The Power of Positivity...Does It Really Exist? Why Heck Yes It Does!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska

CHEER UP...Look at ME...Keep your Chin Up...Tomorrow will be a better day...You've got this!! 

Have you been on the receiving end of those anytime in the recent past? Should you have been?

Surprise!!! You are not alone!! 

And did you...for even a moment... think...the weight of it all is such a burden and I should just ...

 

 

STOP    Throw those thoughts

 

in the trash...forever!!

 

I have Broad Shoulders! 

When I was a young man, my hometown Men's Store Owner at Bryan Jensen Clothing in St Paul, NE. grabbed both my shoulders and said..."Mike you have very broad shoulders...wider than most guys your age!"  

I took it as a compliment...at the time I had a narrow waist.   

Ed Nevrivy has been gone for the better part of 2 decades but his clothing store lives on. I have never forgotten that comment.  He was always a positive guy and had good things to say about others and about life!

My waist is not so narrow now...but the broad shoulders...they are still here...

and some days I feel like I am carrying the weight of the world on them.  DO You ever feel that way? 

Especially in 2020 with all the craziness going on and disrupted routines...it is hard sometimes to stay positive for some folks.

Have you banged your head on the wall recently or just Mike McCann Sometimes you just have to bang your head against the wallfacepalmed yourself or screamed out loud?  

Well guess what...there is a solution in my opinion and that is to BE Positive!!

When I am positive the weight of the world is like half of what it is if I think in a negative way about the same thing.

I like being positive...even in a bad situation...because it makes life easier for me.  I laugh...a lot...at myself and at a lot of things.  I could get mad about some of them...and I do sometimes...but that will not cure the problem...so I try and laugh and look at it as a way to spread positivity. 

When you or I are out in public...on the phone...driving or riding in a vehicle...walking down the street...working with a client...spending time with a family member or friend...DO you stay positive or do you let the negativity ruin your time?

I am here to tell you that if you are negative...and who you are with is negative...unlike with a math problem... 2 negatives make a bigger negative...not a Positive!

I have the following on a Power Point slide in my company presentation...(it looks better in the presentation but reads the same!) 

You can do this now if you want...try it. Try it for a couple of minutes...  I do it often and am hitting the send button and then doing it...

Life Can Get Hectic

When Things Seem a Little Blurry or a Bit Foggy…

Stop For a Few Minutes and Collect your Thoughts.

Relax and Close Your Eyes. Let the Negatives Go. Let the Positives Back into Your Thoughts.

Think of Those You Love and ThoseWho Love You.

Find a Comfortable Position and Relax Your Muscles and Just Breath.

Deep Breaths…Long Breaths.  Just Breath...

Feel Your Chest Rise and Fall. Inhale the positive and exhale the negative.

Know That You Are an Incredible Person That Cares and Loves Immensely and Deeply.

You Make a Positive Difference in Those Around You.

When You Open Your Eyes You Will See So Much Clearer.

The Day Will Get Easier and Full of Brighter Light!

Carry That Positive Light With You Throughout Your Daily Journey!

Posted by

 

Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker This has been Mike McCann...Nebraska Land Broker...Coming to you from the Farm Land of Nebraska and America!! Visit me at www.mikemccann.com to learn more about the agricultural and farm land for sale market. 

Many farms For Sale in Nebraska are not listed publicly...please call, text, or e-mail with your questions, wants, and needs!

Mike is your Ag, Farm, and Auction expert throughout Nebraska!

308-627-3700 and 800-241-3940 call or text me at these numbers or

mike@mikemccann.com for easy e-mail access! Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker

 

Comments (27)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hello, Mike... I totally believe in the power of positive thinking and that what you put out into the universe is what comes back to you. BTW, just followed you. I could have sworn I was following you all along, but apparently not.

Jul 31, 2020 12:31 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker great to see you again this week! Absolutely I am a living breathing positive thinking woman! And I've been this way most of my life thanks to my parents.  The way I see it, it's all a matter of choosing ones perception on whatever one's thinking or dealing with. It's all a choice - all of it. You are so spot on when you said this...

 

I am here to tell you that if you are negative...and who you are with is negative...unlike with a math problem... 2 negatives make a bigger negative...not a Positive!

 

Great uplifting post - thanks Mike!  And I think there are many folks out there that could use a check up from the neck up, especially now. Here it is!!

Jul 31, 2020 01:30 PM
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

What good can come from being negative?  Nothin'
What good comes from being positive?  All kinds of possibilities. 

Jul 31, 2020 03:18 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Positively toward negative!

Jul 31, 2020 05:33 PM
Chris Ivy
Ivy Vine Investments - Memphis, TN
Sell Your House Fast For Cash In Memphis Tennessee

POSITIVE message Mike!  

Jul 31, 2020 06:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Mike- Years ago I was privileged to hear Dr. Norman Vincent Peale speak, and I was hooked. I've always been a positive person. The moment my foot begins to turn towards the path of negativity, I stop and get back on the path to being positive. And, as I've gotten older, I  do my best to remove myself from anyone who is nothing but negative. 

Jul 31, 2020 07:44 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Mike, They get back the missing stuff, or they don't.  Either way, Life goes on and I have my choices to make.  On one extreme I could decide that AR no longer suits my needs and move on.  On the other end of the spectrum I can still say I've always been able to blog daily if I wanted to, and since AR still brings me calls, why change what works for me?

Jul 31, 2020 08:06 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - despite your reply to my comment where you also made mention of Endre Barath, Jr. on one of your recent posts, I think I have a positive outlook.  Pessimism may make a visit but it is typically accompanied by reality(or my version of it).  In life and even on ActiveRain.  

Aug 01, 2020 05:16 AM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Great article!  I do believe you are what you think.   “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” is attributed to Henry Ford.  Enough said!



Aug 01, 2020 07:52 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

We have company... 

Aug 01, 2020 04:57 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker - thanks for those tips in red.  We can all use them during these times.

Aug 02, 2020 03:01 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Great post & yes positive is always better.

Aug 02, 2020 03:50 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Love your post!

I like being positive...even in a bad situation...because it makes life easier for me.  I laugh...a lot...at myself and at a lot of things.  I could get mad about some of them...and I do sometimes...but that will not cure the problem...so I try and laugh and look at it as a way to spread positivity. 

Aug 03, 2020 05:13 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I totally agree with the benefits of being positive. I read something (or maybe it was on a video) about just breathing to destress. Four seconds in, hold four seconds, four seconds out, hold for seconds, four... etc. It works great.

Aug 03, 2020 05:40 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Being positive is always the best option!

I like being positive...even in a bad situation...because it makes life easier for me.  I laugh...a lot...at myself and at a lot of things.  I could get mad about some of them...and I do sometimes...but that will not cure the problem...so I try and laugh and look at it as a way to spread positivity. 

Aug 05, 2020 06:05 AM
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Stuff happens.  When at the fork in the road, we have two choices.  We can take the "Whoa is me" path or the "Hell no, I'm not going down without a fight" path.  I am not a Whoa is me gal.  

Aug 07, 2020 04:51 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Outstanding post! The world could use some more positivity, time for us to sow more seeds of positivity! ⚡

Sep 25, 2020 10:53 PM