Your Opinion of Me is None of My Business

By
Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006
http://activerain.com/droplet/4YWj

My sunglasses have pretty cool powers. They reflect the world back to the viewer. I might be looking at the same image that is reflected in my sunglasses, or I could be staring elsewhere. You certainly don't know what I'm thinking because thoughts are unique to each, based on our own experiences, knowledge, and methods of processing.

I'm not wearing any makeup. My hair is a complete mess, and I don't care what others think of me as their opinions are their own. They're not mine. I don't take ownership of that. Never much have. So, it's not an age thing, you know, where women get to be a certain age and come into their own. I've always been like this.

Your opinion of me is none of my business. And that's the message I relayed to the Sacramento reporter who called to interview me while I was comfy curled up in a cabana on a Maui beach last week. He printed it pretty much verbatim. You can read more about this in my personal blog today at this link: Do Not Care So Much About What Other People Think.

Posted by

sacramento short sale agentcerfified hafa specialist

---

Certified HAFA Specialistelizabeth weintraub

 

equator certified platinum short saleequator certified platinum reo elizabeth weintraub

Elizabeth Weintraub reviews

 

 

 

 

 

Sacramento Real Estate Listings

 

 

 

Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

The Short Sale Savior, by Elizabeth Weintraub, available with free shipping.

Photo: Unless otherwise noted in this blog, the photo is copyrighted by Big Stock Photo and used with permission.The views expressed herein are Weintraub's personal views and do not reflect the views of Lyon Real Estate. Disclaimer: If this post contains a listing, information is deemed reliable as of the date it was written. After that date, the listing may be sold, listed by another brokerage, canceled, pending or taken temporarily off the market, and the price could change without notice; it could blow up, explode or vanish. To find out the present status of any listing, please go to elizabethweintraub.com.

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate Best Practices
Location:
California Sacramento County Sacramento
Groups:
Northern California Real Estate Professionals
Lyon Realtors
ActiveRain Rockstars
Cosmic Cow Pie...The Rome Way
Bananatude
Tags:
sacramento real estate
how to build confidence
judgmental people
do not care so much about what other people think
overcoming fear of being judged

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
2,285,896
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

When we are in vacation  mode - it is easy not to care what others think.  I'm with you.  Form your opinions but keep them to yourself.

Jan 19, 2017 09:44 AM #4
Rainmaker
1,930,574
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Susan Hale Crows feet are a fact of life and you can't completely eliminate them without ending up looking really weird.

Jan 19, 2017 09:52 AM #5
Rainmaker
1,930,574
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Belinda Spillman Instead I say form your opinions and share them with the world. Just don't get overly concerned about what others think. That's the message I'm trying to convey, anyway.

Jan 19, 2017 09:53 AM #6
Rainmaker
2,786,141
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Elizabeth --- genuine.    It's not just a word but an attitude and approach to life. Bravo.  

Jan 19, 2017 10:57 AM #7
Rainmaker
685,782
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

So many people have commented on my hats in my photo. In case anyone cares, my dermatologist scared the bejeezus out of me several years ago with some problem areas. After living 26 years of my life in Hawaii, there was some pretty good sun damage. On my last checkup a month ago? No problems on top of my head! So, yeah, people can think what they want about my hats, I don't feel I have to explain the situation to those who think its an affectation or whatever.

Jan 19, 2017 02:02 PM #8
Ambassador
2,873,028
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

I voiced an unpopular opinion about four years ago on my Facebook and all hell broke loose.  My Broker sat me down, after another agent tried to get me fired for my opinion on a non-real estate related manner, and we went over the finer points of putting whatever is on your mind "out there."  I was of your mindset and he argued with me.  If you alienate some, you are going to draw others closer.  

Jan 19, 2017 02:30 PM #9
Rainmaker
1,930,574
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Michael Jacobs I thought that quote was an appropriate call-out, too. Thanks for reading the piece.

Jan 19, 2017 06:56 PM #10
Rainmaker
1,930,574
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hella Mitschke Rothwell I don't think Sam was mentioning your hat fettish, LOL. You look good in a hat, too.

Jan 19, 2017 06:58 PM #11
Rainmaker
1,930,574
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Chris Ann Cleland There are lots of people in the world who care very much what other people think. Sounds like your broker is one of those. Also, your broker probably sees dollar bills flying out the window and most likely does not understand the sacrifice of integrity that can happen to people who keep their lips zipped, and go against their own grain.

Jan 19, 2017 07:00 PM #12
Ambassador
3,214,773
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I hope it was a great vacation Elizabeth, nice to get away and enjoy some anonymity, even if the reporters do follow you all the way to Hawaii.

Jan 19, 2017 09:53 PM #13
Rainer
277,949
Jim Smith
The Property Management Company - Round Rock, TX
Broker,CRS,GRI,RMP,CNE,TRLP

"Who you are speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you are saying".  I always seek feedback for our services, our demeanor, our level of care, and our ability to handle the issues.  I care about how we treat our customers and clients.  I could care less about your opinion of me; as in, while I will thank you for your feedback, don't expect me to change just because you disagree with me.  I will take it under advisement, as I always strive to be at my best; but don't expect me to change just because you don't like my shorts, Hawaiian shirts, Harleys, and a number of other things in my lifestyle.....

Jan 20, 2017 07:25 AM #14
Rainmaker
1,930,574
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Bob Crane I always have the option of not answering my cell or even taking my cell to the beach, but then, what much of my enjoyment on vacation is when I combine the activity, even a leisure activity like lounging about, with work.

Jan 20, 2017 07:33 AM #15
Rainmaker
1,930,574
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Jim Smith I especially enjoy the emails I receive from "well wishers" who do not like the fact I will occasionally and on purpose drop a four-letter word into my blog.

Instead of saying, hey, go read somebody else's blog who obviously does not offend your sensitive sensibilities . . .

I say, sorry, can't respond personally to every fan letter I receive.

Jan 20, 2017 07:38 AM #16
Rainmaker
2,067,490
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I like your thoughts on this topic, Elizabeth!  You have freed yourself from the constraints the makeup industry has imposed upon us.

I hate to admit that I still get up in the morning, and reach for my lipstick, eyebrow pencils and liner before I even have coffee.  I think it's a remnant from being raised by a prissy mother. Mom wore starched dresses and high heals even when she was watering the lawn.  

I love to swim, but hate that I have that time between stepping out of the pool with wet hair, and combing my hair after taking out the curlers.  I wish I were different.  I really really do!

Jan 20, 2017 05:22 PM #17
Rainmaker
1,930,574
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Myrl Jeffcoat Of course, you know, right, Myrl, that the only person holding you back and forcing you to conform to those outrageous standards is yourself. You can become yourself any time you give yourself permission to.

Jan 20, 2017 06:47 PM #18
Rainmaker
2,561,202
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Elizabeth, I love being myself and I am equally comfortable in my skin. People who get to know me either like me or not and I am fine with it either way:) Endre

Jan 20, 2017 09:42 PM #19
Rainmaker
2,067,490
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have tried being different than I present, I really have!  I'm just not very good at it!  I've come to realize that as outrageous as those standards are, it is who I am!  But it's not always easy!  Pride can be an ugly burdensome thing!

Jan 21, 2017 02:13 AM #20
Rainmaker
1,930,574
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Myrl Jeffcoat See, I would not call it "pride." You can possess and exhibit pride without all of that fuss. I would call it vanity. And that's a human condition that can be altered. If you want to. And if you don't, that's OK, too.

Jan 21, 2017 08:17 AM #21
Rainmaker
1,930,574
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Endre Barath, Jr. Men don't grow up being held to the same ideals and judged the same way as women. So, I think they have it a bit easier.

Jan 21, 2017 08:18 AM #22
Rainmaker
3,825,084
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I enjoyed reading your post . You have a good attitude. Wish you good luck.

Jan 27, 2017 03:58 AM #23
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
1,930,574

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents

Put 40 years of experience to work for you
How much is my home worth?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information