I Don't Do Upset!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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Yesterday one of my favorite sellers called me, very upset. She wasn't upset with me, or that her fantastic house hasn't sold after several months. It was something that had happened in her life, and because we have become friends, and because she feels she can talk to me - she unloaded.

 

It immediately reminded me of another day. It was a day when a dear 80-something lady, the mother-in-law of a dear friend of mine, buried her husband. This was a terribly sad day, and she certainly had reason to be upset.

 

Someone made a comment to my friend that seemed unkind, and she complained to her mother-in-law about it. This sweet lady put her hand on my friend's arm and said: "Don’t let unimportant people or unimportant things become important."

 

Think about - almost every time we get upset, isn't it is about "somebody" or "something" that is NOT really important?

 

That day I decided that "I don't do upset."

 

I have used this so many times and it always hits home. When I told my seller that story yesterday, she quickly saw that the person who had upset her so was definitely in the NOT important category.

 

So I urged her to give in to the desire to get all those things she wanted to say out in an email…but send it to me. And then look around at all the good things that have happened for her lately, and repeat after me:  "I don't do upset."

 

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Rainmaker
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Very good point. How quickly and easily we forget these "wise" words when that "something" happens to us.  Great Post. Thank you.

Mar 21, 2012 09:01 PM #13
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Bobbie, Almost seven years later and this post is still relevant.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Mar 22, 2012 08:28 AM #14
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Cheryl Ritchie
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Goodness! I am commenting on an ancient oldie but incredibly goodie post. This quote is a true gem...drill, rehearse, drill, rehearse!
Apr 19, 2012 06:27 PM #15
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Cheryl, This is an ancient post but very true. Take a look at the introduction of Real Estate the Rome Way. This is how I started the book. Thinking about you.

Apr 19, 2012 07:51 PM #16
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Margaret- I followed you here from an old post I read about losing your keys.  Clearly I think it's time for you to re-introduce us to this concept!  

Aug 31, 2012 11:46 PM #17
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Kathy, This post from 2006 is still very true for me. Thanks for the suggestion to bring it back.
Sep 01, 2012 03:29 PM #18
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Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
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Margaret ~ Such wisdom in these words, I'm glad I followed the link!

Feb 06, 2013 12:29 AM #19
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Diane,This is a very old post but still is still how I feel.

Feb 06, 2013 07:17 AM #20
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Margaret:  What a great story.  It appears that besides all of the wonderful ways about you that make you such a great Realtor... that you are a really great friend, as well.  What a great combination.          April 4, 2013

Apr 04, 2013 04:12 AM #21
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Karen, It has been so long and you are in our thoughts. We miss you.

Nov 16, 2013 10:24 AM #22
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland,

I just read your current post and there was a link to this post. I can't believe this post was not featured! I love your motto "I don't do upset!" I'm adopting this one!

Sep 29, 2015 08:07 PM #23
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Dorie Dillard  This post written in 2006 is still relevant today. Thanks for stopping by.

Sep 29, 2015 08:17 PM #24
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

After all these years these words still ring true. I was only a few days old on AR when this was written - guess I was still figurng out how to find, read, and comment on outstanding posts.

Jeff

Sep 29, 2015 09:20 PM #25
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland You are so wise.  The concept of "I don't do upset" is a brilliant one and yet so simple.  I have to remember this; kind of like "Next."

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 
You share so much wisdom with us on AR! Hugs - Lynn

Jun 01, 2016 06:09 PM #27
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Hey, Lynn B. Friedman Thanks so much even though I'm a bit late answering.

Jul 29, 2016 11:54 AM #28
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I love this theme, Margaret -- something I'll have to remind myself more of when my 10-year-old acts like a 10-year-old. 

Apr 18, 2017 08:50 AM #29
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Cheryl Dukes - Atlanta  Good idea. This was written in 2006!

Apr 18, 2017 01:09 PM #30
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Yes and it is still relevant today - great, timeless post!

Apr 18, 2017 02:06 PM #31
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Cheryl Dukes - Atlanta Thanks and I still don't do upset.

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