Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Lyn Sims
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Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I am still not convinced that most of the agents in the biz are on the same mental plane that they need to be.

Feb 06, 2019 06:04 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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...because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

We all have personal struggles that are designed to strengthen us.

Feb 06, 2019 05:40 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Depending on the situation and mental make-up of the person involved, all could have merit!

Feb 06, 2019 05:30 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Not all struggles have to do with real estate, but with some, it is where it starts. I interact with many other agents in a day and especially in winter when business can slow for some, the struggle can grow bringing on other struggles. As i sat in big office yesterday waiting to pick up a check, their "up agent" sat playing words with friends, a game i love, but as they spoke about how dead it is, it could be they are waiting for business instead of going and finding some business. Their troubles are self inflicted. 

Feb 06, 2019 05:05 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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I ike positive solutions from people who are problem solvers and can offer advice on how to weather the storm, not just brush you off with cliches.

Everyone's personal struggle and story is different so it is difficult to answer based on your imaginary scenario.

Personally, I believe in "Fall down six times, get up seven".

Feb 06, 2019 01:20 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Those are bad pieces of advice.
Better:
Would you like to talk?
I am here if you need me.
I believe in you and you will get through this.

Feb 06, 2019 06:59 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, South Walton
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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I like the circling the drain metaphor, is that an original? Can I use it?

i don’t like listening to others false words.  I go internal and make it happen.

Feb 06, 2019 05:05 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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The answers lie within me. 

We are ALL natural born creators ... if anything is circling the drain, we created it and we can create something different. 

Feb 06, 2019 01:50 PM
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John Meussner
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I ignore and look internally, deeply.

 

I was just talking with my dad about this - I recently hit some pretty cool milestones professionally, and when talking with him about it, he referenced a conversation we had in 2011 when he was really trying to convince me (along with my mom) to get out of this industry.  He said "well, I guess your success is a really great "f you" to the advice we gave you....I'm glad you didn't listen to us!!"

 

Sometimes you have to dig deep, know what you've got and what you're capable of, and go get it.  Listening to others is OK for perspective, but never for your final direction.

Feb 06, 2019 10:00 AM
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Bob Crane
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They dont need to tell me that, I am the persistent one.

Feb 06, 2019 09:38 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on how much thought they put into it.  If it's a courtesy response, probably not.

Feb 06, 2019 09:28 AM
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Ken Jones
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 The personal, and even business struggles most encounter are typically self-inflicted. I know for a fact that's true for me.

Poor planning. Over spending. Insufficient funding. Being overly optimistic. I've personally suffered due to these self-inflicted problems.

Finally, I've found that it's not productive to listen to other sales people; they're programmed to publicly ignore reality in favor of portraying "everything is beautiful."

I've found it best to acknowledge and analyze my failures and to seek the counsel or follow the examples of those who have overcome their own problems.

It's a rare bird that reaches success without first experiencing and learning from their failures. The key, however, is being honest with oneself and to pursue practical solutions, whether that's to leave your current business, business model, personal demon(s), or whatever.

Feb 06, 2019 07:18 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I don't think that way.

Feb 06, 2019 06:52 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

My real estate business has never 'circled the drain' and I have had many personal challenges going on as I simultaneously conduct business - as many of us have.

I don't take the time to seek the advice of others, I just push forward.

What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger!

Feb 06, 2019 06:39 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have to make things happen or seek other opportunities.

Feb 06, 2019 09:13 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

We all have those moments at one point or another.  It depends on your own personal strength and mindset.  It is difficult to respond to a vague scenario as you have described.  A

Feb 06, 2019 07:41 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I just want to say my faith is in God not my personal skills or any out side influence. They may be on the same planet as me but their soul is not in the same place as mine Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

Feb 06, 2019 06:36 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

There is little in my life that I haven't toughed out... really same as "just doing it" and using one's willpower? What's the elemental difference between these three?

 

Feb 06, 2019 06:07 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends.

Feb 06, 2019 05:19 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There will be struggle in life and in business. Real estate is most likely the best place to test your mettle. The statistics of who is left standing after 1, 3 or 5 years mete this out.

Feb 06, 2019 09:59 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My initial reaction would be to gut it out.  Though I thing seeking advice has some merit to it as well.

Feb 06, 2019 07:42 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Nature rises to every occasion and even has developed cycles to make it more user friendly. Humans would do well to cooperate with change, growth and advancement instead of employing denial, excuses and failures as norm

Feb 06, 2019 06:19 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Those that give the pep talk, though well meaning, are not going through the same things that can paralyze a person in place. And not everyone possesses much needed tenacity and resiliency to be successful or maintain a business presence in this industry. This quote is powerful for me: “We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.”

― Konrad Adenauer

Feb 07, 2019 05:51 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Use will power, wait any thing with Will I would do.

 

Feb 06, 2019 04:55 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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We all have struggles, it is how you handle them.

Feb 11, 2019 07:38 AM
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William Feela
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I look at it as there is always a few that fall apart so I don't worry about it

Feb 08, 2019 08:24 PM
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I have had more than my share of family personal struggles lately and agents and buyers and sellers have all be super understanding and worked well with me.  I have gotten everything done, but I've been stressed and overworked.  I tend to keep most of it inward, but I did let my cleints and other agents know what I was dealing with personally so they would be aware.  All were sensative to my time when I was dealing with family issues.

Feb 08, 2019 02:20 PM
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John Juarez
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I am a positive person.

Feb 08, 2019 08:50 AM