We recently joined the Women’s Council of Realtors as Affiliate Member, at the invitation of Sarah Libengood, a successful agent with Keller Williams here in the Treasure Valley. Congratulations to her for being named the President for 2020! We have tried to get involved as much as we can. Last month we sponsored the breakfast, and they were kind enough to give us the floor to share for a few minutes about our business. We have found over the years that many of our services can assist agents in closing a deal when tricky situations arise – mold remediation, smoke odors, nicotine smells, rodent infestations, hoarding, urine & feces.
Recently, their motivational speaker for the morning fell through at the last minute. Sarah asked several people if they would be willing to share an encouraging message for 7 minutes without preparation, and honestly, how many people do you know who would jump at that opportunity? It was a hard sell, right? Well our assistant manager, Chris Ingels, who represents Bio-One at these meetings, looked at the situation with a completely different set of eyes.
When asked if he would be willing to step up, Chris immediately responded, “I’ll shine!” Then he proceeded to inspire all those gathered with the perspective that unexpected circumstances create opportunities to live life to the fullest. They are usually opportunities to do the unexpected and bless someone. If you are willing to lean in to the difficulty, fear and unknown, you will grow and build confidence through the experience. And the courage - the others-centeredness that’s required – will show forth your quality.
We already knew that Chris is a great guy. We see it on display everyday with his work ethic and reliability. He genuinely cares about our clients and solves problems with creativity and resourcefulness. He’s getting better and better every day. Much of this can be attributed to his willingness to step into the gap, help where he can and learn as he goes.
Sarah posted a heartfelt thank you to Chris on her Facebook page that we have shared with our network here.
Sometimes the need is big. Sometimes it’s small. What opportunities do you see to shine today?