I have to get something off my chest…. recently I’ve been finding my voice… and using it (yikes). I’m not good at it yet – some responses come out quite humble and respectful… others not so much. I’ve heard from a few people including some that are VERY close to me say, “You think you’re all that” or “You think you’re smarter than everyone else” when I respond passionately about a subject that I am confident in.
Let me set the record straight (Exhibit A) LOL
I’m just going to let you marinate on this for a minute.
My SAT scores from 1993 – Thank GOD UNLV didn’t have admission requirements back then!
Those of you who have kids headed off to college would be mortified if they came home with this….
That being said… I learned early on that I was going to have to work harder and get creative in order to survive… so that’s what I did.
I actually get a little irritated when someone says… ‘Oh, she was able to do that because she’s smart.’ I’m sure that sounds ridiculous… I’m an odd duck.. I should take it as a compliment.
I guess I’m holding onto the struggle… the blood, sweat and tears (oh GOD so many tears – Hi, I’m a Cancer) when I leveraged my hustle, critical thinking, and work ethic. When I was willing to do more than anyone else, for less than anyone else… without complaining – and somehow BELIEVING… even though there was NO tangible proof that it would pay off some day!
Chalking it up to ‘being smart’, somehow in my mind, diminishes all of the EFFORT, SACRIFICE, STRATEGY, and CONSISTENCY that allows me to compete in the marketplace today.
And… because I don’t ever want to be IGNORANT about anything…. I literally study and have certificates in all kind of random things….
- Completed 90 Hours of Real Estate Principles, Practices, Procedures, Laws and Ethics
- Completed 45 Hours of Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal
- Completed 45 Hours of Fundamentals of Real Estate Broker Management
- Completed 20 Hours NMLS – National Comprehensive Mortgage Loan Originator Course
- PROPTA – Certified Personal Trainer
- Student of Timothy Sykes – World-Renowned Day Trader