Control Your Circumstances

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Control Your Circumstances

“You either take control of the situations that you

 have in your life . . . . or your circumstance will

take control of you.”

Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant,

Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



As I see it . . . . . . . .

Control your circumstances


There will be times that you find yourselves with circumstances . . . . that may appear out of your control. Take a moment to step back . . . . and analyze the circumstances that you find yourself in.


The next step becomes critical on what you do about the circumstances that you’re facing. You can look for excuses . . . . for why you find yourself in the circumstances. You could try to blame your circumstances on someone else . . . . or you can be in denial about your circumstances.   


Without looking for solutions you are wasting your time . . . . Your efforts . . . . and looking in the wrong direction. 


Take charge of your circumstances . . . . take the personal responsibility for finding the best possible resolution to the circumstances. Apply the solution to successfully resolve the circumstances . . . . and move on.


You won’t always be able to control the things that happen to you . . . . But you can control . . . . what you do about the circumstances that you find yourself in.


You either take control the situations that you have in your life . . . . or you can let the conditions control you.


Taking charge of your circumstances . . . .  is taking the first step to control your circumstances . . . . and to successfully resolve the circumstances that you find yourself in


©2017 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Trainer, Speaker and Author










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Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Learning to accept the things within our control and having the ability to control what we can takes inner strength and courage. 

Aug 11, 2017 02:49 AM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Lou.  Wise words that should be followed.  And, if I may add, understand your circumstances, also.

Aug 11, 2017 04:03 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Lou. You are always in control, but sometimes under very harsh circumstances. Enjoy your day!

Aug 11, 2017 05:05 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is excellent advice to share. Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Aug 11, 2017 05:16 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

It is like steering a boat without a rudder Lou Ludwig. Take charge of your own destiny (fix that rudder) 

Aug 11, 2017 05:56 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

My problem is I'm always trying to be in control, and that's not good either!

Aug 11, 2017 06:20 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Lou - being in control of the cirmstances will insure that you have the outcome you want.

Aug 11, 2017 06:32 AM #11
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lou, there are times things pop up that seem like big deals, but usually can be worked through successfully.

Aug 11, 2017 06:47 AM #12
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Lou, even if the circumstances aren't desirable we always have control of how we handle it. Great post.

Aug 11, 2017 06:58 AM #13
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Lou we can't always control circumstances but we can control how we chose to deal with them.

Aug 11, 2017 11:31 AM #14
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Reactions and solutions are what we can control and in the emotion of the moment...people sometimes forget how much control they really have !

Aug 12, 2017 01:19 AM #15
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Lou --- sometimes it's best to simply step back and look at the big picture and what's most important.  Perspective.   Yes, perspective.  

Aug 12, 2017 07:48 AM #16
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

One needs to weight the pro and cons based on the situation. Take charge and have the objective accomplished. 

Sep 09, 2017 07:19 AM #17
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI

Lou,  This is great advice.  Stay safe.

Sep 09, 2017 09:58 AM #18
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Lou,
So many people think they have NO control over their circumstances when, in reality, they have a lot of control.   Thanks for the message.

Sep 09, 2017 10:41 AM #19
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Another great post. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Lou. 

Sep 09, 2017 08:06 PM #20
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lou, 

I don't know how I have missed some of your posts lately. I thank Carol Williams for "Second Chance Saturday".  We do control our own circumstances.

Sep 16, 2017 06:34 AM #21
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Lou

So glad I found this post of yours. I particularly like the comment "You won’t always be able to control the things that happen to you . . . . But you can control . . . . what you do about the circumstances that you find yourself in.

Sep 16, 2017 04:30 PM #22
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

It's so important to take a step back or we end up making rash decisions that are you usually the wrong ones!

Sep 16, 2017 07:02 PM #23
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

You can look for excuses . . . . for why you find yourself in the circumstances. You could try to blame your circumstances on someone else . . . . or you can be in denial about your circumstances.    


- but that is so much easier than actually trying to fix your way out of them! 

Sep 17, 2017 04:45 AM #24
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