A dinosaur is defined as a fossil reptile of the Mesozoic era, often reaching an enormous size.
I was thinking the other day about all the challenges and opportunities that the economy has to offer the typical American worker. As Bob Dylan sang back in ’64, “the times, they are a-changing.” For instance, as a real estate professional I see styles and categories of real estate change as often as skirt lengths on a high fashion runway …. most of the types of properties I’m selling didn’t exist five years ago. We even have a new vocabulary … phrases such as “REO, as is, highest and best,” just weren’t spoken in my near distant real estate past.
Let’s face it …. we live in a constantly shifting, evolving world. Evolution is defined as “a gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.” If you take a time-out from the upheaval in the economy we are all experiencing, you’ll notice that many of the fierce and ferocious corporations, some of whom often reached enormous size, have disappeared, along with the powerhouse professionals who ran them. Those of us peons who managed to survive live in a different world than that of ten years ago. Another definition of a dinosaur that hits closer to home is, “a person or thing that is outdated or has become obsolete because of failure to adapt to changing circumstances.” As the market changes, if we are going to survive individually and collectively, we have to learn to change with it. So then, let me ask you — have you turned into a fossil? I can see you, you know, through my screen — there you sit, day after day in that ratty old bathrobe drowning your sorrows in bonbons and daytime soaps. You’re feeling rejected and sorry for yourself for losing that nine to five job you hated, yet you refuse to make a change. Look at me — does this look like a sympathetic face to you? Really now ….. No? My question to you is, what are you going to do about where you are?
It’s time to take control. Think bigger — think about being your own boss. Think real estate.
A familiar quote goes like this: “when it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” The reason you don’t see dinosaurs walking around is because there aren’t any — they no longer exist. You have a choice — you can be a survivor or just a pile of bones. A Dinosaur Gives in and Goes Down — the Rest of us Rise Up, Roar Back, and Make it Happen.
It’s time to get into Real Estate and Make Some Noise.