Yesterday I was surrounded by people who believe in me. It’s an incredible feeling to see and feel support like that.

I have the party to show my appreciation for everyone who supports my business, whether it’s through buying, selling, or referring others to me. What really happens is I come away with a renewed sense of why I’m here and why I love my job.

It’s been a few years since the last party. They are always fun, but I find myself paralyzed by the details. I want everyone to have a really great time, and I want everything to be perfect. So I’ve been avoiding it. I think I forgot that people do not come for the details.

Life is messy. Real estate can be messy. Trying to avoid the mess can cause us to miss the best of what life has to offer. I’m thankful for everyone who believes in me. I feel blessed to have them in my life. I’m really glad that one of them kept encouraging me to choose a date and send out the invites.

This has been a tough year for me professionally. Almost unbearable, really. Too many times I have felt betrayed and discarded by people, after giving them my whole heart for their real estate journey. The fire in my belly has been smoldering.

For the first time in my 12-year career, I’ve been thinking maybe I should care a little less about the next person, hold back some of my drive and fight so it doesn’t hurt so bad when they shut me out for some unknown reason. Or maybe I should be doing something else with my life.

But yesterday I was reminded that offering less of myself just wouldn’t be me. I call it my client appreciation party, but a better title for it would probably be my “raving fans” party. They fuel my fire, and they’re the reason the fire won’t go out.



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