Always Be Yourself!!

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Real Estate Agent with Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. PA License #AB068077

Always, Always, Always Be Yourself!!

 

Be Yourself At All Times!

 

 

“ Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. ”

 

~Bruce Lee

 

There are people that tend to act like someone else that people like in order to become successful in business, to be accepted into a group of friends, etc.  They see it works for the person they are imitating, so it should work for them. 

Right? 

Not so.  People can see right through the "false" personality.  

A perfect example:

My daughter started dating.  My rule was that I wanted to meet the guy before she goes out with him for the first time.  So, I went to pick up my daughter from school the one day and the boy she'd be dating was with her.  She introduced me to him and he acted nice and polite to me.  I could tell it was fake and that he was acting.  

Later that evening, my daughter asked me of my opinion of the boy.  I told her flat out I did not like him.  She asked why, since he was nice and polite towards me.  I told her the truth and said that this was fake, that he was just trying to impress me.  She didn't understand at the time.  She ended up dumping the guy the following week.  It turned out that he was involved with the wrong crowd and she didn't like it.  

This is just one example of how transparent people are when they try to imitate someone who they are not, just to impress them.  Believe it or not, horses and animals pick that up right away.  

This holds true for dealing with clients and customers.  They prefer you to be your true self.  If you are yourself at all times, you will be more successful.  Throughout my years in the real estate business, I have made a number of new friends and kept clients because I was myself.  Sure, there are some that did not want to continue with me, but that is okay.  Our personalities were not compatible.  

So, when dealing with others, remember you will attract others by being yourself and not someone else.

 

 

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Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR

Pennsylvania License #RS297130

Rural and Horse Properties and Farms

 

Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.

 

The Premier Equine and Country Real Estate firm serving Eastern Pennsylvania from back yard operations to world class equestrian facilities.

Use a REALTOR with "horse sense" that doesn't horse around when it comes to horse properties.

 

 

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Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Brigita - your post immediately brought back memories of the Oscar Wilde quote "Be yourself.  Everyone else is taken".  The quote you shared and the example in this post plus the photo underscore the excellent message.  

Jul 20, 2021 09:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

 Brigita, people only want to do business with authentic people, not anyone with a fake persona.  Great post.

Jul 20, 2021 10:05 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Brigita,

I cannot recall wanting to be anyone else.  I think my parents did a good job drumming that into me at a young age, and I have always loved Oscar Wilde's quote that Michael Jacobs stated.  A

Jul 20, 2021 10:19 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Brigita- I would much rather be around someone who is genuinely themselves even if who they are is not my favorite cup of tea. This is far better than being around fakes. 

Jul 20, 2021 05:46 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I am neither smart enough or clever enough to be anything other than what I am.  What they see is what they get

Jul 20, 2021 06:49 PM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Good morning, Michael!

The Oscar Wilde quote is also an excellent quote.  Thank you for sharing.

Brigita

Jul 21, 2021 07:57 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Good morning, Joan!

That is for sure.

Brigita

Jul 21, 2021 07:57 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Good morning, Ron & Alexandra!

Why would anyone want to be someone else?  It would be quite boring if we were all alike.

Brigita

Jul 21, 2021 07:59 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Good morning, Kathy!

For sure!

Brigita

Jul 21, 2021 07:59 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Good morning, Ed!

We are who we are.  If someone wants to be someone else, then they should consider becoming actors.

Brigita

Jul 21, 2021 08:01 AM