I love this quote, by Nelson Mandela, “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Mr. Mandela knew something, of course, about dreaming big and overcoming tremendous obstacles. We are all given the same number of minutes each day to fill up in whatever way we choose. We can dream big, or small. When people think about playing big, about taking a chance, often they have mixed emotions. On the one hand, they want to make a greater impact on those around them and live out the dream they feel they are meant to do, but on the other hand, they already feel overloaded and stressed with what is on their plate.

We can rejoice or worry.  We can see opportunity or challenges. The truth is that the amount of work is the same. The difference all starts in the seeds of our mindsets. My definition of playing big is about following your dreams instead of your fears. If you are ever down or need inspiration, about anything, whether it be about homeownership or just life,  check out this little clip from Rocky IV - you’ll come back fighting! CLICK HERE

My wish for you is that the month of February is filled with big dreams, joyful moments, and incredible opportunities. They are always there when we shift our outlook and keep an eager eye out so we can “play big’!

Real Estate Tip of the Week 

Speaking of playing Big - Here are 4 Tips to Make a Small Room Bigger! Check out these cool and easy ideas - you may be able to take action on one of them today!    CLICK HERE for the inside scoop!

Words of Wisdom 

My Favorite - “It ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” ROCKY

Playing big doesn’t come from working more, pushing harder, or finding confidence. It comes from listening to the most powerful and secure part of you, not the voice of self-doubt.” Tara Mohr

Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity. Henri Nouwen

Musical Inspiration for this week: Every Monday we share some Musical Inspiration to get your week started. We relate it to the Monday Morning Inspirational Blog topic. This week our topic is about Playing Big.  Our Musicologist, Mr. Michael Riccio picked out SEVERAL excellent songs on this topic which are sure to inspire you this week!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN AND GET INSPIRED!

Play Fun Day Monday Now! Don’t Click off the blog without answering this week’s Trivia Question about taking action!  CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE FUN DAY MONDAY TRIVIA CONTEST NOW!!

New! Birthday Shoutouts!  Celebrating a Birthday? Know someone you’d like to do a little something special for?  Check out our weekly Birthday Shoutouts on the Good News Wednesday show! Join in the fun! (Birthday Shoutouts are at about 15 minutes in on the show.) Check it out HERE!

Referral Opportunities for 2021

Let’s have some FUN and do MORE REFERRALS in 2021! Have a little extra time in your schedule to do some referrals? We think you’re the Best Realtor,Mortgage Broker, Attorney or Real Estate related professional to help!  CLICK HERE for all the details! Looking forward to working with you!

Make it a Great Week and don’t forget to “play Big”!Karen & Joe Donovan 

P.S. The winners for last week’s Trivia Contest were: Ron Lester, Josefina Suarez, Sanjeev Kumar, Regina Moran. Not only do they get a Panera Gift Card but their names are entered in the Grand Prize drawing for the month of December and that winner will have a donation made to the Charity of their choice!  Watch Last Week’s Winners announced on The Good News Wednesday Show   WATCH ON FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE NOW!

Grand Prize drawing for Charity for December- Winner was Anderson Raider and his favorite charity is T-Mobile project to donate Cell Phone Charges to hospitals in the Covid-19 Relief Effort. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO A donation has been made based on the 821 players in last month’s Trivia contests!  New Grand Prize drawings are done the first Wednesday of each month on Facebook live and YouTube Live on our Good News Wednesday Show.  Don’t forget to play - every entry in our Fun Day Monday contest counts towards giving money to Charity!