It’s Not Business, It’s Personal

It’s a little early to celebrate Thanksgiving but being “thankful” is always in season. I’ve had a lot of things swirling around in my head that have needed to come out: my aunt is sick, my business has changed substantially this year, my son has graduated and moved out, lots of changes…

Every experience can be looked back on as a lesson. I tend to collect clients as eventual friends and family. I love these people. We’ve just worked as a team. It’s been one, long, team building exercise for the past few months and we’re BFF’s now…

Last year I unintentionally let down one of the team. I didn’t even know I was doing it. I found out too late in the game. A dear friend, who started out as a client, wanted help selling her home. This would have been our second time working together. Long story short, I let her down and she ended up listing with another agent. The problem was we never communicated, had the conversation that feelings were getting hurt. When I found out, I apologized but by then it was too late…

So, I’m thankful to have had her friendship while it lasted. She was wonderful, and taught me many things about life, love, and loss. I’m also thankful that she taught me to be more aware, to pay closer attention to the words being spoken to me, and my words in response. We can’t always get it right, but sometimes we have people who help us realize we can do better.