Motivational Monday…How’s Yours?

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Motivational Monday…How’s Yours?

In life, there are many things that are beyond our control. However, there is something we all have within us that can be adjusted and over which we alone have control.  

Like the sails on a boat that we captain, our ATTITUDE is something we have the ability to adjust to whatever conditions we face. 

Today is National Attitude Day!   What better way to begin the week than taking stock of our own attitude? 


Having a positive outlook on life is good for your physical and mental health. But there’s an even better reason to put your Pollyanna glasses on… people (and that includes your clients) want to be around people who aren’t walking around with a dark cloud that touches everyone. 



What you can do…


~The next time you face a situation that isn’t going your way, make an effort to find something positive about it. 

That listing you didn’t get? Don’t dwell on what went wrong or try to blame the sellers.  Be thankful for the opportunity to tweak your presentation.


~Make every effort to surround yourself with people who see the donut and not the hole. 

 Nothing will bring you down quicker than other people with a negative attitude. If you can’t avoid them, limit your time with them. 



~Read something funny or watch a funny video on YouTube

Ever watch a cat or dog video on Instagram or YouTube and not smile???


~Make a list of what you are grateful for at that moment.

Instead of trying to place blame or dwelling on what you don’t have, start listing what you do have. If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll smile when you realize how much you have to be thankful for. 



As you begin the week, if you run into that powerful negative wall, STOP…COUNT TO 10…SEEK 1 POSITIVE THING. 


A positive attitude may not solve all our problems but that is the only option we have if we want to get out of problems.

Subodh Gupta


Be positive. Your mind is more powerful than you think. What is down in the well comes up in the bucket. Fill yourself with positive things. 

Tony Dungy

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Comments (25)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

An inspiring post to begin the week! It is all about always determines the path we take each day, everyday and points us in the direction life will take us!

Jun 05, 2023 05:09 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Dorie Dillard Austin TX the path that a negative attitude will take you on is not one I would want to travel

Jun 05, 2023 08:02 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Positive attitude is everything and a great way to start the day being thankful and looking forward to what the day brings.

Jun 05, 2023 05:25 AM
Kathy Streib

faye schubert i know someone who is negative about everything single thing in her life. It’s very hard to be around her.

Jun 05, 2023 08:04 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Thanks for putting the wind in my sail Kathy Streib -

Love this: ~Make every effort to surround yourself with people who see the donut and not the hole.

Jun 05, 2023 06:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets if anyone has a positive attitude it’s you!!! Thank you!!

Jun 05, 2023 08:05 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am struck by your sentiment that having a positive attitude can improve mental health since I believe that is true as well.

Jun 05, 2023 06:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England  scientific studies prove it!!!!

Jun 05, 2023 08:05 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy our attitude has a HUGE impact on ourselves and others.

Jun 05, 2023 06:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Exactly George Souto  who wants to be around someone who is going to bring them down!

Jun 05, 2023 08:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for your Monday advice.

I like your quote selections.

Jun 05, 2023 06:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley thank you! Hello to Chef Dolores!!!

Jun 05, 2023 08:07 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I wish I had time to watch that whole video.  It did make me laugh.  I loved that owner that said I just finished the fence to keep the dog in as the dog jumped over the fence.  I would do something like that! 🤣

Jun 05, 2023 07:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Ray Henson that would make a good “Dad” video like you used to make!

Jun 05, 2023 08:07 AM
Ray Henson

My sidekick for the jokes lives too far away now, Kathy Streib.  They were fun to do and hopefully the next time we are together we can come up with something funny to do. 

Jun 05, 2023 11:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, today will be a day to "adjust my attitude".   Sometimes people can be so rude!

Jun 05, 2023 07:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox for sure. And sometimes it takes everything I have to let it pass.

Jun 05, 2023 08:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm always working on it Kathy Streib but my "old nature" is still my default. I am getting better and it sure makes me feel good when the "new me" concurs the old.

Jun 05, 2023 08:11 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and I always like to be positive all the time and find no fault in others also.

Jun 05, 2023 09:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm you are to me, a very kind person. 

Jun 05, 2023 05:37 PM
Beth and Richard Witt
New York, NY
The best Retired Brokers !!!!

As Always ... Enjoyed your post... As for me, I stay far away from folks with a negative attitude... Not too long ago I learned that our attitude certainly does determine our altitude... Happy Day

Jun 05, 2023 09:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Beth and Richard Witt I have always found your posts to lift my spirits!!!! 

Jun 05, 2023 05:38 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Big day for a client, Kathy! Will be handing over keys to her forever home. Attitude is so important when servicing clients and excitement is infectious!

Jun 05, 2023 09:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I agree. I'll bet that your clients sense that you're happy for them as well. It goes back and forth. 

Jun 05, 2023 05:39 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nothing in life is perfect and often it is what we do with what we are presented that allows us to enjoy life. Having a positive attitude is the best way to enjoy life. Our glasses are mostly half full and we should never look at it as half empty.

Jun 05, 2023 09:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva I agree. We all have a choice and I and many of us here make it a point of looking for the positive. 

Jun 05, 2023 05:42 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Well this is my kind of day Kathy! My middle name is Pollyanna!

Jun 05, 2023 02:46 PM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker one of my favorite movies !!!!  I loved the message she had for all of us!!!

Jun 05, 2023 05:44 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

My Monday was all about recharging.  I had a rare opportunity to take the day off and do a lot of my favorite thing ...gardening.

Jun 05, 2023 07:59 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I especially like those words from Subodh Gupta, Kathy.  I hope you have a positive week.


Jun 05, 2023 11:38 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jun 05, 2023 11:46 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

Hey Kathy,
I kind of think of myself as the Queen of finding silver linings in dark clouds. My goal is to limit those dark clouds, by controlling the people I'm around. 😊

Jun 06, 2023 10:30 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Kathy Streib .  I am betting all of us can try find positive in the struggle of getting transactions to the finish line.  My O my.  Good post Kathy.  mdm

Jun 06, 2023 11:01 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Some of the best things have come from what we think is a horrible situation at the time.

Great advice and great quote choices!

Jun 07, 2023 01:08 PM