Debe Maxwell, CRS is hosting the ActiveRain Challenge the month titled "Thankful Thoughts: ActiveRain's November Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge". This has been an easy challenge for me in the past, because I have MUCH to be grateful for. For this challenge we get to write one blog per week for this month.
For my first blog in this challenge I wrote about how "Grateful I am To Be Able To Enjoy Gorgeous Fall Colors Every Year". For this second blog it will be focused on the gratitude I have for those who have helped me succeed in my career.
- First and foremost the number one factor in the success of my business, has been my faith and reliance on God to see me through whatever comes my way. From the very first day in my sales career, God has been a part of it. My faith that God will guide me through life and business, has given me an incredible peace of mind to know no matter what, God will see me through whatever I face. I truly believe that, and it has been shown to me over, and over. One of my later entries will be about the church I attend and how it is a large part of my life.
- The unwavering support of my wife. She is an incredible woman, who has put up with the crazy amount of time I put into my business especially early on. In the 49 years I have been in sales, there has never been a time I have not answered my phone and responded to my clients. That means late in the evening, weekends, holiday, and yes even vacations. We have been through some lean times where she did without and never complained, and kept on supporting me no matter what. To say I am thankful to have her as my wife does not come close to what I feel. God has truly blessed me. It took God taking me 3,000 miles away from home to receive this blessing, but He did, and used an unconventional method to bring us together.
- I am thankful for all those who have trusted me with their clients. Especially the Realtors who put their trust in me to take care of their Buyers, and secure the financing they need to purchase a home. A number of these Realtors are a result of meeting them and making a business connection through ActiveRain. Yes, as many have written so far ActiveRain has played a role in my business, and the connections I have made.
God has blessed me in these ways and many more. He has always put me on the path I need to be on, and blessed me beyond what I need and most certainly beyond what I deserve.