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With today being the anniversary of that fateful day in September of 2001, I have found myself drifing into moments of reflection all day.  At first, I was focused on the heroism of the people who provided assistance to others, then I focused on the families that were left behind.  Then ... for some reason... he reflection turned inward.  I wondered how I've changed since then.  At first, it was also personal changes, then I started to reflect on how my business has changed. 

Back on that fateful day, I was frustrated because I was working for somenone else. I was trying to figure out what direction I should go in.  Three years later, i was a mortgage loan officer.  Back then I was on fire.  I was a marketing machine.  My motto was ATM "ALWAYS THINK MARKETING"..  Everywhere I went, I found a way to work in some information about my new profession.  I was leaving business cards everywhere, and attending every social event that existed.  Even if it was something I wasn't interested in.  My face was seen everwhere.  my telephone was ringing off the hook, and I was getting business faster than I could learn it.  SOOOOOOOO..in my reflection today, I realized that September 11, 2001 marked a life changing event that changed the lives of all of us.  I had to think back and try to figure out what has made my business life change.  I realized that I have allowed the media and all of the crazy news going around to stifle my business.  I have gone from having a phone that never stops ringing to a phone that I check for a dial tone a few times today.  Part of my business meltdown has come from the media hype and lender shut downs, but the truth of the matter is... I am the biggest reason.  I have lost my never accept a no and ALWAYS THINK MARKETING attitude.  Just like those families had to put their lives back together after that unthinkable tragedy, I need to lick my wounds and get myself back into the thick of things.  Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and i am ready to make it the best....

Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

You have to always keep the excitement of being new alive Sharon. Yesterday, we rec/d an excellent offer on one of our new listings from a new agent!  - it beat out 2 offers from seasoned professionals who have seen better days? To the new agent this was THE first day ( and 1st offer) of the rest of his life: we were re-energized by it! 



Sep 12, 2008 02:31 AM