I’m about ready to get a little personal with you. When I was growing up, I was one of those kids whose parents were going through a divorce, I was the kid that spent every other weekend and summers with dad. In that time my siblings and I went though a lot, more than kids or even adults should go though in their life. I’m not discounting what other kids from broken home homes go though, no kid should have to go though those things.
Some people turn to drugs and alcohol as they grow up, I was fortunate to have some family and friends as well as my faith. As a person grows older their circumstances and past mold their personality and perseverance. My past and circumstances made me who I am today, how I handle myself and how I treat people and how I conduct my business. Everything I went though growing up made me the person I am today and what I have learned from it. What not to do and how to do things differently.
Which brings me to today. What kind of person would I be if I just said “Well those clients decided not to work with me so I might as well just give up my license that I worked so hard for and try something easier.”
One of my all time favorite songs is “The Fighter” by Gym Class Hero’s because I may get knocked down a few times getting my business started because it is hard work, but if I keep my integrity, perseverance and determination I have the ability to help so many people find their dream homes.
I am fortunate to work with some amazing supportive people that if I’m having a bad day they will help me up, give me a pat on the back, and say “keep going you are doing great.” My motto as I have been getting older is “Don’t Give Up.” You may need rest for a bit but that is different than giving up all together.
I hope I can do that for other people. People that are going through something in their lives such as getting a new job, a death of a family member or friend, divorce, or needing to expand because of a growing family. I have been though enough in my life to give support and encouragement to those people who need it. Sometimes I say my second job is therapist (not really), I listen and sometimes people just need to talk and have someone listen and understand.
The financial benefit is nice but its more than that to me, its about helping people that would have a very hard time if they did it on their own. Even if you as a buyer or seller choose to not use my services, don’t loose your determination to sell your home or buy your new home or land.