February 2022 Challenge: What's Your Story?

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February 2022 ActiveRain Challenge: What's Your Story?

The idea for this month's Challenge was inspired by Richie Alan Naggar's Zoom presentation on February 1st, "We All Have a Story".

It's true. We all do have a story due to our unique upbringings, experiences, and interests that have influenced us in nearly every aspect of life.

Your Challenge for this month is to tell us your story, how your unique experiences have influenced your perspective on life, and how it has helped you in your life and work. 

* Where were you born?

* What was your upbringing and how did that shape who you are?

* Who have you met along the way and how did they influence you?

* Where have you traveled and how has that influenced your perspective? 

* What have been your interests / hobbies, how did you become interested in them, and how have they impacted your life?

* Have you had any life-altering experiences?

* What do you still hope to accomplish in life?


I know some of our AR members have written books. Many of us feel our life experiences could qualify us to write a book too. So, within each post, we would love to hear what your book would be about.  Do you think you'd ever actually write a book, or is it just a dream at this point?  If you'd like to write a book and haven't, what is holding you back?

You don't have to answer all those questions but we thought they might be helpful in getting ideas for your posts.

You have the opportunity to write two posts for a total of 3000 points: 

Post 1 will be about how your experiences have affected your personal life and what your book would be about.

Post 2 will be about how your experiences have influenced your professional life and what your book would be about.  

 You will be awarded 1500 points per post if you follow the guidelines:

* Your posts should each be at least 500 words.
* Include at least one photo or graphic within each post
* Include a link to your posts in one comment at the bottom of this Challenge post. 

Please add working links to both of your posts in ONE comment (the second one can be added to your first post in a comment below). Content that is shared from February 1 through February 28 @ midnight PST will be credited with points as above.

Your Challenge Co-Hosts are :
Carol Williams and Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker


We look forward to reading your entries.

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Comments (160)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I may ponder this a bit and turn in an abbreviated version the full version would not fit in a thousand blog posts.

Feb 27, 2022 04:06 PM
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 Ann Hayden 636-399-7544 
Thanks so much for participating in our February Challenge.  It must have been quite an experience growing up with 10 siblings!

Feb 28, 2022 07:44 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Hi Ann Hayden 636-399-7544 10 sibblings!  Can't wait to read your contest entry!!  Thank you!

Feb 28, 2022 07:54 AM
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 Bob Crane 
Most of us could fill several books, couldn't we?  Show us what ya got!

Feb 28, 2022 07:45 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Bring it on Bob Crane !

Feb 28, 2022 07:54 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Here are my two posts:

Ray Henson and Family

Ray Henson, Life Events and Growth

Thank you for putting together and overseeing this month's challenge.

Feb 28, 2022 10:51 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Great stories Raymond Henson, eXp Realty !  Loved both your family story and your life growth one!  So fun to read more about everyone!!

Feb 28, 2022 12:10 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Raymond Henson, eXp Realty 
Thanks so much for participating in our Challenge. I loved reading your stories. 

Feb 28, 2022 07:10 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker and Carol Williams 

It is the last day and here are my entire!

Post 1 - Family Happens ~ With or Without A Map

Post 2 - Caffeine and Hard Rock

Feb 28, 2022 01:25 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Thanks Sheri Sperry - MCNE® !  Enjoyed reading both your entries to the February contest!  You are awesome!!

 

PS I too have followed the Caffeine and Hard Rock model.......:)

Feb 28, 2022 01:49 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
Thanks so much for participating in our February Challenge! I enjoyed reading about your personal and professional journeys.

Feb 28, 2022 07:32 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Thank you for another great challenge!
My personal story
My business story

Feb 28, 2022 03:37 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Thanks Rocky Dickerson for both of your stories!  I enjoyed reading them and learning more about you.  Good stuff.

Feb 28, 2022 03:56 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Rocky Dickerson 
Thanks for participating in our February Challenge. We're blessed to have you in our world!

Feb 28, 2022 07:46 PM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices
Feb 28, 2022 08:11 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Carol Williams 
Here's my entry - Personal
And - perhaps - Business as well.
Lynn

Feb 28, 2022 11:43 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
Mar 01, 2022 12:38 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

This was a great idea for a contest, hopefully you will repeat it in the near future.

I had intended to write up a few of these, unfortunately this was not a good week.  A very painful tooth issue waiting to get to the dentist, and then compounded by a kidney stone yesterday in the afternoon.  By 6pm it was decided to take some meds and go to bed early.  Sometimes you have to take an evening off.

Thanks again for the contest, it should be some good reading.

Bob

 

Mar 01, 2022 01:06 AM
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

Good morning Anthony Kirlew 
Thanks for participating in our Challenge. I'll head over and read them soon!

Mar 01, 2022 05:13 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Thanks Andrew....glad you made it under the wire!

Mar 01, 2022 08:25 AM
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 B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 
Thanks for participating in our Challenge... just in the nick of time! 😊  I'll pop over and read them shortly.

Mar 01, 2022 05:15 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Hi Lynn thanks for entering the contest!  You made it!

Mar 01, 2022 08:26 AM
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 Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate 
I'm sorry you had some tech issues getting your entries in. Ya never know when that's going to happen. 😧  Thanks for participating. I'll get over and read them this morning.

Mar 01, 2022 05:17 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Bummer when tech issues pop up Diana.  But the good news is you figured it out and made it in time for the contest Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate !

Mar 01, 2022 08:27 AM
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 Bob Crane 
Ouch... I've heard kidney stones are extremely painful. I hope I never have to find out through experience.  I hope that and your dental issues get resolved soon!

I'm sorry you didn't have time to participate. You can still write your stories, of course, just not for points.

Mar 01, 2022 06:13 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Sorry to hear Bob Crane hope the meds are helping and you feel better today. Hang in there!

Mar 01, 2022 08:28 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Part 1: My Life in America - An Immigrant's Story

Part 2: My Professional Journey

Thank you for reading and commenting on my posts. Enjoy your day!

Mar 02, 2022 10:14 AM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Sorry, I missed this challenge... where can I find the one for March?

Mar 02, 2022 01:48 PM
Carol Williams

Beth and Richard Witt 
Here is the link to the March Challenge.

Mar 02, 2022 01:50 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Back in the good old days on ActiveRain, I would see featured blog posts with over a 150 comments but not for the last 5 years. Well done Carol 🙂

Mar 11, 2022 03:58 PM