“Both of these men taught me that if you work hard and put everything you have into it, you will see results which will make you want to work even harder.“
When people find out that I’ve lost my sight they often say: “Oh my, how do you do it? I could never do it.” I’ve thought about that question for a very long time and because of it I have decided there are people who have paved my way to strength, hard work and understanding that have been pivotal in helping me deal with my loss of sight in different ways whether they know it or not.
One person is Mr. Ron Butler. I didn’t get a formal college degree but I did attend a 15 year “degree program” from the “Cat College of Howard Johnsons” with Mr. Ron Butler as the best professor a young person could ask for. I worked as a waitress and trainer from around 1978 until the early 90’s with some breaks in between. (*Approximate dates, as they were filled in by Tina’s daughter and son to ensure her final blog was published).Professor Butler as we will call him here, taught me many things but one of the major lessons I learned was the harder you work the more money you make. As everyone knows, the more money you make, the more you can do. The more dreams you can realize and life is just easier, but you have to work hard for it!
Learning this influenced me and helped with my loss of sight because it gave me the ability to know that the harder I worked the better results I would have.
Another important person in my life was Mr. Terry Horrocks. Flash back to 1991 when I walked into his office wearing my Howard Johnson’s uniform to apply for a job as Office Manager. Seeing my Howard Johnson’s uniform he instantly knew to call Professor Butler for a reference, thankfully he told Terry to hire me. That was the first step into my real estate career. Never in my life did I think I was going to become an agent, or run my own office but Terry believed in me and gave me the opportunity to learn under his direction. He taught me the inner workings of how to run an office and be an agent at the same time and how to and do it so well I could run an office blindfolded, before I even knew I would need to.
Both of these men taught me that if you work hard and put everything you have into it, you will see results which will make you want to work even harder.