The hardest thing for me when I first began my real estate career over 11 years ago was staying inspired and positive during setbacks. When something I had diligently worked on fell apart or didn't progress as planned , I would get very downtrodden for a number of days.... of course, this was of great detriment to my business ! I had to learn, and I think this may be one of the hardest things for new agents to deal with, to pick myself up, dust myself off, and jump right back in to the game as quickly and as efficiently as possible. This meant, not only 'putting on another layer of skin'~ as I learned to tell myself, but also not losing the lesson. Like they say, we learn more from our failures than we do from our successes. This group is a place to come to be inspired, to be lifted back up, sometimes to be carried back into the field, sometimes just a place to come to for an instant 'feel good' about yourself, life and the business you are in, whatever it may be ! If you have inspiring tales to tell, stories of overcoming great obstacles and achieving goals , please post them here ! I look forward to meeting you !