Monday, October 5, 2015

Phone Vs Email

Hello all,

"Phone Vs Email"

Mark, Al and I are often asked to get involved in situations that come up with agent disputes, deals gone south, bad lenders, egos in the way... Obviously our goal is to always help you work through the deal and get it to the table so you get paid. One thing we notice is a lot of the situations start because of a miscommunication in an email. Email is great for communication however we always need to remember the other side can easily misconstrue the meaning or tone of the email. This can lead to email "battles" that escalate out of hand and cause more damage then they should. What I would like to ask you to consider is picking up the phone and call the other side at times instead of sending an email. I really believe if you make the effort to work things out voice to voice early on many of the issues that arise in an email chain can be avoided. Not meant to be a sermon we have just seen a lot of this lately.

Enjoy the coffee,

Monday Morning Coffee

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for"
~ William Shedd
Taken any chances lately? Have you a had a strong desire or some sense of wanderlust, but feared the consequences, or simply thought better of it? Just remember the old adage, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."
It'Of course we all desire a sense of security, and we don't relish the idea of courting danger. But look back on some of your most satisfying accomplishments - didn't they result from taking action that you or others first thought might be risky?
If we always stick to the path most travelled, we'll never discover anything new about our world or ourselves. Fearing the unknown will never allow us to understand it. Only by coming to understand the risks we might take can we develop the confidence and the courage necessary to overcome the dangers associated with trying to achieve our imaginative goals.
Don't allow yourself to be numbered among those who look back and wonder, "What if . . ." A well developed plan of action and some caution in its execution are advisable, but by all means move forward! Staying where you are and following the status quo is easy and safe, but it's likely that your dreams go way beyond where you are now. Don't let those dreams remain unrealized because you're afraid of the hazards involved in making them come true.
Like the ship in the harbor, you were built for greater things. It is the very meaning of life to struggle for what we most want and push the boundaries of our understanding, thereby improving the quality of our life and even of those around us.
Finally, consider the words of Brooks Atkinson, who said, "This nation was built by men who took risks - pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, business men who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth, thinkers who were not afraid of progress, dreamers who were not afraid of action."

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