Making Your Business Fun and Profitable

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In my life I have had many dreams.  Some have come true and some are still fantasies, but knowing by putting yourself out there and believing in yourself is the biggest part of the equation.

I never thought a year and a half ago, I would complete any Marathon, yet last December I completed the Honolulu Marathon in a respectable 5 hours and 33 minutes.  I never dreamt I would train for a Triathlon, yet this year I completed two and on my 48th birthday I actually placed 3rd for the Honolulu Triathlon Sprint in my age division.  I didn't do it  to win, I began my training to learn and have fun.  Along the way I met people, I experienced an incredible change in my health and my life and I continue to have fun.  I am currently in my 2nd year of Marathon training and my goal is to finish 30-45 minutes faster this year than last.

Hawaii Real Estate wins with Honolulu Realtor Kelly Mitchell

I shared this incredible experience with my son (that's us on the left).

What I'm saying to you is, choose your dream.  The life you would lead if you didn't do real estate for a living.  We all know it's a full plate, but unless you explore those little adventures you'll always wonder "What if?".

Last year I began an adventure into writing.  Fiction of course!  Which is why I am not seen on this blog as much as before.  Out of that writing group came 2 referrals.  People who got to know the real me and appreciated that side of me.  I made new friends, many of whom I would have never met had I not pursued a dream.

My latest adventure is in the realm of acting.  After having done my first HGTV show, My House is Worth What? I was bitten by the bug.  I audtioned for my first paying role, landed it and shot a pilot... oh and I met a few more people who are now clients. 

I'm a full time realtor with part time passions that help me in my business while I continue to help others. buying and selling their biggest investments.  Living my dreams with no regrets, and a lot of new friends I might not have otherwise met. It's magic!

I challenge you to do the same ~ incorporate your own dreams into life and make them your reality.

 

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Paul Francis
Francis Group Real Estate - Las Vegas, NV
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Kelly,

I preach this to everybody living their life on the internet trying to chase down leads... Now I need to live what I preach and get over there and catch up on some diving!

Aug 13, 2008 09:23 PM #1
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Kelly Mitchell
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Hi Paul,  Thanks so much for your comment.  Yes you DO need to live what you preach.  If you go diving here try Lehua Island off the coast of Niihau.  They have a resident monk seal, and incredibly clear and populated water.  Dolphins usually lead the boat near the island.  Aloha,  Kelly

Aug 13, 2008 09:32 PM #2
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Cameron Novak
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I want to spend a second to give you kudos on your accomplishment with the triathlon.  I commend you on your initiative to compete.

Congratulations.... and don't forget "Whether you think you can or you can't... you're right".

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Aug 13, 2008 09:43 PM #3
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Kelly Mitchell
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Hi Cameron,  Thank you so much for your kind words and kudos.  I will definitely remember to think I can ~ isn't that the little engine who could? ;>  Mui Aloha!  Kelly

Aug 13, 2008 09:48 PM #4
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
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Hey, Kelly.

Congratulations!

How many times did you have to go around the island to get to 26 miles? LOL

One of my dreams has always been to be a writer. ActiveRain allows me to do that, and I can write about anything I choose. I can be an Olympics sports writer, a music critic, a book reviewer, or, Heaven forbid!, a Realtor!

Life is a journey, not an end result. Take time to travel far and wide. Relax and enjoy! Remember to take pictures!

Aug 13, 2008 10:32 PM #5
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Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
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WOW Kelly- you fit a lot into your life. You look fantastic for 48.

Aug 13, 2008 10:47 PM #6
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Kelly Mitchell
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Ms. Ellie!  Hello dahling.... you are my newest best friend.  Thank you so much for the compliment.  I feel 28 because of it! ;>

Aug 13, 2008 10:52 PM #7
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Kelly Mitchell
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Jim you are too funny.  It was just one big circle for 26 miles.  More photos coming soon!  I love that activerain let's you live your dream.  See how lucky we are!  Warm Aloha,  Kelly

Aug 13, 2008 10:54 PM #8
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Joe Segal
Prudential Locations - Honolulu, HI

Great post, very inspirational!   I need to get back to training myself for my passion, tow-surfing.  

Aug 14, 2008 09:12 AM #9
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Kelly Mitchell
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Hi Joe,  Thanks for your kind response.  By the way it was great to meet you and lovely to have you on the Prudential team.  I look forward to getting to know you!

Aug 15, 2008 07:21 AM #11
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Inna Ivchenko
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I love your profile picture, so stylish.

And I like your blogging style, where do you blog these days?

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