Even Steven is a Nearsighted Man with a Selfish Plan

Reblogger Bob Crane
Services for Real Estate Pros with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Service from the MasterI have never been a fan of the Quid pro quo mentality, prefer to give freely.

Thanks for the great post Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS !

Original content by Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D CA BRE# 01261476


Thinking out loud; I propose this thought

that came to mind as I read

The Go-Giver by Burg & Mann this weekend:


Even Steven is a Nearsighted Man with an Selfish Plan...

Have you ever said any of these phrases or thought this way towards a spouse, friend or client?


"Now, We're Even Steven"

"You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours"

"Win / Win"

"50 / 50"

"Fair's Fair"



Amateurs act this way.         Scarcity thinks this way.


Instead of living the score keepers way, which is the subtle trap of win-win mentality, just give 100% to someone today! Truly put their needs ahead of your own and just give of yourself with the faith that when you do, you'll get what you need with interest! This is known as enlightened self-interest.


From The Go-Giver: Win-Win is just disguised score keeping.

Forget win-win and just focus on their needs. Keeping track of who owes you what is not being friend, it’s being a creditor. 50/50 is a losing proposition; 100% is the only way to truly give.


Zig Ziglar said: "Help enough people get what they want, you'll have everything you want."

I've heard this said:

"Give it out in slices, it comes back in loaves"


Proverbs 23:7-

As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.

Which if I may be so bold to interpret, means what we focus on is what we bring into our lives

Why Not Focus on Giving from an Abundant Heart?


Here's a great call to make to your clients for 2017:

"What can I be doing for you this year, that would bring more value to our relationship?"


"Don't expect to collect the interest until you first, make the deposit"

Thomas J. NelsonREALTOR®,CRS,CDPE,ePro, Military Relo / Brokered by Big Block Realty
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon Bob,

A great repost.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 12, 2017 11:02 AM #1
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Giving freely, unconditionally is what dogs do...not humans so much. We can learn from wildlife and four-leggeds if we didn't have what they don't, EGO.

Jan 12, 2017 11:02 AM #2
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Bob Crane - I missed this.  Thanks for sharing it! Off to make a comment!

Jan 12, 2017 11:05 AM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When giving if you need recognition you are giving for yourself andnot the people needeng it

Jan 12, 2017 03:56 PM #4
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Great re-blog and the good news is I have not heard that since my corporate days. Which has been a long time! Great re-blog!

Jan 13, 2017 01:06 PM #5
Lee Potts
Aloha Group Maui - Lahaina, HI
The smarter we work, the luckier you get.

Our office is ALL ABOUT Go-Givers Sell More!!

Jan 15, 2017 04:01 PM #6
Nicholas Crane
Crane Forest and Property Management - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

Thanks for the reblog - just give 100% of yourself to someone today.  Put someone's needs ahead of your own.  What a great way to decide to live each day.

Jan 20, 2017 10:25 PM #7
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