While cleaning off my home computer desk I found one-half of a flattened Starbucks coffee cup. A smile curled my lips and I'm sure endorphins were released by my brain, for it brought back an unexpected ah ha moment of 2007.
I was buried in the bowels of five escrows--each with significant issues--there was mold, undisclosed material facts and a host of other fun follies I was facing as I unlocked the office door. After a couple of hours of administering CPR to the shaky files, I looked up to see my son with a Starbucks coffee cup in hand. The gesture was lovely and as I took a few moments to sip and chat, I noticed this quote on the paper cup:
The Way I See It #31
Risk-taking, trust and serendipity
are key ingredients of joy. Without
risk, nothing new ever happens.
Without trust, fear creeps in.
there are no surprises.
Rita Golden Gelman
Author of Tales of a Female
Nomad. She has had no permanent
address since 1986.
(as it appeared on the cup)
Does that not describe a career in real estate? You must be willing to take the risk, you must trust that success will come, and although you never know when your next transaction will happen, serendipity appears as a buyer or seller in need. Yes, that's the joy.
I could not throw that cup away, and I still can't.
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