Let's Make This Personal

Last Update: June 28, 2018

OUR COMMON BOND.

Although we all share a common bond (the community and striving to produce great success), I want to take it a step farther. What can be deeper than that?

WE INHERIT CHARACTER.

Well, it is like this--think of your own family, having all the assets shared at becoming a deep-rooted heritage---lived out through each generation. The forefathers of the past have paved the way for emotions shared today within each family. People inherit many traits from past family members throughout each generation, even our character.

YOUR FAMILY TREE.

Thinking about it now, I can name several traits I've inherited from my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. They all mold me into who I am and what I stand for. There was and is a tremendous spirit within my family tree that has risen up in me and onto my immediate family. All these traits make you who you are, possessing bits and pieces from each member down through the years. It's truly amazing to think about!

WE ALL STEM FROM THE SAME CLOTH.

So, what does this mean for all of us here within our current "heritage?" When you think about it, we all stem from the same cloth. Though everyone's family is different, we are also the same in many, many ways.

WE CAN RISE UP WITH INTEGRITY.

Gathered together within the heart of a great industry here at WA, we have kindness, spirit, strength, determination, excellence, integrity, drive, motivation, knowledge and the power to take all these traits and make us who we are as a community. We've inherited these traits from past and older members.

Here, we build each other up---not tear each other down.

We help each other with advice and encouragement---not put each other down with negativity.

It is in this community that we live and breath success and power.

Our family is a united force of that power. Let's get into the mindset of effortless character and bring each other to our own source of greatness.

Erin :)!


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ECharles1 Premium
Motivation is the key, well said.
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KimberlyD2 Premium
Beautiful post Herinnelson, and so true.
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, Kimberly. It's all about family!
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LouisaB Premium
Erin how gracious of you for exploring and bringing this back to everyone attention. Sometimes we get so caught-up in our everyday busy schedule, we to have tendencies to drift away from
reality.

Thank you!

Blessings!

Louisa B

"Be Bright, Be Happy, Be you!"
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herinnelson Premium
How wonderful of you to point that out, Louisa! Blessings to you, my dear! I LOVE your quote, "Be Bright, Be Happy, Be you!"
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DrReiCapital Premium
"It is in this community that we live and breath success and power."

A powerful awesome afterthought.

Thanks...

Learn, Grow, & Be Successful!
Respectfully,
Clg :)!
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, Charliegray! I love that!
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Hey Erin,
Powerful words that are well spoken!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure to bring them to you, Elaine!
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CarolMeador Premium
Nice analogy, Erin. We are family...sounds like an old song, but it's true. Thanks for the great reminder, Erin. Carol
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, it is always a tune we shall sing!
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DrReiCapital Premium
Thanks... and Wow!

Learn, Grow, & Be Successful!
Respectfully,
Clg :)!
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, Clg!
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dragonfly10 Premium
Dear Erin,
Such power and compassion in your voice! I love it. I only hope to write as eloquently as you do, someday. Your writing style is a gift. You will go far with your talent. Again I have copied and pasted your work of art into my notebook. For future study. I still have trouble with writing in a passive voice rather than an active voice. With the help of Grammarly, I hope to break this very weak habit.
As always your friend, Sandy
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herinnelson Premium
Thank you for those sweet-spoken words, Sandy! If we can envision what we would like to say, we can write it just as as powerfully!
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LouisaB Premium
All so true!

Thanks for sharing it.

Louisa B
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome, Louisa! XOXO
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heljam404A Premium
Real good stuff Erin, thanks.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks so much, Robert! :)!
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ReginaO1 Premium
On point Erin, thanks for sharing.
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herinnelson Premium
You're kindly welcome, Regina! XOXO
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bini14 Premium
Just amazing. Thanks for sharing this.
Bini
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herinnelson Premium
My sincere pleasure, Miss bini!
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pdealmedia Premium
You are an inspiration. Thank you for very positive article. I want to be like you when I grow up!
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herinnelson Premium
Ha ha! My pleasure!!
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RCollis Premium
Erin: I absolutely love your outlook on life and your positive perspective. You are truly an inspiration.

Rick
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herinnelson Premium
Why thank you, Rick! Much obliged!
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WorthMillion Premium
Motivational and inspirational! Great guidance! A great carpenter has his pieces fit together seamlessly, and sands down each piece accordingly with precision, removing all splinters or slightly rough edges. Sometimes there is a knot in the wood that requires a little more finesse but never thrown away as that knot adds character and properly seasoned, adds greater strength.
A community of burled wood we are
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herinnelson Premium
I absolutely LOVE that unique comparison and analogy, my dear! Beautifully created in your mind! I could envision the whole process!
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TBeukes Premium
Thanks Erin, I enjoyed your piece
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herinnelson Premium
I'm so glad, Trevor! :)!
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reonna3 Premium
Very admirable Erin, this reminds me of Birds of one feather stay together and we are this community....
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herinnelson Premium
Yes, and I like to think of us as eagles! Thank you, kindly!
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mystyle Premium
I really really love your Post Erin , negative words never encourage, they destroy... your posts states clearly that you have a great sense of humor.
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herinnelson Premium
I thank you for that, Nkhosingiphile! Stop by again!
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Steven-A Premium
well stated, Erin.
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herinnelson Premium
Thank you kindly, Steven!!
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dbriley Premium
Wonderful post! It is everyone in your life that makes you who you are. I enjoy the encouragement here and the positivity as it does keep me determined and striving for my goals and dreams.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Dena! Being positive is the only way to live! XOXO!
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oldbalddream Premium
I'll just add this little story before I comment on your post.
My,then, six year old grandson started eating cheese and apricot jam (jelly) sandwiches. It has for most of my life been one of my staples. When his mother 9my daughter) asked him where he got the idea for it, he said "it just came into my head"
Okay, now back to the post.

It is my belief a community is only as strong as its weakest member. It doesn't matter how big or small that community is, or who considers themselves to be part of that community. It can be as small as a couple or as large as the population of a country. The only way we, as a community become stronger is to better the situation of the individuals within that community.
This is one of the most supportive communities I have had the pleasure to be part of, and I've been in a few during my life.
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herinnelson Premium
Priceless story, Graham! I can picture it happening and it relates to my post perfectly! That is exactly my point in a nutshell! May I cut and paste your first paragraph to my post? Pleeease?! It will add so much! I will quote it and add your name.

I use to watch a TV game show called WEAKEST LINK. It reminded me of your your above line and description.

See you around again, I'm sure!

Erin :)!
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oldbalddream Premium
Of course you have my permission
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davehayes Premium
Very good motivational post, enjoyed it
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Dave! :)!
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davehayes Premium
Your welcome Erin
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herinnelson Premium
:)!
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Jonmccreery Premium
Very impressive!
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Jon! Happy to connect!
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OptimusDT Premium
Well put together.
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