What is Your Message? To Spread Joy or to Destroy?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury TREC #547752

What is Your Message? To Spread Joy or to Destroy?


Have you ever taken a self-assessment of what is the message that you are leaving behind? Perhaps you haven't thought about it. It is so easy to go through our day, deal with our "stuff" and forget to recognize what our message to the world is conveying by our actions, words, or deeds.


Many times you may have someone ask you, "Hey, what's wrong with you today?"  Perhaps you didn't even realize that you were sending out a negative vibe.  Maybe you really did have a rough day,  received some bad news, or just don't feel very well.  We certainly all have those days.


This post is to place the focus on stopping every now and then to assess what is the "message" you are portraying.  It is easy to become complacent and you don't even know that you are leaving a message that destroys rather than spreading joy.  And trust me, your words, actions, and deeds most definitely affect others.


Take a moment today to assess your state of mind.  What words flow out of you easily?  Are they positive or negative?  Are they uplifting or are they destructive?  Are they kind or are they harsh?


I choose to spread joy as often as possible.  I too like being the recipient of joy from others.  What are you choosing today?


"Have you fully LIVED today?"

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Managing Broker ~ Granbury, Texas 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Whichever side one chooses is a reflection of their core values,  Happy Monday


Sep 18, 2017 02:23 PM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Always spreading happiness and joy in my world Paula!

Sep 18, 2017 05:07 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have to agree with comment #1 left by Ron and Alexandra, "Whichever side one chooses is a reflection of their core values."

Sep 18, 2017 06:42 PM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Paula... a great reminder to all. Even those of us who normally project positiveness have our down days. 

Sep 19, 2017 03:53 AM #5
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I try for the joy as much as possible but suspect that's not always the case. Greaat reminder, Paula - thank you!


Sep 22, 2017 03:33 PM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We recently went through an odd situatipm and discussed - at length - our role as co-creators in the experience. We have to take ownership of our own stuff -  is is about spreading joy, or misery? Sometimes we have to remain neutral and watch things unfold, that's tough to do. Our goal and intention is to always foster joyfulness and positive outcomes. 

Sep 22, 2017 04:42 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Paula- I like your message! I know there are times when I need to take a step back and ask myself what's wrong with me. While I strongly encourage and promote a positive attitude there are just times when I find I may not exactly be spreading that. 

Sep 23, 2017 10:51 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

                             Paula McDonald   Thank you!!!

Sep 23, 2017 05:13 PM #9
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paula. Sometimes you can have the absolute right message and choose an absolutely wrong platform. Enjoy your day!

Sep 24, 2017 05:32 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Paula - it is good for us to stop and think, What baggage are we taken into our day and how is it affecting us and others?

Sep 24, 2017 06:05 AM #11
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Guilty of the negative!

Sometimes I even enjoy it, if you can believe that. Whining is sometimes a comical relief for me. At times you just have to find the humor in a very bad situation.

Sep 24, 2017 06:41 AM #12
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I can see why Kathy chose your post today to high light...well written!

Sep 24, 2017 07:32 AM #13
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Paula. I like this a lot and find it to be true. I know good people who have problems who are always down. After awile it is tiring to engage those folks.

Sep 24, 2017 07:39 AM #14
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I choose to be positive and spread cheer!

Sep 25, 2017 03:20 AM #15
Kate McQueen
CB&A Realtors - Cypress, TX
Tailored service for your real estate needs!

Good thoughts and advice!  I agree completely, we need to be AWARE of ourselves and FOCUS on others.  Not the other way around.  When you do this you will send the right message without having to fake it.  




Sep 25, 2017 06:07 AM #16
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Paula McDonald,

I'm so glad I read your post Kathy Streib 's "Ah-Ha" moments for the week. Excellent advice and we do need to stop and think about the message we are sending out there in the universe! Focusing on others and offering positive attitudes and vibes.

Sep 25, 2017 06:15 AM #17
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

While we should all focus on being, saying and doing positive every day it is a challenge in this social media slanted world!

Sep 25, 2017 08:21 AM #18
Susan McCall
Compass Realty Solutions - Portland, OR
Bringing buyers and sellers together!

I loved that you posted an amazing butterfly.  I love nature and plants and flowers.  When I have this around me all the time I am cheerful and happy.

Sep 25, 2017 11:59 PM #19
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

As the good book says "Rejoice always!" Thanks for sharing!

Sep 26, 2017 01:54 PM #20
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