I'm out on the Land today. I'm out on the Land in an Asheville area eco-development we represent. It has open spaces and forest land and waterfalls and climbing cliffs and streams and an heirloom apple orcahrd now producing juicy specimens you'd love to eat...(see photo) oh it is amazing!
So here I am, out on the Land, feeling very privileged indeed... and thinking.
I'm thinking about a notable quote a real state client/friend here in Asheville sent for my review this morning:
"...we need to grow strong caring communities in which we get more of our human satisfaction from caring relationships and less from material goods. ..."
This notable quote comes from David Korten, BA in psychology from Stanford University and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Stanford Business School, Vietnam War as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, Visiting Associate Professor of the Harvard University Graduate School of Business where I taught in Harvard's middle management, M.B.A. , and doctoral programs, and can be found in YES Magazine
I'm thinking.....As real estate professionals, we stand at a very powerful intersection of time and place where how we view the "landscape" really can have a positive outcome for our clients. So often, it seems to me, we lose track of that positive influence we can have on the lives and fortunes of our clients .
Possibly, just being in a "strong caring community"
(such as the one where I am today) it is easier to keep in mind.
All this strong caring community musing has me thinking about grandkids. . .just now learning to scramble across the floor...and a carpet that contains toxic chemicals they could ingest that has been shown to cause cancer...as opposed to a non-toxic surface... What would that surface be? ECO Certified® Real Estate Consultants and ECOBrokers know the answer. . .. Just ask us and we'll tell you =)
Again from Korten: " Wouldn't it be nice if it turned out the choices we must make together to survive together are the same as the choices we need to make to create the very world everyone wants? If that were true, then we should be able to just get together and make it happen. Wouldn't that be cool?
Maybe we should start a conversation to find out to find out what people truly want." As a real estate professional, I'm up for that. How about you?
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