Duck Tales: Relationship Building

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Motivational Thoughts 1/15/19

by Patricia

 

 

"Autonomy leads to empowerment.

We work hard to maintain a balance between

collaboration and cooperation and independence."

--- Bobby Kotick, American Businessman,

CEO of Activision Blizzard

 

 

This is part three of a series on duck tales while stopping my car and observing what was going on because the ducks caught my eye while driving in traffic. I listened to my instincts, stopped the car, and I had to get out! This piece I composed is on building relationships.

 

Building Relationships 

 

Refrain from breaking into other circles unannounced without an invitation to join the group. You may gain approval when you demonstrate your willingness to harmonize without concerning yourself in their business.

 

 

Keep your head above water even when you’re struggling. Our minds can play tricks on us thinking or drawing the wrong conclusions about what’s going on elsewhere. 

 

 

Whatever lies outside your sphere of influence may not concern you. While wandering off to see what’s better, you may be misdirected and lose your purpose. Good intentions are not always right.

 

Although your instincts may be right, there is no shame in what others think of you because you’re not responsible for what anyone else thinks but you.

 

 

Just because others are nice and don’t seem bothered when you’re around, doesn’t mean it is okay to be associated with them. Be selective. Be wise.

 

 

It is okay to be selective about who you associate with as colleagues, clients, neighbors, and friends.

 

You can never control the impressions others make of you but you can control the impressions you make on others.

 

 

No matter where you originated from, how you got here, or where you are going, always remember to hold yourself to a higher standard, regardless of your size, height, weight, or the type you are. Neither DNA or DISC makes anyone any better.

 

 

We stand a better chance of progressing by accepting the challenges we are given to the next level of skill, intellect, physical strength, development, or courage.  

 

If you're interested in reading my previous Duck Tales series you can find them here:

Actions Speak Louder Than Words 

Stop the Car!

 

Patricia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Good morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, what a thoughtful post this is. Above all, we must hold ourselves to a higher standard. Doesn't matter where we came from, what matters is where we are and which direction we're heading. 

Jan 15, 2019 07:39 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Beth Atalay - I'm glad you liked it. I'm a firm believer in holding myself to a higher standard. That is where excellence begins and ends but do it without arrogance. 

Jan 15, 2019 07:48 AM #2
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I love this piece and the statements. I know you are listening because you stopped the car and got out. When we listen we get to participate in wonderful things that are going on around us and that many miss.

Jan 15, 2019 08:07 AM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are all very deep thoughts, Patricia!  The one I focused on was, "Although your instincts may be right, there is no shame in what others think of you because you’re not responsible for what anyone else thinks but you."  I had that conversation with a friend just the other day.  She tends to be super sensitive to what others think or say about her.  I told her, you know who you are, pretend you have a hide of a rhinocerous and move on!

Jan 15, 2019 08:08 AM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 15, 2019 08:09 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - Thank you so much. There are so many times when I'd love to share things and life experiences with others. Writing is the only way I know how. Yes! It's true, I stop the car often and I listen.

Jan 15, 2019 08:10 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat - Your friend is lucky to have you for a friend. The advice you gave her is really good. I'm afraid many women have suffered because they cared too much about what others thought and said to them. When you're conditioned to believe it's true, it is very difficult to move on and not care about what others think. Being sensitive is real. It can either keep you in one place or if you're lucky enough to have a true friend, that friend can help you get unstuck from the inaccurate stories they heard by the wrong people who were never really friends at all.

Thank you for the feature in the "Photos Group." I appreciate that very much and your friendship here on ActiveRain. 

Jan 15, 2019 08:19 AM #7
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Good morning,  Patricia - as usual there are many takeaway in your post especially the ability to create/maintain impressions. 

Jan 15, 2019 08:48 AM #8
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. This is ironic, apt and so important. I really enjoyed this.

Jan 15, 2019 08:52 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
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Michael Jacobs - I'm glad I stopped upon a pond and pondered about life which led me down the path to relationship building. The art of making good impressions is always subject to interpretation. There is a lot of food for thought when we stop and just listen. It is helpful to have a brain but to have a heart is really where the wisdom lies - that's my take away. 

Jan 15, 2019 09:13 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sheila Anderson - I'm glad you enjoyed it. I spent days gathering my thoughts through observation. Taking photos of things that matter is what inspires me. 

Jan 15, 2019 09:15 AM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Patricia,

You are channeling some wise advice from those ducks.  As far as what others think of you,  I have always loved the book title by Terry Cole Whittaker, "What You Think Of Me is None of My Business".  A

Jan 15, 2019 01:00 PM #12
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Patricia you stated:

"You can never control the impressions others make of you but you can control the impressions you make on others."

This is so very true!!!

 

Jan 15, 2019 02:06 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I heard of that book; however, I never read it. It is often referred to in Leadership and training classes. If only I could take a year off to do nothing else but read all the books I want to read without any financial obligations.

Thanks for your reply. Something I discovered shortly after I was seven years old is that animals don't lie - people lie. 

Jan 15, 2019 02:44 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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George Souto - I'm glad you're in agreement!

Have a great day!

Jan 15, 2019 02:44 PM #15
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  Another duck tale post that allows us to take an introspective look into ourselves. I hold myself to a higher standard for a very selfish reason.  I need to sleep at night. I strongly believe in the Golden Rule. 

Jan 15, 2019 03:25 PM #16
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Amen!!! I loved your answer and strongly believe as you doI need to sleep peacefully with a clear conscious because I believe in the Golden Rule

I don't think being selfish for that reason would keep us out of the Golden Gate either. Just think, if we continue to live by the Golden Rule, we would get to meet up there (hopefully, a long, a long time from now). 

Jan 15, 2019 05:31 PM #17
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Love these words of wisdom.  Thanks for sharing!

Jan 16, 2019 05:37 AM #18
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