Does your success depend on Lady Luck?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC BK607690

Hello fellow Rainers! This is going to be one of those post that has been flopping around in my head for a few days. Not quite sure how it's going to turn out but I think there's going to be a point in here somewhere. So please bear with me. Sometimes I just have to get it out of my head. OK, since I don't really know how to start this, I'm just going to jump in and use myself as an example.

"I feel so lucky today! Business is booming and as lady luck would have it, I am in the right place at the right time, to take advantage of it. My "popularity" is growing by leaps and bounds on ActiveRain and I have managed to get into the right "cliques" so that all of my posts get featured and folks line up to leave comments. I must have been born with a silver spoon in my mouth and it seems my 15 minutes of fame has extended into a lifetime. I am soooooo lucky".

Have you ever looked at someone else's success and thought how "lucky" they were? Or, made a comment about a Blogger on ActiveRain, about how their posts are always featured and it must be because they know the right people or they are featured because they are "popular"?

Did you know, successful people rarely, if ever, have thoughts like these? By these, I mean, the ones in the 2nd AND 3rd paragraphs. Most successful people have a strong work ethic and have spent many years honing their craft to achieve "over night success". Most successful REALTORS® have spent many years prospecting and studying market conditions to be able to get "lucky" and be in the right place at the right time. "Popular" Bloggers on ActiveRain have also put in the time, done the research and studied the market(AR) in order to become "popular" and get into the right "clique".

Lady Luck has nothing to do with success. You may get lucky and have short term success but you cannot achieve long term success this way. You have to have a plan and you have to stick to it. The same applies to ActiveRain. Being popular or being part of the right clique will not give you lasting success. You have to be willing to share and give folks information they can use. You have to be consistent.

So, maybe if you are not having the success you feel you deserve. Then check your attitude first. Secondly, devise a plan and stick to it. Success in anything takes careful planning and persistency.

Check your vocabulary. Change:

  • Luck to hard work
  • Clique to niche
  • Popular to trustworthy

Work hard towards becoming the expert in your niche and build trust by being honest and dependable. By doing this you may find yourself being "popular" and in the right "clique" and before you know it, your "luck" will change. To me, ActiveRain is just like real estate or life for that matter. I would venture to say that the "popular" Bloggers on ActiveRain are, or will be, successful in their businesses as well.

OK, I just reread this post and I'm not sure I got my point across. Maybe I'll get lucky. It sure sounded good when it was my head. Oh well, I'm throwing it out there anyway. Sometimes you just have to go for it. Maybe, you DID get my point. Did you? Does your success depend on Lady Luck?

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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
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From your post:

Lady Luck has nothing to do with success. You may get lucky and have short term success but you cannot achieve long term success this way. You have to have a plan and you have to stick to it. The same applies to ActiveRain. Being popular or being part of the right clique will not give you lasting success. You have to be willing to share and give folks information they can use. You have to be consistent.

Right on !!

Apr 16, 2007 11:33 AM #60
Rainer
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Christy Powers
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Pooler, GA
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent
I'm lucky o have found this place and be a part of it. I guess luck does have a little to do with it.
Apr 16, 2007 11:54 AM #61
Rainer
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Edite Liepina-Lawrence
ERA Tradewind Real Estate - Longmont, CO
This is great! I wanted to add a line of mine too, but it is already posted above! I will definitely bookmark this one to come back for inspiration! :)
Apr 16, 2007 12:15 PM #62
Rainmaker
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Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
Bryant - all I have to say is WOW!
Apr 16, 2007 01:30 PM #63
Rainer
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Rich Kruse
Gryphon USA, Ltd. - Columbus, OH

Luck defined by Richard F. Kruse:

Being in the right place at the right time and being smart enough to seize the opportunity.  Success does not happen without brains.

R

Apr 16, 2007 01:45 PM #64
Rainer
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Johnnie Taylor
CFB - Lexington Park, MD

Bryant,

I LOVE IT!!!

This had me giggling by the time I got to the end. One thing I have always believed is that very few people are lucky. Most of the "lucky" ones have toiled for years in obscurity and their "luck" is only because their work paid off and now people are just recognizing the fruits of labors that have been years in the making.

I am hooked. I will be subsribing so that I won't happen upon your musings, they will be delivered hot and fresh! :)

Apr 16, 2007 05:29 PM #65
Rainmaker
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Kaye Thomas
Real Estate West - Manhattan Beach, CA
e-PRO, Manhattan Beach CA
Bryant- Are you trying to tell us that having a great looking wife, a successful business and a terrific blog is all based on hard work with a hint of personality.. Rats...guess that shoots down the lottery plan to fame and wealth...LOL
Apr 16, 2007 05:52 PM #66
Rainer
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Johnnie Taylor
CFB - Lexington Park, MD
Kaye--Brilliant....absolutely brilliant! :) I am on the east coast and burning that midnight oil. At 2 a.m. Bryant's post was great to read and the responses make it even more brilliant.
Apr 16, 2007 06:02 PM #67
Rainmaker
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Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal

Bryant, Sounds like you could make a book out of all of these comments. 

On the road to success with the path and the results still unknown, everyone has their reasons why it won't work.  Then when you achieve success,  looking back, everyone has reasons of why it was so easy. But then they also have reasons for why it wouldn't work for them.

Apr 16, 2007 11:52 PM #68
Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Heys guys, More excellent comments. I think I need to make a post with all these great responses so we can all refer back to them when a having a difficult day. Thanks for adding to the discussion.
Apr 17, 2007 12:16 AM #69
Rainer
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Ann Guy
NA - Allentown, PA

BB-You have Lady Luck on your side. She is AKA TLW AKA Billie.  That is why your posts get featured so much and you get so many comments. Isn't she on the AR Board. Because your post are not entertaining and have no common sense. 

Can I be part of your clique? 

Ok, I'm joking.  People who say stuff like that out of jealousy. 

Apr 17, 2007 01:18 AM #70
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You weren't that "LUCKY" this morning. Now were you? LOL. Wink. Wink. ROAR! 

Apr 17, 2007 08:30 AM #71
Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Folks, that picture above is my burnt toast I found in the taoster at 2pm!!!! So much for TLW delivering my breakfast:(
Apr 17, 2007 09:19 AM #72
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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BB It is all luck!

I have been Very Lucky is the name of a post I wrote a long time ago.

  • The more people I meet, the luckier I get.
  • The more risk I take the luckier I get.
  • The harder I work the luckier I get.
  • Oh I am lucky not to get too many featured posts so  I have more time to sell real estate rather than responding to all these wonderful comments.  

    Congratulations on another well deserved feature post!!!! You are a very lucky and good looking man!!

    Apr 17, 2007 09:58 AM #73
    Rainmaker
    3,053,138
    Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
    Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
    Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
    I've worked very hard at becoming Lucky - and now you say there is no such thing?!?!?!  :-)  Bacl to the drawing board - perhaps I will get lucky.........
    Apr 17, 2007 12:04 PM #74
    Ambassador
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    "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
    President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

    Darlin'...

    It's wasn't burned. It wasn't served. LOL.

    If you're 'real lucky' perhaps I won't forget to feed you in the morning :)

    TLW...ROAR!

    Apr 17, 2007 12:52 PM #75
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    Kat DeLong
    LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc - Lake Arrowhead, CA
    Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
    This came at the perfect time for me.  Yesterday, a rookie to our office was talking off about how LUCKY he is and how I should "Stick with me, Kid." Well, I am a seasoned Realtor, worked very hard to get where I am, and though the past few yrs have been "testy" to say the least, I still love the business.  I  beleive the markets ups and downs do effect us and duing the slower times, we just have to work harder. LADY LUCK may be around the corner, but she's never been my best friend. I reply on myself.  What say you?
    Apr 19, 2007 02:49 AM #76
    Rainmaker
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    Bryant Tutas
    Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
    Selling Florida one home at a time
    Kat, I'm afraid the eager rookie will hit the wall sooner than later and realize that our business is a marathan not a sprint.
    Apr 19, 2007 04:49 AM #77
    Rainmaker
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    Lucky Lang
    Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
    Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

    Broker Bryant,

    Here you go.....throwing my name around again. 

    What if I'm Lucky AND I work hard?

    Lucky :)

    P.S.  You are about ready to pop the big 200k!  Way to go BB! :)

    May 24, 2007 03:01 PM #78
    Rainmaker
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    Bryant Tutas
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    Selling Florida one home at a time
    Now that's funnt Lucky:) Looks like you are on the Broker Bryant blog tour this morning. Enjoy. I did get your voice mail too. Thanks Lucky. I hope all is going well with you.
    May 25, 2007 12:57 AM #79
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