December Challenge - Miracles And Gratitude in Atlanta GA

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December Challenge - Miracles
And Gratitude in Atlanta GA

So there you are - having worked decades in Real Estate and your youngest of the five adult children calls and asks to meet because she wants to discuss her work. Meet Brenda - photo above!

First, after fainting with joy that she still values your opinion, you say, "Sure!" During the talk she explains that she wants to leave her job with Marriott Hotels in Corporate Finance after seven years. My response? JUST LEAVE!!!

With sincerity, I suggested she go for whatever change she wanted. Even two new starts if the first one didn't work out. In 2021, what under 30 year old even has stayed in one job for that long? Life is short and uncertain. SEEK JOY!!!!

Second, another fainting spell coming, she tells me that she wants to go into Real Estate! Again, I respond, "JUST GO FOR IT!"

Of course, after seeing the hours that real estate entailed from her first-hand position, I was surprised. Yet as Kahlil Gibran taught us in his poetry,  children are the arrows of our souls and once shot from the bow, we cannot reclaim them nor follow them. They must find their own path.

We worked well together until she finished her post-license CE. My boutique office is a bit "slow" for someone with her verve and dynamism. I had hoped she would find her rhythm. And she did...

Brenda decided on a change! She explained the she was needed a bit more activity and she wanted to transfer to another firm. I listened as she explained how she would go about finding another place to hold her license.

Third, the MIRACLE! Brenda now works directly with an amazing woman - Christian Ross - who is the Managing Broker of Engels + Volker Midtown.  I cannot express how fantastic her placement is. And, as a mom, I'm thrilled that she is with someone I know and respect! A gift to me to know how well she positioned herself and the enjoyment of a true holiday positive ending to the year!  All the best - Lynn

Meals on Wheels Volunteering together ... 
Note the "halo" surrounding Christian!!!

This post is part of the December Challenge Miracles and Scares sponsored by Andrea Bedard and Carol Williams.

Comments (6)

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 Lynn,
I was so glad I got to meet Brenda briefly when I was at your home. She seems like a very caring individual and should do very well in real estate.

All the best to you and your family in 2022!

Jan 01, 2022 05:03 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Carol Williams 
Yes, I'm glad you met her also. Funny how in the 'Rain we know each other but don't... Happy Healthy New Year. Lynn

Jan 02, 2022 12:04 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful that Brenda reached out to you for your expertise and that she is now at a place well-suited to her skills. It sounds as though you both have an open and honest relationship with each other. How wonderful!

Jan 01, 2022 05:07 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Kat Palmiotti 
First, Happy Healthy New Year.
Second - we are blessed with a deep and caring relationship. It takes nurturing but it is worth every minute!  

Jan 02, 2022 12:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lynn - life is about finding the right fit.  So is real estate.   Good luck to Brenda and continued success to you as well in 2022.  

Jan 01, 2022 05:10 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Michael Jacobs 
Thanks for your good wishes!
Happy Healthy New Year. 

Jan 02, 2022 12:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Lynn... loved your Brenda "story." And what a beautiful young lady she is. It's so clear how proud you are of her and with good reason. It's wonderful that she's found "her place" in her new profession... that makes all the difference in the world for ongoing success. I'll look forward to updates on Brenda's progress.

Jan 01, 2022 07:16 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Nina Hollander, Broker 
Have to admit, I love her story also!
She is an inspiration to me. 
Happy Healthy New Year. Lynn

Jan 02, 2022 12:08 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

One of the brighter sides to the pandemic has been it has provided some opportunity for folks to re-evaluate how they have been spending their working lives, and to make adaptions or changes which align better with what fulfills them.  I'm glad for your daughter.

Jan 01, 2022 01:40 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Myrl Jeffcoat 
Thanks - I'm really glad for her too.
Happy Healthy New Year.

Jan 02, 2022 12:02 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

She's a beauty Lynn! Sounds like she has a very clear vision of where she sees herself and is finding the best path to get there. 

I love what Michael said! When we've found the right fit (love, life, and Real Estate), happiness and success will follow. 

Jan 02, 2022 10:30 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Andrea Bedard 
And you, too, are a person "finding the best path" as you go ahead year to year! I've been following your success for years. What an inspiration you are! Take care and have fun w/your inhouse "real estate assistants" Lynn

Jan 04, 2022 11:55 PM