Err'body in the club gettin' tipsy!

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For those of you not familiar with pop culture, urban slang, and the song by Chingy, please allow me to translate:  Everybody in this state of mind is out of it; wasted.

Now, before you think this post is about boozing’ it up, chill!  It’s really about the state of mind in the “ain’t if awful” club – where the members are truly wasted – and out of it.

Allow me to explain.  The “ain’t it awful club” are people who only talk about what’s going wrong – and never what’s going right.  Synonyms: black hatters, Debbie Downers, Negative Nancy’s – drama queens!  Their glass is always half-empty.  And not only is it half empty, but it’s cracked, and they chipped their tooth on the rim. 

You can identify them by listening to the words and phrases they use (otherwise known as victim language).  “It’s not my fault”, “I can’t help it” and one of the biggest ones “I don’t care”.

Wyland, a world renowned artist is quoted as saying: “there are two kinds of people – anchors and motors.  You want to lose the anchors and get with the motors because the motors are going somewhere and they’re having more fun.  The anchors will just drag you down”.  How true!

If you want to succeed in real estate and in life, AVOID toxic people at all costs.  You are better off spending time alone than associating with people who will hold you back with their victim mentality and mediocre standards.  Instead, identify the exceptional people in your industry and EMBRACE them at all costs.  They will help you think like a champion, and stretch you to reach for excellence in your own career and life.

So the next time someone in the “ain’t it awful club” invites you to join their cesspool of misery – just tell them “I don't want to hear your sob story; save the drama for yo mama!”

Comments (2)

Jane Jensen
Century 21 New Millennium - Arlington, VA

Sounds alot like the Sunday morning political pundits and commentators. :-) 

Nov 15, 2010 04:27 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
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How true in order to succeed in any business you have to stay away from negative individuals who will bring you down. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 15, 2010 04:32 AM