Sometimes, you just need a little guidance to overcome an obstacle.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

I'm a real results kind of guy.  I'm not big on excuses and blame shifting.  I don't like whining and complaining.  I just want to see results.  If you can't do something, or if you need help doing something, just ask and I'll help you if I can.  A good while ago I wrote a blog about helping a friend make weight so he could enter the coast guard.  The blog was called, "Success Leaves Clues."

He had struggled with the last 10 or so pounds, and since he was in my Spinning class, we talked about it a number of times.  I knew he was working out hard, but he was having a battle with those last few pounds.  So, I gave him an eating plan that was healthy and specific to weight reduction, and he lost the weight by the next weigh-in which was in less than two weeks.  I love results. 

A little while ago, I was surprised to get another update on my friend.  It wasn't a call or an email.  No, it was a reality show on TV.  I got a chance to watch him board a fishing boat on the show Wild Tuna.  During the filming of the show, the coast guard boarded the fishing boat and checked the captain's paperwork and catch.  My friend is the dark haired coastee who boards the fishing boat.  Good job, Tim!  I'm really proud of you.

If you're a results driven person, I challenge you to take your success and share it with someone who is striving to become a success. Sometimes, they just need a little guidance to overcome an obstacle. 

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Sham Reddy CRS
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Great blog, thanks for sharing!

If you're a results driven person, I challenge you to take your success and share it with someone, who is striving to become a success. Sometimes, they just need a little guidance to overcome an obstacle. 

Sep 28, 2019 01:51 PM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Mike- I love this!!!! And what better reward for your efforts than to see this young man fulfilling his dreams. 

Sep 28, 2019 02:31 PM #2
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Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Hi Mike,

What a great story of your client's double successes! Thanks.

Sep 28, 2019 02:49 PM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Mike - good for you and good for your friend as well. Yours is a message we each can share and help make a difference.  A little effort on both sides can have big results. 

Sep 28, 2019 04:08 PM #4
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Kathy Streib
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Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

                                   

                                         Thank you, Mike.

Sep 28, 2019 07:45 PM #5
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Mike.

Don't need excuses, give me results.  Like you, if one doesn't know the steps or rules, I'm a phone call away

Sep 29, 2019 03:05 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Mike. I am really impressed by your go get it attitude and this helping is very nice too.

Sep 29, 2019 06:06 AM #7
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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What a wonderful story! Giving to others is one of the joys of life.

Sep 29, 2019 07:09 AM #8
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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We need sounding boards and we can be sounding boards as well! Thank you for your perspective.

Sep 29, 2019 08:33 AM #9
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Mike,
Sometimes when we're stuck just one change can make a difference, can't it?  You gave your friends the change he needed to reach his goal.  That's a success for both of you! 

Sep 29, 2019 08:34 AM #10
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Mike,  It is going to be it is up to me.  I use to tell this to a number of people to give them hope that they can do anything they want to do.  Get the drive and do it.

 

Sep 29, 2019 09:25 AM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I had an uncle who often said, "No whining. . .What are you going to do about the problem?"  It has stuck with me all these years!

Sep 29, 2019 12:02 PM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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CONGRATULATIONS Mike, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 29, 2019 12:03 PM #13
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
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Wonderful assistance and thinking that had a positive outcome.  Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sep 29, 2019 03:59 PM #14
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
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Hi Mike,

Thank you for sharing such an inspirational story!

Oct 01, 2019 11:23 AM #15
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Enjoyed reading this thanks to Kathy's feature. Like the way you got to see the results of your work with your friend.

Oct 02, 2019 10:44 AM #16
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Laura Cerrano
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Our late friend Lou Ludwig would be so happy with this sentiment. Great stuff!

Oct 16, 2019 08:50 PM #17
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Laura Cerrano
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A lot of times, if you just hang in there, the light will be there to meet you. All the best! Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 :)

Oct 16, 2019 08:52 PM #18
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