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Reflection and Real Estate~Who We Are in Black and White

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I was reflecting on past comments from my favorite people on Active Rain. I came across this one and decided to re-post. In the last year we have lost several of our favorite Rainers. Reflecting on their memories gives me joy.

Have you ever thought about just how powerful the word REFLECTION is?

"I do wish I could have done many things differently but at least today is the day I can REFLECT ON in the future...."...Deb

 

We can look into a mirror and see exactly how the world sees us. But, there's so much more to the word...

 

The root of the word is REFLECT. Now, this means more than to just "mirror".

An action of ours can REFLECT the nature of our personalities. And, can become a REFLECTION of who we are.

We can REFLECT on the past and bring forward the memories. We are but a reflection of our pasts.

To be someone we use to be we use the term, "I am a mere  REFLECTION of the person I use to be".

We decorate our homes, drive a car, and dress in a way that REFLECTS our personalities.

We also run our businesses in a way that REFLECTS directly upon us.

Our clients/customers will become a REFLECTION of our service.

Their opinions of us shall directly REFLECT upon us. Our Real Estate business and personal business is branded.

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If we are going to leave our footprints in this life, we should remember how they will REFLECT on us.

To REFLECT can mean to bring back memories. Whether or not they are good memories or not so good....we REFLECT.

Our REFLECTION in the mirror is pretty stark.

It is what we look like and not who we are!

When standing and looking at yourself in the mirror, next time look deeper.

Are you pleased with what you REFLECT?

Your attitude towards your business and the people you work with will REFLECT how you are doing...what you believe and who you are.

Reflect a positive attitude, hope, honesty, sincerity, empathy, humor and all the good you can muster each day. So, when you REFLECT on yesterday you can nod and smile.

Debra A Brooks, Lake Livingston Real Estate Specialist. 936-661-2624

 

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Comment balloon 17 commentsDeb Brooks • June 15 2009 04:33PM

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Deb -This is a powerful post with a great message.  Thank you very much for sharing.

Posted by Fran and Rowena, La Canada Realtors - (818) 952-0077 (Dilbeck Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Terrific msg Deb, and beautifully presented.

We should all be happy with our reflection....otherwise we should look into plastic surgery !!!

Great post Deb :o)

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 9 years ago

Fran and Rowena, thank you for reading and commenting. I do wish I could have done many things differently but at least today is the day I can REFLECT on in the future....Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 9 years ago

Sheldon, can I get the name of your surgeon???? He's done a great job! lol, Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 9 years ago

HAHAHAHHA !!! ....Touche !!!!!!

...luv that reply :o)

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 9 years ago

Deb, I never really thought of what a powerful word that is.  While I don't always like my mirror, I like what (who) it reflects--thank goodness!  I have to live with myself :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago

Carole, I certainly love what your mirror reflects too. You and your "being" is so transparent to us all. You are a great person and a person I consider a friend. Good to hear from you.

Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 9 years ago

Interesting reflection on the word reflection...Although I hope that what WE see in the mirror - isn't necessarily the way others see us - or at least - not the only way they see us :-)

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 9 years ago

Hi Deb,

this is a very nicely written post. It surely reflects on the great person you are!

Posted by Tony Orefice, Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC (Wilkinson and Associates/www.TonyOreficeRealtor.com) over 9 years ago

Wow!  I can sure tell you put some thought into this post.  It makes you stop and think.  Good job!
Kathy

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 9 years ago

Hi Deb...Every time I read something like this I always think of it in terms of my children also.  In many ways they are a reflection of the values we shared with them as they were growing up.  It makes me feel wonderful when I see mine reflecting back some of the things I most wanted them to embrace.

Kate

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 9 years ago

Deb - This post is superb and very well thought out.  We really do need to dig deep within our inner self for the true meaning of the word and how much it plays a part in our personal and professional lives.

Posted by Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance) over 9 years ago

A life unexamined is not worth living. I reflect every minute of the day.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Reflection is a powerful word, I agree. I think you are absolutely correct about your work ethic and/or how your business is being run. Its a clear reflection of who you are. You can sugar coat it, but ultimately your personality/character will shine through.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 9 years ago

Deb, what a beautiful post! You give us pause about ourselves and we do need to keep in mind that there is more to our reflection than meets the eye!!

Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) over 9 years ago

Hi Deb, you were feeling very reflective; weren't you!  Our reflection shows in pretty much everything we do! 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Deb I  just love this beautiful post.  What a powerful message..one we don't often REFLECT on  ( had to say that )

We are a constant reflection to our customers.  They will  choose to work with us based on that reflection.

Posted by June Lewis, Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571 (Northwood Realty Services) over 9 years ago

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