Get After It: What Are You Building?

Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

"When the wind rises, some people build walls,

others build windmills."

~ Chinese Proverb



Your action for today

is to take a current situation

that is challenging

and look for the opportunity

it presents for you.

I can share from experience, most of the time,

windmills are a better use of your time.


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Comments (12)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Thomas. Most times the windmill is best, occasionally a wall will do. Choose carefully since it is up to you. Enjoy your day 

Jan 22, 2022 05:56 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Good Moring. It is our coldest day here in New Orleans...Your blog sounds great...

Jan 22, 2022 06:26 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is always a good idea to be optimistic and creative.  Thank you for your post.

Jan 22, 2022 06:55 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Thomas - that is also have a word shows that danger also yields opportunity.

Jan 22, 2022 07:08 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Good morning Thomas! Gorgeous photo. Thank you for sharing.

Jan 22, 2022 07:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - choice is good and choosing carefully as Wayne Martin suggests can often lead to better results.  

Jan 22, 2022 07:22 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Solution-oriented and creative thinking are generally a good combo to get through challenging situations.  ( And people) Some situations and people do deserve a walk-on-by though. 

Jan 22, 2022 07:53 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Thomas, I like this one today, built Windmills make better use of the wind in some area.

Jan 22, 2022 08:12 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

If building a wall, just enough to stop the and if kneeling but not so large as to block people from passing by and seeing one to wave

Jan 22, 2022 08:37 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Thomas- what an interesting proverb!!!  In the south we say making lemonade out of lemons. 

Jan 22, 2022 01:27 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my grandmother told me... grow where you are planted.  I guess that's along the same lines.  

Jan 22, 2022 01:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are wise words in that Chinese proverb, Thomas.  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

Jan 23, 2022 03:06 PM