30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 24

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"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice."

-Brian Herbert 

Today I am thankful for my love of learning. 

As an agent, I always exceeded CE requirements. I enjoy learning about all kinds of things and have a huge library of books, tapes, and videos. And, of course, there's always a multitude of online options. I've probably spent more money on books, tapes, videos, and seminars than if I'd gone on to medical school.

I admit it... I am a learning junkie!  The nice thing about being a learning junkie during a pandemic is there's no reason to ever be bored, unless you want to be. There is always something new to learn and so many opportunities to do so.

Life is also full of learning opportunities. I like to joke that I have two PhDs... one from the University of Adversity and the other from the School of Hard Knocks. 

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Comments (23)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm totally there with you. I love the never ending ability to learn as well - it keeps life interesting!

Nov 24, 2020 05:12 AM
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

Hey Brian England 
Every day is full of lessons whether we want them or not, right? LOL 

Happy Tuesday!

Nov 24, 2020 05:14 AM
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 Nina Hollander 
I definitely agree with you on that! 

Nov 24, 2020 05:15 AM
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 Wayne Martin 
The world would be a better place if everyone would make that choice, wouldn't it? 

Nov 24, 2020 05:16 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carol - you have exposed massive amounts of learning is the best form of "good junk food".  You obviously exceed the recommended minimum daily requirement.  

Nov 24, 2020 05:17 AM
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 Kat Palmiotti 
It always fascinates me the variety of things that people are interested in.  The topics are endless. The challenge is choosing. 

Nov 24, 2020 05:17 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Carol Williams - those two university degrees carry so much weight.  That is why we get smarter as we get older.

Nov 24, 2020 05:45 AM
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

Those two degrees are probably my greatest asset, Grant Schneider

Nov 24, 2020 06:29 AM
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

Junk food for thought... the best kind, right Michael Jacobs 

Nov 24, 2020 06:31 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Indeed   Delicious and quick - actually so nutritious.  

Nov 24, 2020 06:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol,  I always say you can never learn enough.  Yes I use the intermentto look up lots and keep me inform.   Make it a DayDay!

 

Nov 24, 2020 08:25 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Carol Williams - agree with you, we both love to learn new things too. As for real estate, it's fun to keep expanding our knowledge, plus it makes us more effective for our clients.  Bernie has both a business degree with a major in engineering and also a law degree. He's the superior smartie pants in our house. Lol. You too should be proud of your formal education. 

Nov 24, 2020 08:27 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Carol Williams one of my core beliefs is, "If I ever cease to be the student, then I never really was the teacher"

Nov 24, 2020 09:08 AM
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 Will Hamm 
I am constantly looking stuff up when a question of any kind arises. I love being able to do that. 

Nov 24, 2020 09:23 AM
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 Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 
My husband was the true academic smarty pants in our house. He had a legittimate PhD.  LOL    I think he loved me for my common sense and street smarts... among other things. 

Nov 24, 2020 09:27 AM
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 Rocky Dickerson 
I so agree with that.  Carry on. 

Nov 24, 2020 09:33 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Carol Williams I get this totally.  Learning is the fun part of life and my Mom used to say - when you're through learning, you're though.  Let's always be working on yet another PhD........so many subjects, not enough time

Nov 24, 2020 03:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- When I began my Sunday series it was because I always said that I learned something every day at ActiveRain and I decided to put my money where my mouth was. I too am grateful that I love to learn.

Nov 24, 2020 07:12 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carol.

I learned something yesterday, today will be no different.  Looking forward to it

Nov 25, 2020 12:13 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Expanding our knowledge is something to be surely grateful for.  I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving tomorrow, Carol.

Nov 25, 2020 03:59 AM

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