Kicking Butt in 2017 - All Due to a Positive Mindset

Real Estate Agent with Maricopa Real Estate Co BR645115000

How a Positive Mindset Can Create a Wealth of Business


Positive MindsetOn January 1st, I made a decision that I was going to have a positive mindset not only in life, but also business. Don't get me wrong, I'm a very optimistic person. However, I realized last year, that there were times I let a negative mindset creep in when business wasn't as strong as I wanted it. But not this year, I was going to be positive and grateful even during the tough times. 


You see, there is a positive in every negative situation. Maybe it is a lesson you will learn, or maybe it is the door that opens due to the opportunity that popped up. Or, maybe it is just to help you see all you have to be grateful for. 


I hear you now, "Yea, yea Tammy, great but what are the results?"


Well, three months in, I'm having the best year ever. After 4 months, I'm not only ahead of any previous year, but at this rate, I'll beat last year by mid year. About a month ago, I had a crazy 48 hours where I had 11 different offers outstanding. Did I get them all? No, but I did get the majority of them. 


Now, I don't tell you this to brag. Far from it. I share this only to emphasize what I feel is the #1 factor in my success. I started this year believing it would be my best year, I knock out negative thoughts immediately and I just know in my gut it will keep going. 


customer loveMy customers are "loving" me to death. I've been so crazy busy.  But I have loved every minute of it. The best part? My energy and results are inspiring others around me. One younger agent I work with, did 3 jobs all of last year, this year, she is also focusing on positivity and now she might have 3 in escrow at the same time! She is so fired up. Even as a full time mom just trying to work when she can. She is seeing some great results. 


Another agent, weaves in and out of positivity. When he is positive, business is booming, then he slips back and things die off, problems pop up. We've talked about how his attitude seems to line up with how his business flows. He is now refocusing on staying positive no matter what. Guess what? Two new contracts in the last 48 hours for him!


Don't get me wrong, it is more than having a positive attitude. It is about DOING SOMETHING, TAKING ACTION. Along with a great attitude, you MUST get off your butt and do something. Make things happen. Go to work!


If you put this all together, you too will kick some major butt!  


By the way, if you are curious, here is a show I did on my podcast about this positive attitude and how it can help you in your local small business



How about you? Did any of you make this same commitment this year? If so, how is it going? 



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Tammy Adams
Realtor®, Associate Broker, GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute), SRS (Seller Representative Specialist), ABR® (Accredited Buyer's Representative), ePro

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Comments (57)

Robin Miller
Mexican Beach Bum, Broker-Rocky Point MEXICO - Lukeville, AZ
Enjoy life and rental income at the beach

Nice post Tammy. The Law of Attraction, it's there, it's a universal law whether people believe it or not, like the Law of Gravity. You asked what we do, Jan 1 I reminded myself to be more engaged and catch myself when I slip, then I turn on a dime to be grateful, it changes everything. I believe I was supposed to see you, so I'll send you an email about a referral idea. Thanks Tammy.

Mar 28, 2017 07:39 AM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

Hi there. I saw it when I was running around earlier, I'll reach out in the next day or so   :-)

Mar 28, 2017 10:10 PM
Thom Abbott |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

I'm working on this both internally and with my Coach. I really beat myself up, and right now, when we are supposed to be in the middle of a "crushing it" market, I've got nothing in the works. Nothing. But I'm working to be positive.

I've got an outdoor space called Serenity Pond. It's "dead" right now with alge growing in the pond, no plants and no fish. I'm going to work on it this weekend as I feel the energy from this special place in my life will work its way into my business as well. 

Mar 28, 2017 10:07 AM
Libby Baier-Beckwith

Thom if you've not read up on Feng Shui then you really should as the situation of water and the health and happiness of living creatures both contribute to your health, your motivation, the creation or the lack of creation of wealth - all of this is so tied into the energy of your work and home environment.  I think if you put the effort into planting it with healthy plants and keeping healthy happy fish there you would benefit to no end~!

We built our home to Feng Shui principles and when I stage homes for clients I do the staging acc'd to these same principles and many time have dramatic results.  At times selling homes quickly that were previously listed for long intervals with no offers but most of the time simply creating a warm inviting environment that people innately feel comfortable with.  I sold a home to a Feng Shui Master some 30 years ago ( a real one) and his teachings have never let me down.  Good luck~!

Mar 29, 2017 01:56 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

Two things came to mind. Clean that Serenity Pond! It is a feeding ground for the negative in your life. I bet if you clean it and see it coming to life you will feel that flow through you too!  Sounds exciting .


Also I was caught in negative thoughts about nothing happening and the minute I made that switch, the doors opened. You got this!

Mar 28, 2017 10:11 PM
Jeremy Marquez
On to the Next Door 🚪 - Sacramento, CA

Great post!

PMA all day!

Positive Mental Attitude

Mar 28, 2017 10:47 AM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

Love it!

Mar 28, 2017 10:12 PM
Wan Lim
Exit Realty - Denver, CO
Associate Broker advising the Denver Metro area!

Awesome atitude! You have to be positive in this industry to keep you up when you are down. Positivity goes a long way! 

Mar 28, 2017 12:43 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

Yes, sometime it is all we have but it is strong!

Mar 28, 2017 10:12 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Tammy this post is wonderful evidence of the power of a positive attitude. Positive attitude and working effectively generates success.

Mar 28, 2017 02:47 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster


Mar 28, 2017 10:13 PM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I am with you 100% on the positive attitude--not only in work but in everyday life. I try very hard to emphasize this with my teen daughter, who can often complain about the silliest things! The older I get , the more positive I become.

Mar 28, 2017 07:36 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

I think as we age we realize the things we thought mattered really dont.  LOL

Mar 28, 2017 10:13 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Tammy you are an inspiration and a Beacon of Positivity!

Mar 28, 2017 09:45 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

I'll check it out  

Mar 28, 2017 10:13 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster - we are in the business which also impacts our life - so staying positive is must. 

Your post has inspired me, too - to be positive (and I am sure to get the same great results.)

Mar 28, 2017 10:26 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

Yes, today was a test of staying positive but it paid off!  :-)

Mar 29, 2017 09:54 PM
Shahar Hillel
Encino, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.


Great post, I agree, the mindset one creates, will create one's environment and  daily work life.

All the best and much success.

Mar 29, 2017 12:28 AM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster


Mar 29, 2017 09:54 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

A positive mindset turns into positive action turns into results. I love that you are having such a great year! 

Mar 29, 2017 03:30 AM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

Thank you   :-)

Mar 29, 2017 09:54 PM
Bert Spangenthal
Retired Realtor - Toledo, OH
Let's see what is out my front door.

Great podcast!!!  I am going to start  today.   Working with a client this afternoon.

Mar 29, 2017 06:43 AM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

Glad you liked it! Hope it went awesome with your client!!

Mar 29, 2017 09:55 PM
Libby Baier-Beckwith
Realty Executives - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Agent serving Phoenix & Scottsdale

FAN-tastic post~!  I do think that how and what you think and perceive becomes your projected personality and "aura" if you will.  Some people have that electricity about them that is so attractive to others and while some people have it naturally but others must cultivate it with self-reminders.  For me whenever I get a negative thought going I say outloud to myself "NO" and then I think about the most positive thing I can about the situation at hand to throw the doubts out of my mind.  I remind myself to give people some leash to do the right thing vs. making assumptions.  I also have a large multi-tiered bird feeder, stocked daily, right outside my office floor to ceiling window, and I find the playfulness and sweet chirping of the birds it attracts brings positive energy and lightness to my day.  My cats love it too~! 

Mar 29, 2017 01:50 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

I totally agree. I love the idea of the bird feeder! Things like that do put a smile in our heart

Mar 29, 2017 09:56 PM
Kathleen Frawley
Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento - Wilton, CA
South County Sacramento, 916 730 4404

What a great way to do life.  I read "As a Man Thinketh" in highschool and it made an impact.  You just reminded me to keep it up.

Thank You


Mar 29, 2017 03:07 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

A great book!

Mar 29, 2017 09:57 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster - A positive attitude is like a smile. People automatically respond to it in like manner!  You can fee the positivity in your post!

Mar 30, 2017 07:03 AM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

Ah, thanks

Mar 30, 2017 08:17 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Positive energy and a great attitude will win business and and make people want to do bsuiness with you. I feel inspired just by reading your post. 

Mar 30, 2017 05:12 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

You are right, it does pull folks in  :-)

Mar 30, 2017 08:17 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


When you have a mindset to kick butt . . . . You will find a way to kick butt.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 31, 2017 05:04 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Congratulations on a gold star feature for an outstanding post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 31, 2017 05:05 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great job Tammy!  I hear you.  That was my last year's production.  A lot of it had to do with my spinal fusion surgery.  It's depressing recovering like that!  I've made up my mind to do the same thing and YES it does result in more sales.  You go girl!  Let's touch base again in a couple of months and challenge each other :)

Apr 03, 2017 09:04 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster

OH no. That had to be hard. But yes, always good to push each other   :-)

Apr 04, 2017 04:53 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Wow Tammy ...

Wonderful post, congrats on the feature from the AR Gods and your post has been featured to the group:


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Apr 05, 2017 09:11 PM
Lillie Painia, ABR,NHC,TAHS,SRS
Lillie L. Painia, Tri-R Realty Group - Missouri City, TX

Yes Tammy,


Staying positive does make a big difference! Great post! Congrats!!!!

Apr 12, 2017 10:58 AM