Don't take yourself seriously!!! Only your WORK !

By
Mortgage and Lending with Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, RI (20021119LB & 20031576LL), MA (MC2107) & CT MLO 10920

"The most important thing I have learned over the years, is the difference between taking one's work seriously, and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative - and the second disastrous." Margaret Fontey

 

Every day I go into work and realize how serious my job is.  People need homes to live in.  Homeowners are trying to save their homes for their families.  As a mortgage professional, they are relying on our industry now more than ever. 

 

Do I take myself seriously?  If I take myself too seriously, I run the risk of losing sight of the goal: the consumer's home.

Here are:

Ten Reasons not to take yourself too seriously

(excerpt from: http://conisong.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/ten-reasons-not-to-take-yourself-too-seriously/)

 

13 05 2009

The top 10 reasons to not take yourself too seriously, (in dyslexic order.)

  • gives you frown lines and frown lines are unbecoming. (Smiling causes character lines. There now, that"s better.)
  • is a lot of work. (Living should be an adventure, not a grind.)
  • can give you an ulcer. (Acid reflux sucks too.)
  • means you better be right every time. (The odds are simply against that notion.)
  • you can't laugh at the stupid things you do. (And you will do something stupid.)
  • if you ever do laugh, you cannot snort and blow milk out your nose. (Dignified laughter is just wrong.)
  • it's not all about you anyway. (Just get over yourself and notice the good in some one else for a change.)

And the top reason is;* drumroll please*,

  • NO ONE ELSE DOES.

You may have noticed that I did not number my reasons and I do not have 10. So, stop taking this so seriously. Why don't you tell me another reason why we should not take ourselves so seriously?

Now, make it a great day! I mean it. Smile.

 

 

Ann Sabbagh

 

Vice-President

Seacoast Mortgage Corporation

401-305-6906 or 508-243-1190

Residential & Commercial Financing

MLO10920

                                                                                                                                   

 

"When you choose me as your mortgage consultant, you also choose a financial planner who cares about YOUR financial strength."

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"The BEST compliment is a client referral: Thank YOUUU!"

Seacoast Mortgage Corporation

401-305-6906 or 508-243-1190

Residential & Commercial Financing

MLO10920

RIAR: teacher for "The Mortgage Course"; "Valuation of Commercial/Investment Real Estate"; "Reading Financial Statements"

 

"When you choose me as your mortgage consultant, you also choose a financial planner who cares about YOUR financial strength."

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Leslie Prest
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I absolutely agree, and its very good advice. A quote I heard a long time ago regarding being self conscious about our behavior had always stuck with me: No one cares what you do, they all think everyone is looking at THEM. Life's too short to be to serious.

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Hi Ann,

I thought I would stop by and introduce myself! A neighbor of mine just gave me your card and raved about you!   He said he searched everywhere for someone with your skills. Now that's a high recommendation from someone who had no reason other than it was true!

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Wonderful advice and a great reminder not to take ourselves so seriously.

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