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Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-If You're Being Run Out of Town....

Get in Front and Make it Look Like a Parade

I saw this on the wall of  my acting coach  many years ago and thought that not only did it always make me laugh, but it gave me perspective on my not-so-brilliant characteristics. 

There are times when we really screw up. So badly, that we can't even share our foibles with our best friends. It's too tender. So....we act like complete idiots, ehhhh, so what? Everybody screws up. Everybody, (yup, including Jesus) questions themselves on decisions they have made, things they may have said...I don't have to go on, as this is a BIG ONE with all of us, whether we admit it to ourselves or not. 

Anyway, my longwinded POINT is, how do you deal with it? Do you act like a raging bull? Do you whine ad nauseum to all of your closest friends? Or do you take the high road, say to yourself, "I screwed up. OKAY,  I embrace it! "  and let the world know your vulnerability or do you buck up, take it like a man, be your own superhero and simply 

Shift the Focus to the Positive?



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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Everyone screws up and everyone loves a parade :)  Have a great day on Fishhawk Lake!

Aug 26, 2014 01:51 AM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Ha...we all screw up from time-to-time. I generally face the music - admit an error and then work to fix it...but, bottom line, we have to move on and vow to learn from the mistake. That's the test of character isn't it? When things go perfectly - life it easy. It's the bumps in the road that test our mettle as people. 

Although, the clown costume might be an option - divert the attention elsewhere? Lol. 

Aug 26, 2014 01:55 AM #2
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Sometimes we just have to laugh it off to experience Gayle.
Aug 26, 2014 03:24 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It is so much easier in the long run to face the music and make things better if you can.  I am somewhat stunned when a person starts making up stuff and blaming someone else.  We had an assistant who would inevitably be late even when I would specify that we needed her on time.  One time I got in really early to the office, because I was expecting a client who had a flight to make.  She limped in late, and I said to her, do you realize how we feel when you are late, we have to do what you do instead of giving your client full attention?  

She said: It was the freeway! and do YOU realize how I Feel?  DUH!  A

Aug 26, 2014 03:38 AM #4
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Gayle, I will lament over it in my head until I process it. I own my mistakes. I correct my mistakes. I forgive myself. And, I move on. Some lessons I give myself over and over.  I guess I will continue to do that until I really get the lesson.  My biggest lessons are hiring clowns who pretend to be experts!

Aug 26, 2014 04:22 AM #5
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gayle - I had a mentor years and years ago who taught me to own my mistakes, do my best to make them right, learn from them and move on. It has been great advice, even if it's at times painful and expensive.

Aug 26, 2014 06:35 AM #6
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Gayle,

Love this post! Everyone makes mistakes at some point..we just have to take ownership of them, figure out how to make it right and then move on!!

Aug 26, 2014 11:52 AM #7
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gayle, there is nothing better than a parade, especially if it has a marching band with a really good piccolo player.  Brings tears to my eyes.

Aug 26, 2014 12:00 PM #8
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh, and that other thing?  You pick yourself up, shake yourself off and start all over again!  I'm sort of doing that right now.

Aug 26, 2014 12:07 PM #9
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I tend to be pretty tough on myself Gayle.  Used to be embarrassed making them until I realized ever one did also ...just shifted the blame else where.   Still tough on myself but the good part is I long ago stopped feeling bad about fessing up to a mistake.  Mine to own.

Aug 26, 2014 02:36 PM #10
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