Get After It: 🎶 "But You Did, But You Did. And I Thank You." 🎵🎼

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


There's a couple old jokes about the guy winning a big award
giving his acceptance speech...

"And I'd like to thank all the people I stepped on to get here..."

"Let me tell you about my 20-year-long journey to my 'overnight success'..."

The point is summed up here:


"Few people are successful

unless a lot of other people

want them to be."


Judge, Charles Brower

Your action for today

is to think of two people

who want you to succeed

and thank them.


If you think I make it look easy, thank you,
but what you don't see is 
the tedious work, the effort when I'm fatigued,
the years of training,
the sacrifices, the cost and the defeats that teach, etc.

Success is the beast
that loves to see you bleed,
as it sneers "welcome to my feast!"

Here's who I thank every closing,
because without their efforts and or
their support, I'd close far less.

1. My Bride, for keeping the home fires burning, 
so I can remain sane and energetic.
2. My Team, because without my TC, Title peeps,
Escrow peeps, Inspectors, Photographer, etc.
I'd have a lot more on my plate.
3. My referral sources that send me
100% of my closings.
4. My Buffini business coach.
5. My Clients

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Video by ZZ Top
Photo 3 by Buffini & Company

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Thomas J. Nelson
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Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - the road to becoming what many people think of being an overnight success is typically a long and circuitous journey

Apr 30, 2022 10:16 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It’s really wonderful when you can have an abundance of people supporting you morally like that

Apr 30, 2022 11:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Thomas.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

May 01, 2022 04:26 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Thomas. No successful person ever acted alone. The team they developed along the way was a great part of their achievement. Some recognize the team and some let ego get in the way. Enjoy your day.

May 01, 2022 05:33 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Having a great team behind us or with us is always important, whether it be colleagues or friends and family that are supportive.

May 01, 2022 06:29 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

And here I thought you may be posting about KGB or even the DSC. I always think of them when I hear that song.

May 01, 2022 09:01 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, Thomas.
I'm certainly grateful for all the people who supported me (and still do) throughout my life.

May 01, 2022 09:23 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thomas- foolish is the person who things they made it all on their own. Yes...make sure to thank those who supported you and hoped that you would succeed. 

May 01, 2022 06:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I like that quote, Thomas.  We can arm ourselves with knowledge, motivation, and a fine personality.  But, it still takes a robust community response from others to make us successful.

May 01, 2022 06:38 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Thomas it does indeed take a village for all of us......and it's up to us to communicate what we are as individuals about and how we can assist our clients (and their family, friends and business associates ) in the best possible way in their best interests in mind - first and foremost.  That is success ++!

May 01, 2022 09:37 PM