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Managing Fear, Anxiety, Stress and Worry

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart

Think back for a minute. I MEAN THINK BACK, so stop reading, look away from this and avoid all distractions for a minute and THINK BACK on your life. What are the two or three things that were the worse in your life.

My father died my senior year of high school on a week day, I had came home for lunch and there were a house full of people; I thought it was a surprise party for me. I have had sleep apnea for around 10 years, two weeks ago I got INSPIRE!!! Life is so great now.  My first wife took our four year old son got on a bus and traveled almost 2000 miles while I was at work one day and filed for divorce, and I never saw my son for over a year.  I GOT HIM BACK I GOT CUSTODY LATER BY PAYING HER A MERE $300.

You see I survived all of those. And during those times I did have fear, stress, anxiety and worry. Now it is quite seldom that I let things bother me too much. 

Being around the right people is one of the huge benefits for this. I am a member of a Toastmaster club every Friday morning at 6:45a.m. It is often quite difficult for me to get up that early. But I recognize the benefits of being with those 19 people. 

Praying often. Attending worship services weekly. Reading positive quotes. Listening to upbeat music. Are just a few simple things you can do to put your self in the right mindset.

I hope your day is as great as mine,

Dan Dee McGinnis

The Pumpkin Man

Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Amazing story Dan of resilience and overcoming incredible obstacles. Many will find inspiration in your triumph of strength in the moments you needed it. 


May 10, 2024 07:18 PM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank you Kris

May 13, 2024 08:03 PM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Dan- thank you for sharing this.  Life ain't easy at times, like Kris says you certainly have demonstrated resilience. 

May 11, 2024 02:54 AM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank  you Michael


May 13, 2024 08:04 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dan. We all travel a different road. How we handle the detours are handled by our ability to choose. Enjoy your day.

May 11, 2024 05:49 AM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man


well said

May 11, 2024 03:18 PM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank you Wayne


May 13, 2024 08:04 PM