Real Estate Winners VS Losers (Where Do You Fall?)

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Im not a 'preachy' kind of person.  I don't claim to be an expert because I have a fancy title or years of schooling or experience (although both are true in this case).  I am fairly simple.  If you ask me for my opinion, you will get it.  Honest...straight forward...perhaps even blunt to a fault.  I don't pull punches...and I don't take it easy on anyone. So, when I was asked recently to evaluate a group of sales people on their successes and failures -- and to be honest about my findings -- I didn't pull any punches when reporting.

For the purpose of my evaluations, I decided to do this simply.  No confusing quizzes to take; No weird comparisons to Sesame Street characters or Crayola crayons.  (Yes, I took both tests...I'm Animal from the Muppets...and my color was red.  What the hell that has to do with anything, I have no  No questions about how you felt when you got your first tricycle or how long it took you to get potty trained.  Just the facts.  What do the successful people do that make them different from those that are not successful???  And, what I found out actually proved what I have believed all along. 

Whether you call it the 'power of positive thinking', or seeing everything as 'the glass is half full' or whatever you want to call it, successful people all have the same mindset and the same core values.  In fact, to those that are successful, success was the easy part.  Maintaining the core values and discipline to get, THAT was the hard part.  With that in mind, read the following list and see where you fit in...and then decide if you need to change in order to be successful.

A winner is always a part of the answer.  A loser is always a part of the problem.

The winner always has the program to get better.  The loser always has an excuse not to...

The winner says,"Let me do it for you."  The loser says,"That is not my job".

The winner sees an answer to every problem.  The Loser sees a problem for every answer.

The winner says,"It may be difficult but its possible".  The Loser says ,"It may be possible but is too difficult."

When a winner makes a mistake he says,"I was Wrong".  When a Loser makes a mistake he says,"It wasn't my fault".

A winner makes commitments.  A loser makes promises.

Winners have dreams.  Losers have schemes.

Winners say,"I must do something".  Losers say,"Something must be done."

Winners are part of the team.  Losers are apart from the team.

Winners see the pain and try to rise above it.  Losers see the pain and are held down by it.

Winners see possibilities.  Losers see problems.

Winners see the potential.  Losers see the past.

Winners choose what they say.  Losers say what they choose.

Winners use hard arguments but soft words.  Losers use soft arguments but hard words.

Winners make it happen.  Losers let it happen.

Winners plan and prepare to win. (The key word is preparation.)  Losers always plan and prepare to copy the winners.

Winners stand firm on values but compromise on petty things.  Losers stand on petty things put compromise on values.

Winners are like thermostats - They set the standard.  Losers are like thermometers - They measure where the standard is set.

Winners believe in winning.  Losers believe for them to win someone has to lose.


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Rob Kittle
Kittle Real Estate - Fort Collins, CO
"We Specialize, You Benefit!" -Kittle Real Estate

You are a winner Clint! This is my favorite WINNER attitude "Winners use hard arguments but soft words. " A winner argue a lot but dosen;t have to be mean to the other person he's arguing with and winners are very sensitive with what they say because they don't want to hurt people as much as possible.

Sep 14, 2011 04:00 PM #114
Steven Pahl
Keller Williams Tampa Properties - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Consultant Tampa, FL 813-319-6423

AGreat post Clint, wishing you the best always.  You are a winner!

Sep 15, 2011 03:22 PM #115

Hi Clint,
Thanks for sharing!
This blog is so rich with content, definitely worth bookmarking for future reference.


Sep 15, 2011 03:44 PM #116
Tamara Schuster
Naperville Glen Ellyn Lisle Plainfield Wheaton Illinois - Naperville, IL
Realtor Broker - Naperville

Winners have dreams. Winners make it happen.  Such a fantastic blog.  Thank you for sharing. I will pass it on...

Sep 18, 2011 06:16 AM #117
Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA
What a great post I see why it was featured, thank you!
Sep 22, 2011 02:42 PM #118
Mary Macy
Top Agents Atlanta Metro - Roswell, GA
Top Agents Atlanta Metro

It is all about attitude setting your altitude, congrats on the feature.

Sep 22, 2011 04:37 PM #119
Eva Gotlib

Thanks for the post, totally agree and team work is a basic element.  Thanks again

Sep 25, 2011 07:48 AM #120
Holly Fisher
Rose & Womble Realty - Virginia Beach, VA

Great post to come across on a rainy Sunday! I shared it with my entire family - we all are refreshed & inspired. Thank you.

Sep 25, 2011 10:01 AM #121
Digital Digital
Alachua, FL
full service

Hi Clint,
Thanks for sharing.
Great blog!
I love the affirmative sentences.
This blog makes an excellent read every Sunday before the beginning of the week.
Much success to you!

Sep 25, 2011 04:00 PM #122
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Nicely said. . thank you

Sep 26, 2011 07:52 AM #123
Gayle Causey
formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners - Monroe, LA

Thanks, Clint. I needed this today!

Oct 03, 2011 05:09 AM #124
Peggy Wester
Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County

This is an incredible post. Incredible. Printing it off and posting it in my office. Thank you!!

Dec 09, 2011 01:46 PM #125
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

You are definately a winner... I am also going to print this out and read this every single day.  There is so much negativity ~~ it is important to have a positive atttitude. 

Dec 10, 2011 01:02 PM #126
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

Rest in peace my friend. I will miss you.

Dec 11, 2011 05:52 PM #127
Brint Wahlberg
Windermere Real Estate - Missoula, MT
The Wahlberg Team

Rest in peace Clint, we'll miss your insights on AR and Twitter.  Prayers to your family #WeLoveClint

Dec 11, 2011 06:10 PM #128
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


You were a winner!  Rest in peace, my friend!

Mike in Tucson

Dec 11, 2011 07:19 PM #129
Kathy Fisher
Parker Properties - Decatur, TX
Realtor Wise County Texas

As all have said so far, you were ONE OF A KIND!!! RIP Clint. THANKS for the wealth of knowledge you have shared with us all.

Dec 12, 2011 02:19 AM #130
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

Rest in peace Clint - you fought a good fight with laughter all the way.  Prayers to your family, you are a master networker! #WeLoveClint


Dec 12, 2011 04:40 AM #131
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Rest in Peace Clint. Your clipart is a man who reached the top of the mountain, such a fitting little pic. You have reached FAR HIGHER than that, and now look upon your family and friends, watching over all.

Dec 12, 2011 07:36 AM #132

WOW! What an awesome list of comparables! I printed it out and am pinning on my board in front of my face. Awesome!

Aug 24, 2012 12:44 AM #133
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