Do not mind anything that...

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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself! 

Attributed to Henry James

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Comments (15)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - first impressions can matter.  And lasting impressions do as well.  Hearing what others may say about another can speak volumes.  Listen carefully - those words "tell" much.   And not always in the way it may have been intended.   

Nov 28, 2022 04:03 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I do agree with you with your summation sir Michael Jacobs 

Nov 28, 2022 06:53 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

So true. I never listen to what others say about a person. We do the judging for ourselves and are usually right!

Nov 28, 2022 04:17 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Doing the judging yourself has always has always been very important Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Nov 28, 2022 06:55 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Sometimes you need some advice and sometimes your own thinking is better. Choose wisely. Enjoy your day.

Nov 28, 2022 04:18 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Either way do not let it get you down; only let it strengthen yourself Wayne Martin 

Nov 28, 2022 06:56 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for yet another motivational message Paul!!!

Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself! 

Attributed to Henry James

Nov 28, 2022 04:22 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Sham Reddy CRS 

Nov 28, 2022 06:57 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Paul - it is true.  See for yourself rather than others telling you what they see.

Nov 28, 2022 04:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You have to love different perspectives but you'll never have to agree Grant Schneider 

Nov 28, 2022 06:58 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Often the person doing the telling doesn't realize that the person being judged at that moment is them!

Nov 28, 2022 04:55 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I like that, it is very intuitive Kat Palmiotti 

Nov 28, 2022 07:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Paul- this is so true. I base how I feel about someone on how they treat me and how they treat others.

Nov 28, 2022 05:08 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is because you're such a nice person Kathy Streib 

Nov 28, 2022 07:02 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Paul, So very true.  Happy Monday, back to the grind.  Lots of eating over the weekend.  On my way to the gym this morning. Bill 

Nov 28, 2022 05:46 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

Nov 28, 2022 07:04 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good Monday morning, Paul... I've always preferred to make up my own mind about people and everything else in life. I don't need anyone's "stinkin'" opinion!

Nov 28, 2022 05:48 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Spoken like a true professional. Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker 

Nov 28, 2022 07:05 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is how I handle things that I hear, there is definitely too much gossip in the world, haha.

Nov 28, 2022 05:52 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I I use the grain of salt theory with gossip Brian England 

Nov 28, 2022 07:06 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your quote selection provides good advice for all of us.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Nov 28, 2022 06:56 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Why thank you Roy Kelley 

Nov 28, 2022 07:07 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, as soon as someone opens their mouth and starts about someone else, THEY are being judged.

Nov 28, 2022 07:23 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Right before they stick their foot in it. I Appreciate your comment 🙂

Nov 28, 2022 07:08 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Paul.  This is an excellent one today.  Unfortunately while I like to think I am always true to this I know I sometimes falter and need take a step back to readjust.  M

Nov 28, 2022 08:48 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That is why I always stayed away from the water cooler at work. Never have I found something worth repeating from that location  Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho 

Nov 28, 2022 07:13 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Paul love the photo.....looks like one we just put up for the holidays......kind of gives you that cool, wintry feeling.  And I remember my Mom saying, often to us kids, talk about ideas, not other people. And of course, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

Nov 28, 2022 10:47 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

With that motherly advice you can never go wrong Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Nov 28, 2022 07:09 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I have found that listening to stories some folks tell about others, is similar to sitting in a group of artists, before a mighty oak.  No two will paint it the same.

Nov 28, 2022 05:22 PM