Shawn Bellamak

Phoenix, AZ, United States

About Shawn

Bio

Born in Phoenix, AZ where I currently reside with my family. Graduated from Arizona State University in 1988 with a BA in Broadcasting. Worked in radio sales and as a manager for 11 years. Have sold residential real estate in Phoenix from 2000 - present.

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Listing Residential Short Sales

An idea worth spreading

"The man who goes the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure thing boat never gets far from shore." Dale Carnegie

"I could be dead today, but instead, I choose to dig down deep and see what I am made of, just one more time." Shawn Bellamak

I'm passionate about

Helping others with life's problems. My current business environment allows me to help people avoid foreclosure by conducting a short sale. I have helped 100's of people avoid foreclosure.

Talk to me about

Building wealth by helping others. Exceeding our limitations, breaking through to new levels.

People don't know I'm good at

Making movies, creative anything, listening.

My TED story

After a very difficult divorce, death, short sale and foreclosure during the housing bust in 2008, I picked up all the broken pieces and began sorting them out. Through humility, forgiveness and patience, I have learned that anyone can live an extraordinary life if they can get out of themselves and focus on what they can do, rather than what they cannot.

Comments & conversations

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Shawn Bellamak
Posted over 2 years ago
Should public schools in the United States eliminate the traditional A to F grading scale? And if so, what assessment do we replace it with?
I believe that everyone has the right to fail. It is essential to experience success. It's the same reason why we wouldn't know the taste of "sweet" unless we also knew the taste of "sour." The A-F measuring stick works because it let's students know where they stand based on a time-tested, structured scale. I have heard that some schools are giving out Incompletes (I) instead of an F. This is equivalent to everyone getting a trophy on a sports team, "just because." I was a "C" student who felt dumb all the way through college, but completing 12 years of school was enough. This year, instead of applying too much help to our 5th grader, as we had in the past, we let him feel what failure was like. In his first report card, he got two C's and three D's. It didn't feel good. He learned what failure looked like. His recent report card is on A and four B's. That's a first, on his own. In life and in school, I am just a big believer of what failure can do to someone's character development on their way to success. As old as the A-F system is, it serves it's purpose. It's your right to fail, to later succeed. A safety net is what I am worried about. What does that teach? And not everyone gets a trophy just for showing up. :)
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Shawn Bellamak
Posted over 2 years ago
What do you have to be grateful for today?
I am grateful for the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. There is a great momentum shift happening in my life as well as the purging of 2008-2011, a rough 4 years. Something is happening and I am sitting in the front row ready to explore it. It's exciting!