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Giving more than 100%...maybe this will help.

I do not know where this came from, but our manager shared it with us the other day in a meeting and I thought after a little editing it was worth passing on.

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes like this:

What makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about these people who say they are giving more that 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? what makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If: the alphabet is represented numerically A=1 B=2, C=3 etc.  thru Z=26;


HARDWORK = 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11= 98%


KNOWLEDGE = 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%


ATTITUDE = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5= 100%


WHO YOU KNOW = 23+8+15+25+15+21+11+14+15+23 = 170%

So you can conclude with mathematical certainty that while HARD WORK and KNOWLEDGE will get you close and ATTITUDE will get you there, it's WHO YOU KNOW that will put you over the top to success.

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Comment balloon 12 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • September 17 2007 01:46PM


That was really cool! I can't wait to share it!
Posted by Stacey McCarthy, @SmartGirlsOwn (McCarthy Real Estate) almost 12 years ago


Thanks for stopping by, go ahead and share away. This is all stuff we know, but we forget to apply to our every day lives. It just puts it in a "Mathematical" perspective.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) almost 12 years ago

How about..."It's Who you know and how much you are like Him and let him live through you..."

(I know...too wordy...hehehehe)


Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 12 years ago

Hey...I'm going to have to pass this one on!  AWESOME!

Posted by Tracy Nicole Hamilton, Realtor - Elk Grove CA, Sacramento, CA almost 12 years ago
Very Cool!  This is really true too.
Posted by Endea Thibodeaux, Solar Energy Consultant, CDPE, CLHMS almost 12 years ago
I like that. Thanks for sharing today!
Posted by Brian Foxworth SC, GA, FL, & TN Mortgage Loans (Palmetto South Mortgage ) almost 12 years ago
Great Analogy Nick & Trudy, Never saw it put this way...we would also add...who you yet have to meet! LOL
Posted by Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate) almost 12 years ago
Again, thank you both for this post!  I can't wait to share it with my co-workers!!!
Posted by Kelly Brown (None) almost 12 years ago
A great analogy, thanks for sharing!
Posted by Diane Velikis, Luzerne County Real Estate (Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate) almost 12 years ago
I'm not good with numbers(that's why i use a calculator) but i think i can get thru this. Thanks for sharing. Be Blessed
Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic ( almost 12 years ago
This is so true.  people need to learn this early in life.  It is true for everything in life.
Posted by Dave Cheatham (INC Financial ) almost 12 years ago
hey guys, we loved your post - I plan on printing it and put it right infront of my desk...attitude is everything!
Posted by Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple (Coldwell Banker C&C Properties) over 11 years ago

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