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🐾Whiskey's Wisdom: Be The Bison

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In the rich tapestry of nature, bison, though akin to their bovine cousins, possess remarkable distinctions.

Unlike cattle, bison exhibit a peculiar behavior when confronted with a snowstorm; they pivot into its icy embrace, for their innate wisdom guides them to seek swifter passage through it's adversity, embracing the tempest to hasten their journey to shelter. 


Your action for today is to recognize that
he fastest way through a storm, is into the the storm.
What challenge at work or home
can you face today and get through
quicker than by avoiding it?


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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Thomas,
This is an interesting analogy but make total sense. If we face our storms they don't follow us wherever we go.

Apr 07, 2024 08:42 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Yes Carol Williams - I found it interesting story (Whiskey shared with me) as I had never considered what now seems like common sense:
If you walk into the the origin of the storm, it's the shorter path through as apposed to standing still or walking with it and having it be a prolonged experience.

Apr 07, 2024 08:51 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Thomas and love the look of a bison in the snow.  Today showing three homes and going for it.


Apr 07, 2024 11:32 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Thomas- you and Whiskey have the best analogies and stories. I did not know that about bison. In fact I know very little about them. This is another one that reminds me of "When you're going through hell...keep going."

Apr 07, 2024 04:41 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Thomas, Whiskey shows so much intelligence in his face! Love the eyes.

Apr 07, 2024 06:24 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Patricia Kennedy - those eyes let him get away with too much mischief and begging around the house 😂

Apr 08, 2024 07:18 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Interesting. I did not know this about bison but I've seen plenty of photos of them covered in snow so should have known there was a reason!

Apr 08, 2024 05:20 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We work in an environment where it is certainly stormy in a professional sense. The analogy of heading into the storm is very appropriate.

Apr 08, 2024 11:54 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Thanks John, yes indeed, there's certainly a storm brewing but just like the 2007 Crash and the 2020 Pandemic, we shall prevail because we've seen worse and thrived in the face of it.

Apr 09, 2024 08:00 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Great photo and learning from Mother Nature often makes sense.

Apr 11, 2024 12:01 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Thomas,

I hadn't seen your post so was glad that Carol Williams featured it in her Saturday series! Great message..always best to plow through the obstacle placed in front of you. Avoidance doesn't get the job done!

Apr 13, 2024 06:00 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Thomas. A lesson to her learned from one of nature's creations. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Apr 13, 2024 06:03 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

That’s a lot of wisdom crammed into a short post!  Thanks for enlightening my day.

Apr 13, 2024 08:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Apr 13, 2024 07:25 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Kathy Streib Whiskey is so proud and honored to be featured, he sends his best cheek licks and gratitude your way!

Apr 14, 2024 08:09 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Gary Keller has been advocating "charge the storm" for the last year or so - and we even had a stuffed bison at our most recent big convention in Las Vegas.  It's great advice.  Lean into the adversity - not everyone will do it - and you will be ahead of the pack

Apr 14, 2024 05:08 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Bison are quite majestic creatures and how huge they are has so much to do with that, to my mind at least

Apr 14, 2024 11:32 PM