How To Avoid Annoying People & Promote Excellence

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Acres

This is a reblog. Written by Leander McClain, a Realtor in Northeast, MD.  He stated in one of his comments that he had written it for himself, but I find it worth reading and sharing. My broker often has said these words " We are only as strong as our weakest link" . And the WE ALL NEED HELP ! Amen to that one... At times I have tried to convince myself otherwise, but I sometimes need help.

Original content by Leander McClain

Weakest Link, Team Building, Leander McClain Realtor

How To Avoid Annoying People


Leander McClain, Realtor


As we go through life, we inevitably will run into situations where we have to deal with difficult people.  If we have an option, we can choose to not deal with these people.  These folks are a challenge.  They can be:


Hard Headed,

Strong Willed,


Highly Intelligent,

                                                                                                               Unintelligent, etc.   

Certainly if we can avoid these annoying folks, our lives will be better.  However, what do you do when you don’t have that option?  What do you do when these people are a part of your team? 

When that happens, the challenge becomes yours.  As a team, you are only as strong as your weakest link.  If you have a team member who keeps dragging the anchor chain, your team will never be successful unless you deal with the weakest link.  If you hold onto the thought that they are the problem and once they are removed everything will be better……


Great leaders know that we all need help.  We all have strong points and weak points.  Great leaders know how to get excellence out each team member.  Remember, the member that is weak in one area, could be your strongest asset in another area. 

The key is to match the task with the talent.

So many times I myself have said “It is what it is”.  We have to take on a new attitude if we want things to improve.  We must say to ourselves “Things Can and Will Get Better…..but it takes lots of hard work for that to happen”.

So the next time you run into someone who is a real PITA to work with, think to yourself – how can I help this person reach excellence.  It won’t be easy.  I for one think you are up to the challenge.  If you never run into difficult people…..look in the mirror. It might be you  J .

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Leander McClain, Cecil & Harford County. Realtor & Real Estate Consultant, Integrity Real Estate, 121 South Main Street, Northeast, MD 21901 443-406-6778 (direct)


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Comments (3)

Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Marilyn, the best way I know of to avoid annoying people and promote excellence is for me to NOT talk to my own sister.  LOL.  I mean... talk about annoying!  <impish smile>

Nov 16, 2012 06:14 AM
Leander McClain
North East, MD
Cecil & Harford County Realtor


Thanks for the re-blog.  Glad to be able to help

Have another great day


Nov 18, 2012 09:43 PM
Marilyn Harrell
Better Homes and Acres - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Karen Anne, LOL - I love to talk to my sisters ... wish we lived closer....

Leander, I related to your post in more ways than one. My present broker likes that phrase " You're only as strong as your weakest link". That being said, being invited into the company was a compliment.

Also, my father ran a business for years, and I recall him stating that everyone has value, you just have to match their abilities to the tasks....

And of course, people who are PITA's... LOL.... we all encounter them, married one or are related to one....

Nov 19, 2012 01:37 AM

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