Motivational Mondays...Clearing Our Path

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Motivational Mondays...Clearing Our Path

 

Last week we had grey skies and rain off and on. In fact, one night I thought something or someone was in the back yard because our light came on. It turned out to be lightning followed by a loud clap of thunder. 

 

Saturday...college football watching day… it rained all day. The dampness chilled us to our bones. And now I look out and the sun is doing its best to give us some warmth and light. 

 

 

Life can be like that...bumps in the road, an unexpected turn of events...the year 2020!  

 

The storms we’ve faced have shown some the path to a new career or at least an adjustment to it. 

 

As we drive around or see ads about local businesses, we see some that seem to be thriving despite the pandemic. And yet there are others who have closed their doors.

 

What’s been the difference?  As usual, it’s always about attitude and perspective.  Some businesses used the opportunity to rethink their goals and business plans.

If something was no longer going to work, they figured out what would.  

 

Our restaurants, like many others around the country, sold vendor products such as flour, meat, pasta, and produce. This new path that had opened for them helped not just the restaurants who needed some kind of cash flow but also their vendors who needed to sell their products as well as consumers like you and me. 

 

Many of you have already worked on your business plans for 2021.  For those still working on them, consider the quote above.  

 

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This 2020 storm we’re passing through may just be the impetus we needed to change our paths. Look around you and where you’ve been. Consider where you want to be given all of the changes that have occurred. That’s your path!

 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

An inspiring post, and we saw as an opportunity for the luxury industry...Wishing you a wonderful Monday.  Who wrote the quote?  A

Nov 30, 2020 09:27 AM #20
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Perspective during the turbulent times in our lives is critical.

Nov 30, 2020 10:21 AM #21
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I definitely need to make some changes. They may begin with ActiveRain. As of this afternoon, I am unable to add text or photographs to create blog posts. 

Nov 30, 2020 11:49 AM #22
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Hannah Williams
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Kathy Streib I know where I want to go and where I am going - Change is good and I am changing 

Nov 30, 2020 01:42 PM #23
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Kathy hopefully many of our local businesses will be able to keep there doors open and welcome in the new year.

Nov 30, 2020 02:26 PM #24
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Sham Reddy CRS Hi and always appreciate your stopping by. 

Barbara Todaro it seemed appropriate for the year. 

Wayne Martin when people are involved you can count on change, mistakes, imperfection and the list goes on. 

Nov 30, 2020 03:23 PM #25
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Hi Nina Hollander our rain is gone and we have cooler weather!!!!  We may even have a freeze tonight. 

I agree Donald Urschalitz we do get through it, just like we always have. 

Brian England well, you could be the KU football team. Yikes!!! or the Broncos who had all 4 quarterbacks out!  You came to mind when I wrote this because of your new work with vacation rentals. 

 

 

Nov 30, 2020 03:26 PM #26
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Sharon Lee some did and some didn't. It's fun when you're watching good football being played. 

Kat Palmiotti It's been interesting seeing how certain businesses have been adapting to the pandemic. 

 

Nov 30, 2020 03:29 PM #27
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Joan Cox would love to send some your way. We had sunshine and cooler weather today. 

Jeffrey Richman that's the way life is, isn't it. Adapting as we go along. 

 

Nov 30, 2020 03:40 PM #28
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Your quotes always inspire me to be a better person. Thank you Kathy Streib 😎

Nov 30, 2020 03:45 PM #29
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I'd never heard it Lottie Kendall but I love it. 

Will Hamm those who learn to adapt are better able to get through a storm. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker While I haven't been crazy about this year, there's much we've learned. I do feel sorry for small businesses that had no choice but to close. 

Nov 30, 2020 04:22 PM #30
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 no one could have imagined that this would happen...not in a million years. 

Rocky Dickerson it seems like a million years ago that we started this journey. 

Nov 30, 2020 04:26 PM #31
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty excellent point!!!!  I remember how Netflix adapted to streaming video. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® good for you!  It's like 2008 when agents had to learn about short sales and foreclosures. Those who adapted did well. Those who wanted nothing to do with them...who knows. 

Nov 30, 2020 04:31 PM #32
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 Michael Jacobs Larry does like to say that I'm like a StormTrooper when I'm in the kitchen. And don't forget what Yoda said..."Do or do not, there is no try."

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR I know that almost immediately, agents put together kits for showing homes and started doing virtual showings. 

 

Nov 30, 2020 04:36 PM #33
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel I looked and it is "anonymous"

Chris Ann Cleland that's what I told a family member when this whole thing began. I looked back at when I was a child and polio was the big disease. I feared that I would end up in an iron lung. And then along came the Salk vaccine. 

Nov 30, 2020 04:42 PM #34
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Roy Kelley they're working on it. At least the ability to tag is back. 

Hannah Williams life is all about changes. If we don't change, a change will be forced on us. 

George Souto me too. I think most locals are trying to support our local businesses as best they can. 

 

Nov 30, 2020 04:47 PM #35
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS you are too sweet. Your daily quotes are what we all look forward to. 

Nov 30, 2020 04:48 PM #36
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Without a doubt, 2020 has given an opportunity to examine our lives through an altered lens.  I do know that in 2021 I have plans to change some things.  

Dec 01, 2020 01:33 AM #37
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 01, 2020 01:34 AM #38
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Morning Kathy.

2020, truly has been a year I won't forget.  However we are going to set another record for sales.  We are already 11 million over last year, with a month to go.  Life is good

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