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Discouraged A Little? You'll Want to Meet My Friend Sandy Morgan!

Sandy Morgan: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Sandy Morgan, having the time of her life! ~

Mike Jones & Sandy Morgan: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderSuccess in any endeavor comes when discouragement is pushed aside in favor of moving forward.

All of us get discouraged from time to time.  I know I do.  Meet someone who has a real excuse, and who never uses it!

Overcoming Cerebral Palsy

Sandy Morgan, more than any individual I've ever met in person, is the embodiment of courage. Sandy was born with cerebral palsy.  ...and it doesn't stop her. 

Author Sandy Morgan's "I Am" Statement

"I am Viking strong and Virgo tough, and these ol' eyes have seen enough

To know

  • I am, from a severe disability, a diamond encrusted in coal, possessor of an incredible mind
  • I am a mover and shaker, because of muscles that spasm and jerk, and because I'm an activist
  • I am from the lion's den ~ a radical, sit-in-a-governor's-office activist, Rosa Parks in a wheelchair
  • I am from a heart of independence ~ an owner of a business"

Dance of Victory, by Sandy Morgan - available on Amazon.comSandy's "I am" statement is included in full in the beginning of her first book.  You can read more in Sandy's book Dance of Victory, available on Amazon. 

Click the photo link to the left and buy the book.  It will be the best $12.95 you ever invested in yourself.

This photo of Sandy and me sits on my fly-tying desk in my home office. We all need a diversion, and mine isn't sky-diving.  :)


My Takeaway

Whenever I'm tempted to complain about something ~ the Real Estate industry, Real Estate values, my loan pipeline, or a particularly difficult client or anxious agent ~ I look at Sandy smiling at the camera, and get an attitude adjustment!

Thanks, Sandy!



I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender

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SUNSTREET MORTGAGE LLC ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices in Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista & Nogales

Comment balloon 33 commentsMike Jones • September 14 2011 02:46PM


Wow - great story.  I'm always amazed at the human spirit and how it rises above all else.  Thanks for posting this!  Suggest!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) almost 9 years ago

Hi Mike,  great story..amazing what the mind  can overcome...thanks for sharing.

Posted by Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate (Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824) almost 9 years ago


Thanks for stopping by!  Read the book.


Thanks for being the first to comment! 

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Wow, Mike, nothing like a Sandy to put things in perspective for you!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 9 years ago


Sandy Morgan sounds like a very strong lady.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 9 years ago

Mike - it's nice to have someone around to remind us to stop whining and get to work. I know that I don't have a tough life, and I also know that I don't usually bring my "A" game with me as often as I should. A little more focus and intensity would help us all.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) almost 9 years ago

Hey Mike,

Thanks, sounds like the kind of attitude adjusment to me!

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 9 years ago

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  Wow!  Having worked at the MS Society for years - I learned about attitude adjustment my first year there and never forgot!  Here's to Sandy - she is certainly someone to admire!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Good morning, Gab,

She certainly is!


I need those from time to time.


That's just what I'm going to do this morning!


That she is!  Thanks for commenting.


Amen to that!  Have a great day.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Thanks, Mike, for  your friendship and support! I never expected my story would do so much for so many!  For that, I am humbled and grateful.

Posted by Sandy Morgan almost 9 years ago


You're an inspiration, my exceptional friend!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago
Fabulous story. thanks for sharing. Great talking with you today.
Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 9 years ago

Great story Mike, makes our problems pale in comparison to others. Kudos to Sandy for taking action and not just feeling sorry for herself.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) almost 9 years ago

Mike, When I called you today...it was right before my settlement started. Bridget McGee came in as I was talking to you. So I just had to explain how we were connected. Out came my iPad so I could share this blog right at the closing table.

Sandy is an amazing woman and you are an amazing friend.


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 9 years ago

She is a true inspiration. Reminding us that complaining and being negative will not do us good. Look at her, her smile, i can see her joy from the heart. Say my hi to her Mike, and tell her how amazing she is.

Posted by Rob Kittle, "We Specialize, You Benefit!" -Kittle Real Estate (Kittle Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Hi Mike--what a great story. Sandy is one incredible human being.  Why is it that people with the most "difficulties" are alwyas the ones that show us how to live?

Posted by Janet Jones, Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii (Just Your Style Interiors, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Great story, Mike. Thanks for the post. Sadly, I am a cheapskate, so I didn't buy the $12.95 book on Amazon.

But I am smart. Bought the Kindle version for $9.99. Gotta' love the Kindle!

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY) almost 9 years ago
Great motivation post about Sandy. Just looking at her picture she is smiling so big which reflects a lot of confidence and pride. Our little problems that we personally have are way overstated by our attitudes that we make them. I love Sandy's spirit!
Posted by Stephanie Stringer, Mortgage Loan Originator (First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764) almost 9 years ago

Mike, thanks for letting us know about Sandy.  Will be ordering the book and also spreading the word.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 9 years ago


You're welcome!  You'll love the book.


Sandy's strength of spirit is an inspiration!


Thanks for buying the book for your Kindle reader; you won't be disappointed!


Yes, she is!  Maybe the reason has to do with perseverance.


Friend her on Facebook and say Hi yourself!  You'll make a friend.


Thank you for calling; it's wonderful to think of you sitting at closing with your IPad, sharing Sandy Morgan's story.


Don't stop here; read the book!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

A lot to learn form your friend Sandy. . we also learn a lot about you. . 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) almost 9 years ago

We can learn the most from people just like Sandy!

There is a group of young men from my high school helping a young man named Darius tackle MS. His story is pretty incredible as well. I attached the trailor to the movie they produced.

I love stories of people like Sandy & Darius!

Posted by Margie Kopp Sorrell, Lake Oconee Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country) almost 9 years ago

Mike: Thanks! We all should be awed and inspired by people with great and can-do attitudes. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA. (Paratex) almost 9 years ago

Mike, what a great story! We can all learn from Sandy's "I am" Statement. Thanks.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 9 years ago

What an amazing lady.  There'ss much we can all learn from her story.

Posted by Howard and Susan Meyers (The Hudson Company Winnetka and North Shore) almost 9 years ago

I love this, thank you for sharing her story with all of us.  Its true, when I start to complain I try to take a step back and think about whether the issues is really that big of a deal, something worth all the negative power and energy I'm giving it. Sometimes it helps me put things in perspective.  Thanks again

Posted by Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate, Broker, Results Real Estate (Results Real Estate 801.580.5624) almost 9 years ago

This is indeed a great story and thank you for sharing it Mike. People need to stop giving excuses because impossible is really nothing. Anyone can achieve anything if they just put in the effort.

Posted by Gabrielle Jeans, Real Estate Web Solution, Real Estate Trainer and Coach (WebTech Dezine, Gabrielle Jeans Real Estate Coach) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing the post with us today.   I love the message it sends.  More power to Sandy she's a shinning star for sure.


Patricia Aulson/ Seacoast NH & ME REALTOR

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) almost 9 years ago

Wow Mike

Pretty inspiring.  It's funny that almost always when we feel that we are the only one with life's issues, that we come across something or someone that make our situation look so small and insignificant.


Thanks for the post.

Posted by Wayne L. Brown (Franklin Advantage Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Mike - thank you for sharing that story with all of us! It is amazing, what some people can overcome!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hello Mike and what a great post, I can understand why it was featured by THE GODS! And you have found yourself another feature at one of my favorite groups at AR ...




Vegas Bob ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz almost 9 years ago

Vegas Bob,

Thanks for the Feature!


You're so welcome.  Sandy's an amazing woman!!


That's really the truth of it; thanks for commenting.


Yes she is!  Thanks for stopping by.


You comment is a challenge to me this morning; I need to put in a lot more effort today.


You're welcome.  It's an eye-opener, isn't it?

Howard & Susan,

I find that's true for me too.  Thank you!


It's good to see you; I hadn't heard about "I AM" statements until the week I met Sandy.  She's an inspiration.


You're welcome!


Thanks for the link to Darius' story!


Thank you for commenting, and for the encouragement.


I hadn't thought about it that way; see you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

A pretty amazing guy has pretty amazing friends.......that just figures. I remember a nun once saying 'birds of a feather flock together'.........there is truth in that. (Yes, I was in Catholic school for 3 years.....I hated it)

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

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