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Bookmark This Post For The Next Time You Think You Can't

My friend Kevin Wood lives and breathes golf.  He shared this video with me.  It's my pleasure to share it with you.  It's the most encouraging story I've encountered this year.

Block out ten minutes. Take the phone off the hook.  When it's over, bookmark it. 

Come back the next time your client bolts, and you feel like quitting the industry. 

Come back to it when that loan you were counting on is denied by the lender. 

Come back to it when your personal life takes an unexpected turn south. 

Come back to it when your broker announces that the doors are closing on a business into which you've poured your heart and soul. 

Come back when you think you can't anymore.  Because really...you can.

EDIT:  The YouTube video of DJ Gregory's tremendous courage
has had the embed function disabled by request.

So click HERE to be inspired by DJ Gregory's heartwarming story.


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Comment balloon 21 commentsMike Jones • June 08 2009 05:07PM


Mike, I don't have time now but will watch later.  My favorite golf story is from the book the Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwarz. It is about a one handed golfer.  He was asked you are better than most two handed golfers.  He reply "I have found the right attitude and one hand beats the wrong attitude and two hands any day".

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi  Mike     I cried through this whole video.  it really touched my heart .  My husband loved the game.  He lived next to the golf course, instructed golf to many new golfers and golfed continually...golf and baseball,   that was his thing.  It was difficult when Parkinson and Alzheimer inflicted him.  The most heart wrenching days were when he tried to conquer control of the club and swing at the ball.  To see something he loved so much causing him so much pain...it was unbearable to watch.

I wish I would have had this remarkable video.  Thank you for sharing.  We all need to count our blessings and live life to the fullest....you are right I have already sent this video to others and have bookmarked it for those days when I feel sorry for myself.   Thank you so much. 

With what is going on today...we all need to reflect on ..others being worse off than we are.  This has to get a feature so it won't get un noticed

Posted by June Lewis, Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571 (Northwood Realty Services) over 11 years ago

Mike, all I can say is WOW!  We have absolutely no reason to feel sorry for ourselves and say "I can't do it".  I just wish he didn't feel embarrassed, he definitely didn't have anything to be embarrassed about!  Thanks for sharing this clip!

Chanda panda

Posted by Chanda Barrick, in referral (Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast) over 11 years ago


Thanks for commenting; I'll see you soon on your blog.


Thanks for the vote of confidence!  Your comment touched my heart.  God bless you and yours.


Why not send a link to your son in the military?

Mike in Tucson


Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago
Great video to post, Mike. Some people overcome great challenges and obstacles thrown at them, and it seems that some of us seek obstacles...
Posted by Mike Jaquish, 919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate (Realty Arts) over 11 years ago

Hi Mike - what a touching story and a challenge for us all. Thank you!

Posted by Karen Cooper, Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States (Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas) over 11 years ago


TJ is a great kid with great parents and a big heart!!! What an inspiration to all of us!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) over 11 years ago
Hi Mike: That was truly inspirational - thanks for sharing it. :)
Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) over 11 years ago


You're welcome!


It's fantastic.  900 miles!


You're welcome; thanks for taking the ten minutes!


It's a heartwarming story, isn't it?  And I complain about trivial things...

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

Mike - you have no idea just how much I needed this right now.  Thank you so much for sharing.  DJ is truly an inspiration to all of us.

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 11 years ago


I'm glad to oblige.  :)  Thanks for taking ten minutes with DJ.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago


This is a great story about overcoming challenges.   Thanks for sharing.  I have bookmarked this post to come back to it when needed.

Gerry's AR signature

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 11 years ago

Thank you so much Mike, for sharing this. I did bookmark it, though I know one thing he said will never leave me:

"If I fall, I fall. It’s just another challenge."

And his the falls he endured are incredible: in front of the public eye. Mine will never be as public or as physical as his. But his attitude was honorable and inspiring. "So what? I'll just get back up and learn from my mistakes."


Hope all is well in Tuscon!



Posted by The Dunn Team Real Estate by The Book (Exit Realty Tri County) over 11 years ago


All is well here in Tucson; thanks for your thoughtful comment.


As have I.  Thanks for stopping by.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

I have to come back when it's day time.  I am too tired to think, I'll probably fall asleep watching it. 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 11 years ago


Trust me; it won't put you to sleep.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

WOW!  I now realize that I have not faced any real challenges in my life.

Posted by Irene Tron over 11 years ago

Hey, Mike. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome story. I am bookmarking you now. Thanks, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) over 11 years ago


In a society where half the people are looking for a handout, this guy puts the world to shame!  Awesome is a good word for him.


Me, too!  Thanks so much for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago
He hears a higher calling. His drive is determined by the clearity of his vision. Like a laser beam he has locked in on his target and can not be swayed by the pain involved in the accomplishment. He is the reflection of a humble greatness, much like the life of Jesus Christ. Is there any way to bottle this type of determination...900 miles. Thanks from Benson Brother John
Posted by John Hurbon (Homesmart International Tucson,AZ) over 11 years ago

I am glad I found this. Thank you, for posting. Makes a person think about their little challenges in life.

Posted by Troy Pappas, Virginia Beach Home Inspector (Safe House Property Inspections) over 10 years ago

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