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SNAFU or Hot Dog! Everything Is Normal

 

 

When I took the Wickman course many years ago and something went wrong, I remember Floyd's words.

 “Hot Dog!  Everything’s normal!”

 .. everything from a canceled deal to difficult client... 

Why?  Because it helps  focus on the big picture...it is the key to staying on track.

Most days have at least one challenge.  How you handle it will decide your success or failure in that moment – and in your career.

 

  

Today was one of those days.

SNAFU

  

 

Without going into details, I had callers on the line for my live radio show but due to a technical glitch, I could not get to them.

 

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I also had two Realtors® visiting in the studio just to observe but neither of them wanted to talk on the show.

The switchboard lines were lit up indicating numerous callers. 

 

Improvising, apologizing and a bit of agonizing...can you relate when things don't go 'exactly' according to plans.

 

Finally one of the  callers started texting me questions which I addressed.  Eventually I was able to answer some of the callers.

Not my finest hour for sure.

Try doing an hour talk radio show only you can't get to the callers.  

Remember I don't do upset.

And I had to continue being pleasant 'cause I was live on the air.

This is real life, real radio and real estate.

 

SNAFU

 

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • September 10 2017 09:21PM

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Hi Margaret! Glad it all worked out in the end for your radio program!  Love that, "Hot dog! Everything's normal!" Will have to file that away for future "challenging" days!   ;) 

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) 9 months ago

Yes it is real life Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  the life we chose and we do love it don't we I like my Hot Dog with the works .. You are a real class act in my book .

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 9 months ago

Good morning Margaret. All we can do is the best we can do. I missed your call because cell service in my area is almost non existent. Hoping today is a better day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 9 months ago

Sonja Patterson You can thank Floyd Wickman for that one.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

Hannah Williams Always good to read your positive comments.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

Oh my goodness, I can't imagine - the 'meat' of the show - answering the callers - is beyond your control! I'm sure, without a doubt, you were a more-than gracious hostess and did a fabulous job of overcoming that major obstacle, Margaret!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 9 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS This show certainly keeps me humble. I got quite a few calls after the show expressing  how I handled the challenge. They said I was a "real" person.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

Well, that you are, Margaret! And, that means the world to your listeners. SO not like the ones we have here - there's nothing 'real' about them! LOL Some of their advice I hear, I shudder when I hear! I suppose if I wanted to do something about it, I'd host my own but, I've never had that bug before! ;-) 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 9 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS You can call my show anytime with or without the bug!!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 9 months ago

You got to make the best of everything these days especially in a sellers market like it is.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 9 months ago

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