Change one little word and change your day

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Marte Cliff Copywriting
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How many times have you gotten up in the morning with a long list of “must do” tasks for the day?

How many times has that made you less than enthusiastic about getting busy and getting to work?

When you start in that frame of mind, you might slog through those tasks and accomplish a lot before the day ends, but you might not enjoy it much.

One little word can change your attitude – and perhaps change your whole day.

Instead of thinking “I have to,” think “I get to.”

You get to meet with a new seller. You get to show some homes. You get to work on a new blog post. You happy to "get to..."get to do a mailing. You get to prepare a market report. You get to sit at an open house.

After you’ve thought “I get to…” think about WHY you get to.

It’s because you have the health to get up out of bed and go. It’s because you have the intelligence to do the thinking, talking, and writing. It’s because there are people who desire your company.

Next, give thanks for those reasons.

Gratitude is a powerful magnet. The more you give thanks, the more you’ll have to be thankful for, so make it a habit.

A gratitude exercise that (I think) is fun and entertaining:

Take one thing, such as taking a shower, and give thanks for all the materials and people that made it possible for you to stand under that hot water. Start with nature – without water the rest of it wouldn’t matter.

You can do it with anything. How many people and materials can you be grateful for because you can go get in your car and drive away. How many can you thank because you can cook dinner tonight? How many can you thank because you can sit at your computer and interact with your friends in the Rain?

Almost anything you can think of will lead you to a long list of materials and people that had some part in you being able to use that object.

 

Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Rainmaker
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Warren Schutt
Warren Schutt Real Estate - Danbury, CT
Helping People with Their Moves for over 36 Years

Thank you for the refreshing reminder. Grace comes to us by practicing gratitude.

Apr 20, 2019 05:41 AM #71
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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YES...say yes to the opportunity to "Get" to do ...I love this !

Apr 20, 2019 06:07 AM #72
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Great blog.  Life is full of choices...and get to...is a choice...got to is also a choice.  We all have free will, it is just how we look at our lives!!  Great reminder!

Apr 20, 2019 09:06 AM #73
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Stephen Turner
Gemcraft Homes (TriCorner Realty) - York, PA
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Perspective! Great way to prove a point and help us see the world of opportunities we "get to" enjoy!

Apr 20, 2019 10:06 AM #74
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I appreciate your kind words and your support.

Pamela Crews - We talk to ourselves all day long - might as well make it positive.

Apr 20, 2019 10:31 AM #75
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
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Debra Leisek - and I am happy I get to read your comment! Our attitudes really do make all the difference.

Jhon Wilson - Wow. Thank you for that.

Apr 20, 2019 10:33 AM #76
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector I too am very thankful to work for myself. Although I do work for each of my clients, I have the freedom to say no and walk away if I so choose.

Warren Schutt I have come to believe that nothing we can do or say is more important than having gratitude.

Apr 20, 2019 10:36 AM #77
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
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Thank you Sally K. & David L. Hanson. I have a feeling that "get to" is ingrained in your attitude. 

Shirley Coomer You are so right. We can choose to "get to" or we can choose to plod along, disliking what we "have to" do each day.

Apr 20, 2019 10:38 AM #78
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Stephen Turner The world is full of opportunities - we need only to keep our eyes and minds open.

Apr 20, 2019 10:39 AM #79
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Laura Filip
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Marte Cliff agreed we get to be a Real Estate Broker. We forget all of the stuff we should be thankful for. I am Thankful for the work that is available for me to do. Very thankful for my family and thankful my daughter works with me every day of the week. 

Apr 20, 2019 03:02 PM #80
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Marte Cliff
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Laura Filip Yes, it's easy to forget when we get involved in dealing with day to day issues. You are indeed blessed by having a daughter who works with you.

So many people are in distress over their children... I even had clients once who didn't know where their children lived. They had a dozen between them and had completely lost track of all of them.

My boys don't work with me, but they're strong healthy men who love Mom and Dad and leave room for us in their lives. I do feel blessed.

Apr 20, 2019 03:24 PM #81
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

An attitude of gratitude makes like so much more meaningful in EVERY way. And, it is a magnet for like-minded, happy, grateful people... making life even richer.  

Happy Easter, Marte.

Apr 21, 2019 03:58 AM #82
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Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
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Good Morning Marty,

Gratitude for each wonderful day is clearly expressed on your encouraging piece.

Thank you.

Apr 21, 2019 04:21 AM #83
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Gordon Crawford
Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team - Morristown, NJ
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Marte,  Once again, you have hit it out of the park with your perspective and attitude.  This week I will focus on all the things I “get” to do!

 

 

Apr 21, 2019 05:58 AM #84
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Marte, I really needed to see this today, thank you. I get to is going to be my new sentence-starter!

Apr 21, 2019 08:45 AM #85
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Marte Cliff
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Carol Williams - The more we feel gratitude, the more we see and experience that gives us reason for gratitude. What could be better?

Maria Gilda Racelis - I get to feel especially so today - the sun is shining!

Apr 21, 2019 10:02 AM #86
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
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Gordon Crawford It really does make the "to do" list easier.

Marney Kirk I'm reminding myself of that today, because I think I "get to" start over with a batch of rolls for dinner tonight. Not sure yet, but it's looking that way.

Apr 21, 2019 10:05 AM #87
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Marte Cliff - Fabulous blog and definitely deserving of the gold star.  

To me, it is all about maintaining the decorum of positivity. We are doing a disservice to others if we do not remain positive. It is infectious. 

May 03, 2019 07:27 AM #88
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Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

Thanks for the reminder to have an attitude of gratitude! Certainly is a great way to start each day, even though sometimes we may need a little nudge to get back into that habit. 

May 03, 2019 09:46 AM #89
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Marte Cliff
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I agree - positivity is infectious. Unfortunately, so is negativity, so we need to be careful!

Emcee M. Arah Yes, some days do lead to needing a little nudge! That's OK - it helps us appreciate the good days even more.

May 03, 2019 11:32 AM #90
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