I Believe In You!!!!

Real Estate Agent with Broken Arrow, Tulsa, McGraw Realtors

I Believe In You!!!

I believe in you

When is the last time someone said these powerful words to you??

Even better, when is the last time you said them to someone else??

When I first started in Real Estate in Austin, Texas there was a Realtor in my office who said this to me..

I Believe In You!

These words gave me the strength, courage, drive and power to know that I could do it.  4 little words and my world changed.  Richard Doyle is a Realtor in Austin who mentored me and believed in me.  He actually sent it in a text to me and I kept it on my phone until the phone bit the dust.  It was the first time anyone had ever said those words to me.

 4 little words that I'll never forget and because they meant so much to me, I use them today.  I've told my kids many times in the past 5 years that I believe in them.  It's amazing what that does to a child even at 26 yrs old.  And I love to tell them and see the difference not only in their facial expression, but posture seems to straighten and they can walk on water.  WOW.......there's nothing like it.

When is the last time you told someone "I Believe In You"?  Maybe your children, spouse, boss, employee, friend, sister?  Or maybe your thinking, well........no one has said it to me, so why should I say it to someone else?  Try it today and you will receive as much gratification saying it as the person you tell.  If you don't believe me, just try it once.

Remember..............It's better to give than to receive!


Lisa Stafford-Broker Associate
McGraw Realtors



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Comments (13)

Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Wow. How beautiful. Having hear someone say this to "you" is so powerful, moving and inspiring....

Jul 26, 2010 03:45 PM
Mike Martin
(909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com - Fontana, CA
Realty Masters & Associates

I agree - powerful words, and they could bear repeating more often than we do!

Jul 26, 2010 03:50 PM
Janet Sebile
Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors - Rowlett, TX

Those are great word to live by ad share.  Thanks.

Jul 26, 2010 03:56 PM
Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I think that it is very important to feel like people believe in you.  And you are right, the kids love to hear it too.  Thank you for sharing your story!  It is better to give than it is to receive, especially when you can see what a difference it makes in someone else's life.

Jul 26, 2010 04:25 PM
Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

Lisa, I believe in YOU!

Jul 26, 2010 04:34 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Beautiful post and beautiful FOUR words. I will be trying them out on a few people starting tomorrow.


Jul 26, 2010 05:17 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTORĀ®

I can't stop smiling! Its almost as if you said it to me! Paying it forward! :)

Jul 28, 2010 08:47 AM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
Hello Lisa, a very inspiring article you got here. This four little words truly is a powerful motivator. Thank you for sharing and I believe in you!
May 07, 2013 07:35 PM
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
Excellent post Lisa. Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work.
Jun 13, 2013 08:11 PM
Melissa Muse Wiggans
Real Estate Muses - San Antonio, TX
CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
Well written article you have here Lisa about believing in one's self. Thumbs up for sharing and may you have a prosperous 2013.
Jun 13, 2013 08:19 PM
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
Great blog you have here Lisa that is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing and keep up the excellent work.
Jun 15, 2013 10:39 PM
Pat and Ed Okenica
DRAKE REALTY Lake Oconee Ga - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Ga Real Estate
Awesome blog Lisa, a good way of motivating others. Good job for sharing and keep up the good work.
Jun 19, 2013 01:29 PM
Waynette Hoover Araj
Keller Williams Realty - Asheboro, NC
Connecting your Dreams with the Right Real Estate
Nice post Lisa. Very inspiring.
Jul 13, 2013 01:18 AM