11 May 2009

From Utah to George Washingtons Home!!

It's a bit of a play day here today. We are spending the day at Mt. Vernon, George Washington's home. It's rainy and 60 degrees.

 That's probably the extent of the weather reporting you'll get from me this week.

As has become my custom the last 2 years, my intent is to write to you daily regarding what's taking place at the National Association of Realtors mid year meetings. (NAR). 

For those of you that are here, hit the delete key. For those that are not, I'll attempt to get some of the info to you as best I can. Then hit the delete key.

As most of you know, I'm a politics junkie. But, what you may not know is that before that, I was a history junkie, and I remain so today. So, this is Mecca to me.

 I've been reading alot of biographys of late, and as I was flying here yesterday, I was watching the Sunday talk shows and some of the History Channel shows. Both types of programs happened to be talking about Leadership, in some form or another.

 Democrats criticizing the Republicans, Republican ripping the Democrats. Liberal, Conservative, Right Wing, Left Wing, everyone criticizing the leadership of someone else. As I found myself starting to fall into the trap of thinking that they must all suck, it occurred to me that we have it all wrong.

In point of fact, we've never had a President, Senator, Congressman, Governor that was a bad leader. We've had some that have made bad decisions, or have done things that run counter to what we would like. Does that make them a bad leader? Nope. Just makes them human. As leaders, we are all subject to a case of human-ness every now and then. But, when you think about it, we all were elected because enough people thought well enough of our potential to cast that vote, mostly on faith. We've made good decisions, or bad, or more likely, both.

 That's the case here in DC as well. I'm spending the day at the home of perhaps our most reverred leader. Did you know he actually lost alot more battles than he won? The difference is that he won the ones that mattered, and he didn't quit. So, I guess the moral, is stick to your guns!

I hope you all have a great week, and I'm looking forward to seeing you all at the BOD meeting in a couple weeks.

 If you have any questions about what's going on back here, let me know. Question for your Senators or Congressmen? Meeting with them Wednesday. Let me know. Happy Monday to you all!


Chris Sloan
Branch Broker
Group 1 Real Estate

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