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A Rodent: Get Real



Okay. I admit. I saw the Active Rain contest: Surviving your Serengeti: An ActiveRain Challenge and couldn’t resist the 2,500 points, just for entering. Then the quiz link caught my eye. I’ve seen similar things on Facebook and have successfully ignored them, but here was a chance to share with my ActiveRain friends the beast I truly am. Alion lion? The king of the jungle would surely rhinobe appropriate. Perhaps a rhino,  a really dominating creature. I went straight to the test.

A mongoose? There’s got to be some mistake. Wikipedia gives me this: a small carnivore and  the plural is mongooses. I’m a little less than thrilled. I’m going to blog about being a furry little rodent. You betcha!

I back arrowed to Google and tried the video link:

All right. There is some hope. The mongoose is a risk taker, is decisive and is fast. I can live with that. I downloaded and read the first two chapters of Stefan Swanepoel’s new book anxious to see how the mighty mongoose is portrayed in the story. Guess I have to wait until the March 1st release date. Emulating the described survivor traits of any of the animals in the fable Surviving your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life will surely be an enjoyable read and an educational experience beneficial to the real estate agent and to anyone making their way through the business world of the 21st Century.





Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 27 commentsGlenn Roberts • February 21 2011 11:16PM


Glenn, I'm glad you feel good about being a Mongoose. :) I have not taken the test yet, but it would be interesting to see my results.  I truly think we can be a combination of personalities...and we act according to what the situation calls for.  You truly may be a rhino or a lion at times. 

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) almost 10 years ago

Sonja - our self-image isn't always what we think.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Well, that video was an amazing clip. So--you're quick, accurate, and know just what to do to get your results, huh? And I bet there's even more. Not bad!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 10 years ago

Lottie - Kind of funny. I am anxious to read about the mongoose on the Serengeti now.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

That is amazing.  You certainly have to have fast reflexes to survive in this market.  And be fearless.  Nothing wrong with being a mongoose.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 10 years ago

Glenn, Have just started the reading last night, quiz and post shortly.  Like you, can't pass up 2500 points...need 'em to catch Roger :)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 almost 10 years ago

Glen love the video.   I have not thought about the mongoose in years.   Here is another tit-bit.  It was introduced to Jamaica to eradicted rats a menace to sugar plantations.   The mongoose  population grew and they also got rid of some other natural predator which then caused other problems.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 10 years ago

Jane - Well, I hope so. I'll continue using the same old picture though.

Bliz - Roger is making a joke out of you lately...posting jokes one after another.

Jennifer - It's often tragic when man tries a natural solution with a non-indigenous species.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Lightning quick reflexes and a thick hide -  can't beat that in the business world!!  Or any world!!

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) almost 10 years ago

Cara - Do you have an mongooses down in your desert?

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Glenn - Once I watched the video of the mightily, lighting-fast reflexes, thick hide Mongoose kick the the Cobra's @$$ - that was enough to win my respect! 

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Kristine - I'm not sure I want respect because I can kick a cobra's A$$, but IO don't mind taking a risk now and then.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Glenn, the quiz says I am a crocodile---not sure if that is a crock or not :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Charlie, I think it refers to the flapping of the jaws :)

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

I think that mongoose is a handsome fellow. Feel proud!

Posted by Jane Jensen (Century 21 New Millennium) almost 10 years ago

Thank you, Jane. I'll try smiling for the camera.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Guess I'm gonna have to read it... lots of interesting blog posts about this book!

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Margaret, if you are quick you can get a few thousand points as well. Go for it.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Our Operating Partner was a Mongoose also...and it fit....I think if I wasn't a Cheetah, that would have been my second choice.  Being a Risk Taker has always been something I wished I was better at!

Cindy in INdy

Posted by Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate (Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 almost 10 years ago

Hey Glenn - I am a mongoose also! Not too many of us I notice. Absolutely loved the video...what a cool animal! I am proud to claim "kinship" :)

Posted by Linda Humphrey, CRS, Broker/Owner HHC Realty (Humphrey Home Connections Realty, Reno, Nevada) almost 10 years ago

Cindy - I wonder if the mongoose is as opptomistic as I am when it comes to taking a risk, or if he's just hungry for snake.

Linda - I felt a little better after finding the video too.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Glenn, I liked your post...kind of a different twist...must be an out of the box thinker.  I wouldn't have a problem being a mongoose, but somehow ended up as a Giraffe...better than a skunk!

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) almost 10 years ago

Nick - Is skunk an option?

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago

Wow! You GO, Glenn! Just watched the video. Pretty impressive. (Note to self: Don’t mess with Glenn.) ;)

Posted by Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor, Representing Buyers and Sellers (3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA) almost 10 years ago

Well, I'm a crocodile and at first blush that didn't sound so enticing either, but we each have amazing qualities that get us through the day!

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) almost 10 years ago

That mongoose really took down that cobra with no problem at all. I tested out as a croc but not a crock!


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 10 years ago

Aw, Bill. I'm easy.

Frank and Sharon - Crocodiles together?

Margarte - I've seen the crocs take the gnus to dinner.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 10 years ago