The Hound and his Bone

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The Hound and his Bone

 

A hound dog found a juicy bone, holding it tightly in his mouth so it did not get lost. He intensely growled, snarling at anyone who came near enough to pose a threat. Soon he ran into thick forest to bury his prize. 

 

Carrying the bone over a small bridge, looking down into the water, seeing its own reflection, he discovered another dog with a bigger bone. Without any further thoughts, he knew he wanted that one too!

 

He growled and made a big fuss, so did the other dog. He continued this for some time, snapping and snipping aggressively. As he opened his mouth wide to bite, the bone fell into the stream with a big splash!

 

It sunk out of sight, flowing along the bottom with the brisk water current. Not only was he without his precious bone, he was out of the other dog's too. The hound tucked his tail under in defeat, sulking back home.

 

This story correlates with business, especially when greed takes over and adverse consequences reign. The result, when quick decisions are made that exclude the care of clients with only a financial end goal in mind. 

 

Taking on too much creates a haphazard environment that can lead to disastrous results in life due to excessive ways. It can take a thriving business down to nothing when integrity has departed and clients lose trust.

 

A fair share of business lends to happy clients and accomplished standards. Being satisfied means enjoying professional success while reaching out to gain new clients. Is it really necessary to have it all?

 

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Buying or selling a home in southern Utah? Call me at 435.632.9374 or contact me at wanda@buynsellutah.com to help because Wanda Can!

 

A portion of every successful real estate transaction goes to Bed 'n' Biscuits to help fund Switchpoint, a local homeless shelter.

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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! ,

So glad to see this post featured! A great analogy and I've seen this happen over and over again! I'm a huge Zig Zigglar fan an relate totally to that quote or their version of it!

Feb 08, 2018 04:06 AM #22
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John Wiley
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Great to see this post featured.

Greed is a dangerous business practice.

Feb 08, 2018 04:24 AM #23
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Thank you so much James Dray! A top producer's life is not on my list of things to accomplish either, am pretty satisfied with current business.

Feb 08, 2018 06:37 AM #24
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It is evident all around us, that insatiable appetite for more, more, more! Greed has been the downfall of many Dorie Dillard, glad to be excluded from that group! 

Feb 08, 2018 06:40 AM #25
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Thank you John Wiley, glad that most do not participate! Transactions can be emotional enough without having that as a contributing factor. 

Feb 08, 2018 07:02 AM #26
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Sharon Miller
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Wanda,

Such a great axiom to share with those involved in our profession. Real estate sales agents, by their nature, are a diverse culture. With that said, the truism you have shared should be reiterated among C.E. class participants annually. It goes without saying, modern day culture has become overrun with a "me first" mentality.

Most of us have experienced this modern day "behavior shift" when interacting with buyers and sellers as well as, transaction participants. We must work hard, perfecting our communication/negotiating skills, to a point where we keep our clients, customers and others, from standing on the bridge looking at the "big bone" reflecting in the water below!  

 

Feb 08, 2018 07:53 AM #27
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Funny story and good lesson. Do you suppose the dog also wanted a big parade so he could show off his biggest parade mankind has ever known?

Feb 08, 2018 09:27 AM #28
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Anne Corbin
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I remember reading this story as a little girl. It was a good lesson in greed. Nice post and reflection.

Feb 08, 2018 09:30 AM #29
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Sharon Miller, People who chase the money get in trouble as a result. This industry is not like instant coffee, it is more of a slow brew!

Feb 08, 2018 03:36 PM #30
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There's always someone wanting to outdue everyone else Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, isn't there?! I focus on my business and my clients and the rest follows!

Feb 08, 2018 03:37 PM #31
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Thank you Anne Corbin, I remember it well! There are some great lessons to be taught and learned as long as there is an attentive audience.

Feb 08, 2018 03:39 PM #32
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Greed will "get ya" every time - no doubt about it.

Feb 08, 2018 03:53 PM #33
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Hi Wanda

Great analogy! Greed, wanting it all, and your own agenda will get you in trouble more times than not.

Jeff

Feb 08, 2018 05:14 PM #34
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Yes it will Marte Cliff! The news headlines run rampant with those who finally got caught and jail cells accommodate them.

Feb 08, 2018 05:54 PM #35
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Thank you Jeff Dowler! Service to others first still remains my work model and it is both satisfying, rewarding and the rest follows.

Feb 08, 2018 05:58 PM #36
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I may not be the biggest dog on the field but I am very happy with my field!

Feb 08, 2018 07:19 PM #37
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Excellent post Wanda!  I like your analogy and you clearly show how the hound and his bone equates to greed in real estate!

Feb 09, 2018 04:16 PM #38
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As am I Anna Hatridge

Feb 09, 2018 08:58 PM #39
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Thank you Jan Green! Unfortunately it happens when people lose sight of what they have and become insatiable.

Feb 09, 2018 09:05 PM #40
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Michael J. Perry
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Great story ! It's also why I work best when I have a Contract Manager handling my paperwork !

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