Happy Independence Day! Today is a widely celebrated holiday throughout all of North America as well as in other places throughout the world. In Canada, today represents the anniversary of the uniting of 3 colonies into 1 called Canada on July 1, 1867. The holiday is called Canada Day, and everyone takes a long weekend to celebrate. In the United States, we celebrate July 4, which is the day the United States signed the Declaration of Independence, thereby pledging its separation from England. I’ve always found it interesting that the United States and Canada, who share a border, also celebrate – and share – a very important holiday representing independence. It is for this reason that a huge fireworks display takes place over Niagara Falls on July 1 as well as on July 4.
Independence is defined as the freedom from control or influence of others. I think that describes the personality of many successful real estate agents. The things agents say they enjoy most about being a Realtor® include the flexibility, the control over their own time, the ability to control their income and the freedom to create their own path to success. Today we celebrate YOU and that independent spirit that allows you to do what you want, when you want, how you want!
Something to Think About
Real estate agents or not, we all have choices. It’s the choices we make that define and create our lives.
Are you completely happy with your life? Are there choices or changes that you would like to make? This week, exert that independent spirit and make a change. One that will positively impact your life, your career and/or the lives of those you love and care about most.
Words of Wisdom
“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell
“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” – Paulo Coelho
“The greatest step toward a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” – Steve Maraboli
“To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now.” – Donald Altman
“At the end of life, our questions are very simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?” – Jack Kornfield