February 2022 Challenge: What's Your Story?

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I am in support of Carol Williams and her team's effort to promote a type of intimacy or getting to know you via this contest challenge. Often, over the years, I have had pleasant and random thoughts that come & go about Activerain members who have shared, commented, posted and asked questions that have left me smiling, wondering and curious as to how they are doing personally & professionally. Please do take the time to give the greatest gift of all...YOURSELF to others. 

Original content by Carol Williams

Your life has purpose! Your story is important! Your dreams count! Your voice matters! You were born to make an impact!" 

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.

"Information is FREE.
Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless."

- Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
Coaching, goal setting, and marketing consultant

Active: Golf & Travel Blogger
"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."

Comments (11)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for re-sharing Carol's post.  I have really enjoyed reading the entries.  So many of our ActiveRain friends have very interesting backgrounds and deserve books written about them.  There is a good chance I will be an observer only this time.  I am still waiting for my internal inspiration.  It has been very quiet lately. 

Feb 18, 2022 06:41 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

I am reminded of the biblical widow woman spoken of that when it came her turn, gave what she had. Apparently, whatever we contribute is worthy Raymond Henson, eXp Realty Participation is the measure


Feb 18, 2022 07:00 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Richie,
Thanks so much for the reblog. Reading the entries has been so interesting!  You shared much of your journey during your Zoom presentation and I would love to see that as an entry into the Challenge. 

Feb 18, 2022 06:47 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

I am planning on setting aside some quality time to read the entries. As for me, writing books has allowed me to become and maintain a type of transparency something I treasure. I remain a grain of sand on a beautiful sandy beach. Now, to know about my fellow grains of sand. 

Carol Williams 

Feb 18, 2022 06:57 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Richie - I am reading many interesting stories and I have my own as well.  Hope you are enjoying your travels.

Feb 18, 2022 06:47 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Mother Earth, my fellow man and any adventure presented does not disappoint. I remain grateful Grant Schneider thank you

Feb 18, 2022 06:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Richie,

What a great idea to reblog Carol Williams post.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend. A

Feb 18, 2022 07:04 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

You remain a person to be counted upon Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Feb 18, 2022 07:06 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

I was born in Pasadena Ca. in 1948. You have an interesting blog without many photos...

Feb 18, 2022 07:18 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Good of you stop-in Eric Bouler 

Feb 18, 2022 10:34 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

This months contest was a fun one putting together. I have enjoyed reading many AR members personal & professional journey's .

Feb 18, 2022 08:00 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Those that "enjoy" are enjoyable Buzz Mackintosh 

Feb 18, 2022 10:34 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fantastic re-blog Richie. Carol's challenge has sparked many posts and consider her an integral part of ActiveRain and a wonderful person!

Feb 18, 2022 11:46 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

I am surrounded by greatness yourself included. Let us all rejoice

Feb 18, 2022 11:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Richie- now this is what I call a reblog!!!  Your introduction was a post in and of itself. 

Feb 18, 2022 05:19 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

I am having a good time with my fellow wizards Kathy Streib 

Feb 18, 2022 05:33 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

This was a perfect post to reblog. I'm having a blast reading the entries.

Feb 19, 2022 07:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

Thank you for the support Kat Palmiotti 

Feb 19, 2022 09:26 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Richie Alan Naggar I have read so many posts for the challenge. My heavens, the members are truly opening up and exposing their life and their heart.  This is a wonderful challenge. 

Feb 19, 2022 09:16 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

You are a good woman Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

Feb 19, 2022 09:26 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Richie what a great reblog and from what I heard you were the inspiration for this Active Rain Challenge hence many of us participated for that reason. Endre

Feb 24, 2022 11:28 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

That we all continue to motivate & encourage each other until we cannot Endre Barath, Jr. 

Feb 25, 2022 07:27 AM