Second Chance Saturday: Week 322

Education & Training with Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.

Giving deserving posts more exposure is what Second Chance Saturday is all about.  If you see a deserving post, be sure to tag me in the comment section of any post and watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday.

Two Steps That Will Help You Move Closer To Your Dreams
By: Lou Ludwig 
"As I see it..."

Examples of the Reason To Be Cautious About AI
By: Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
"This illustrates that AI cannot be trusted!!!

An Endorphin Boost For a Smile 
By: Dr. Paula McDonald 
"When life becomes a bit stressful, having your endorphins kick in will provide you with a needed boost. And, this boost doesn't involve unnecessary calories or require you to exercise. Who doesn't LOVE that?" 

2023 Word of the Year: Embracing Authenticity 
By: Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
"The eagerly anticipated Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2023 has been revealed, and it's none other than 'authentic.' " 

Your Relationship With Change Will Dictate the Quality of Your Life
By: Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man 
"Now is the time to prepare and plan for your success in real estate for 2024, with the understanding 2024 won't quite turn out as you expect."

GRATITUDE (4): Embracing the Golden Years of Retirement
By: Aura Alex 
"As the sun set and cast a warm golden glow over the water of the Olympic Peninsula, I sat on a bench, feeling grateful for retirement."

Real Estate SEO
By: Realtyna Inc 
"Nowadays many businesses, including those in the real estate field, rely on online presence, something that seems inseparable from so many success stories. And what is the most important part of the online presence?


Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings.  
11:00 a.m.    Pacific time
12:00 p.m.    Mountain time
  1:00 p.m.    Central time
  2:00 p.m.    Eastern time 

December 5 - Current Credit Overview
William Piotrowski and Jim Paulson

December 12 - TBD

December 19 - Business Planning & Time Management
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School 

December 26 - TBD


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Also, be sure not to miss these ActiveRain weekly series:

Kathy Streib's Posts Just For You
(Published every Sunday) 

Bill Spears Ask An Ambassador (Published every Tuesday)

Hannah Williams Steals & Deals (Published on Friday)

Have an amazing weekend!

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Carol Williams

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Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless."

- Carol Williams

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

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"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."

Happy March !

Comments (19)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol Williams ,

Thank you for including my post in your Second Chance Saturday Series, most appreciated. I see I missed a couple of posts so off to read and comment!

Dec 02, 2023 04:23 AM
Carol Williams

You're very welcome, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
There is a lot of talk about Authenticity these days but not as common as it should be.

Dec 02, 2023 07:23 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

A very good selection of reposts today, Carol, Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Dec 02, 2023 04:59 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
Enjoy your weekend.

Dec 02, 2023 07:23 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning! Thank you for your weekly post that you have been doing for more than SIX years!!! Yikes!

Dec 02, 2023 05:03 AM
Carol Williams

We must be having fun, Kat Palmiotti because time IS flying by. 😊

Dec 02, 2023 07:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti

That's quite possibly the reason!

Dec 02, 2023 09:53 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. This may be a banner week or me. Instead of saying I caught one or two the first time around, this morning I can say I only missed one or two. Is this a breakthrough or a blip? See you next week. Enjoy your day.

Dec 02, 2023 05:03 AM
Carol Williams

Wayne Martin 

Dec 02, 2023 07:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... I'd read two of your suggestions... clearly, I've got some catching up to do! Happy Saturday.

Dec 02, 2023 06:24 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Nina Hollander, Broker 
Thanks, as always, for stopping by to check out the week's selections.

Dec 02, 2023 07:25 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol,  I need to go back and catch 3 of these that sound interesting.  Hope I write something interesting some day  HOHOHO

Dec 02, 2023 09:20 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in on this week's selections, Will Hamm 
Enjoy the game!

Dec 03, 2023 10:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- Good choices!!!  I have some blogs I bookmarked to read this week but you've saved me some time. 

Dec 02, 2023 01:48 PM
Carol Williams

Have a great day, Kathy!

Dec 03, 2023 10:47 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol all your choices are very worthy of a second chance.

Dec 02, 2023 02:00 PM
Carol Williams

Hi George Souto 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections.

Dec 03, 2023 10:48 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Another A+ list of blogs to read, Carol. Thanks for compiling a weekly list of posts that deserve a second look!

Dec 02, 2023 03:50 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
I hope you enjoy this week's selections.

Dec 03, 2023 10:48 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your Second Chance Saturday list, Carol.  I hope you are having a pleasant holiday.

Dec 02, 2023 04:04 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
We had our first real snow yesterday. Time to escape to warmer climates. 😊

Dec 03, 2023 10:49 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

I always appreciate the gift of your SCS post every week. I only read a couple of these but hope to remedy that over the weekend.


Dec 02, 2023 04:05 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
I hope you enjoy reading those you missed the first time around.

Dec 03, 2023 10:49 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Carol, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 02, 2023 04:13 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks so much, Myrl Jeffcoat 

Dec 03, 2023 10:50 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Carol.

I'm back in my comfy studio this weekend, trying to catch up with emails, writing, etc. Thank you, as always, for being the most prominent "cheerleader" for my posts!

Your dedication and leadership in putting out the SCS series is outstanding. I hope to be able to do something useful for the AR family.  You have inspired me a ton!

Dec 02, 2023 08:03 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Aura Alex 
I've inspired you? YOU inspire me!
Enjoy your writing retreat weekend.

Dec 03, 2023 10:50 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

This is fun!! I have not noticed this before and thank you for including my post!!!

Dec 03, 2023 12:37 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 
Well, you're late to the party but glad you're here now! 😊

Dec 03, 2023 10:51 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Looks like there were only a couple of posts from your list that I didn't get a chance to read, haha.

Dec 03, 2023 04:31 AM
Carol Williams

Good job, Brian England 
I hope you enjoy those you missed.

Dec 03, 2023 10:51 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Happy Sunday Carol!  I didn't get a chance to get on AR yesterday - but I'm back today in full force!  I think I've been able to read almost all of your choices, sans one or two.  Enjoy your Sunday....and  hope the packing is going smoothly!

Dec 03, 2023 10:03 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Anna "Banana" Kruchten 
I'm neck deep in organizing and packing. Blast off is Wednesday morning. I hope the weather cooperates.

Dec 03, 2023 10:52 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Blast Off - you catching a ride with Elon?

Dec 04, 2023 10:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations. I had not seen all of these posts.

Dec 03, 2023 11:50 AM
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
WordPress Real Estate - IDX, RESO Web API, CRM

Hi Carol, thanks for the mention. We love SCS! 

Dec 04, 2023 12:52 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you again for another great reading assignment. I have read quite a few of these but I see some that tickle my interest Carol 🙂

Dec 08, 2023 04:22 PM