History Plays a Part. . .
There’s history. Likely, each of us recognize things happen. And don’t happen. The reasons "why" they occur is subject to interpretation. Speculation, as well.
The past can be recalled in many ways. Solving or attempting to make sense of such stories may involve the search for clues. Facts, fairy tales and fables along with all sorts of fictionalized reports are just a few reminders that may surface. It seems they are gathered from a variety of sources. I understand that such differences can fuel discussion. Yes, I digress.
This is my story of lessons learned personally and from business. Over the years, I have written about interconnectedness. My own history of repetition has been expressed in many posts and casual conversation.
In her announcement post of this month’s AR Challenge, Carol Williams shared a quote from Don Williams, Jr:
The road of life twists and turns
no two directions are ever the same.
Yet our lessons come from the journey,
not the destination.
As I have previously said (see, I told you repetition is a part of my modus operandi) - I have never been in tune with music. I kinda knew of Mr Williams (no relation to Carol, right?) but some extra digging led to additional insight. However, it was his words of wisdom shared by Carol which kept my brain cells churning.
Digging in the dirt along the side yard of my childhood home taught me a few things. Organization skills were important. Making sure my toy trucks were in proper operation was necessary. I am sure my memory of early day tidiness might be challenged by my mom but that's recollection for you, right? Establishing a toy car lot was another childhood lesson where my skills in promotion and proper presentation were being learned.
Although real estate wasn’t my first career, I believe there is a relationship with an earlier time spent working in the retail industry. Understanding the players in any transaction is wise in my opinion.
I acknowledge our travels include different routes as we arrive at a place that works for us. Putting yourself into the shoes of another helps you find a good fit in my opinion. I believe there is a commonality discovered as we continue on a thoughtful learning path. Especially from each other. From our own past, too.
Thank you to Carol and Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker for co-hosting this month’s challenge. This road and my journey remain under construction.
As for the image in this post, the work caught my eye long ago. Beyond that, my memory about it is rather fuzzy. Finding this photo of it, reminded me of it. And that's part of my history.