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


Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self!

Attributed to Karen Salmansohn

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Tacoma Washington 

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Fathom Realty WA LLC


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Comments (19)

Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Love the quote. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

Feb 13, 2023 01:16 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I hope the same for you Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944 

Feb 13, 2023 01:22 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Good morning, Paul.
I totally agree. And, we should strive to be that person for others.
Have a wonderful week.

Feb 13, 2023 03:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I constantly try to improve each day as to provide a smile on everyone’s face Carol Williams 

Feb 13, 2023 01:27 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing another motivational moment Paul!!!

Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self!

Attributed to Karen Salmansohn

Feb 13, 2023 03:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you my friend Sham Reddy CRS 

Feb 13, 2023 01:31 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Life's success involves choosing wisely. Do you choose wisely or is it a work in progress? Enjoy your day.

Feb 13, 2023 03:56 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

It is definitely a work in progress that will exist the remainder of my life Wayne Martin 

Feb 13, 2023 01:34 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The majority of my energy goes into supporting those that support me and that is even reflected in the Rain with regard to the posts I read or do not read, haha.

Feb 13, 2023 04:09 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Sorry I had to look up the word that Michael Jacobs just used 🙂 Brian England 

Feb 13, 2023 01:36 PM
Brian England

It's only in the Michael Jacobs dictionary Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS so I would be surprised if you found the definition, haha.

Feb 13, 2023 02:00 PM
Michael Jacobs

Brian England - there is a certain HaHappenstanceness in your comment.  

Feb 13, 2023 04:25 AM
Brian England

You know what I am about Michael Jacobs, haha

Feb 13, 2023 04:32 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Who we surround ourselves with is very important.

Feb 13, 2023 04:48 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

We should all shine when it comes to our surrounds Kat Palmiotti 

Feb 13, 2023 01:41 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Exceptional quote and we have 100% control over our attitudes, our behaviors, our decisions, our goals and our performance. Focus on what you can control, let go of the rest.

Feb 13, 2023 04:58 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Amen Leanne Smith 

Feb 13, 2023 01:45 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

Lovely quote as it is indeed important to consider who we are surrounded by!

Feb 13, 2023 05:06 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I have lost clients over the years because I didn’t share my politics with them. I guess it has to do with my ethics Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Feb 13, 2023 01:51 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week! Bill with Arizona Elite Properties

Feb 13, 2023 05:37 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

Feb 13, 2023 01:52 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yup! Malignant people need to be exorcised from our lives, the way we'd cut out a malignant tumor, Paul.

Feb 13, 2023 06:45 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I have never looked at it from that perspective before but I thank you for your candor as always Nina Hollander, Broker 

Feb 13, 2023 01:53 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

And stay away from the negative ones. Positive environments, and positive people inspire me!

Feb 13, 2023 06:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Sometimes they are the bright spot in a Drury day Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Feb 13, 2023 01:58 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Choosing the right people to associate with is probably the most important choice we make in life.  It makes a huge difference.

Feb 13, 2023 07:51 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That it does my friend Ray Henson 🙂

Feb 13, 2023 02:03 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and this one is so true,  I try to be around positive people all the time


Feb 13, 2023 08:33 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I too enjoy a positive atmosphere Will Hamm 

Feb 13, 2023 02:07 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Happy Monday morning, Paul.  Very wise words by  Karen Salmansohn.  If we wish to maintain and better, to raise our vibration energy, we must know when some people are too toxic and energy draining.  Unfortunately, we must back off from those particular relationships and find a circle of love, spirit, and  higher energy.  Cannot 'awaken the giant within' with no juice in our battery.

Feb 13, 2023 11:20 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for that perspective. Thank you for sharing my friend Jane Chaulklin-Schott 

Feb 13, 2023 02:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- I'd say that this is excellent advice!!!! Happy Monday. 

Feb 13, 2023 12:55 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I agree with you and your perspective (great minds) Kathy Streib 🙂

Feb 13, 2023 02:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selection.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Feb 13, 2023 01:58 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Hope you and Delores have a wonderful week also my friend Roy Kelley 

Feb 13, 2023 02:15 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul,

I enjoy having conversations with many different people. You can learn and grow from all.  However,  I tend to stay away from those who have "clouds" over their head. 

Feb 13, 2023 02:29 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Very wise words, Paul.  I often wish I could spend an afternoon with the Dalai Lama, then Warren Buffet, and then Whoopi Goldberg.  Each has a different kind of wisdom to provide.

Feb 13, 2023 04:52 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

A very inspirational quote to encourage all of us!  Thank you.  Have a fabulous weekend!

Feb 17, 2023 08:24 PM