Motivational Monday...A Different Perspective

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Motivational Monday...A Different Perspective


The other day, I decided to sit in a chair that I rarely, if ever, sit in.  My laptop was nearby so I grabbed it to check on something.  


Larry came into the room and had a puzzled look on his face. Why are you in that chair?


Leaves-as is


I told him that on occasion I like to see my rooms from a different point of view. We all have the chairs that we like to sit in whenever we’re in a certain room or around the table. Why not? We’re comfortable there. 


But from time to time, I enjoy seeing how the room looks from a different perspective. 


Sometimes I’ll see something that needs to be moved or removed. Or maybe I need to add something. And,  there are times I’ve seen an arrangement of furniture and accessories and thought that looks pretty good!


(You do know where this is going, don’t you…)


How we see something is predicated on where we are while we are seeing it. And not just physically where we are but where we are in our minds. 


If you find yourself unhappy with something or someone in your life, try taking a step back. Look at it from a different point of view. 


Leaves-zoomed in



Stagers do it all of the time. We have a room set up but something doesn’t seem right. We take a photo from every angle and see it through the camera’s eye.  And we walk around the room. Sometimes we have to leave the room and come back to it. 


Or, have you ever been in one of those moods and then had to meet a new agent or view a new listing? Chances are that unless the agent or listing was spectacular, you may have walked away with a so-so feeling about them. 


If we already like someone, chances are we can forgive or overlook most any oops moment they may have. However, we may not be as generous with someone we are predisposed to dislike. 


Leaves-zoomed out


There is no such thing as neutral. What we think of as neutral is always colored by our perspective, whether it’s how we see the color of a room, something we’ve read, and almost anything else. 


Try looking at life from a different perspective this week.         
You may be surprised!

Each person does see the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth. We're all limited by our perspective. Siri Hustvedt



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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI Sheila Anderson have to tell you that I am loving the face of DD!!!  So cute. 

HI Nina Hollander years ago in another house, I was on the kitchen counter cleaning a high shelf when I looked around and saw how I could redo the kitchen area. It only required Larry knocking out one wall! LOL

Nov 04, 2019 07:42 PM #30
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Marti Steele Kilby, CRS that's a wonderful idea!!!!

That's ok George Souto as long as you're comfortable!!!

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. 

Nov 04, 2019 07:46 PM #31
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kathy,  Thanks for sharing your perspective.  I think it is a good practice from time to time to look at things differently.  

Nov 04, 2019 08:52 PM #32
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You never know if something is good or bad until it plays out and so many cases are like that. lol

Nov 04, 2019 09:11 PM #33
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

My past career taught me to get all sides before I make a final decision, so far so good

Nov 05, 2019 12:16 AM #34
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Congratulations on the featured blog and how true our focus creates our reality. Amazing how simple it is to change the focus Kathy Streib isn't it?

Nov 05, 2019 04:53 AM #35
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
Golf Community Real Estate Specialist

Good morning Kathy, a great point about different viewpoints.  Two people can look at the same room and have a totally different perspective based on their personal preferences. Thanks for the thought-provoking post to start the day!

Nov 05, 2019 05:09 AM #36
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

this weekend my son and his four year old were home - My husband sat in a different place at the kitchen table and saw the room in a whole different way! Your post is so true! 

Nov 05, 2019 05:29 AM #37
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy Streib - I will try to do that.  I think I will work seeing the other side of the argument next time I get into that situation.

Nov 05, 2019 05:34 AM #38
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I've always found this concept so intereseting. Two people can see the exact same thing and both view it totally differently, all because of perspective.

Nov 05, 2019 05:57 AM #39
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Great advice Kathy Streib and something i tend not to do, i need to take the time to so so though

Nov 05, 2019 06:04 AM #40
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Now, I am going to have to sit in different chairs, which I do sort of, but even more so. Like the idea and the concept and it is very true. As a friend said about relationships, we all come with our own baggage and the older we are the more we have. True in relation to homes as well, however much we try, we seem to gather takes effort to be streamlined.

Nov 05, 2019 07:36 AM #41
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I loved this post! I actually did this very thing this week - and decided I wanted a new couch.  I read (or write) in the early morning hours and as my mood changes, my location changes. As usual, your photos are perfect and your words are winsome.

Nov 05, 2019 08:42 AM #42
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Point of view is not talked about enough. Perspective is not a myth either. What ever comes our way is intended and should be handled and not dismissed

Nov 06, 2019 10:47 AM #43
Karen Rice
Davis R. Chant, REALTORS - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

Kathy Streib I really appreciate this post. How often our comfortable predispositions obscure our thinking and perspective. Very insightful.

Nov 07, 2019 12:27 AM #44
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

In a similar vein, it is nice to appreciate the same spot in your house that changes throughout the seasons.  More sunlight, less, comfier in certain weather etc. 

Nov 07, 2019 09:24 AM #45
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Our viewpoint sometimes can be narrow-minded, we should take the time to look at things from a different viewpoint.  Excellent pictures of the leaves.  It does make you wonder.

Nov 08, 2019 08:03 AM #46
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Perspective is everything!  It's good to keep an open mind at all times, and try to see things from all angles.

Nov 12, 2019 01:38 AM #47
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Great analogy and perspective Kathy Streib . I try not to make big decisions unless I'm in the right mindset. 

Dec 03, 2019 04:05 AM #48
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love this! I recently moved my small desk and laptop to our guest room in order to make room for our Christmas tree in the living room. Spending time in this new space has been a nice surprise for me. It is a good idea to switch things up a bit now and then.

Dec 05, 2019 01:25 PM #49
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