How Memorable Are You?

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How Memorable Are You? 

 

Pondering What Makes You Memorable

 

How Memorable Are You? 

 

I was recently reading a news article about an experience where memorability was examined.  It's a subject that is often discussed in the world of real estate.  This news article had nothing to do with real estate.  Imagine that!  Yes, there is a world beyond real estate. 

When I searched for a quote where "memorable" was mentioned I found many that caused me to ponder more I found two that were new to me and one I have known for a long time. What makes you different?  What makes you memorable?  Hopefully for the right reasons too.   

 

If you want to live a memorable life,

you have to be the kind of person who remembers to remember

                                                                                                                Joshua Foer 

 

It's likely you are aware of this quote: 

 

 

I've learned that people will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did

but

people will not forget how you made them feel

                                                                                                                Maya Angelou

 

 

I often speak publicly and when I do, I often get to listen to other presenters. 

The most memorable ones are the ones who hit an emotional chord

with a tight story and a punch line.  No fluff.  Keep it creative and concise. 

Greatness exists in quality, not quantity. 

                                                                                                                 Lewis Howes 

 

Pondering often leads to some familiar places as well as some previously unknown.  That's why I ponder.  And about being memorable? Thnk beyond real estate. There's an entire world "out there".  Explore the possibilities.  

 

The photo of the mural used as a photo in this post was taken by Michael Jacobs.

 

 

How Memorable Are You?

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Lee
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Not really sure how memorable I am but if I am remembered for anything it would be that I was kind and caring.

May 03, 2019 09:48 PM #2
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael great message and most of us will be forgotten in the dust bin of history. Some who even had their fifteen minute of fame will be forgotten as well. So my goal is not to be remembered or liked. My goal is to do the right thing while I am on this earth and I could care less if I am remembered or not....but you know me well I am and have always been a straight shooter, Endre

May 03, 2019 11:15 PM #3
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James Dray
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Morning Michael.

I never consider myself a person that will be remembered after I'm gone.  Like Endre Barath, Jr. said, just a speck of dust in the history bin

May 04, 2019 02:31 AM #4
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I've learned that people will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did

but

people will not forget how you made them feel

                                                                                                                Maya Angelou

 

One of my favorite quotes...take the focus off ourselves...and on others.

May 04, 2019 03:19 AM #5
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Well Michael, if being memorable is something that is not easily forgotten, I just want to think about the immediate past. Like when our clients had a memorable experience with us and refer us to their friends and family!

May 04, 2019 04:12 AM #6
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Good morning, Michael. I try to live my live from the idea of rmembering to remember. And my Mother taught me from an early age that quality was always better than quantity. That being said, the Maya Angelou quote has always been one of my very favorites because people always remember how you made them feel.

May 04, 2019 04:39 AM #7
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Michael. I enjoyed this and all of the quotes. I particularly like Maya Angelou's thinking.

May 04, 2019 04:57 AM #8
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I know there is a big difference between an attention getter - and a memorable person. The latter often observes for a bit, and then quietly works to put others at ease while reflecting their core values of authenticity. Meanwhile, the attention getter is flitting around the room in need of others validation. Perhaps to be memorable, one needs to ensure others have a memorable and pleasant experience in our company. 

May 04, 2019 07:48 AM #9
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are memorable to me, especially since I got the opportunity to meet you in person!

May 04, 2019 08:38 AM #10
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I love your quote selections. 

It will take some pondering to consider how or why I will be remembered.

May 04, 2019 10:24 AM #11
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Michael,  I am boring I think but someone said they will always remember me, wonder why.

 

May 04, 2019 10:47 AM #12
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Michael Jacobs
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Kathy Streib - it really does 'depend".  So many factors involved and on so many different levels.  While on this planet and perhaps elsewhere --- now that would be some out-of-this-world pondering, right?

Hello Sharon Lee - while I haven't met you, I know Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD have so their acknowledgement of my thoughts is good enough for me.

Endre Barath, Jr.  - I would say you are memorable and for the right reasons too.  

May 04, 2019 11:36 AM #13
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Michael Jacobs
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James Dray - and there is plenty to moments that can occur before that time comes. 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - it's truly a memorable quote and one of my favorites too.  

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - being memorable in real estate for the right reasons is a good thing.  A very good thing!

 

May 04, 2019 11:48 AM #14
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Michael Jacobs
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Sheila Anderson - and that's a good lesson to learn.  At any age but especially early. 

 Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - you're right.  A big difference and one that is usually quite noticeable too.  

Brian England - ditto.  A pleasure.

Roy Kelley - I only know you from ActiveRain and Facebook posts but I would say your influence extends far beyond those two forums.  Far beyond.

May 04, 2019 11:55 AM #15
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Michael Jacobs
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Will Hamm - I know your love of quotes is quite memorable to me as is your culiary skills plus the enthusiasm you have for the real estate business.  And your camping getaways too.  And I don't even know you outside of ActiveRain.  

Nina Hollander - a classic for sure and it has been interpreted in many ways.  

May 04, 2019 12:00 PM #16
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Michael Jacobs - that Maya Angelou quote is one that I have used before. It does stand out and is a weathervane that points to true north for me. 

May 04, 2019 03:06 PM #17
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Michael Jacobs
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - It is a standout and I think I may have used it in a post here before too.  

May 04, 2019 03:31 PM #18
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

As long as I'm memorable to those who love me, that is all that matters to me. 

Great quote choices!

May 06, 2019 07:24 AM #19
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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 By the time we get to the point and start pondering our life story it is often too late to start another chapter. Am I memorable, good question Michael Jacobs?

May 06, 2019 07:37 AM #20
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Tara - I don't know the reason but as I read your comment I thought of the character played by Lily Tomlin the child "Edith Ann" (and that's the truth).

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - our life story is a true work-in-progress and I'm not sure my first draft will make it beyond the publisher's secretary.  

May 06, 2019 12:04 PM #21
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