Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : Monday Morning Motivation.........

Monday Morning Motivation.........

Monday Morning Motivation.........

In this business it takes time to be really good – and by that time you are obsolete.

~ Cher ~

There have been times, as I go through each day that I have wondered how long it Rusty Mailboxtakes to be really, really good in this business.  The one thing that I have come to understand is, it takes a lot of time invested in my own growth and development to be really good.

If I would be given the choice I would take really good over being obsolete.   I don’t like the thought of being of no use to anyone.

Stop and think about some of the old brands that are no longer around.  Could it be that they became obsolete because they didn’t stay in touch or keep up with changing wants, needs and trends?

With the continual changes that our profession will see not only now but in the future it will pay to continue to grow and develop.  I’m not getting any younger ya know.

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.


Comment balloon 17 commentsDon Rogers • April 11 2011 05:59AM


Don, great post! With things changing constantly, its hard but best to keep up!

Posted by Scott Fogleman, New Home Team (New Home Team 804-573-9592) about 9 years ago

Good morning Scott,

It is a hard thing to do but if we want to stay on top of our game we have to work at not becoming obsolete.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Good morning, Don. Great MMM...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Don,  Great post to think about this Monday morning.  I am constantly trying to stay up on my business.  We are going to the Broker SuperCharge this week with RE/MAX and I am ready!!

Thanks for the motivation!

Posted by Lynda Jaggers, GRI, SFR (RE/MAX Solutions Pine Bluff, AR) about 9 years ago

Good Morning Don

Thanks for the post and information. Have a great day.

Posted by Patrick White, Driven to bring New Yorkers home (Home Driven Realty, Inc) about 9 years ago

Hi Don - 38 years in the business and I take up blogging.  Who would have thought?

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 9 years ago

We have a constantly changing career choice and it is really critical to be able to scramble and stay with current trends.

Posted by Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) about 9 years ago

Hi Don!  I don't want to be obsolete either......I think we hang in a good place to ensure that doesn't ever happen to us.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 9 years ago

Thanks for the puch Don, but, the way I have felt the last couple days, I think I need more of a boot.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 9 years ago

Don - does this mean I'm gonna have to learn how to use a computer?

Posted by Laraine Shape, Selling kitchen at a time (Comey & Shepherd Realtors) about 9 years ago is hard sometimes to keep up with all the new technology...but one needs to keep up so as not to be obsolete!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 9 years ago


What a great (and scary) quote!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) about 9 years ago


Hey, Don!

I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Good job!





Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) about 9 years ago

Don ~ I think the quote strikes a chord of reality with all of us on many levels.

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) about 9 years ago
Interesting --- While I can absolutely see where you are going with this, I have to first say that when I read's Cher's quote it was not very uplifting. But then again when I thought about it, it was very true about cheer either. For me, I think about how I devoted my entire youth for training for the olympics in gymnastics --- I didn't make it, but many of my teammates did. In 1980 Tracee Talavera won the Olympic trials and had the very real possibility of being the first American gold medalist in an Olympics in the sport. Jimmy Carter decided we should not go to Moscow that year. tracee hung onto 1984- was part of a medaling team, but the gold medL dazzler was Mary Lou retton. Tracee was "obsolete". Not by anything she could control, but by the simple process of aging. The point I am making is when you age is a factor, like gymnastics, or entertaining, obsolete is very real. And this quote is actually inspiring, when i realize that cher HAS overcome. She first entertained me when I was 10 years old, and just last month I watched Burlesque 3 times with my daughter in one weekend (Wonder if my daughter will still be watching Christina Aguilera in 30 years? :)). From the real estate standpoint - this was great for me to read. I only got into the business in 2007 and in that year, my broker suggested that I look to the "established" realtors in my brokerage to grasp on to the " basics of real estate transactions". You can imagine how challenging this could be when you finally master realtor bob's kick ass listing presentation and when you go to ask him about it, he admits that after 12 years, he's canning it. It didn't take long for me realize that even the process of being a "newbie" was changing. So while I have spent nearly 4 years teaching myself, by reading, listening and doing, and even though I know the path to "really good" has quite a bit more mileage to it....I will never settle for obsolete! Our business doesn't require we look good in a leotard or have the energy of a puppy.... It's all in our attitude - and we all have a fair shake on that one! Go get 'em, agents!
Posted by Lana Wilken about 9 years ago

Hi Don,  Interesting post/quote and comment thread.  I guess I'm going with the really good stuff and hope I have the good sense to stay current.

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) about 9 years ago

Love the quote... good thing I'm a newbie later in life.  That way I won't be obsolete until I'm retired....   LOL

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) about 9 years ago

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