I heard a sermon recently talking about perception is everything! He was a visiting pastor whom most of us did not know. He asked us to hold up our thumbs and describe what we saw, he even held up his to show us how to hold our hand, thumb, and arm. He raised his thumb like Fonzie from Happy Days did...Aaaah!
So we started to yell out what we noticed on our thumb and he would repeat what he heard....nail, ridges, skin, wrinkles, line in the nails, spots, etc...everything YOU see when you look at a thumb. He then said "I do not see any of that" and told us to turn our thumbs around to the side HE was looking at!
His perception was different than ours and for us to be good at whatever we are doing we have to understand the perspective of those we are talking to at that given time (he was speaking about being a Christian, but this works in whatever you are doing).
Sometimes we have look at things with new eyes and new ideas! In real estate that was I am always doing, I want to be the best I can for my client with new ideas that are in the best interest of those that have trusted me to work for their best interest. Sometimes the tried and true way is best, sometimes a new fresh way works, and sometimes an old idea with fresh eyes is just the ticket.
So "Thumbs up" to a new perspective whatever that may be today, tomorrow, and in the future. I guess my slogan works pretty good with this perspective "Third Generation Realtor with 21st Century ideas!
Thumbs up to a great 2012