The Importance Of A Pat On The Back

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The Importance Of



A Pat On The Back


Thank You and A Pat On The Back



The importance Of A Pat On The Back 



I'd say that the act is pretty important all things considered. 



Maybe not the most important. 

But certainly deserving of a consideration for a job well-done or even well--a job done--just because.  


Jan Green wrote a recent post What Makes You Happy that I found rather inspiring and one that is relatively easy for any of us to do. 



And you can do as needed or just when you think of it. 

Why not today?  Or tomorrow?  Why not as a part of YOU? 



Try it. 


Be inspired. Do inspiring things.  Make inspiring things a part of you. 


And while you are at can ponder too.



There's inspiring things happening.  All around.  


Photo taken by Michael Jacobs - saying thank you or giving a pat on the back need not be complicated.  It need not be formal.  Try it. Make it a part of your life.  Everyday.  




The Importance Of



A Pat On The Back

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Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

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P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A pat is similar to a kind word or deed....Yes to this becoming the norm

Jan 27, 2019 06:36 AM #21
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, this is so important to give praise when and where it is deserved, sure makes a difference!  

Jan 27, 2019 07:42 AM #22
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Thanks for sharing this Michael Jacobs. Recognition is always a good thing and not a heard thing to provide. There's not much worse than feeling like you're invisible or not appreciated...

Thanks for the reminder,


Jan 27, 2019 08:35 AM #23
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It just feels good to get a pat on the back, or to give one. Wonder why it doesn't happen more often then? I also really appreciated Jan Green 's post. So wonderful to be reading your thoughtful posts again, Michael. 

Jan 27, 2019 10:43 AM #24
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael Jacobs, a smile, touch, showing appreciation, any act of kindness are so simple to do, yet, make a great impact on others. This is an awesome, inspirational post, congratulations on the feature.

Jan 27, 2019 12:02 PM #25
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Michael - this is a well deserved feature. I read Jan's post too.  Don't underestimate recognition.

Jan 27, 2019 12:10 PM #26
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think that people want and apporeciate acknowledgement. Too often people feel invisible and this does not have anthing to do with pumping up someones ego, it is letting them know their importance.

Jan 27, 2019 12:38 PM #27
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

My very first thought reading this, Thank YOU, Michael, for the gift that you give us all here in the Rain on a daily basis.

You're so right, it takes so little time to let those you care about KNOW that you care, yet so many forget to do that one little the pat on the back, saying thank you, saying you accept an apology...

Jan 27, 2019 04:07 PM #28
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- love this and you are so right. It's so interesting what a seemingly small gesture like a pat on the back, a kind word, or a needed smile can make and change someone's day. 

Jan 27, 2019 05:37 PM #29
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

You have inspired me to Ponder!!  Thank you!

Jan 28, 2019 12:01 AM #30
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, very deserving of the gold star, and more Rainers will see it! 

Jan 28, 2019 06:06 AM #31
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Michael, I really enjoyed Jan's post and love yours. You are so right, even the smallest gesture can change someone's day. I've never regretted giving praise, saying thank you or showing appreciation. We can never share too much kindness.

Jan 28, 2019 07:16 AM #32
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Ah Michael, a post well done. Here is a cross country pat on the back for you.

Jan 28, 2019 09:30 AM #33
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael,  the importance of a pat in the back sure beats a kick in the butt:) or should I say gludius maximus? or as you might say depends on the situation?:)Endre

Jan 28, 2019 06:17 PM #34
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Amazing how powerful it can be. It's much easier than people think to change someone's day.

Jan 28, 2019 07:36 PM #35
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Saying thank you is so easy - as is giving recognition for a job well done. I have a friend who always says "You get an atta-girl for that." What a nice thing to say.

Jan 28, 2019 08:53 PM #36
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Whenever I have the opportunity to express my gratitude to someone for a job well done, or something else, I do it.  It makes the world a better place to express froma   positive side and not a negative.

Jan 29, 2019 03:43 PM #37
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Everyone appreciates a pat on the back or a word of appreciation.

Jan 31, 2019 12:29 PM #38
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

You know how good it feels when you get one...and that should inspire us all to give one !

Feb 16, 2019 04:58 AM #40
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Michael Jacobs 

Proverbs 27:17 ESV 

"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another."



A pat on the back offers great encouragement

Feb 16, 2019 07:41 AM #41
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