Whom are you Following?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

Whom are you Following? 

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Last week I wrote about what you were running from and where you are actually headed.  This week the focus is on the people who are in you life.  While we cannot choose our family members, we CAN choose whom we will allow to positively affect our lives.

 

The title above refering to "following" people can be a bit misleading these days. We now attribute the word to those we follow on social media. What I am referring to goes much deeper than simply clicking onto a button to say you want to "follow" a certain person. I am talking about assessing the people in your life who have an affect on you daily.

 

Perhaps you have some of those Negative Nellies, Energy Zapper Zane, Deflating Debbie or Tear-down Terry! You all know some of those right? I do as well and I have found that those are the people that I have had to make a conscious effort to not allow their "stuff" to ruin my day.  Oh yes, it takes work!

 

None of us need more junk to muck up our lives. Remove it or learn to be immune to it. It is your decision how you deal with those who suck the life out of you.

 

I choose to "follow" positive, grateful, grounded, kind, supportive, helpful, genuine and fun individuals. These are the people who make me smile, who build me up and who give me a spring in my step. I am thankful to have them in my life.

 

Whom are you following is an important thing to determine. Assess those whom you need to not allow to rob you of your joy!  Follow the leaders in your company, your neighborhood or acquaintances who really do care about you.  Let go when you need to let go and seek those whom you need to seek out!

 

"Have you fully LIVED today?"

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

        Granbury, Texas 

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Stefan Winter
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Great post & I could not agree more, it can be hard to let go of friends you've had for 10 years. I did it and started surrounding myself with people that have reached amazing hights in success and it has made a huge difference in my daily life.

Sep 21, 2015 06:54 AM #1
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Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Yes Stefan Winter that is one of the most difficult things to do.  I am glad that it has made such a wonderful impact on your life.

Sep 21, 2015 06:58 AM #2
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I have a few of those negative types but I make sure they do not impact me and my positive attitude and happy disposition... I wake up happy and it only gets better through the day!

Sep 21, 2015 07:12 AM #3
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Paula McDonald I find that as the 'dust settles' regarding those I follow; we gradually 'gel' into a like-minded group of insanity. Come on board!

Sep 21, 2015 07:18 AM #4
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Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
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Hey Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC you are my kind of people!  

Sep 21, 2015 07:22 AM #5
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Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI I love it!  So very true.  I just prefer for my "insanity" to at least be fun!  :)

Sep 21, 2015 07:22 AM #6
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Thom Abbott
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This is funny...only because I am my OWN WORST ENEMY!!! 

I need to clear my head more than once a day!

 

Sep 21, 2015 07:57 AM #7
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Paula,  I prefer to spend time with like minded people who are positive and supportive. I have zero tolerate for those who drain the life force from those they are around. They are out there!

Sep 21, 2015 12:25 PM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I agree that who you follow has a very important impact on your own life.  Who you follow is afterall your role model.

99% of the time I feel really fortunate in life.  My life isn't elaborate.  It's simple. And, it is in that simplicity that stress finds no place!

Sep 21, 2015 01:42 PM #9
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James Dray
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Good morning Paula.  My mentors led me in the right direction and hopefully now where I'm at in my life my mentee's learn from me.  

Sep 21, 2015 09:19 PM #10
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Paula,

 

I work to help people be the best they can be. And to lift them up when they need it. And I look for people who are willing to do the same for me.

Sep 22, 2015 12:56 AM #11
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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I know that who you hang around with can have a profound affect on your life. Just ask Myrl Jeffcoat  when she and I get together. She is a bad influence, I've gotta say. Yeah, she eggs me on to do outrageous things, and I'm just the innocent bystander here.

Sep 25, 2015 12:22 PM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents -What I've found about our excursions, is they seem to take on a life of their own. It isn't WHO is controlling the events during the adventure.  It's more about WHAT is controlling them.  Honestly, I think the two of us are a testament to the existence of spontaneous combustion! 

Sep 25, 2015 12:28 PM #13
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Laura Cerrano
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Whether it's here on AR or in life you'll need somebody to motivate us once in a while I think. I think the positive attitude does not!

Sep 30, 2015 04:26 PM #14
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Laura Cerrano
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I guess I agree with Myrl that it is about the what. There are many aspects that make everything work, but that one is pretty paramount.

Sep 30, 2015 04:28 PM #15
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 Good Thursday morning Paula. I do have to agree with the quote. It doesn't matter whether it is somebody life for somebody virtual.

Sep 30, 2015 06:37 PM #16
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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Wonderful post Paula.  Cute photo!!  Is that Daddy and son??

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