Motivational Monday...Deeds Not Just Words

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Motivational Monday...Deeds Not Just Words


When you’ve been in a stay-at-home mode for about 4 months now you hear and read a lot of words.

Companies telling you how they’re helping us all get through this. 

Businesses touting their product that is the only one that will work for you. 

Celebrities who via tweets or other media tell you their thoughts about what should be done.

So many words that bombard you makes you wonder if any of what is being said or written is true. Let’s face it...anyone can talk.

Or from an old ad for hamburgers...Where’s the beef?


It’s been discussed here in posts about your clients or would-be clients by your deeds and actions. It’s not enough to take out a full-page ad as a shout out of what you can do. 


Your deeds in your community...your recommendations from clients you handle the bumps in the road to closing the sale...your actions are what count. 


Same thing in our personal lives. How we tell our children to behave or live their lives can’t hold a candle to how they observe us handling our own lives.


  Words are hollow if the action or inaction or action-to-the-contrary don’t match what was said.


Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. Theodore Roosevelt



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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy Streib - we really need to take action.  We can't stand on the sidelines.

Jul 06, 2020 05:20 AM #3
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Agreed; one needs to "walk the talk."

Jul 06, 2020 05:29 AM #4
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

"Preach with the feet, not the mouth", is what I was always taught. Great reminder post Kathy Streib 

Jul 06, 2020 06:03 AM #5
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

As the old saying goes "Actions speak louder than words"

Jul 06, 2020 06:53 AM #6
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Good thoughts to let sink in for the week, deeds not words, actions not thoughts.

Jul 06, 2020 06:57 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Another great post.  Between you and Grant Schneider, both have given me some inspiration to post what I did for an out-of-state client yesterday.   They asked for a virtual showing. One of the homes was a 97-year-old Marine Vet turned doctor who is selling his home... so COVID-19 needed to be practiced to the highest degree.

Grant wrote a featured post and I am scrutinizing my page to see if I need to add info about COVID-19 changes.

Jul 06, 2020 08:51 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Monday Kathy,  the times we are in right now is interesting and have to wonder how many people will be looking for homes with offices in them now.


Jul 06, 2020 09:09 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - while I understand the reasoning behind the "good words" it often leads me to "tune out".  

Jul 06, 2020 09:45 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Good morning  Kathy Streib, I feel better every day and my attitude is getting better also. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Jul 06, 2020 10:02 AM #11
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy words mean very little if our actions display something else.

Jul 06, 2020 11:21 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


And the words keep coming from everyone who feels the need to be seen and heard...and the deeds are not publicized at all.  LOL. A

Jul 06, 2020 12:41 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin we have 24/7 words thrown at us if we turn on the news and more if we spend time on social media. 

Kat Palmiotti Don't you think that many of us are becoming numb to the words that are thrown at us. 

Jul 06, 2020 04:48 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider we have to decide what's important to each of us and don't just speak about it but do!

Lottie Kendall Some people are all words and then when their thunder is taken from them, they have nothing else to offer. 

Jul 06, 2020 04:51 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets you were taught well. 

Sharon Lee exactly!!!

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 judge by what people do...their actions. 

Jul 06, 2020 04:53 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® your video (which I saw) and post are an example of this. Many can say that they provide virtual showings but you truly showed them! And it was thorough and exactly what a buyer would be looking for. 

Jul 06, 2020 04:55 PM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm I'd imagine that many will be after spending the last 4 months working on their dining room table!

Michael Jacobs same here. I have a built-in mute button so I'm not bothered as much as Larry is by some of the stuff on the television. 

Jul 06, 2020 04:58 PM #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS that's excellent news!!!!!  Our attitudes can do more to take us up or down than most anything else. 

George Souto reminds of the song from My Fair Lady. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel exactly! I've seen people demanding that everyone speak out on the issues of today. They shout it out and yet there are people who daily speak towards these issues via their actions...they don't need to verbalize their feelings. 

Jul 06, 2020 05:03 PM #19
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Absolutely! It’s crucial that we live up to our words, or else what else do we have?

Jul 06, 2020 05:49 PM #20
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kathy, This is what we have been discussing here as well - it's easy to talk the talk, but much more difficult to walk the walk.  

Jul 06, 2020 07:07 PM #21
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It's hard to believe we have been at this 4 months.  I remember thinking at the beginning, we'd be locked down for 3 weeks or so, and then up and running again!  

And, I agree with you about deeds, not just words!

Jul 06, 2020 10:48 PM #22
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