Think You Can Go 24 Hours Without Saying or Doing Something Negative?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio

girlWe've all heard and seen and sensed the negativity around us. It's everywhere, at work, school, church, even social gatherings. Somewhere, someone is saying or doing something negative.

So do you think you can go 24 hours without saying, or doing anything negative (even like rolling your eyes behind someone's back?)

I think it would be harder than it sounds. It would mean saying nothing negative about:

your husband, wife, or significant other (you're wearing that?)
your son, daughter, son in law or daughter in law
father in law or mother in law (this may really take some effort :-)

your brother, sister, aunt, uncle, or cousins
your home
your work place
your boss/owner
woman
your co-workers
your buyer
your seller
the deal that's closing today ( but wait, there's a problem)
a loan officer (sorry, it didn't appraise)

your title rep (there's a defect in the title)
a house (think no curb appeal here)
the government

the weather
your food
your clothes
your car
your figure
your income
your bills
your friends
your God
your school
your teacher

your doctor, attorney
your financial planner (yikes)



Now I'm not saying that you have to go around agreeing with everything everyone says or being Susie Sunshine but can you go 24 hours without saying something negative that serves no purpose? Truth be told it might be a challenge for me but tomorrow's my day to try it. Read this article on the power of positive thinking to get yourself in the mood!

Anyone want to join me? Oh, I forgot to add "your realtor" to the list!

If you would like to buy or sell a home in Broadview Heights, or in the surrounding communities, please call me at 440-263-7496, or you may want to visit my website for more specific information on the communities I service: Brecksville, Broadview Heights, North Royalton, Independence, Seven Hills, Parma, Parma Hts., and Garfield Hts. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

And I promise to do my very best to keep a positive attitude!

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Rainmaker
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Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
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I think I can do it Barb. Count me in, this will be challenging and I will do this on Friday not Monday.

Apr 30, 2009 11:00 AM #1
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Suesan Jenifer Therriault
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"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".

Barb, I'll join you ... I think it'll be very interesting to say the least.

Apr 30, 2009 11:02 AM #2
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Thanks Mike. Look or a follow up blog from to see how I do. Tomorrow's my day too!

Suesan, Thanks for joining me. Imagine how powerful this could be if we all tried it.

Apr 30, 2009 11:06 AM #3
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Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
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Barb-Get the stop clock...I'm starting now!  I just said all the swear words I can think of...and any other thing I might normally gripe about and just told my husband that Barb has challenged us!  He's doing it too!  Oh and by the way..your post made me smile and take a step back! 

Apr 30, 2009 11:11 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Thanks Midori, Spread the word and let's really get the positive energy flowing. My husband and daughter will participate too. I'm waiting until 11:59p.m. to say the last of my bad stuff! LOL

Apr 30, 2009 11:14 AM #5
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Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

I would have loved to try this, but I already blew it.
When I was yelled at to get back in my car (and I won't mention the wording used) - just because I SNEEZED - I am afraid I was just a teensy weensy little tiny bit negative (and no, I haven't been to Mexico - ever...). :/  (People are getting paranoid about this swine flu, and now they're making me nuts too.)

Good luck.  I'll start tomorrow. :)

 

Apr 30, 2009 11:15 AM #6
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Sylvie, I am LMAO!! Not to worry. Most of us are starting this tomorrow. You have until midnight tonight to get it all out of your system.

Apr 30, 2009 11:31 AM #7
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Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
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Barb, I can do it. I'm always positive, but I'd prefer not to do it the same day the Cavs are on.

Apr 30, 2009 11:45 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

No fair Dan! It's got to be a challenge or it won't be worth it!

Apr 30, 2009 11:50 AM #9
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
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Hmmmm...  I can go 24 without saying or doing anything negative....  but not THINKING anything negative????????????  That might be a tough one for me Barb.

I am a very positive person all in all, but sometimes my mind has a mind of it's own.  Does that make sense?  :)

Apr 30, 2009 11:54 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Complete sense. Notice I did not say anything about not thinking negative thoughts because for me that would really be impossible. It will be enough of a challenge to not speak them!! Hope all is well with you Jared!

Apr 30, 2009 12:04 PM #11
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Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

You know, I'm just not a negative person and I think I could do this very, very well...provided I don't have to show any REO properties during that 24-hour period. It's a little hard to avoid negative statements regarding the condition of some of these properties.

Apr 30, 2009 12:20 PM #12
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Vickie, I agree. I'm just talking about saying negative things that serve no purpose or a hurtful. Are you in?

Apr 30, 2009 12:23 PM #13
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Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
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24 hours huh?  I think I can make it..I was in labor for something like 2 weeks (well it felt like it anyway)

Apr 30, 2009 02:06 PM #14
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Konnie, And during that 2 week labor, anything negative come out of your mouth? LOL Thanks for joining us!

Apr 30, 2009 02:07 PM #15
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Even if we can't make it for the full 24 hours, the amount of time that we do succeed is sure to have a real positive impact on ourselves and those around us. Of course we can always restart -- and before we know it, this might even become a habit!

Apr 30, 2009 02:22 PM #16
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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I'll surely try....I'll think like John...yup...it's surely to become a habit!

Apr 30, 2009 05:09 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

John and Sally, Wanting to do it is half the battle. I'm looking forward to my positive day!

Apr 30, 2009 10:16 PM #18
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Dear Barb, I like to call it positivity!

Apr 30, 2009 11:39 PM #19
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Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI

Just read your second post on this so had to follow your link to read the first. In RE life this is always a challenge!

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