Vicki Irvin-Pick Your Battles! Maryland Real Estate Investing

Well this is our last day before Thanksgiving! It’s one of my favorite holidays, I love for the family to get together and have a relaxing day of enjoying each other, giving thanks for all of our blessings, and of course…..EATING WELL! Each year my mother in law and I plan out the thanksgiving meal and divide up who will cook what. Last year I made my first turkey and it was delicious. I’m not sure if I got lucky or what, but I came up with a strategy. This year I decided to order a fried turkey from a girlfriend who is a caterer. See, I figured that with a couple years between my first turkey that turned out so great, people will forget in case the next one I bake is not as good as the first. I know that sounds petty, but my husband is such a food critic and I don’t want to give him any ammunition!

As you can see I am very competitive. My husband LOVES macaroni and cheese, or should I say his MOM’s Mac n cheese! One year I was determined to make one just as good as hers or even better. Well, that didn’t quite work out! Although it was pretty good, I have to admit it didn’t hold up to MOTHER’S. So this year my mother in law asked if I wanted to make the macaroni and cheese. I thought about it briefly, but decided it wasn’t a battle I wanted to take on. Why deprive my husband of his mother’s specialty, after all he only gets it once a year.

I guess what I am trying to say is that some battles are not worth fighting. The same principle applies when you are trying to make a positive change in your life. If you tell your dreams, goals and aspirations to some people, they will shoot them down. Sometimes it is jealousy and sometimes it’s just because they can’t see your vision. I know when that has happened to me, I would fight and fight to make people see my point of view, or try to get them to support me. That didn’t work too often and rather than have people bring my drive or energy down, I started keeping my dreams to myself, or only sharing them with the couple of people who were encouraging.

Trust me when I say this…when you do reach your goals and realize your dreams, you will no longer have to verbally convince people of anything. Those same dream thieves will now be your best friends all of a sudden! And it is a GOOD feeling! If you want to hear motivating words of encouragement to realize your dreams, you can register for our next seminar at:

Please post your comments below and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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» Futina said: { Nov 22, 2006 - 02:11:37 }

Hello Vicki my name is Futina Dixon.
I am on your E-mail listings.
I have a neighbor whom house will be going up for foreclosure on Tuesday
November 28, 2006. If they do not come up with $25,000.00 to pay off a debt.
I strongly believe that they have a lot of equity in the house.
Appraised for $585.000 Bal: I think is $300.000.

If you get this e-mail today call me on

» Karissa Leake said: { Nov 22, 2006 - 05:11:50 }

Vicki, those are excellent words of wisdom! I completely agree with it and it makes perfect sense. Sometimes other people will try to tell you or convince you that your dream can not become a reality because either they are too scared, jealous, or just do not have the wherewithall to get it done. Nothing or no one should stop you from reaching for or achieving your dreams. I call those type of people haters! And just as you said…when you do reach your goals, and realize your dreams, those same people will be or try to become your best friend all of a sudden. Just step out on faith and definitely pick your battles!