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How far will you go for what you think is right?

open road I have just finished reading a wonderful book that has really had me thinking, The Horseboy by Rupert Isaacson is a story about a father doing what he believes will help his autistic son even if others think him crazy. He notices that when his son is on a horse it helps, he also had some contact with the bushmen of Africa and they had offered to do a ceremony that also seemed to help. Putting thought together, he thinks why not go to Mongolia, where horses were first domesticated and visit some shaman there and see if this will help his son. His wife initially against the idea goes along and they raise some money, get a book contract and make a film of their journey.

Now leaving aside any thoughts of whether you believe in shaman, spiritual healing  or whatever it got me thinking how far would I go if I thought I was right even when others are saying how crazy the idea is.

Is this not really the wave on which so many of us are riding today, new information, new ideas, we grasp these and try to implement them in our business while others stand by and citicize or say how worthless what we do through blogging, tweeting, videoing etc is. But, you have to believe that the journey you are on will bring the results. Even when initially there seems to be no change.

We all understand compound interest, but there is also a compund effect, read the book of this name The Compund Effect by Darren Hardy and as we continue to blog, tweet and post entries to our Facebook business pages and make changes, slight and sometimes enormous, trying to find the next new thing and trying it, we will connect with new clients, and find business, and slowly you will see that your business has changed and that all that hard work is paying off. Regardless of your business making a continual effort pays off. It is easy to do, but also easy not to do as Jim Rohn would say, but making that everyday effort to surpass a clients expectations is not really effort but just good business sense.

And those who stood by, will scratch their heads and say how lucky you are but make no effort to try. There is a quote I cannot remember but paraphrasing that says better to be the one who has given his all on the field of play, than the one who sits in the stands watching.

Good luck and keep trying. Last night we were on a listing appointment and the client said he had read our blogs, seen our website etc and yes he will list with us even though we charge a little more than others he could see the value we offer.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsNick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • March 29 2011 10:44AM

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I need the encouragement today...your blog was perfect. Congratulations on the successful listing appointment.

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) over 7 years ago

You're absolutely right ... need to stay positive, try new things, and never give up.

Posted by Paul Stokes & Dean Rooke | Del Mar, Solana Beach & Cardiff Real Estate (Harcourts JADE Properties) over 7 years ago

Holly we all need a little encouragement sometimes, that is why Active rain is so good.

Paul, quite true about never giving up, you never know when the cloud you think is ahead actually has a silver lining.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 7 years ago

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