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"Progress always involves risks.

You can't steal second base
and keep your foot on first."

Author, Frederick B. Wilcox


Your action for today
is to identify an area where
you would like to see some progress
and see what risks
you're willing to take to have it happen.


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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Thomas... all I can say is that I love that quote about stealing second base. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

May 21, 2022 08:10 AM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

I learned long ago in investing and one of my favorite sayings; "If it ain't a Steal, it ain't a Deal!" LOL


May 21, 2022 08:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Thomas.

Have an outstanding weekend.

May 21, 2022 08:27 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

When I think about risk takers my first image is of Farmers (they also are at the top of the list for Faith) but that being said just look down your small town Main Street and see the local merchants who stuck out their necks to hang that shingle with their dreams name on it. Of course we can't forget about anyone working on commission either Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 😉

May 21, 2022 08:46 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

A wonderful nod to our entrepreneurs and farmers Bob "RealMan" Timm and so true - they (we) risk it daily by being self-employed.

May 21, 2022 10:04 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Anyone first starting out in this Real Estate market is a risk taker. Getting buyers now is easy...getting homeowners to sell with no where to go, is not so easy!

May 21, 2022 10:24 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Thomas,  I and out helping neighbors cut up trees limps that came down with the snow last night, it can be a risk.


May 21, 2022 10:54 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! bill

May 21, 2022 10:58 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Thomas- love it!!!   I can see where you want to take that foot off first base and head to second base but can't get your body to move. Very inspirational post. 

May 21, 2022 01:24 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Love the quote, Thomas.  Hesitancy is often a major cause of folks missing out on bigger things.

May 21, 2022 01:48 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Without moving that foot from first base, there is no chance to go to second.

May 21, 2022 08:10 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - sometimes sports analogies have to "sink in" for me.  This one is a bit clearer.  

May 22, 2022 03:27 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems that we are always having to take risks in order to make progress happen.

May 22, 2022 06:32 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Get up and Move your Feet!  Chose and Move!

May 22, 2022 02:41 PM
Matt Brady
Watermark Capital - Del Mar, CA
One of San Diego's Best Equity Advisors

Great Quote, it paints a perfect picture. Thanks for sharing.

May 22, 2022 07:19 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

You are so right.  Get up and move.


May 24, 2022 08:57 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Good morning Thomas, what a great quote - I love it and am going to use it sometime when talking to someone.  Thanks for the inspiration this morning!  Have a great day!

May 24, 2022 09:47 AM
Wendy Rich-Soto, Realtor/Broker Associate
Keller Williams Realty, LA Harbor - San Pedro, CA
" A great Realtor? Everyone knows it's Wendy!

There is opportunity in every market.  Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. 

May 26, 2022 02:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Thomas:

Your title certainly caught my attention. Thanks for the inspiration.


May 26, 2022 05:19 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Good morning Thomas,

Your title lured me in. No risk no reward!

May 28, 2022 05:57 AM