Mastery - There's a Point Here

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Mastery - There's a Point Here

Mastery...Climb every mountain

...is based upon our inclination to overcome that which has obstructed our ability to achieve true success.  Recently, I have read several questions/comments/posts about others' success and members' thoughts as to what that achievement may or may not mean to the successful ActiveRain member.

 

Points seem to be a large part of discussion here for various reasons--some have lots of points, others have very few; some expect more points, others would 'give them away' if they had an opportunity.  

 

Plain and simply, the points are the 'way of the world' here on ActiveRain.  We receive points when we sign up and complete our profile. There's a point for everything... well, almost! We receive points for commenting on others' posts and vice versa.

 

Kathy Streib recently had a wonderful featured post explaining reciprocation.  Do I wish more people would comment on my blog?  Of course, we all do--but, there are many days that we can only get back to so many members in one day and still sell real estate! I actually feel guilty never being able to get around to everyone who has commented on my posts--no matter how hard I try!  So, be careful what you wish for!  I will say that I do notice the masters at reciprocation (like Kathy) and strive to be better at reciprocation myself - they are the 'masters' and they motivate me to be better.

 


 

 

Keeping Score or Keeping Up

 

Points are given for contests--and it's very exciting when we receive our 'reward' for having worked hard on a post we write to enter the contest!  If you've never entered one, we would LOVE to have you participate. If you're not quite ready, it's also fun to sit back and watch; it can be less stressful!  

Points are given for the posts that we write--and occasional bonus points are given for those that are worthy of a feature.  We all love to be featured but, feature posts must, at a minimum, include the following:

1.  Few, if any, gramatical errors.
2.  GOOD content--something that will be 'worth' the read that is accurate as well.
3.  Include a graphic or two.
4.  Make sure your content & graphics are ORIGINAL and belong to YOU - if not, you must give credit and note that this is not your original content or graphic.

 

*My recommendation is take lots of photos and join a paid clip-art service - it's cheap and will always be available to you to use without having to credit others.

  


  

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All that being said, I believe Stewart Emery's message in Mastery,  "Removal of resentment toward the masters"  is a powerful message that we, as ActiveRain members, should embrace.  Rather than resent those who are the masters, those who have perfected the 'art' of blogging, of writing, of reciprocating others' posts and comments and those who have perfected the technology to be successful, not only here in the Rain but, on other social medium--we should EMBRACE them.

 

We learn & absorb more when we embrace mastery in business; why not do the same with our fellow bloggers? This not only impacts our careers but, our lives as well.  

Those who are successful in life do just that--they embrace those who are successful and then build upon their own successes. Think about it...

So, give the points a rest - compete in your mind but, for goodness sakes, embrace the 'masters' and focus on the REAL reasons you're here in the Rain!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Mastery - There's a Point Here

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Bruce Kunz
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Thanks for sharing, Debe Maxwell, CRS. Points can be a great initial inspiration to get involved, but over time they are forgotten about and reading great content is paramount and providing it is also important, too!
Bruce

Jul 25, 2018 08:29 PM #28
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Sybil Campbell
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It is hard to find the time to do all the things we want to and need to do isn't it Debe?

Jul 25, 2018 08:56 PM #29
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS ,

So glad to see this post featured! I don't know how you do all that you do but now you've said the first thing to go for you is sleep so I understand! Embracing successful people is how we learn and better our own skills. I've learned more in Active Rain from others than any classes I've taken or groups I've joined! My office is a huge source of inspiration because a good many of us are top producers and we mentor many others and take pride in their growing successes.The hardest thing for me is having enough hours in a day for my family, my Geno, my clients and myself!

Jul 26, 2018 05:24 AM #31
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Hi Richie Alan Naggar! I am TRYING to do my part daily - that's the best we can do, right?!

Jul 26, 2018 06:09 AM #32
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As well they should be forgotten about, Bruce Kunz! You're so right - the content is what REALLY matters!

Jul 26, 2018 08:40 AM #33
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It really is, Sybil Campbell! I find that my total hours of sleep diminished considerably with the onset of social media and our need to be everything to everyone and everywhere at every hour!

Jul 26, 2018 08:42 AM #34
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I share you and your office peers' mentality as well, Dorie Dillard! Nothing makes me happier than to have an agent I've helped train become a top producer as well - it just makes my heart swell as if they were my own children! 

Jul 26, 2018 08:43 AM #35
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Kevin Mackessy
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It is nice when you receive a storm of comments on your blog post, much like this one.  I don't sweat the lack of comments on the majority of my pieces, simply because they are more informative for community events, and don't require any kind of engagement in the form of comments.  

Jul 26, 2018 11:11 AM #36
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Scott Godzyk
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Well said Debe Maxwell, CRS and i have to admit points got me to post daily and get more active. The results were more new clients and lerning and sharing with a great group of people. It may never have happened if it was not for points

Jul 27, 2018 04:45 AM #38
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Debe

What an insightful post! It's far better to strive toward mastery, where it makes sense, as opposed to resenting those who are masters at what they do. And being satisfied with what we achieve as opposed to feeling we have failed. It's all about attitude. But far easier said than done.

Jeff

Jul 27, 2018 07:35 AM #39
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Wendy Rulnick
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Debe, Thank you for helping me get back into the site "spirit"!

Jul 27, 2018 11:54 AM #40
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Kevin Mackessy, I have a ton of local posts with no comments - I don't care about that at all. Those posts are the ones that make my phone ring! Here is a recent screenshot of a local event post - look at the ratio of views vs. comments - it's quite disproportionate!

hits vs comments

Jul 28, 2018 08:49 AM #42
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Excellent 'point,' Scott Godzyk and I totally agree! We compete with ourselves via the point - I think it's an inherent drive in all real estate agents!

Jul 28, 2018 08:50 AM #43
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Oh, yes, it is easier said than done - especially in some cases, Jeff Dowler, CRS! I am driven by the one in the lead...why? Because I want to be that one in the lead! LOL

Seriously, I admire the masters - I am well aware of how hard they worked to get to the level of mastery. It's nothing to be jealous about, it's inspiring to me!

Jul 28, 2018 08:53 AM #44
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Well, welcome back, Wendy Rulnick! I hope you're doing well! I've certainly missed your wisdom here in the Rain. Good to have you back!

Jul 28, 2018 08:54 AM #45
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - Congratulations on this well deserved feature. You have some great points that can spur much discussion.

I am ALWAYS striving to master work/life balance. As human beings, we need both. There are only so many hours in a day, and I get frustrated when I can't comment on others blogs. Reciprocation is so important to me. I want to let others know that I appreciate them taking the time to write an authentic comment. So it disappoints me when I can't get back to everyone on every comment.  

AR "Points". It has helped me understand the art of blogging much better than if they didn't exist. RE Agents and salespeople in general, are competitive in nature.  I want to know that when I do something it is rewarded. I don't do it for the reward but the reward helps to build the habit.  Do we sell real estate for free? NO!  Same with AR. How many would take the time to comment if they didn't get the points? What about writing a good blog like this one, if you didn't get the feedback. Without knowing the feedback, how do you stay motivated?

I think it would be like other social media, you read and scroll to the next subject.  I like that I am #1 in Northern AZ and #9 in AZ, I tout it. I have written a blog on it. So keep the points coming AR!!! 

I also love to see success of others. That also motivates me to do better and maybe to incorporate some of their winning techniques. 

Jul 28, 2018 09:15 AM #46
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Kat Palmiotti
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Constantly working to improve some area of our lives makes us better and better and eventually masters. I love learning from others!

Jul 28, 2018 10:38 AM #47
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Jan Green
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I used to push, push, push and write as many posts as I could to fulfill my desire to be found on Google.  It wasn't about points. I work to get  my point across.  I still try to comment on as many posts as I have time for and reciprocity is always on the brain and appreciated.  I like the idea of constantly working to improve.  That's been my mantra since I moved out of the house at 18 for a variety of reasons.   Great post!

Jul 28, 2018 11:48 AM #48
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Graphic content does spruce up a blog post considerably.  Most of the ones I do on community events have photos that can't be reposted, so I often don't utilize that feature.  

Aug 23, 2018 12:37 PM #50
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My goal is to submit posts that someone would want to read. Something about the area that we love to live in. The points really do not mean anything at all... it is more a fun thing for me to see the points add up. The contests are nice give me a point to aim for lol a pun there point to aim for. Nung me a bit to get my thoughts on target . Have a great night and points away. 

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