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Each Day

Today I am getting ready to go on an interview.   As I was checking my email I found a song I have not listened to in quite a while.  After I played it I realized that it set the tone of the day.  I feel much more energized and positive – ready to take on the world!!!   It is a beautiful sunny day here and there is nothing I cannot accomplish with a little hard work.  I want to share the song with you in hopes that you can take away a little more hope or positive feelings for your life and your dreams.

A Little Background First

    For 12 years I was a real estate agent and for most of those years I belonged to an awesome group of people from around the nation and Canada headed by our fearless leader and chief Floyd Wickman.  He has working for him a great group of people to help agents get motivated, stay focused and be successful – and not just in real estate, but also in life.  As Floyd is fond of saying:  People don’t care what you know until they know how much you care.  (Sorry Floyd I’m sure that I didn’t get that quite word for word correct!)  But the point is – that Floyd and his trainers cared.  They touched my life in ways that are still helping me be successful today even though I am no longer with them and in a totally different field of work.

The Song

     So one year, Mike Pallin, who works with Floyd and is an accomplished musician, surprised us with this song called “Each Day.”  It was taken from a pledge that we say about how we were going to succeed.   The song was immediately uplifting and made us all even more energized.  We carried the song with us back to our homes and our businesses.  That was many years ago.  I have had this song on my computer since then, but haven’t played it in the last couple of years or so.  When I played it today I cannot fully describe how it made me feel other than to tell you that I stood a little taller, felt a little lighter and wanted to run out and help others accomplish their dreams.  So I take this with me on my interview today and maybe it will come across that I am the person that can help their clients do just that.  Of course, I’m not going over to just let them interview me.  I’m going to interview them to and see if I even want to work there.  And if I want to work there, then I’ll take it!  Floyd taught me that too!

Even if you are not in sales, I think you can be a master at what you do.  I think this song transcends industries.  Today, and in the days ahead, I will take the steps that lead me closer to my goals.  Anything that happens, happens in my best interest.

Thanks Mike for the song.  And thanks Floyd and Mary Johnson (my trainer), along with Mike and the rest of the gang, for giving me the foundation from which to build my future.

Peace and have a blessed day.

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Renovating your Louisville Property? Built before 1978?

Written by: Suzanne Ellis, ABR, e-PRO, GRI
Semonin Realtors
(502) 327-2520

If you own a Louisville home and answered yes to both questions, then you need to be aware of the new EPA Lead Based Paint Rule passed in 2008 that is rolling out on April 22, 2010. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting into walls, window replacement, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

Contractors that are hired to do work like renovation, repair or painting projects in homes built pre-1978 must follow lead-safe work practices. This rule applies to any contractor (i.e., HVAC, plumber, electrician, etc.) that could potentially disturb lead-based paint. Theses contractors must be certified by an accredited training program. Be sure that a contractor shows you proof of accreditation.

You can still do the work yourself without having to follow these guidelines, but if you are selling your home disclosure to potential buyers is key and you may have to address these issues.

Of course, this rule applies to more than just Louisville homes and Kentucky homes. This is a national rule.

As always when a new rule comes into effect there will be confusion as to what the exact rules are, there may be misinformation being given out and there are exclusions to the rule. At Semonin we pride ourselves on staying educated to better server our clients. We are working on learning all the specifics of this rule so that we can be your source for answers. Keep watching for more information.

In the meantime here is a website you can visit to read more by visiting the EPA website here.

Contact me if you have any questions. I am always happy to help in anyway I can.