Challenges...That is What Life is About...Overcoming Obstacles!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska

Challenges...that is what life is about...overcoming obstacles.

Years ago, I asked my Dad what his favorite beer was. Don't Be the Storm... He said "Cold".  

He said it firmly and quickly. 

Dad went on to say that when you go to someone's house your favorite beer at that time is what is being long as it is Cold.

Don’t like that brand being offered…do not complain…as it is the hospitality and friendship…not the taste of the beer that is important.

Over the past 10 months all of us have been challenged in ways we never expected a year ago in life and work.

Even here on Active Rain we have had to adjust to changes and glitches and gremlins and that has some folks sad, perplexed, confused, mad, or all of these. 

If you are one of them…heck, even if you are not….do this right now:

Take a deep breath and release it slowly 3 times…close your eyes while you do it…and pause for a couple of seconds after exhaling each breath. 



So what did that do for you...or maybe what didn't happen while you were doing it?

During the 3 breaths that we took…our blood pressure most likely dropped...we cleared at least 1 or 2 cobwebs from our thoughts that have been slowing us down...

...and someone’s computer, somewhere, crashed…but yours did not…so even though AR has a glitch or two being worked on…you are still here and so am I.  Awesome!!

With AR...even with any technical issues…how it is now is ok with me...because it is better than nothing! 

And I can still get ahold of hundreds...if not thousands...if not tens of thousands...if not hundreds of thousands...of folks in the same line of work as me...all on 1 website!!  Fantastic!!                                                 Be the Light After the Storm! Mike McCann

The glitches of life will be here today and gone tomorrow...followed by some other glitch in the future...and I am just rolling with the waves. Why not join me?

Until Next time…Don’t let the waves sink your ship…and keep your beer Cold!!

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Comments (21)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Over the years we have always had issues, some far worse than the current Tiny.  It is a matter of the size of the platform being made easier for all to use.

This too shall pass

Dec 10, 2020 08:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - like Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, I also appreciate your Dad's thought process even though I am not a beer drinker.  While deep breaths, pauses and time-outs may be "working" overtime, perspective remains important.  

Dec 10, 2020 09:03 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I saw your comment on the workaround by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker 

Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, and was going to suggest you make a stand-alone blog. You were already a step ahead, and thank you!

Dec 10, 2020 10:41 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Glad you made your comment into a post Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker .  I love your Dad's suggestions....that would have been my Dad as well. Whatever is going on, enjoy the ride and breathe.  Wise advice!  And enjoy that cold one too!

Dec 10, 2020 10:57 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

This is such great advice Mike!  I wish there was a love, instead of just a like.  This is so encouraging and I think a lot of people need to hear this right now. Thanks for sharing this perspective!  Have a great day - and yes, I like my beer cold also.  If I don't like what they are serving, I will take water!

Dec 10, 2020 11:05 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker ,

So glad to see your post featured..what a wonderful perspective to share with all of us! We do need to stop and take a deep is amazing how it will calm your whole body down and actually not find things so upsetting! There is another day and things will sort themselves out and if they don't? it's not the end of the world!

Dec 10, 2020 01:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi MIke:

Thanks for the inspiration, and your Dad's suggestions and perspective. Some things are just not worth getting stressed out over - life is too short.


Dec 10, 2020 01:31 PM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Being a yoga practitioner, I understand the breathing part. Doing what you describe is simply the best way to L E T   I T   G O 

Dec 10, 2020 02:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mike- what a wonderful post. First of all, I loved what your dad had to say. If we always look for what's wrong in our me, we'll find it. There are always been technical issues off and on with ActiveRain but through it all, the constant has been its members. That's a huge plus. 

Dec 10, 2020 07:13 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

We have all found each other here and are singing in the rain!  It is amazing people from all over the country sharing ideas and good times.... or looking for advice or a shoulder when things aren't so good

ask my husband what his favorite pie is and he will tell you he has two favorites... hot or cold

its a Midwest thing! 

Dec 11, 2020 02:02 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yep, life is good, glitches and all. Love your post!

Dec 11, 2020 05:06 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker - there will always be issues we can be certain of that.  I like the comparison take your beer cold and ride the waves don't let them capsize your boat.  This too shall pass!

Dec 11, 2020 05:07 AM
Mark Larkin
San Diego, CA
Digital Marketing | Real Estate Technology

WOW! Amazing blog and super cool info posted here. Thanks! 

Dec 11, 2020 05:40 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Great post! Thanks for making this! 

Dec 11, 2020 05:47 AM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

It is always good advice to try to roll with the punches, no matter what! At the end, it will always work out.

Dec 11, 2020 04:19 PM
Chris Ivy
Ivy Vine Investments - Memphis, TN
Sell Your House Fast For Cash In Memphis Tennessee

Mike right off the bat the below quote grabbed my attention and made me laugh.  Great post man!

"I asked my Dad what his favorite beer was. Don't Be the Storm...He said "Cold"

Dec 11, 2020 09:59 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Great message Mike! Thanks for sharing!

The glitches of life will be here today and gone tomorrow...followed by some other glitch in the future...and I am just rolling with the waves. Why not join me? Don’t let the waves sink your ship…and keep your beer Cold!!

Dec 12, 2020 04:18 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

Overcoming life's obstacles, will certainly build character and teach one lessons of attitude / gratitude.  Great topic and messages... love the beer story, and YES take the beer and smile, thanks  .

Dec 12, 2020 07:30 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Mike you are a glass half full kind of guy-- I can tell! Thanks for the inspiring words

Dec 14, 2020 04:22 PM
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

This one made me smile. Love the analogies and reminders. Very thoughtful.

Dec 22, 2020 06:31 AM