appreciate the spirit of Grant’s ActiveRain Contest.
The older I get the more I know this to be true …for ME.
My life is a journey … not a destination. Along my life’s journey I encounter people, events, circumstances that “teach” me. It is why I am here ... to enjoy the journey. For the adventure. However, I admit, I do at times forget that.
The teaching or lessons learned may be discovering things that I like, or don’t like. The more I learn the more I grow. My life’s education may cause me to stop doing things I have done for years, or start doing something totally new.
As for getting it right the second time … sometimes the lessons keep coming until we do get it right. It could take far more than a second time to get it right. God knows it sure has for me!!!
For the sake of this contest – I will share a major mistake I made in my real estate business and how I was able to do it over with a winning outcome. To be clear, there have been many major mistakes, aka learning experiences in my business and my life!
It is all part of my journey.
Hiring the wrong people and/or simply trusting in them too much without truly completing my own due diligence to determine if they were the right people to do the job.
Never assume or trust that just because people market their selves as being all that … that they are all that. Anyone can call their self an “expert” and beat their own drums all day long about how great and wonderful they are … but are they … really?
Get references. Look at some of the work they have done. Do research and fact finding to validate their own claims about how great and wonderful they are. Forget about what they say … what are their clients saying?
Listen to my gut. If my gut is screaming these people are full of $**t … go with that and move on. My gut is not guesswork. My gut works like a second or back-up brain. My gut often works better for me than my brain. This is most especially true when I am too focused on wanting to believe what I am being sold and my brain chooses to ignore the red flags.
It happens. If you don't believe me then just ask Mr. Crappy.
Can people be too trusting? YES!
Winning Outcome: Find someone who truly knows how to do what I need done. Rather than hiring them to do the work for me, hire them to TEACH me how to do it myself.
That is what I have done with many aspects of my life and in my business as an Independent San Jose real estate broker. It saves a lot of money and a lot of time, angst and frustration. I am much happier and peaceful as a result.
It is all part of my journey. No matter what happens that is perceived to be "bad", "unexpected", or "unwanted" .... I always, ALWAYS, without fail, end up in a much better place with much better results.
Each day I embrace more fully ... It is all GOOD. Even the "crap" that in the moment I may perceive as "bad" ... in the end (pun intended) is GOOD.