Will I Sound Like Polly Anna????

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Real Estate Agent with Cherimie Crane & Associates

Funny as it sounds, I actually hesitated before writing this post. Just as in speech, I often write before thinking and later wonder if I should have refrained.

My mind started flooding with doubts and fear such as "Will I sound like Polly Anna?", "Will I sound arrogant?" etc....

Thankfully, my natural impulsive behavior won. No, I am not Polly Anna. I am a positive person, slightly naive at times, and sometimes down right annoying. At least I know it, right?

In this difficult time of foreclosures, short sales, job losses, and a collective fear of the unknown, I had a good day.

Forgive me if I sound brash or brazen, it isn't intentional. I have been in the despair closet. I have had nights where my chosen career has caused miniature heart attacks.

I also have soaked in the self pity tub enough to know the only thing it accomplishes is shriveled, raisin- like skin.

I made a commitment to myself and my business. I will survive. I will thrive. I will NOT be consumed with fear.

The energy I spent cluttering myself in the despair closet has been directed at positive change in my profession. I opened myself up to success and now it is chasing me.

Now, success means different things to different people. I haven't closed a million dollar deal this year nor have I broken any average dollar record.

I have survived.

I have built a niche, fostered sincere relationships, and blogged like there was no tomorrow, to me, that is success.

Today I was handed, literally, 30 new listings. I have also been offered a Broker in Charge position for a new company focusing on the military.

I stopped running from failure and it has made all the difference.

I am not wealthy.

I am healthy, happy, and paying my bills on time. Wealth will come again, I know it.

If you find yourself in the despair closet, please, turn on the light. The mind is a powerful thing.

Give success a chance, brush the chip off the shoulders, put on your helmet and tackle the day.

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
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Well Polly Anna,

No, just kidding. Cherimie, I have been trying to market better, do a good job and my business is doing well too.

'Steve

Dec 12, 2008 08:04 AM #1
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Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC

Steve,

I truly don't mean to sound gushy, but I sincerely want to scream out and tell everyone that we really have to pull ourselves up!! It will get better.

Dec 12, 2008 08:06 AM #2
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Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI
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Cherimie, thanks for the inspirational post, I just had a deal I worked very hard on fall apart. Need to move on - pick myself up!

Dec 12, 2008 08:13 AM #3
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Denise Gray
Realty World Alliance - Wichita, KS
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There will be those who pull themselves up and those who can't. Those of us left standing will have a head start when the world rights it's self again and it will.

Dec 12, 2008 08:13 AM #4
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Denise Gray
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There will be those who pull themselves up and those who can't. Those of us left standing will have a head start when the world rights it's self again and it will.

Dec 12, 2008 08:13 AM #5
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Thomas R. Martin Broker/Owner ICPM
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Property Management the way it SHOULD be.

With that kind of attitude, you will NEVER have a career in media, where doom and gloom are the rulers of the day. Nice post.

Dec 12, 2008 08:14 AM #6
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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
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The key to any day, how your outlook will mold it, how you handle the uncontrolled events that may unfold and how you remain positive.  Get a grip on that and stress will be way down.

Dec 12, 2008 09:11 AM #7
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Julie Chapman
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This is a reminder of "For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required." -- Luke 12:48

 

Dec 12, 2008 10:45 AM #8
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Cherimie, terrific positive attitude and I like that you keep moving forward lighting those candles into the darkness the whole way.

Dec 12, 2008 11:08 AM #9
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Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio
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I'm so happy for your opportunity.  Good luck to you!!  Thank you for the motivation!  Great post

Dec 12, 2008 02:14 PM #10
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Eric McGowan
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Cherimie congratulations yet again on the broker offering and the listings. You do have a great perspective and it shines through.

 

Dec 12, 2008 02:26 PM #11
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Cherimie, Congratulations!!! Looks as if all your hard work is paying off! I often wonder what recession people are talking about...

~~~~ Merry Christmas ~~~~

Dec 12, 2008 07:39 PM #12
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Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
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Positive thoughts bring positive results.  I am happy that you are doing well and wish you continued success. 

Dec 12, 2008 09:52 PM #13
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Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Are you taking the position?  You would/will be a fantastic BIC!  Your attitude (PollyAnna) ;) would be a huge asset.  I can only imagine how upbeat and positive your office would/will be!  You are brilliant and I know that I personally would be honored to work with you as my BIC - please let me know how it goes!  Congrats on all of the positive energy flowing into your life right now - you deserve it - besides, you get what you give and you, my friend, are a huge giver!

Dec 12, 2008 11:14 PM #14
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Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC

Thank you all so much for commenting.

There really is something to be said for positive thinking even when it is forced:)

We all just need to hang in there....I just know things are going to be ok.

Dec 14, 2008 01:29 AM #15
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