Let Go and Let’s GO!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071

We all get into “FUNKS” occasionally!

Think back to your most recent funk and think about how that affected you.

Your mind awash with doom and gloom and negative self talk.

Words like “Can’t” and “foolish” and “Stupid” and “I know better than to have done this”

“What have I gotten myself into?”

This is usually lonely stuff that we do our best to mask so others won’t notice . . . because you know they’ll ask you what’s the matter . . . and the thing you least want to talk about is WHY you are in this funk . . . because you might not even know yourself why the funky frame of mind.

Odds are good, it started with some relatively benign thing that happened which you allowed to “spool up” to a fever pitch such that it’s consuming your total being to the point that you feel emotionally and physically devoid of energy . . . Emptiness and Helplessness!

How long will you allow this to derail you?

When will you decide igbok (it’s gonna be OK)?

Let go and reclaim your self.

Recovery from funk begins with this simple practice of deciding to let go.

A co-worker in my first job had a great saying about this self drama. Doug would say “Ain’t nobody got time for this. After all, no-one will care about it a year from now!”

Doug was always right!

In fact, my observation was that, in most cases, no-one cared about it a week from now.

THIS is up to you, and I know you can do it:



“Let’s GO!”

(Bounding back into life like a young puppy with exuberant enthusiasm)

Isn’t it interesting how hard we sometimes are on ourselves?

Quit it!



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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Pareto Realty
Nashville, TN

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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Great reminder that attitude is all.

Dec 05, 2019 09:17 AM #1
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I like IGBOK! I hadn't seen that before. Thank you for sharing the gentle reminder to Let it go, and Let's go!

Dec 05, 2019 09:27 AM #2
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

Best advice here:
"Let go and reclaim your self."

Dec 05, 2019 11:00 AM #3
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Your ability to accept your challenges with a plan to improve and then excel will secure your confidence and increase your performance with exceptional security and fearless leadership. Success begins from within, so, work smarter not harder and develop the skills that consistently are successful. Attitude, discipline, persistence and dedication are elements of success, regardless of your circumstances. Winners are too busy working to get them into funks.

Dec 05, 2019 06:07 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Barry- I had that happen earlier this week. My error and I beat myself up about it. In the short run...everything worked out ok. In the long run, I can look back and sort of laugh. 

Dec 05, 2019 08:33 PM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Barry Owen attitude is everything..... change that thought process and leave it in the past...onward and upward.

Dec 06, 2019 03:54 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I once had a broker who often said, "It's all about the attitude, Stupid!"

Dec 06, 2019 01:58 PM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

The song is from "Chicago," and it's called "Now More Than Ever." The smile lyric goes like this, " We're together, tell me you will stay, make me smile."  


As for your post message, we have to move beyond our setbacks. And the message in your video - we do need to show up - regardless of the day. 

Dec 07, 2019 07:44 AM #9
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Barry:

Lots of wise advice here...I had a funky moment just yesterday and it wasn't clear why. Worked it out just fine. Love the idea of IGBOK! It's all about attitude!


Dec 08, 2019 01:41 PM #10
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102

Barry, I'm in for IGBOK, thanks for the acronym!

Dec 08, 2019 02:46 PM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Love this quote, Barry:

"Let go and reclaim yourself."

And, agree that we all have our funks - especially those of us who are in business! LOL

Have a great week ahead...and stay WARM (28º is WAY too cold for me)!

Dec 08, 2019 03:39 PM #12
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I need to hear this today.   It is time to let go and say Let"s go. 

Dec 09, 2019 07:41 AM #13
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Attitude is everything. We can choose to get mired down in things that haven't gone right, or we can choose to move on. Let's GO!

Dec 10, 2019 06:08 AM #14
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Good stuff, Barry.

I remeber the last time I was in a funk. I lost some business that I should have had. It was my fault! The funk is gone. The realization of what I should have done different will remain.

I have learned from that experience. 

Dec 11, 2019 03:37 PM #15
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