50,000 Points Closer to Honing My Own Voice

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 I truly didn't know what Active Rain was about.......it was referred to me by someone I hardly knew, but I checked it out, explored, read, commented and then I wrote my first post....March 15th....What is my Specialty?                               

I meant to post this blog a few days ago - actually July 15 - the day I reached my 50,000 points - which strangely enough was also 4 months to the day that I joined Active Rain!

                                                   

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What a journey!  I never knew.....what a resource pool this was going to be....How much I would learn, and found myself thinking "I didn't know how much I didn't know!"  Even after 20 years of selling Real Estate - this has become a 'portal' to a Brand New World in so many ways!     

I've written about my community, I've written on topics related to real estate - and on topics and relating them to real estate.  I've done a ton of reading and  I'm amazed at the diversity of knowledge, style, expertise, and personality on this venue.  

There are so many Masters here -I feel like I'm in a pottery class sometimes I'm the potter, sometimes I'm the clay...

There are Internet guru's and Condo Connoiseurs.....Mortgage Marvels and Marketing Masters like Marty Garaughty.....Home Stager Magicians.....Inspirational therapists like Gary Woltal and Feng Shui Masters  like Carole Provenzale.........there are those that tell it like it is like Kathy Mcgraw.(talk about speaking MY mind -how does she get in there?)

I like what Deb Brooks says when she puts it all together for me in her post A Realtor's Diary.  This has become for me a running (no not jogging journal) diary, a journal, a memory trail, a sentimental journey of sorts, a learning curve and trail......and yes an Addiction.                                           

Novelist Wally Lamb wrote "Which of us is so aware that we could not reveal ourselves more deeply by reflecting on our lives with fingertips on the keyboard?" This whole practice of sharing our discoveries with others and being a witness to their ponderings...can be so therapeutic.! We are all the same in some ways and varied in others. Here in this Forum we have at least one common denominator.....Real Estate.........and more then likely....several more.

There are so many components to writing - and it can take a while to hone our own voice. To this platform, we can bring our backgrounds, education, work experience and our hearts.. Here as anywhere else we need to bring our uniqueness and authenticity. Its so easy to look at who is ‘successful‘, who has the most ‘points', the most ‘responses/comments'...and think hmmm I'm not as good as they are, or I want to be like them! By reading ‘others' we learn. But by learning to express our own thoughts and having the confidence to express we can grow!

Here through little snippets of shared thought, we can gain information, get motivated, get excited and most of all get connected!

 

                                                                                                 

                                                

 If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling property in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you're considering a career in Real Estate or would like more information about Keller Williams please give Liz  Moras a call!  Managing Broker and Team Leader - 604-799-0459 or e-mail at lizmoras@shaw.ca    

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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Liz, I knew you should write this hone your own voice piece. It is stellar (as always, I never expect anything else from you). I like your thought that on one hand we do have a common denominator but then also we are all so different. Thanks for the mention. I am glad I connect with SOMEBODY out there. You will forever be my Chilliwack connection (and Forrest Gump expert : ) ) Congratulations on your milestone in the points area. You are so good at everything you do!!

Jul 20, 2008 07:44 AM #21
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Liz Moras Migic
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Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Mary - thanks! Its just 'one blog at a time'........and its like a snowball...:-)

Jul 20, 2008 07:48 AM #22
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Liz Moras Migic
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Ahh Robin thanks!  :-)  Where did you go for your two weeks off?   And I missed you! I just had 2 days off......ummmm it wasn't enough! :-) (AND it was kinda real estate related..........as per my last post...-) 

Jul 20, 2008 07:49 AM #23
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Liz Moras Migic
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Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Deb - Thank you -that was so sweet!  It goes both ways heart-head - head-heart.........and umm sometimes I think it circumvents the 'head' altogether!  lol.......And I meant to post it on the Realtor's Diary site and it slipped my mind.........but its there now!  :-)

Jul 20, 2008 07:51 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Liz Moras Migic
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Roland...........seems like a long ways away.........but thank you and see you!  :-)

Jul 20, 2008 07:52 AM #25
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Liz Moras Migic
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Christine - we really never stop learning...........but boy it sure is accelerated here!  :-)  Thanks...

Jul 20, 2008 07:54 AM #26
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Liz Moras Migic
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Oh Gary you're so funny - you CONNECT with EVERYBODY!...and thank you....can you hear me 'purring?'...grin

Jul 20, 2008 07:56 AM #27
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marti garaughty
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a highly caffeinated creative type...

 Liz, hi and thx for the mention. The truth is that the only thing I'm a master of is eating chocolate, cookies, etc... but no one will pay me to do that so I'm stuck with marketing, graphics and art.

 Speaking of masters... your last few posts really caught my eye. I'm officially a Liz fan! Totally original concepts, great presentations. You really know how to stand out from the crowd! Victorian country gals rock!

Jul 20, 2008 04:21 PM #28
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Liz Moras Migic
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Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Hello Marti :-) No problem......hmmm i'm on this 'no carb no diet' ... yes new lifetyle, aha...hmm.....so cookies and chocolate be gone!  But darn if YOU have to be stuck doing something its not a bad thing to be 'unsticking' others...:-)  Ohhhh!.......hmmm ...I'm tongue tied..........thank you Marti...:-))).......

Jul 20, 2008 05:14 PM #29
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Liz- I just read when you started and thought no way.....she has been here forever, I know cuz we've been planning our 80 days Around the World Trip forever :) :)  It seriously feels like you've been here forever because you just jumped right in.....and I have always liked how you think :)

Congratulations on the 50,000 and soon you will be at the next milestone.  You're right...one blog at a time.  I am so glad you found Active Rain.

Jul 20, 2008 06:18 PM #30
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Liz Moras Migic
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Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Hey Kath!  There are a lot of us middleofthenightoholics aren't there? lol  I certainly know what you mean!  Have you seen The Bucket List?  Well its our 80 days around the world.......but lets do it before we 'know/know' we're terminal......I watched the movie and of course He stole my/our list! I'm so glad I found You on Active Rain..:-)

Jul 20, 2008 06:31 PM #31
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Liz, Thank you SO much for the kind mention, I'm sorry to be late but was mostly out of the rain for a few days.  And Congratulations on your achievment, I enjoy every one of your posts and thought you had been here MUCH longer then 4 months!  Your posts are always wonderful (I am a true Forest Gump fan :)  and I truly enjoy reading them!

Jul 21, 2008 12:45 AM #32
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Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Carole - its good to get out of the Rain once in a while.........Thanks so much for your kind words......and you're right it seems longer to me too!  :-)

Jul 21, 2008 04:27 AM #33
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James Wong Vancouver Richmond
Vancouver, BC
Chinese Realtor, Vancouver > Richmond

Liz, Congratulations on your 50,000 milestone. Thanks for sharing your posts here. Looking forward to read your posts as you cruise through your 75,000 and 100,000 milestones.

Jul 21, 2008 06:55 AM #34
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Patrick Lambert
ALLY Real Estate - Waikoloa, HI
Hawaii Real Estate Expert

http://activerain.com/groups/bronzestarhalloffame

That is the link to the bronze star hall of fame group. Congrats again.

Jul 21, 2008 07:24 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

James - thanks! so nice to hear from someone 'local'..:-) 

Jul 21, 2008 09:28 AM #36
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Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Patrick - thanks for the link! :-)

Jul 21, 2008 09:30 AM #37
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Liz- No I haven't seen the movie, but now I guess I should.....how dare they take our list LOL :)

Jul 21, 2008 02:48 PM #38
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
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Utah Homes

Liz... I couldn't imagine this place without you... you are one of the most original bloggers around; it's such a treat to read your entries.

Jul 26, 2008 04:36 AM #39
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Liz Moras Migic
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Chuck-  What a nice thing to say...!  You make me smile all over!  What a great kick start to my day!

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