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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my greatest fear was always fear of failure..... fear is a great motivator!!!  

Apr 19, 2016 12:47 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I agree with Barbara Todaro  Fear is the greatest motivator.

Apr 19, 2016 02:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,130
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great question and great answers. 

Nov 29, 2019 10:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

You got all great answers. 

Nov 29, 2019 08:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I might have been "hesitant" in the past about something like jumping in the deep end of the pool. But "fear"? Like meeting a bear in the forest? Yep, prudent to get out of there. "Fear of failure" or "fear of looking stupid"? Nope. That's how you learn to plow forward.

Apr 19, 2016 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
914,708
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Acknowledge the fear and keep going.

Talk to the fear but stay focused.

Every-time fear is denied a victory its roar becomes less frightening.

 

Apr 19, 2016 06:13 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I am sure you know the acronym for FEAR - (not Forget Everything And Run).

It is...

Face

Everything

And 

Rise....

Apr 19, 2016 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

They say if you're afraid of spiders, get a pet spider. I say avoid the fear and buy a goldfish!

Apr 19, 2016 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Fear and HOPE are the two motivators.

Apr 19, 2016 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties
"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
Apr 19, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Desmond,

I concur with Barbara Todaro !

Apr 19, 2016 03:42 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

You have to look beyond the fear to the result you are trying to accomplish.  You must have a greater goal than what the fear can block you from accomplishing.   

A well-defined plan can identify obstacles and diffuse much of the fear associated with just about anything.   

Apr 19, 2016 01:02 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Nothing to fear but fear itself, in the immortal words of Danny Elfman. 3:)

Apr 19, 2016 12:57 AM
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

Fear of what???  Snakes? bugs? Buyers with an attitude???

Apr 19, 2016 12:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I try to not have fear, it happens for a reason.

Apr 22, 2016 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Just do it, and push past the fear! 

Apr 20, 2016 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
804,177
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Face the fear and keep walking.

Apr 19, 2016 10:47 PM
Rainmaker
6,961,863
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

There is nothing to fear.

Apr 19, 2016 08:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,667,126
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Rationalize and jump in with both feet

Apr 19, 2016 08:22 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I ain't skerd

Apr 19, 2016 02:54 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Desmond Neoh Some fear can be overcome easily.

Apr 19, 2016 01:32 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not focusing on it. I just always push forward and do not bother to be slowed down by fear. My fear is probably a good thing, since it motivates me. 

Apr 19, 2016 01:06 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I love reading everyone's answers to this question 

Apr 19, 2016 01:03 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I face it and do not hide from it. That tends to defeat it.

Apr 19, 2016 12:26 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Only one way, Face It.

Apr 19, 2016 12:23 PM
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2,683,552
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Run toward anything that has to do with it. Expose it to the light of reality. Learn that it is not what it appears to be but just how we process it. A person who fears, fears everything. A person with no fear...is free

Apr 19, 2016 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
290,619
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Some fears you can grow out of, especially if you have the fear as a child.  Once you get older, you can research that fear, and realize that others have the same fear (and see the technical name for it), and that then you weigh the odds of 'it happening to you' or not.  What caused the fear is deeper, because as a child you really may not know it's origin, and as an adult you could maybe 'guess' at it's origin, but you may never be positive Desmond Neoh.  I think adult fears can arise from insecurity, lack of knowledge, and fear of failure . . .  gee, I've had them all (HA!)!!   

Apr 19, 2016 09:14 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

By DOING.  If you don't face your fear, it rules you.

Apr 19, 2016 08:45 AM
Rainer
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Depends on the fear, but vodka works pretty good.

Apr 19, 2016 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Talk myself out of being scared.

Apr 19, 2016 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,507,370
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Fear is indeed a great motivator!

Apr 19, 2016 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Tackle whatever it is head on!

Apr 19, 2016 05:07 AM
Rainer
212,450
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Mostly fear is in the head and can be eliminated by redirecting your thoughts.

Apr 19, 2016 04:59 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Fear is a 4 letter word.....

Apr 19, 2016 04:32 AM
Rainer
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LeAnn Sink - Realtor Knoxville, TN
United Real Estate Solutions - Knoxville, TN
#ThinkSink when you need an agent.

I don't ever face fear and give it time to fester and win; meaning I don't stew on why I'm afraid and how I can fix it. Contemplating what you're going to do about it creates ugly blisters on your soul. I either attack it quickly and make it go away or I run the other way. 

Apr 19, 2016 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
292,585
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Sometimes just admitting that you have fears allows you to find ways to overcome them .

Apr 19, 2016 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have learned to live with it and carry on.

Apr 19, 2016 04:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Desmond Neoh Face up to and and then deal with it.

Apr 19, 2016 03:44 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends on the fear. I've never getting over the spider thing.

Apr 19, 2016 03:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I face that sh*t head on with zero hesitation.  

Apr 19, 2016 03:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I talk to it and face it square on. If it does not listen or go away then I beat the crap out of it. 

Apr 19, 2016 03:03 AM
Rainmaker
597,880
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

face it

Apr 19, 2016 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,298,416
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Just worry about things I can control.

Apr 19, 2016 01:04 AM