A Gift Worthy of Sharing

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By P.R. “Randy” Cooney
Publisher of the Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business


A few months ago Tricia Lehane, who is the current President of the Arizona’s Women Council of REALTORS®, dropped by my office and delivered a few gifts of gratitude which included some chocolate, a bottle of wine and a reflective reading. Although I certainly enjoyed the chocolate and still looking forward to drinking the wine, the reading entitled “21 Suggestions for Success” was the most impactful gift. After reading each line, I thought these suggestions for success were too good to keep to myself. So below I share the reading with you hoping you will read it, find it impactful, take it to heart and then too, share it with others.


  1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine much of you happiness or misery.
  2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of you time and talent.
  3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
  6. Be generous.
  7. Have a grateful heart.
  8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.
  9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the modest salary.
  10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
  11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
  12. Commit yourself to quality.
  13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
  14. Be loyal.
  15. Be honest.
  16. Be a self-starter.
  17. Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.
  18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
  19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll likely regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
  20. Take good care of those you love.
  21. Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.

By H. Jackson Brown, Jr

Randy is also the President of the Success Institute and a licensed Real Estate Broker. Randy can be reached at 480-946-7576 or by email at randy@asreb.com. To  advertise in Arizona’s largest Real Estate publication, visit our website at www.asreb.com/journal for a copy of our media kit.