A Quote I Live By........

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Perhaps my favorite quote of all times is: "nothing is so good or bad that thinking won't make it so." The writer was Samuel Clemens, perhaps known better as Mark Twain. In my life I have found this to be both true and meaningful.

I was a shy and quiet kid. I had buck teeth and was self conscience about it. I wore braces for years and finally had them removed before I went away to college but the work was never finished.

When I got to school I decided I would be more self assured and people I met assumed I had always been that way. Ironically I found that the more comfortable I became with people the more I enjoyed my new found confidence and learned that I could be anyone I wanted to be. I ran for and was elected president of my dormitory. I joined both the forensic (speech) and debate teams and did well. I spoke to large groups of people then, and still do. I became a teacher, counselor, government and corporate trainer. I got my real estate license and could cold call and door knock with the best of them. I learned that the Twain quote was absolutely my path to becoming the person I wanted to be.

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When you think about real estate, it is time to focus. I have helped people for close to thirty years in all areas, and made the process not only simple but enjoyable. Why should you go it alone or settle for less? Call me and find a partner to help, direct and get you where you want to be.

Sheila Anderson

The Real Estate Whisperer...... Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator 732-715-1133

 

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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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I never got through his last book, should have gotten it on my iPad instead of in print. It's really heavy. And while I wasn't on a debate team (I do that in real life all the time, just ask my husband), I did belong to Toastmasters in Newport Beach for a while . . . Any type of public speaking gives you confidence, I think, when you finally master it.

Gotta add: giraffes are so comical, aren't they? All of their body parts can go in different directions.

Dec 02, 2018 02:36 PM #23
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Thanks Elizabeth. Giraffes crack me up too. TY      Sheila

Dec 02, 2018 02:37 PM #24
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Hi Sheila, it's amazing how others and we place tags on ourselves and eventually, we become that tag if we let it. Good for you for changing that tag. 

Dec 02, 2018 03:26 PM #25
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Thank you Kathy.     Sheila

Dec 02, 2018 03:34 PM #26
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SO funny but, I was going to say exactly what Lisa Von Domek said - I would have NEVER known, Sheila! 

What a quote to live by - you so wisely recreated yourself into a smart, confident, self-dependent woman with a tremendous sense of humor...and a passion for fur babies that I love! 

Great photo of the giraffe too - this whole post just puts a smile on my face!

Dec 02, 2018 03:36 PM #27
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Thank you Debe. I guess it worked then and I am a happy camper now.    Sheila

Dec 02, 2018 03:39 PM #28
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Shy here too for many years Sheila. It is wonderful to finally find a voice and become self-confident as an adult and as you wish. Enjoyed your post!

Dec 02, 2018 05:52 PM #29
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Morning Sheila.

I was in the same boat.  I was very shy as a child.  It wasn't until I hit my teenage years, that I decided to be me, and I didn't really care what others thought.  To this day, I still feel that same way

Dec 03, 2018 01:07 AM #30
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Thank you Wanda.     Sheila

Dec 03, 2018 04:51 AM #31
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Hi James. You are very special. TY     Sheila

Dec 03, 2018 04:52 AM #32
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This is a great quote and one that certainly resonates with me as well.  Thanks, Sheila.

Dec 03, 2018 06:42 AM #33
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Thanks very much Gabe.      Sheila

Dec 03, 2018 06:46 AM #34
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Sheila Anderson What a great entry... This is my favorite When I got to school I decided I would be more self assured "  You made the decision...way to go!

Dec 03, 2018 07:47 AM #35
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Thank you so much Margaret. I really appreciate your support.      Sheila

Dec 03, 2018 07:54 AM #36
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You shy? Would have have guessed. You certainly have pulled yourself out of that mindset. Good for you!

Dec 03, 2018 08:04 AM #37
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Sheila.       Sheila

Dec 03, 2018 08:05 AM #38
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Hi Sheila - it's interesting how life's events/situations/ experiences can shape us . Thank you for the post.

Dec 03, 2018 08:16 AM #39
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Thank you Michael. Thank you.        Sheila

Dec 03, 2018 08:25 AM #40
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Good for you Sheila, making the decision to get over your shyness and you have done it.

Dec 04, 2018 04:28 PM #41
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Thank you Rebecca.      Sheila

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