AN Outlet For MY Creative Juices In A Cut-Throat Business....Or: WHY I LOVE ACTIVERAIN
I love ActiveRain because it is the only outlet that I have found for real creativity in this business...my need to be creative has been stifled because, as you know, when we stick our necks out in this business, there are more than a few ready to chop off our heads!
I have found many, many agents on this wesite who spend hours reading and commenting on the posts written here. Where else can one go to get the real skinny on real estate news from across the nation...or the vital (usable) technology information that is needed for each individual in the real estate business??? Where else can one go to find another professional to connect with, to find common ground for creating more business, for referrals and for general advice about the business?
But, more than that, I have found something else here that I can't find anywhere else, including Facebook, Twitter---or any other site for that matter!
Whether we want to admit it or not, creativity is required in order to survive. Creativity is the "juice" that keeps us on track, that helps us to go on in the face of a struggle or challenge, that gives us a more hopeful outlook on life, that makes us feel better....
I learned, over the years,that life is made up of many different facets for our "ways of being"--we have our practical, day-to-day family lives, we have our work-a-day lives and we have the part of life that is usually never recognized: The creative part of our lives. This is one part that gets very little notice by most of the population. Take a look at some creative parts of our lives:
- Fitness--Our health
- Care of our surroundings
- Our mental fitness--reading, singing, writing, painting, etc.
- Making a living
- Nurturing our families and relationships
These are the "Creative" aspects of our lives---where we create--or we don't. When we are in the "Creative" mode, we generate more than just the simple interactions that it takes to get by. We Create a better relationship, a better body, a better mind. These things don't just happen; we have to CREATE them.
THIS IS WHERE I HAVE FOUND ACTIVERAIN FITS--It fits like a glove on the creative "hand" of my real estate life....realtionships, ideas, challenges, informed minds all develop here and grow here. Creativity has found it's place here on ActiveRain...and I love it!
Here on ActiveRain, we can be as creative and self-expressive as we want to be (within reason :) and there are more than a few who are right there to acknowledge us!!
WHAT A GREAT THING--ACTIVERAIN!!!
**ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT IN THIS BLOG IS ORIGINAL TO PAULA I. HATHAWAY. The views expressed herein are my personal views and do not reflect the views of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Paula I. Hathaway, Senior Broker Associate, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Southamtpon Village Real Estate Specialist since 1995; Also Specializes in North Sea, Noyac, Water Mill and Bridgehampton, New York
Diamond , Gold and Chairman's Circle Awards; Top Producer since 2005
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