The Power of Positivity

Industry Observer with Retired

Original content by June Piper-Brandon MD RE License 579412

The Power of Positivity

I came across this list on another site and it read, 8 things to remember when you think you aren't enough.  I read through the list and thought, I can sure relate to these in my real estate career, even though the post I read had nothing to do with real estate.  And, it certainly gave me some pause for thought and for things that are right in my life, for which I am grateful. 

  1. Life is about progress, not perfection.  Strive for excellence.  There is something to be learned from every situation.  We aren't all perfect, remember we crawled before we walked and walked before we ran.
  2. What you do right now can create a better outcome.  In real estate this sure is true.  What we do today will reflect in 90 or so days.  So, make those calls, write those notes, and do those pop-bys.
  3. Positive thinking is your birthright.  Don't get discouraged if you don't see the results right away.
  4. There is more right with you than more wrong with you.  There are so many things that we do right every day that we don't even think about that far outweigh the things we do wrong.  Never think you are more wrong than right. 
  5. Everyone makes mistakes.  Boy, do I know that.  I was mentoring a new agent today and we talked about some of the costly mistakes I made early on in my career.  Just think the original contract of sale was only a page long when I got into the business.  All those paragraphs are because someone somewhere along the line got sued for something. 
  6. Remember, you are exactly where you need to be right now.  See #1 above about crawling, walking, and running. 
  7. Be kind and gentle to yourself, you are doing the best you can.  Everyone is their own worst critic.  My youngest son reminds me of this all the time, especially when I am beating myself up over something. 
  8. You deserve your own unconditional love and forgiveness.  We all make mistakes, one mistake doesn't make a complete failure.  Remember FAIL means first attempt in learning.  There is always something that can be learned from every situation.


If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in  Maryland give me a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and I'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's marketplace if you are thinking of selling.  If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone are worth the plunge into today's market. Coldwell Banker and I are connected with some of the brightest and best real estate agents in the world and can assist with your move here to Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Ask me how.

During these trying times, Coldwell Banker and I are equipped with the latest technology to sell your home using Virtual Open Houses, Virtual showings, electronic signing, virtual inspection, and even online closings.   You can reach out to me through Snapchat, Duo, Skype, Google Hangouts, What's App, text messaging, or simply by phone.  We take your and your family's health and safety very seriously.  

June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ MRP, AHWD, CDPE, ePro

Coldwell Banker

410-292-0100 - Direct   410-461-7600 Office

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Posted by

Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (9)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by June Piper-Brandon

Dec 09, 2022 03:26 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks Roy for sharing such an insightful blog!!! I love this statement.

  1. There is more right with you than more wrong with you.  There are so many things that we do right every day that we don't even think about that far outweigh the things we do wrong.  Never think you are more wrong than right. 


Dec 09, 2022 04:24 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy - thanks for re blogging this. I think I missed it.

Dec 09, 2022 06:46 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Dec 09, 2022 06:46 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

A great repost at any time, but especially before the holidays when people often feel a little jaded and blue.

Dec 09, 2022 06:52 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Ellicott City, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Roy Kelley Thanks so much for the reblog, I appreciate it!!  I really enjoyed writing this one.

Dec 09, 2022 09:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Dec 09, 2022 09:36 AM