When the feces hits the fan . . .

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071

Something breaks . . .

You know it’s going to be an expensive fix, and you just paid all of your bills, and you know you don’t have the cash on hand to fix it now . . . What d’ya do?

FIGHT? – BLOW UP and Blame it on someone else and make a scene.

FLIGHT? – Practice denial and ignore it in hopes it will magically fix itself.

CONSPIRE? – Find other people with similar issues and form a coalition to punish someone/anyone

POUT! – Even worse . . . Choose deep depression because this happened to you, and it isn’t fair

ACCEPT! . . .

Most people react to this misfortune in the order above.

Oh! Imagine how lucrative it could be to capture the energy expended in that herculean effort.

Try this instead:

Pause your game!


Count your blessings. No-one has died.

Know that this will pass and will add to your repertoire of good stories of things that have happened to you . . . You Grandkids will love this one!

Quit taking life so seriously and chill!


Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

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Barry Owen

Principal Broker
Pareto Realty
Nashville, TN

Call me: 615-568-2123
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Comments (5)

Bob Jakowinicz
National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz - Livonia, MI
Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI Real Adventures

Wasted energy, lol.  Lessons we learn as we go and learn how to deal with. 

Aug 16, 2019 05:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Barry. It is over and done. There is a solution. Put your effort in the solution. Enjoy your day.

Aug 16, 2019 05:53 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

"Pick your battles wisely" "Don't sweat the small stuff" We're constantly reminded to not waste energy on small things, but we humans tend to do it anyway. 

Aug 16, 2019 08:00 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I've learned to choose my battles, while selecting any hills I'm willing to die on.  I like these words in your post:

Pause your game!


Count your blessings. No-one has died.

Aug 16, 2019 01:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Barry- couldn't agree more. Being back in Houston traffic, Larry and I are learning to sit back and listen to satellite radio when we're stuck in heavy traffic. 

Aug 16, 2019 05:58 PM

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