Two paths converging

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Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group # S.0190863

Funny thing is that I have been swamped with 2 things this week. One is a major real estate seminar here in Las Vegas. The other is stepping into a leadership team at a recovery program in my church. The odd part is seeing how each of them had a large number of people seeking validation to find their own worth.  Even at the seminar - people there not to learn or grow but to impress others in the breaks (like wild animals strutting their feathers or showing off their springtime mating colors, LOL).  When we no longer focus on getting approval, that is when we really take out power back.

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Comments (8)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

It is true that many of us do seek validation outside of ourselves...thanks for being a leader!~

Jan 19, 2022 07:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Rocky, for sharing your observations.

You are well prepared to cope with your challenges.

Jan 19, 2022 07:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

When we no longer focus on getting approval, that is when we really take out power back.  This is where I have been as long as I can remember Rocky Dickerson . It's made me popular in some circles and despised in others including in the RE business. I am Christ centered in all things, especially business ethics which some agents and brokers could not stand.

Jan 19, 2022 07:46 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
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My takeaways: how we develop a sense of self-worth differs for each individual. We gain self-assurance with age and experience, and we can choose to "march to our own drums" or stay connected and continue to seek social approval. The latter is affected by many factors such as culture, early development as a child, and last but not least, influence and inspiration within oneself. Thank you, Rocky Dickerson for this important "food for thought!" 

Jan 19, 2022 08:33 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Rocky- it has always been my wish that every child is given a healthy dose of self-worth...feeling good about themselves not because of any external factors.  

Jan 19, 2022 01:03 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Brian this is not an issue for me, in fact I may be a little to much in the other direction.

Jan 19, 2022 02:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great points Rocky, I keep telling Diane when she does or does not want to hear it...."they do not pay my vet bills or any bills" so I do not need their approval.... so with that said I am very comfortable in my own skin and do not need praises or accolades, but when they do come I am appreciative and grateful for them:)Endre

Jan 19, 2022 10:51 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your words are true and no amount of approval from others will ever be more beneficial than our own approval of ourselves.

Jan 20, 2022 04:33 AM