Motivational Monday...Opportunities to Learn

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Motivational Monday...Opportunities to Learn

 

This weekend we were invited to help our neighbor’s granddaughter celebrate her graduation from college. She is so sweet and a hard worker as well. While carrying a full load, she was not afraid to work whatever hours she was needed. 

 

There were many people I did not know at the party but it’s always fun meeting someone new. 

 

There were a few who were my neighbor’s peers and had lead such interesting lives.  I was happy to let them talk after we were introduced because the stories they told were priceless. 

 

I suppose I could have chimed in but in all honesty, what I had to say paled in comparison to their stories and what I was learning. 

 

Make of it what you will, but as you journey through your week...keep that in mind.

 




When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. Dalai Lama

Comments (31)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selection.

Some of us do need to work on our listening skills.

May 17, 2021 07:38 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Good for you, listening is the most active participation one can do. It's highly under-rated. Most people think they are the life of the party if they are loud and talkative - not me. I appreciate the quiet ones who are thoughtful and take the time to read a room. 

May 17, 2021 07:57 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - that is why we have two ears.  When we listen we learn.

May 17, 2021 08:58 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

I am not going to repeat what everyone else said.  I am just going to say that both Ron and I had a good time with you, and I enjoyed your company...A

May 17, 2021 10:02 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Kathy that is my favorite part of events - hearing peoples stories and appreciating so many interesting avenues they have taken.  I enjoyed networking events for this very reason...and it was all about them (not moi)!

May 17, 2021 03:33 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy that quote is very true, but if we do not talk others will not be able to learn from us.  ☺️

May 17, 2021 03:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Sham Reddy CRS and I always appreciate your stopping by. 

Nina Hollander, Broker your very kind words made my day. 

Michael Jacobs loved Frasier and that was the perfect line for his radio show. 

May 17, 2021 05:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Wayne Martin I have days when all I want to do is listen. 

Brian England you've learned an important tip for being a good salesperson ( and friend)...people like to talk about themselves. 

May 17, 2021 05:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti and knowledge is power.

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog  we learn a lot and we show respect to the person talking. 

Joan Cox Thank you!!!  I learn a lot about people from listening. 

May 17, 2021 05:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rocky Dickerson I would never have thought of you as an introvert!!!  I used to consider myself as one but now I have decided that I choose when I want to be more outgoing. 

Sharon Lee I love all of his quotes. 

 

May 17, 2021 05:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I feel the same way Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

Roy Kelley I agree and for anyone in sales, this is a key attribute. 

May 17, 2021 05:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD it is something I enjoy doing...reading people. A pet peeve of mine is talking to someone who isn't listening but planning what they plan on saying next. 

Grant Schneider so true. A good salesperson listens first before telling his clients how he can help them. 

May 17, 2021 05:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I have never forgotten the day that we met!!!!!  How lucky I felt. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker same for me!!!  I'd prefer to let people talk and learn from them. 

May 17, 2021 05:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto we just have to learn when to pick that moment. 

May 17, 2021 05:50 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I am a good listener and absorb a lot.  I just hope that when I'm listening intently that I don't snore

May 17, 2021 07:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I love those wise words from the Dalai Lama, Kathy.  I hope you are having a good week.

May 17, 2021 07:55 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

I'm always listening to each word that comes out of peoples mouth.  I never rush to judgement

May 18, 2021 12:07 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Love the message Kathy too many people talk and do not listen and in our business that is what I call the kiss of death...talking vs listening, Endre

May 18, 2021 06:34 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It sounds like you had some interesting people to mingle with. Nothing worse than being captive by a boring person. LOL

May 19, 2021 04:35 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I love hearing a great story told well.  

May 22, 2021 03:34 PM