Criticism vs Praise

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty

We all have experienced it in someway or another..


After watching my daughter, an overachiever for sure...Two cheer squads, gymnastics team

and high school deal with a plethora of coaching styles, I am observing some distinct differences at times...

her frustration spills over in the safe zone of home where as a parent we become sounding boards..


As she was venting she brought up some great analogies in my business..

Often I can be criticized for not doing enough for a client when the client doesn't see all the work behind the scenes..

Just like I see her come home from several hours of practice, to hours of homework working late into the night..


Currently looking for words of wisdom to pass on to her.. 


Constant criticism can take it's toll over time just like exposure to Asbestos,




"Sometimes it’s easier to  criticize than to praise. We all know that timely, constructive criticism can erase mistakes and reverse organizational decay. But it’s praise that fuels a company’s progress, that bolsters people’s confidence and spurs them on to greater things. Winning managers look for opportunities to praise—for the person who stays late to finish a report, or helps seal a complicated deal, or points out a way to cut costs. The achievement doesn’t have to be large or dramatic. Anything that reflects a commitment to the company is praiseworthy."

From "Finding A Way To Win" by Bill Parcells


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Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

Those overachievers, they sure have a rough road. Seems they're in everyone's spotlight.

Jan 06, 2011 06:07 PM #1
Katharine Carey
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA

She is amazing for sure! but I guess I am just jaded..

Jan 09, 2011 04:11 PM #2
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