Take a Chill Pill

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Tired KidDid you ever have one of those days where it ended where you were just exhausted? Couldn't figure out which way was up.

Had a woman Realtor tell me one time that in the middle of the negotation between a buyer and seller that is why the Realtor is there. They serve as a calming influence during emotional times. Her exact words were


Never thought of myself like that but experiencing various stressful times as we all do from time to time I like to fall back on that old cliche when people get riled up a bit and advise they take deep breath and perhaps in their mind

             TAKE A CHILL PILL

You want to transform a possible suckiness situation in life into looking something like this



I think this could be described as one of those take me away Calgon moments.

The point is negativity can creep into your day at any point and even build to a crescendo point. Watch for this and defuse it by NOT reacting negatively back at it. Step away from it if you have to. Not always an easy thing to do like with raising screaming kids all around you. But we all need to get a handle on negativity and build our personal and business lives to mostly have positive surroundings. Hang around upbeat friends, be part of a team that pull for each other. Laugh alot.

Negativity is draining and too much of it can affect our health adversely. Have you smiled at someone today or uplifted another's spirit? In the grand maze of karma of the universe your positive energy will come back to you multiplied. May you find your Calgon moments each day so you may enjoy life to the fullest.


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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Gary...in this world of fast pace results aj\nd fast pace tempers...the cooler head will "usually" prevail.

Mar 27, 2008 12:31 PM #4
Angela Meeler
Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Monroe, GA
I agree stay around possative people!!
Mar 27, 2008 12:34 PM #5
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
I've seen many "professionals" let their own emotions get the better of them to the detriment of the transaction. Love the Calgon take me away pic....makes me relax instantly :-)
Mar 27, 2008 12:35 PM #6
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
GARY, When those moments happen I try not to call or email anyone until I have time to calm down.  I always try to surround myself with positive people but even then life does have its moments.
Mar 27, 2008 12:47 PM #7
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Gary, nothing like a hot bath, glass of wine, candles and the door locked to relax me. Seriously that's why we get paid the "big bucks" right? LOL
Mar 27, 2008 12:53 PM #8
Kat DeLong
LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
This is FUNNY!  we do need to smile more!ra
Mar 27, 2008 12:55 PM #9
Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Long Grove - Buffalo Grove, IL
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes

I love reading your blogs- they by themselves relax me...  Were you a yoga instructor in a previous life.

Mar 27, 2008 12:59 PM #10
Darleen McCullen
Raleigh, NC
Broker - Raleigh, NC Real Estate
Love the analogy about us being like aspirin, LOL.
Mar 27, 2008 01:22 PM #11
Lindsay Pendleton
Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas - Baton Rouge, LA
Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
I wish they sold "Chill pills" at Walgreens. :)
Mar 27, 2008 01:33 PM #12
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
You ARE our calming influence, Gary.  You never get angry, I'm positive! : )
Mar 27, 2008 01:50 PM #14
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
I guess everyone can relate to stress and needing to minimize it and escape. I think often you have to build little zones during your day that are like an oasis or a pit stop to get away from the noise and negativity. That's why the bathtub image I thought fit. Oh and yes, big glasses of wine work too : )
Mar 27, 2008 02:24 PM #15
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty
Laughing often is a must and so is smiling!  I've been told by a lot of people that I smile a lot :)  It's funny but smiling or not smiling for that matter can really affect someone's moods. I had one of those negative days yesterday and you are right, it can creep in and that can be dangerous.  Thanks so much for this post, it was good for me to read it today!!
Mar 27, 2008 03:11 PM #16
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS
I have a few negative people in my world.  I listen, cheer them up if I can, point out the positive side (there always is one) - if it doesn't work, exit stage left!  I won't allow people to pull me down.
Mar 27, 2008 03:57 PM #17
Carol Lee
Dilbeck Real Estate - Oak Park, CA
Realtor - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake CA Homes

I don't pay attention or listen to the negative people.

 and to the tired and stressed out- I just smile and say "I understand"

Mar 27, 2008 04:43 PM #18
Mark Organek
And the United States of America - Mesa, AZ
On a journey to accomplish one huge goal.
Gary, is there some kind of short version of "Thank you again, Gary, for such a great post?"  It seems like I write the same thing each time.  You help to keep a bunch of us positive.  Your posts are like an immunization.
Mar 27, 2008 07:26 PM #19
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
Gary, so true!  We are the voice of reason, the calming effect and the buffer to keep the negativity from the party that we represent.  Keep your head straight, take a few deep breathes and always smile!  Thanks for this great post Gary!
Mar 28, 2008 12:08 AM #20
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent

I have an image of myself, now, as a big pill with arms and legs.  Might just have to change my middle name to bayer!

Mar 28, 2008 12:42 AM #21
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains
Gary:  Sometimes I think some people use negativity because they are scared or maybe need some special attention and in those cases, a kind word, sympathetic ear is all that is needed to help that other person get beyond their negativity.  But I definitely walk away from those who just love to wallow in negativity. 
Mar 28, 2008 01:53 AM #22
Marey Hoeppner
Kalamazoo, MI
Your Success Is Our Goal!
Gary, super post. Keep the positiveness flowing and kick away the negativity!  Wonderful!
Mar 28, 2008 02:08 AM #24
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Patricia: Smiling is contagious.

Virginia: Run away from the grouches.

Carol: "I understand" is a great phrase. I'm going to use that one.

Mark: Thank you for your kind words. I like that immunization phrase. Cool.

Leesa: So we are the "bufferin" for those that would stress us.

Nancy: Very cool image!!

Donna: I have seen that too. People using negativity for attention. Maybe just talking to them will calm them down.

Marey: I'm sending positive waves your way....


Mar 28, 2008 10:13 AM #25
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