3 real estate lessons from Elizabeth Taylor

Who are you when no one is looking?

On March 23, 2011, actress Elizabeth Taylor died. Her life provides a wealth of extraordinary life lessons for all of us — including those of us in real estate.

The first time I saw Elizabeth Taylor live was when she was co-starring in a Noel Coward play with Richard Burton. While movies are shot, reshot and edited, there’s nothing like a live performance to show how truly talented (or untalented) an actor is.

Lesson 1: Passion and authenticity
Burton and Taylor are screen legends, but I have never seen anyone more passionate or impressive on stage than these two. Even though they had divorced at the time of the play, you could feel the electricity between them.

You weren’t just seeing acting. You saw two incredibly passionate people who were living the roles they were playing. Whether they were kissing or fighting, it was real and completely authentic.