The Diva Is Leaving The Building and Hanging Up Her Staging Stilettos....Thank You AR!

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Okay...a bit dramatic sounding, but sorry...I've always wanted to use that line.  It's true however...this Friday, Sept. 26th, the curtain goes down on the Diva in the House-The Voice of Real Estate Staging Show.  My final guest will be Christine Rae, President and CEO of Certified Staging Professionals

I want to publicly thank Christine and the CSP organization for having granted me the amazing opportunity to be " The Voice of Staging " for the last year and a half.  Over that time I had the absolute pleasure to speak with many of today's hottest celebrity designers, HGTV producers and writers, fellow Professional Stagers from across the world ( all the way to Australia ) , business coaches, Bob Stewart of AR and numerous AR participants.  Most amazing to me is that many of my "interviewees" have become dear friends and blessings in my life. 

During the past year another thing has become very clear to me and that was that I was not fulfilling my own passion.  My true love and what really excites me is the ability to help others be successful and explore that path that they always wanted to explore, but are hesitant to try.When I realized I was doing this myself, I knew it was time to walk the walk and go forth with my own mantra of " With Passion~Comes Possibility".  I realized that the only way to do this was to focus 100% on my desires.  I love the decor and staging industry, but I was wearing too many hats and had to give something up.  The staging stillettos have been on the shelf for a while now while the launching of The Diva Success Network has gone from thought to reality.  A weekly broadcast and a developing membership of fellow fem-preneurs who inspire, empower, enlighten and help others to be more successful either professionally or personally.  In less then 3 months, over 1/4 of our guests have been seen on Oprah!  I am delighted to share in this endeavor with my co-host Jessie LaFalce.

Along with the Diva Success Network which airs Thursdays at 1 p.m. eastern time at www.radiosandysprings.com and can be found at www.thedivasuccessnetwork.com , I will continue to have the opportunity to highlight the brightest and most talented professionals in the Home Services business through a brand new show called Professional Home Talk Radio.  The new show is launching next month to lots of buzz and excitement. 

I want to thank the many friends whom I have made through my time on Active Rain not only for their support of the show, but the personal support and encouragement they shared.  I will occassionally pop  in just to read up on the exciting and inspiring things you all will continue to bring forth!  Many of you are now connections of mine through Facebook as well, so we will continue to be in touch! 

Thank you all again!  It's been a blast!!!

Cheers!

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Gina McNew
diva la difference interiors - Atlanta, GA
Host of Diva in the House - The Voice of Real Estate Staging Radio

Elaine~ How very sweet of you.  If you think for one moment that I won't be checking in on the adventures of you and Tom...well that just can't happen!!!  The lil cartoon character is just now over at the Diva Success Network so I hope you will follow her there!!!  The world is ALWAYS in need of more Divas and you my friend are DIVA with all Capitol letters!!!  The more the merrier!!! 

hugs!!!

Sep 24, 2008 09:50 AM #9
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

tell the newbies your best advice and I will feature it along with this -- I will be staging in buckhead this Friday; shall we try to meet up?

Sep 24, 2008 12:32 PM #10
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Bummer.... you know I just got this on my podcast list finally... how fair is that?

Sep 24, 2008 12:36 PM #11
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

PS -- I AM NOT SAYING "THX FOR EVERYTHING and GOODBYE", because this is probably just the beginning for what you and your talents can bring to all of us!

Regards and a Martini, my friend!

Sep 24, 2008 01:09 PM #12
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Gina McNew
diva la difference interiors - Atlanta, GA
Host of Diva in the House - The Voice of Real Estate Staging Radio

Karen~I would love to do a little piece for your newbie section and will be able to do that for you hopefully this weekend if that is okay.  As to Friday...I have an appointment right after the show so I have to fly on back to this side of town.  We will however make time to see one another very soon as I ALWAYS enjoy your company!  Thank you for your support and encouragement.  You were part of my journey to where I am now...I will forever be grateful!

Melissa~ Yikes!  I'm sorry about the i-tune situation...but maybe you'll find lots of inspiration from the fem-preneurs on the Diva Success Network.  For certain you will want to catch my upcoming interview with Barbara Corcoran the Author of " If You Don't Have Big Breast, Put Ribbons in Your Pig Tails".  Talk about an inspiring woman.  If I remember the facts correctly, she starter her Real Estate Business with a loan of $1000.00 and sold it for something like 70 plus million dollars!!!  Now that's a successful DIVA!  ( :

Cheers!

Sep 24, 2008 01:51 PM #13
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Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

Gina, PLEASE say you'll come back every now and again and play in the rain with us?!  I always looked forward to yor posts, listening to your archived shows when I missed them,  but alas - you must follow your dreams!  I wish you only the very best!

Sep 24, 2008 04:02 PM #14
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Craig Schiller
Trempealeau, WI

Gina,

A sincere and big thank you (from me and I am sure others) for all you have done. It has not ONLY your voice on the air, but you words in the rain. You have been a delight and a help.

I wish you the best as you dig your heals in and take on your next endeavor.

Me

Sep 24, 2008 11:05 PM #15
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Abby Roselli
ALR Home Staging and Showcasing, LLC - Staten Island, NY
Staten Island Home Stager

Gina, girlfriend, it's all about the shoes and may the new ones you wear bring you the success you deserve.  You are an amazing person and thank you for all of the insight you brought to us here and over the air.  Cheers!  =)

Sep 25, 2008 12:39 AM #16
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Gina McNew
diva la difference interiors - Atlanta, GA
Host of Diva in the House - The Voice of Real Estate Staging Radio

Connie~I will most definitely pop in from time to time.  I would miss you all too much if I didn't!  Thank you for your kindness!

Craig~THANK YOU!  You were one of my first AR finds and I have enjoyed very much the interaction and inspiration!  Continued success to you always as you continue to be one of my favorite voices of staging!!!

Abby~ You are a sweetie!  You got it...it's ALWAYS about the shoes!  I'm sure we'll see one another we're too close in proximity not to and so we must take time for catching up!

Sep 25, 2008 01:41 AM #17
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Nan Johnston
Southern Staging & Redesign - Newnan, GA
Southern Staging & Redesign

Gina, you go girl!  We stagers are fortunate to have the ablility to rexamine, de-clutter, and rearrange what's going on in our lives to get the most out of life. I'm always joking about not knowing what I want to be when I grow up.....right now, I want to be a home stager..... but really, I don't want to grow up. If you ever find your way to the South side, Newnan, Ga.  let me know and I'll show you some local color.  Wishing you the best and stay in touch.

Nan Johnston

Southern Staging and Redesign

Sep 25, 2008 08:49 AM #18
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Gina McNew
diva la difference interiors - Atlanta, GA
Host of Diva in the House - The Voice of Real Estate Staging Radio

Well Nan Johnston...it took my hanging up the stillettos to get you out of the wood work!???  Where have you been hiding yourself????  Honey...I am always up for local color!  I wouldn't miss an opportunity to spend time in your company!

Hope you are well!  So happy to hear from you.  NOW KEEP IN TOUCH!

Sep 25, 2008 02:41 PM #19
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Ok Gina - I'm going to see if I can get those podcasts on the new station then.... they are archiving them, right?  you know I'm not good at catching the live shows! 

Sep 25, 2008 03:16 PM #20
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI Gina, sad to see your time has come to move on to other passions but completely understandable. You not only helped others to grow in themselves and their businesses but a funny thing happened along the way. You grew too.  Now you will be passing on your passion to others in a new way so they can reach their potential as well.

I knew when I met you at the CSP convention that you were one special lady and now millions of others do too. You smile lights up a room and your ability to come up with marketing ideas at a drop of a hat are second to none. (you have all the best martini recipes too, remember vodka is like the colour black, it goes with everything)

I wish you success in your new adventure. :)

Sep 26, 2008 12:44 AM #21
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Gina McNew
diva la difference interiors - Atlanta, GA
Host of Diva in the House - The Voice of Real Estate Staging Radio

Melissa~Yes, the new shows are being archived in the same manner.  Feel free to visit the web site www.thedivasuccessnetwork.com and sign up for the newsletter.  You may have to wait until mid week due to a tech issue that I am hoping will be resolved over the weekend.  Once a month you'll get the newsletter with the line up of guests and then every Wed. a reminder postcard is sent of who the guest is and the subject.  We have some truly amazing people scheduled!

Michelle~THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!  What a very nice thing to read this morning...you have made my day!  Continued success to you always...I'm sure our paths will continue to cross.  LOL at your vodka comment...I'm actually in the process of getting a liquor company to sponsor our Marteeny Newsletters.  After all...I'm doing what I can to promote their business one martini at a time! ha!  CHEERS!

 

Sep 26, 2008 01:27 AM #22
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Okey dokey.... I'll do just that then!  Thanks for the info & glad you are following your passions!

Sep 26, 2008 02:27 AM #23
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Gina McNew
diva la difference interiors - Atlanta, GA
Host of Diva in the House - The Voice of Real Estate Staging Radio

Thank you Melissa...a lot of the direction started with the Dewey Color System...now you really understand it all!  ( :che

Sep 26, 2008 07:58 AM #24
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Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Gina..... follow your dreams and passion my friend! What you choose to do well.... you will. What you want for yourself... you will. Look at the positives and go for it girl!  All the best to you!

Sep 30, 2008 04:41 PM #25
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Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Wow!  Good for you, just don't forget us, the little people that gave you voice.  We'll be here.  And a special thanks to Christine for giving you the impetus and confidence and the venue to find this destination.  Good luck.

Sep 30, 2008 07:51 PM #26
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Kym Hough
www.Staged-to-Sell - Danville, CA
Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA

Miss Diva, you will be missed. Good luck to you. I have no doubt you will not need it. Kym

Sep 30, 2008 09:35 PM #27
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Gina McNew
diva la difference interiors - Atlanta, GA
Host of Diva in the House - The Voice of Real Estate Staging Radio

Kym~ Thank you for your kind and encouraging words!  I am so enjoying the journey!!!

Terrylynn~ Ha!  There are NO little people...just dear friends who continue to be so supportive, encouraging and inspiring!  Thank you!

Lori Kim~ Thank you!  My feelings exactly!!! 

I am overwhelmed by the support of this AR community!  It's been such a pleasure to get to know you all.

Cheers!

Oct 01, 2008 03:53 AM #28
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