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Need A Little Extra Push - You Need To Check This Out

Yesterday I received an email from a friend of mine that had a movie attached called 212* - The Extra DegreeMy friend knows I love to read (or watch) things that help to motivate and inspire me and thought I'd really like this short movie.  He was right.  This was a great movie that talks about the difference in being good and being great.  Many times people are so close to becoming great, but don’t make that last extra effort to push them over the top.

determinationMy favorite quote from the film was “To get what we’ve never had, we must do what we’ve never done”.  This is a great line for new agents especially.  You need to do things you’ve never done before or things you aren’t comfortable with to take it to the next level.  Don’t be afraid to try new things.  If it doesn’t work, try it again and again.  If it still doesn’t work, scrap it for something different.  At least you’ll know it doesn’t work.  The point is you tried something new and something you might not have been comfortable with.  The next time you try something new, it will be a little easier.

The web site that the movie came from was called  It is a great site for anyone looking for that extra push or anyone trying to give a push as well.  There are items you can purchase for yourself or buy them as gifts if you like.  There is free newsletter that you can sign up for.  I signed up, but haven’t received one yet, so I’m not entirely sure what it will contain.

There are a few other free movies as well that are definitely worth checking out.  I think my favorite was The Dash by Linda Ellis.  It is a very touching piece that reminds us not to overlook or ignore what is really important in life.  I would encourage everyone to watch it.

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Brett Mumaw REALTOR®

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Comment balloon 21 commentsBrett Mumaw • February 21 2007 01:46AM


Thanks for the motivational video.
Posted by Sean Dankers (Realty World Select) almost 14 years ago
Brett, thanks for this post.  It's right up my alley this week.  I've been refocusing and will use the links in my never ending search.  Another one to check out is The Secret.  It's been talked about here before but I only heard about yesterday.  Keep reaching!
Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) almost 14 years ago

I think I'll send that to  a few people that  are down in the dumps and waiting for change to happen on its own.

Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) almost 14 years ago
Thanks for the motivation
Posted by Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY (Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate) almost 14 years ago
Ok, Brett we expect nothing more than a couple #Mil in sales from you this year!
Posted by Danny Smith (DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES) almost 14 years ago


A friend of mine sent me the video a few months ago-I thought its message was awesome and very motivational, but had really forgotten about it since. Thanks for posting it,

Posted by Stephen Luckett (ExecuHome Realty-LuckNet Real Estate Group) almost 14 years ago
I can always use a little extra motication--Thanks to you for sharing.
Posted by Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton (Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC) almost 14 years ago
Thanks everybody.  My friend sent it to me just when I needed it and it really helped a lot.  One of my biggest problems is I take things very personally if something doesn't go my way.  I am trying to change it and let it just roll off my back and learn from it.  Sometimes it's hard, but messages like these help me remember.  I am going to try and watch a few times a week to help stay focused.  I think I'll probably order the book as well.
Posted by Brett Mumaw, Your Indiana Move (RE/MAX First) almost 14 years ago
Brett that is a great site to know about.  Noticed you have been a busy blogger this week.  Do you sell real estate in Madison?  I really like that area and who knows, maybe I'll retire down there one day.  Just curious about the market.  Happy Blogging!
Posted by Cynthia Sloop (Community Association Manager) almost 14 years ago

I don't really sell in the Madison area.  It is in our MLS system, but it's about an hour away and I'm just not that familiar with it.  My sister actually lives there though and is a teacher at the high school.  She loves it. 

Posted by Brett Mumaw, Your Indiana Move (RE/MAX First) almost 14 years ago
That extra one degree can make a huge difference.  It is the theme for our Market Center for 2007.
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 14 years ago
Thxs --I can share this with my children!
Posted by Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop (RE/MAX Rewards) almost 14 years ago

Interesting, I love great motivational flicks and the affirmations they provide.  Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by Michael Roberts (Real Estate Professionals of Glynn) almost 14 years ago
Very good timing -- I just was attending a class this morning and we were discussing how to get out of your comfort zone and reach new heights!  The trick is just to see the process as an experiment and not get down on yourself if something does work!  Also, you must not quit just because something didn't work the first time -- try for about 4-5 times before deciding to scrap the idea.  I am working on getting out of my comfort zone and am trying to get into blogging -- I am definately out of my comfort zone.  However, on my second attempt at blogging, I had a featured blog -- so I will get out of my confort zone again when I get some time.
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 14 years ago
Thanks for posting about this short video.  Our broker actually spoke of this at our meeting last week, bt watching the video was more moving than just listening to him describe it.  Thanks!
Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) almost 14 years ago
Looks like a great site.  I am looking forward to watching the video.  Thanks
Posted by John Keil (Lend America) almost 14 years ago
Hey Brett - great post.  I am always looking for sources to increase my motivation.  Thanks
Posted by Kip & Tamara Barnard, Broker Assoc., Realtor ASP (Coldwell Banker) almost 14 years ago
Thank you for that, Motivation is always great!!
Posted by john smith almost 14 years ago
Wow, thanks for posting Brett. After my cry, I forwarded the movie to my family. I've seen a similar movie about a train, wonder if it came from this site. Thanks again
Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) almost 14 years ago


I am bookmarking this to come back and read later. Thankyou for posting it. Motivation sometimes eludes us all at one time or another. Doing things that we have not done before are always a little scary, but once you make yourself do it, it's old hat:)

Posted by Karen Hurst, Rhode Island Waterfront! (RICOASTALLIVING.COM) almost 14 years ago

Hey everyone.  Thanks for all the responses.  I'm sorry I haven't responded individually, but I'm a little under the weather right now.  No fun at all :(


Posted by Brett Mumaw, Your Indiana Move (RE/MAX First) almost 14 years ago